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Paula's Doll House
Hi, I'm Paula McGee, lazy daydreamer, owner & chief dollmaker here at the Doll House. I started designing my own dolls in 1998. I've done all sorts of handicrafts and arts in my time but once I began designing "dolls" I never turned back because any craft or art skill can be used in dollmaking artwork.
I've been married to my best friend for 5 years this year and together we have 6 children and 2 grandchildren. My handsome beast is a truck driver and I've just started going with him on the big rig. YES, I make my dolls and write my patterns while ON THE TRUCK...
I love traveling. I love God. I love art and doll making. I love teaching what I know and meeting other artists.
I have made all sorts of heads in cloth and clay.... my favorite seems to be the standard old flat tab head... I love drawing an elaborately expressive face in detail.... this one is in progress, just snapped a pic to show that I do make the heads, in answer to the always asked question : "Where do you get the heads???" followed by a quizzical expression.... I do love people, really I do
She is 39 inches tall. A weeping Willow Fairy she will be someday. Her name is Willabelle.
I am and always have been a tailor, fiber artist, crafter, maker of imaginary things. Sewing and fixing and altering clothing have always come natural to me.... So being an Art Doll designer I opened a studio to the public and became a clothing alterations shop.
A Clothing Alterations Shop that happens to be filled with art and dolls and all sorts of creative messes. And I call it THREAD. I happily work my tail off everyday to keep it going... it's my drug... it's what I love to do and it attracts like minded people here to visit and play and to become friends.
My oh My this has been such a busy year. I am stopping by today to share this weeks painting fun. I am jazzin' up my little doll shop of wonders by painting my display furniture bright colors. And a vintage patchwork quilt top was thrown on the wall to bring color to the doll dreaming corner.
I placed a comfy chair and pillows there along with my sketchbooks, dreambooks and magazines to do a little drawing when I feel inspired...and have some spare minutes between doing clothing alterations.