Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Caspian A Young Merman

Hello friends. I have created this male merman named Caspian as an entry for this months International Art Doll Registry show, mermaids. Hope you like him, he is for auction on my ebay now. xoxox Christel

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Vintage Circus Art Doll ~ Martine ~

Hello friends! I have to say, that finally, I am thrilled with a doll! I really like everything about her, because she looks nearly exactly as I envisioned her! She is a 9 inch tall (if layed flat) She has artist created hazel eyes, real eyelashes, snow white Tibetan lambs hair, sculpted corset and shoes, as well as pill box hat. Her body and face-up have been painted using Genesis Heat Set fine oils. Sculpted and painted fingernails, and a nylon body suit embellished with tiny cording. I created her base from an odd shaped plastic cereal bowl!  I hope you love her too, she is for sale now on my ebay! xoxoox Christel

Sunday, July 5, 2015


My latest work, a petite little princess fairy named Kizzie

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Hello all! I know, it's been a long time since I shared what I have been up to. I have been making FaeWees*, and mermaids, and a Gypsy, with a diorama. I hope you are all doing great. I have had little time lately, our youngest son is staying with us, and it seems I do little other than run here or there for him. He is trying to get his life back on track, ( please say a prayer for him) and is without his drivers license right now, so Taxi Mom..for now :)   XOXO Christel 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Heirloom Quality Miniature a new and improved design!

Hello friends, I have been working on a new design for some of my 1:12 scale miniatures, which makes them a much better quality doll in the end. It is much more work, and tedious at times, but the outcome shows much improvement! I hope you think the same!

 First I created a little smaller head, only the size of a US dime, and painted in the eyes, instead of inset eyes I usually create. I sculpted a small breast plate with holes to attach to a soft body. Then I created half limbs with holes, and grooves, so that a wire could be inserted within each limb, and the clothing could be nicely fitted into the groove. I took extra care to ensure a standard small size Heidi Ott shoe would fit! (those little Mary Janes are so darling!) I created a small soft, fiber fill body, with a few weight pellets in the bottom, and inserted 100% cotton pipe cleaners through the body for the arms, and legs.

I cut the wires to the proper length , and attached the limbs, and sewed the head/breast plate to the torso of the soft body. I then did a little soft sculpting to give her a sweet shape. Now her body was all together, and I began designing her hair and clothing. I made little pantaloons, and after sliding them on her, I loosely filled in the area around the leg wires with fiber fill, same with her little blouse and arms.  I am including some WIP photos, so that you can see the progress. I forgot to take pictures of her soft body and wires, so I made a drawing to help show you.

I hope you enjoy seeing how she was made, and seeing her in completion! She is quite nice to pose, and hopefully someone will be proud to add her to their collection soon! She is listed on my eBay now! Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post, and for your visits! xoxox Christel

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

1/12 scale minis

As you can see, I've been busy during our recent run of bad weather! Good for doll making! Hope you like these little ones, many are listed on ebay now! :))

Thursday, March 5, 2015

8" Fairy

Hello everyone. I am excited to show my latest large sculpture, I have titled, The Offering. She is listed on my eBay now. xoxo Christel

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Ethnic dolls

Hello friends, just a quick pop in to show you the three black dolls I created this week. They are on ebay now, where there are many more photos! xoxox Christel