fairytale dolls

the characters of dolls…

When making dolls, having an idea in my head is an obvious starting point.. I often don’t make sketches beforehand, as I like to just go along with where the stitches take me. But this way of working, I suppose, does allow for more radical changes to be made along the way of creating, and it is then, that the true personality of the dolls force their way through. I had a very specific idea for this here doll in progress above. I wanted her to become a lovely and warm, fuzzy woman, with big buns in her hair on…

Mairéad Moth Fae

Mairéad Moth Fae is a textile art doll handmade using cotton and vintage textiles. On her chest I hand painted and embroidered a big moth with its wings spread wide, ready to take flight. Moth Fairies are recurring creatures in my work, they possess a small amount of magical powers which they use by sending their moths out into the nightsky, taking with them well wishes for those who the Moth Fairy favors. Her beautiful fabric face is needle sculpted and stained with coffee Facial features are delicately painted with soft water colors. Her long soft golden hair is made…

bird dolls

New collection of ooak textile art dolls

After months of sewing and painting I have a new collection of dolls ready! -Leopold the Bird King -Lovissa the Bird Queen -Joan and the Spirit -Hildegard and the Hummingbird -Mother Melancholia -Josephine Wolf They will be available in my shop from today

Doll studio turned Photo studio

This weekend was one of full circle, wrapping up two months of creating, sore fingers and no social life what so ever (a true joy for me in fact!) Not only was there a splendid full moon including eclipse, it was also time to take photographs of my first real collection of dolls which I made for a somewhere very special and top secret (to be revealed in October!) Because these photographs are also for publication (again for a something special and secret, to be revealed in February!) I had to make sure I did a good job My lovely…