In addition to creating dolls from my imagination and from the
inspiration I find around me, I also accept commissions. I don’t
claim to be able to create a portrait doll, but I do enjoy creating
a “characterization” of an individual using their
hair and eye colors and general build. These custom order dolls
usually represent a favorite hobby, recreation or occupation.
By adding appropriate props and accessories, it becomes a very
special, one-of-a-kind doll. These custom order dolls make wonderful
gifts for the person who seems to have everything!
I have accumulated a large collection of various accessories and
props over the years. I find them in boutiques, antique and other
specialty shops, and occasionally on Ebay. If I don’t have,
or can’t find, a particular accessory needed to complete
a doll, I will make it. This is part of the enjoyment of doll
making for me and the use of these found items has become a recognizable
signature of my cloth character dolls.