My Favorite Barbies from 2012 and My Picks for 2013 Barbies

My Favorite Barbies from 2012 and My Picks for 2013 Barbies

How were the holidays for you doll lovers? Did any longed-for favorites show up under your Christmas tree or your menorah? I got some fancy photography equipment and some nice kitchen knives under my tree this year. No dollie goodies, so I’ll just have to drool over the pictures of […]

Wordless Wednesdays: Yudashkin Dress

Wordless Wednesdays: Yudashkin Dress

This would be gorgeous on a Fashion Royalty doll. Share/Bookmark

Artist Profile: Shannon Andrews

Artist Profile: Shannon Andrews

I’m pleased to announce a new feature here on the Dolls by Maria blog: The artist profile. From time to time, I will share a Q&A with another custom artist. These can include other one-of-a-kind doll artists, or they can include other customizers, including artists who create My Little Pony […]

OOAK Steampunk Fairy Winner!

OOAK Steampunk Fairy Winner!

Congratulations to Heather Abbe! Please check your e-mail and send me your address for your new doll:) Thank you again to everyone who entered! I will be holding many more contests in the future for dolls, accessories and other great prizes. Be sure to follow my blog or Facebook page, […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

  I hope everyone is having a Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your families today and don’t eat too much:)         Share/Bookmark

Win a OOAK Steampunk Fairy!

Win a OOAK Steampunk Fairy!

To celebrate the official relaunch of Dolls by Maria, I am excited to announce the opportunity to win a beautiful one-of-a-kind Steampunk Fairy doll!   I will be giving away this gorgeous one-of-a-kind (OOAK) Lollipop doll by random drawing on Saturday, December 1. The contest will take place just in […]

New Olivia Newton-John Commission

New Olivia Newton-John Commission

Things have been mighty busy in the Casa de Magher these days, what with my little girl just turning 9 months (!) and making slow progress on getting our new house put together the way we would like. BUT I did manage to squeeze in a commission of Olivia Newton-John […]

Wordless Wednesdays: Guo Pei Shoes

Wordless Wednesdays: Guo Pei Shoes

Gorgeous! They remind me of something Lady Gaga would wear… Share/Bookmark

Books to Get You Started Creating OOAK Dolls

Books to Get You Started Creating OOAK Dolls

There are many books that can help you get started creating OOAK fashion dolls. Some cover basics like sewing or creating shoes, while a few others cover everything from repainting to beading techniques. Because creating OOAK fashion dolls requires a wide range of skills — from sewing to painting to […]

Wordless Wednesdays: J’Adore Dior

Wordless Wednesdays: J’Adore Dior

I got to see this Christian Dior dress at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art several years ago, and I’ve always meant to make a doll dress of it. One day. Share/Bookmark