Tutorial Tuesday: Crochet Bags, Wigs, and More

Tutorial Tuesday: Crochet Bags, Wigs, and More

Excited to share another edition of Tutorial Tuesday! Check out this great Barbie Granny Square Shopping Tote Bag: It includes a free pattern. Enjoy dressing your dolls like ballerinas? This is a great tutorial for new-sew tutus: Re-rooting can be a pain. Check out this tutorial from One Sixth Sense […]

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Tutorial Tuesday

Tutorial Tuesday

Here are some great tutorials from around the web to help you with your dolly creations: Farmhouse Bed from Ana White. This bed is made for American Girl Dolls, but it is the perfect size for the Tonner ladies, as well. Free patterns for shoes to fit your Monster High […]

How to Care for Your OOAK Doll

How to Care for Your OOAK Doll

You’ve finally made the big move and purchased your first OOAK doll. Or maybe you’ve managed to buy a few and are starting to become the budding collector. You want to protect your investment. Learning how to properly care for your OOAK doll can help you preserve the quality of […]

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 […]

How to Organize Your Doll Studio or Craft Space

How to Organize Your Doll Studio or Craft Space

If you’re anything like me, your creative inspiration far outpaces your opportunities to actually create. Everytime the creative bug hits me and I don’t have time to get started — or am already in the middle of another project — I just making notes or creating lists, then start putting […]

How to Find OOAK Doll-Making Supplies on a Budget

How to Find OOAK Doll-Making Supplies on a Budget

When I first started creating one-of-a-kind dolls, I spent a lot of money. I bought paints and brushes and sealers. I bought new fabrics and trims and threads. I bought new dolls, some that I needed right away for a OOAK and others that I just thought would make a […]

Getting started with your first OOAK doll repaint: Supplies

Getting started with your first OOAK doll repaint: Supplies

Learning how to repaint one-of-a-kind dolls starts with learning the right materials to use. Most fashion dolls are made of vinyl, so choosing the right materials is key to creating a beautiful repaint that will last for many years to come. Some  paints are not recommended for use on vinyl. […]

How to Evaluate the Quality of a One-of-a-Kind (OOAK) Doll

How to Evaluate the Quality of a One-of-a-Kind (OOAK) Doll

You’ve been checking out some one-of-a-kind (OOAK) doll listings for awhile now, and maybe you’ve even developed a few favorite artists. You’re working up to the idea of buying your first OOAK – or maybe the first one from a particular artist – but you’re not sure yet. It’s a […]