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 […]

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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

New OOAK Madonna Doll Commission – “Like a Virgin”

New OOAK Madonna Doll Commission – “Like a Virgin”

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are looking forward to a great week at work. I had a most productive weekend, and I was finally able to finish a new doll. (A new baby at home makes it hard for me to keep the same […]

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 […]