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aliceswanndolls

Creates one of a kind artist dolls

Dowagiac, Michigan · 14 Sales

aliceswanndolls

Creates one of a kind artist dolls

Dowagiac, Michigan 14 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(10)

Announcement   I am a dollmaker who loves to create one of a kind artist dolls using paper clay, cloth and wood. The dolls are stylized, inspired by antiques and 18th century fashion when women wore fancy clothing. All the dolls are painted with either milk paint or acrylic gouache then antiqued. The clothing is made using vintage cottons, linen, wool, silk or upholstery fabrics. I use vintage pieces of clothing whenever possible because recycling old fabric is symbolic of life. Doll making is a great joy! Thanks for stopping by!


Please check out my blog at http://fabricholicdollmaker.blogspot.com/

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 9, 2016

I am a dollmaker who loves to create one of a kind artist dolls using paper clay, cloth and wood. The dolls are stylized, inspired by antiques and 18th century fashion when women wore fancy clothing. All the dolls are painted with either milk paint or acrylic gouache then antiqued. The clothing is made using vintage cottons, linen, wool, silk or upholstery fabrics. I use vintage pieces of clothing whenever possible because recycling old fabric is symbolic of life. Doll making is a great joy! Thanks for stopping by!


Please check out my blog at http://fabricholicdollmaker.blogspot.com/

Alice Swann

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Alice Swann

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(10)
jean2000

jean2000 on Nov 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully made doll and outfit. I love her! Quick shipping. Nice smooth transaction.

Rebecca Jones

Rebecca Jones on Aug 13, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful Hitty doll. Details are always carefully added to Alice's dolls...serene face, beautifully made clothing...carefully packaged, prompt and superior communication. Thanks for another great transaction and beautiful doll, Alice!

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About

A Dollmaker's Story

My doll shop is a large room in the front of my home. I started making dolls because I always enjoyed dolls as an art form. I love faces and how no two are exactly alike. Combine that with a love for antiques and fashion and you have a unique art form. I wanted to make one of a kind dolls because repeating the same doll over and over is boring to me. I find it exciting to make a new face and body every time. While I do use my own patterns .....no two dolls ever look alike.... not even their clothing. I use vintage fabrics and often times I don't have enough fabric to make two of any style garment.

I have been making dolls since 2000...the sizes range between 6 to 36 inches tall. They are made of cloth with paper clay heads....or hand carved from wood. I sew or knit all the tiny garments by hand. Some of the wooden the dolls have glass eyes that I make using a enameling process but the smaller dolls have painted eyes. All the dolls you see here are of the finest quality and craftsmenship. I use the 100% natural fabrics & trims of wool, silk, cotton and linen. I am always canvasing antique shops and fleamarkets & yard sales looking for vintage lace and trims for the dollies.

Thanks so much for stopping by my tiny doll shop and please stop by often to see what dolls I am creating......dollie hugs, Alice

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  • Alice Swann

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    A dollmaker, fashion designer, tailor, artist, painter, woodcarver... I wear many hats but they all work together for creating one of a kind artist dolls. In my tiny shop I work into the wee hours of the night..carving, sewing, sculpting..

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Last updated on February 9, 2016

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