Custom Dolls lovingly made to bring joy and inspiration

Dubuque, Iowa | 17 Sales


Custom Dolls lovingly made to bring joy and inspiration

Dubuque, Iowa 17 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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About SiempreInezStudios

Sales 17
On Etsy since 2008


Who are you?
My name is Agnes! I am the creator of Siempre Inez Studios and the artist behind the creations you see here!
I started sewing at the age of four, and I never really stopped. As a self-directed homeschooler, I taught myself by tackling every single hands-on artsy craftsy project I could find. I became obsessed with doll making when I was 14 and spent a solid year doing nothing else. At the age of 18, I moved from Wisconsin to Los Angeles, where I went to school at FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising). I graduated in 2013 with degrees in Fashion Design and Advanced Theatre Costume Design. I was lucky enough to start working right away in theatre production as a Stitcher, and spent the past couple of years in various costume shops. After spending some time exploring this potential career path, I felt a calling to follow my heart and return to my previous obsession of creating dolls, this time as a serious Artist. Summer of 2016 saw my return to the Midwest, which has allowed me to pursue this crazy little endeavor full time.

What the HECK does Siempre Inez mean???
“Siempre Inez” means “Always Agnes” in Spanish. My family lived in Costa Rica when I was a child, which corresponded to the years when I was a terrible troublemaker. After I did something particularly naughty, my friends and family would often just sigh and say “Siempre Inez…”. As I grew older and felt the need to brand myself as an artist/designer/seamstress, I came back to this old saying from my childhood. This saying, which began as a way to tease the tiny five year old bald gringa who refused to wear shoes, has grown and evolved with me. Siempre Inez has become a part of everything I do. It is my dolls, my designs, my life. Siempre Inez is me.

What Are Art Dolls?
I get asked this question a lot when people find out what I do. Art dolls are artist made dolls, often one of a kind or limited production pieces, created in just about any medium! They can be sculpted from clay, sewn out of fabric, some are pose-able, others are meant for purely visual enjoyment. The art doll world is a truly magical place, where artists from all over show you their own version of life, be it fantasy, historical, comedic, or just plain beautiful, through their dolls.

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