Saturday, October 11, 2014

Whats next?

...I have this serious and even a bit sceptic, naked and bald doll in deep plum purple
 wearing peach and mint tights...
Why not a heather colored dreadlocked...ballerina!?

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Custom order brothers - update

hello again!
Little guys are all ready now - body parts put together, hairstyles finished.
They already wear their favourite cargo pants and denim shorts.
I' m waiting for the delivery of orginal stroped tops to make them hooded sweashirts et voilĂ !

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Ivy girl

A new autumn / winter doll is ready to be listed on Etsy!

Fabulous grass / ink hairstyle, 
openwork cape with vintage buttons, 
embroidered folk skirt:-)

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Portrait doll - made from a photo

My customer, mother of below mentioned two, was so happy and inspired 
with our cooperation that she has ordered spontaniously a portrait doll of her mother. 
The Birthday grandma was going to celebrate her 70 years in a great fashion. 
Literally as I have made her a stylish set of clothes after series of e-mails with ideas and fabric samples.

Mother / Grandma doll was a gift for the 70th Birthday.
She has hand embroidered face on pale ivory/ rosy canva and dove gray weavy cotton boucle hair. She is wearing a simple sky blue top and floral cotton jaket with frills (mainly hand-stitched) accompanied with a stylish pair of loose, pine green, textured linen trousers and
deep purple tights and a hand-made stones and beads necklace as well.


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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Custom order - update

My rug brotehr dools are doing great.
Limbs and bellies are alreday stuffed.
Faces embroidered and hair attached.
It has been a great fun and pleasure to design their faces - trying to make
 them a psychological portraits at the same time.
The older 'chesnut brother' is super happy and smily and has a light blue eyes...
Younger one, blond one, has super blue eyes, thick eyelashes and is very thoughtfull...

Their original t-shirts just arrived so I can start dressing them up in a sentimental souvenir type of sweatshirt :-D

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Custom order

A local Cambridgeshire lady, mother of two, has contacted me asking to make dolls from a photo.
It showed two lovely brothers - slightly ginger- and dark- blond ones with blue eyes and stripy colorful clothes. How cool, meaningful and inspiring!
Dealing with holidays and my own two little monsters I am ahppy to announce that siblings limbs and torsos are not only cut, sewn and filled - I am finally scatching faces and choosing threads to start embroidery. Oryginal clothes will be delivered to make clothes:-)

Sunday, August 10, 2014


hello again
please excuse this silence
i have been moving countries, homes and two kids... pus all the clothes and supplies :-)

fresh start in new place - here is my newly opened roroDolls webpage:-)

Monday, February 24, 2014

my dolls, vol. 9

Today i'll show my Austrian Barbie.
Not only thet she is from my fav national / folk costume collection - she also has amazing features.
I absolutely adore olive green & pink color combo on her outfit, but this out of this world porcelain white skin contrasted with rather strong, for Barbie, eye brows and perfecely coral pink lips:-)
+ really pretty ash blonde hair and green eyes!

here she is shoot by me, stll in her oryginal dress:

here she is shoot by Mattel:

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Ukrainian Dolls and more...

I'm deeply touched with the raise up at Ukraine.
In respect to my neighbours (for good and bad;-)) I'm presenting few stunning 
hand-made works of local artists:

absolutely perfect, raw, /and beautifuly photographed/ folk rug dolls from Grainfield

talisman dolls from RADONESKA

slender beauty from SAHARAskaska

oh...and I cannot resist:
 the cutest teddy bear in Ukrainian costume :-* by HandyHappyTeddy

all the best dear friends!

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Monday, February 17, 2014

my doll collection vol. 7 & 8

the next two dolls might be an actual begenning of collection.
I got them in my teens - first ones i was never playing with - just to adore, dress and posess ;-)
they still are embodiment of my dream fasion doll.
looking more like me - with natural, sun kissed brown hair.
not being soooo pink... and first of all - something very unussual in early 90s -
green and purple eyes, again, with vey natural make-up.

Sindy doll has quite an impresive history too (1963),and yay! its English :-)
you can read history (((here))).
"Sindy's "girl next door" look made her more popular than Barbie in Britain" sais it all.

here are my deer-eyed beauties:

 and here they are in oryginal packaging/outfits:

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Friday, January 31, 2014

My doll Collection vol.6

this is a really interesting one...
again... as I hunt for unusual and 'ethnic' editions, while paying for below mentioned 'grandma' doll 
i have noticed some 'dolls of colour'. 
It turned out to ba a whole family of 4 with clothes and accessories!
Nordic Market seller in Luxembourg said these are her old dolls, 
like 30 years old, but she still sold them really cheap! (not that i am such a good player LOL)
They have pretty used hair and seriously 'loose' legs but i love them!

look look!

bebe nr 1 with accessories!

 bebe nr 2 - look into those eyes!!



took me some time again to find this is supposed to be african-american edition of 
"Sunshine Family" dolls by Mattel...
Cannot find exact edition of my dolls but here is interesting blog post about them with some pics:


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Friday, January 24, 2014

My doll collection vol.5

Today few words about another doll I am really enjoying.
I love unusual editions -tis one not only she is not a platinum blonde pink princes - 
she had rather short hair, completely unique face... 
I was so surprised finding her in a stash at garage/boot sale (Nordic market) in Luxembourg.

 close-up by me w/ glasses

 styled by me with a hand-made kimono blouse and vintage beads necklace (after my childhood barbies)

look at those great small breasts and natural waist  perfection!

took me sometimes to find out she is not a tv character but just a "grandma" 
(sure good looking one!) from Happy Family series...

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Friday, January 17, 2014

my models / doll collection, vol. 4

As an ethnograper and folkore lover I definitely have a soft spot for dolls in 
traditional / regional / ethnic editions.
This one is a Polish Barbie Doll. She is wearing costume from region of Cracow /which happens to be a national one/ - the city where I come from :-)
She has classic Barbie face and smile but I am really enjoying 
her pale carnation and bloody red lips... She also has a very simple make-up for her era.

close-up in original outfit

with her folk blonde girlfriends;-)

and official (1998)

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