Saturday, April 10, 2010

Handmade Plush Dolls,Featured Artist

Heather Louise a.k.a. The Doll Farm

I love making these crazy dolls! I get up in the morning and the first thing I do is thread a needle. What sets my dolls apart from most is that they are made entirely by hand. That means no sewing machine is involved in their construction what so ever. I have amassed a great collection of vintage wools and fabrics over the years and I ‘m always on the hunt for that special vintage wutzit to be the perfect accent to an undead Marie Antoinette or some other sci-fi freak character I conjure up. The fabrics, buttons and beads are often vintage and are found in thrift stores, markets or estate sales. Many of the snail shells I've found while digging in the soil. My dolls are usually stuffed with poly-fil but some have been stuffed with wool. Each doll is a one of a kind work of art and take FOR ever to make, and if I had any semblance of a social life I wouldnt be able to do a fraction of what I produce now. So know that a lot of love and attention that would otherwise go towards leaving the house on a regular basis goes into each and every hand made doll.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Handmade Plush Dolls, Featured Artist

Norma Andreu a.k.a. Cara Carmina

My name is Norma Andreu and I´m from Mexico City now living in Montreal. I'm a painter and an illustrator and more recently a textile artist!!! who loves children's books. Cara Carmina is my dream, a place where I create and dream. All my Dolls are handmade by me and have been featured in, Stampington & Company's Stuffed Magazine Winter 2010 & Art Doll Quarterly's Spring 2010 issues. My dolls are now at the boutique of the Museum of Fine Arts of MontrĂ©al, in the Library of Verdun and the boutique gallery Perfide in Montreal.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Handmade Plush Dolls, Featured Artist

Robin New,
a.k.a. Super Stitched Chaos
"I am a softie artist and middle school art teacher.
I love fabric, buttons and I especially love stitching.
Super Stitched Chaos is a collection of dolls and various fabric art works.
The dolls are a collaboration between me and my husband Bruce New."

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Handmade Plush Dolls, Featured Artist

Catherine Zacchino, a.k.a. Junker Jane
I have always loved junk and I have always created. I am most inspired by second hand ingredients.I was fortunate to be featured on the Cover of Stuffed Magazine Vol.2 Summer 2009 titled "A Gathering Of Softies." I am so excited to be featured in Stuffed Magazine Vol. 3 Winter 2010. This issue of Stuffed Magazine titled "The Crafting Of Softies" was released January 1st 2010 & is A Crafting Of Softies and plush goodness.Go Get It!!!

Handmade Plush Dolls, Featured Artist

Savannah Carroll
A.K.A "Sleepy King" is a self-tought plush artist and a stay at home mom living in Chico,Ca.She is a lover of animals,nature and all things cute.Her works are Featured In Stuffed Magazines Vol 3 Winter 2010 issue and will be featured in Stuffed Magazines Summer 2010 issue.

Handmade Plush Dolls, Featured Artist

Pauline Teng
A.K.A. Zero Pumpkin
After studying art for 3 years and now a freelance graphic artist and part time graphic designer,Pauline has a love for fine art and all things art related.Pauline's works are Featured in Stampington and Companies Art Doll Quarterly Spring 2010 issue.