When I first started making miniature dolls, I learned from trial and error, and a wonderful (now defunct) online group named TINY TALK. This same group literally put me back into business after my 1998 house fire with donations, supplies and tag team - driving effort that delivered a kiln to my door step.
In appreciation and thankx, I have created an online group (minidollLIST); webezine (Frills & Fancy) and travel the world teaching live classes. My goal is to provide anyone, anywhere, with ANY BUDGET the skills necessary to create miniature dolls. And through the kindness of our MDL group of 1400+ members, we are passing along scholarships, supplies and RAK donations to people in many countries all over the world. I couldn't have started all this, if not for my late, great friend Lesa G.
For more information about minidoll *creation* & our online group (MDL) - simply click the *LEARN* button at top left.
PS - be SURE to scroll downwards to see new announcements.
GONE to FLORIDA
Greetings! I will be out of the studio Feb 19th thru March 6th - teaching on Tish's Cruise (KING AND I) ... I will answer emails when I return and orders will begin shipping again at that time.
3rd in the ROYAL HEIRESS SERIES - online classes. ESME is the Elvin Consort.
Class held the end of MARCH 31st, 2014 at 11am and 7pm CST.
Class tutorial/details will be sent when I arrive home (March 7th) from the FLORIDA CLASS CRUISE.
Class sample for the 2014 LIVE Marseilles (S.France) class - done!
Guinea Pig kits sold out.
Class Contact information:
1/21/2014 - SOLD OUT
Our 2nd DOLL in the ROYAL HEIRESSES class series debuted yesterday. This is Father Time's daughter ... Tasia (our TIME TRAVELER). Tasia (Greek for resurrection) could easily be steampunk, goth, or victorian.
This online class will be held February 5th at 11am and 7pm CST. Class is sold out. If you would like to be on the mailing list for future classes/kits or dolls - simply send me an email with NEWSLETTER in subject line.
New series of edgy gothic dolls comissioned for Julie Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org) or see them at www.TaintedMoonlight.com ....
Elysium was our first in this series. Once or twice a month, I will create a new doll tutorial/kit for Julie.
2014 LIVE Teaching Schedule
-Convention in Las Vegas (Deb Laue contact)
-Florida Cruise (Tish contact)
-S.France (Nathalie G contact)
- Alaska (RoseMarie G contact)
-Canada (Dawn C contact)
June - Idaho
-New Mexico (Cheryl P contact)
Chrysta Clause is the first doll in our new 2014 class series .... ROYAL FANTASY HEIRESSES.
Kits have all been shipped and class will be held Monday, December 9th at 11am and 7pm CST.
The student webpage, complete with tutorial and pattern has been completed and mailed to all registered students.
Class is pre-registered, sold out. Click on photo for larger picture.
YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFT
A very special gratis holiday tutorial was created just for you - my students, friends and MDL members!
MERCI ... our mother goddess - protector of the Royal Heiresses. HEAD MOLD by Stacy HOffman. Painting, designing, dressing by DANA.
Simply download the
MERCI tutorial file
to view and enjoy. Feel free to create her, share her as you wish for personal or commercial use.
KITS are sold out. THANK YOU!!
2014 - JANUARY
Las Vegas Convention
Fantastic Class ladies! SOOOO enjoyed meeting you!
JEZ ... Cajun Queen
Jez was our last ETHNIC HEIRESS DOLL
THANK YOU everyone for a great year!
9/21/2013 ....African Class Photos
Take a peak at our amazing African Adventure ... students, classes, and landscape! I will be putting up the entire year (classes) here as I get time.
Classes are filled
Thank you to all that signed up for my 2014 online classes. They filled up in ONE day! HOw cool is that. IF you did not get in - and would like to be put on the RESERVE listing incase someone bows out ... simply email me.
Downloadable Tutorials ...
With over 30 years of experience teaching miniature dollmaking ... we have accumulated a LOT of tutorials! As time permits --- we are putting them HERE for your Muse's CREATING PLEASURE!
SOUTH AFRICA 9/2013
SUCH a wonderful time in meeting all my S.African friends! Here are some class photos ....
The first class - in Port Elizabeth is Annaliese (below).
The 2nd class by Lianda is Victorine.
THANK YOU to all that took my 2013 Ethnic Heiress classes this year!!!
SATI & PERSEPHONE
2013 World TEACHING TOUR (live)
2013 is the year of traveling! Take a peak at the student photos of classes held this year so far ....
APR - South of FRANCE & New Mexico
June - Idaho
JULY - French Connection (WI)
August - leave for South Africa (thru Sept)
OCT - Cruise
NOV & DEC get ready for the new Year
FF (entire year of 2012 for sale)
Sephora is available as instant download for $10. Click photo for larger picture. No kits available, original doll is in private gallery.
We are offering a carefully scanned copy of an early 1920's RIBBON ART magazine. 48 pages of how to's - vintage fancy bows, flowers and projects out of ribbon ... many of which can be directly applied to miniature doll dressing! The images alone can be used for doll dressing ideas.
All 48 pages on a CD, plus the bow making video for $15 plus shipping. Click here for your free page preview.
Look for ....
Our Secret *Hint* and *Tips* Box.
Simply find the icon (to left) on one of our MiniatureART webpages, then click. You will be directed to a unique tip or trick for that page. 20 Icons (How to's) currently available to view. All have photos, some have videos or audio podcasts!
Are you new and want to learn how to wig gorgeous dolls? Are you seasoned, but looking for more wigging tips and tricks? We offer a Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced online wigging class for free. This successful class has been offered for the last 5 years, and is held periodically throughout the year. Next round is being held in November 2011.
To register - simply email Dana@Miniatureart.com