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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.

DANA (2014

Miniature ART

PS - be SURE to scroll downwards to see new announcements.

Tainted MOONLIGHT Designs

Now Retired! Thank you to Julie for your patronage - and everyone for a great 2014 year!


Is FREE - FUN (yes we play games in class - about an hour) - and gets you to make that bald doll - PRETTY! (and did we say FINISHED <G>) ... a todo off your list! We start up again Jan 10th, 2015.





TAINTED MOONLIGHT Design for Julie Clark ( - kits available soon. Original doll in the private collection of Nancy G.






Lilttle flower


Horse by JIL Weisz.

WINNER of the MDL drawing/raffle on 10/31/2014 is Lydia Korsman! CONGRATS!!





2nd online class - in the FALL 2014 Heiress Series. Costume Sidesaddle.

Class held Nov 17th at 11am and 7pm CST in the classroom.







New Tainted Moonlight Design for Julie Clark ... for kit info.





Halloween Class/Kit ... NEW Character Doll ... Cost is $55 plus shipping. Email for availability. Class Held 10/31/2014 at 11am and 7pm CST.

**CREDITS** Demonette Dog by JIL Weisz( Doll face mold by Stacy Hoffman.



NEW Tainted Moonlight Design for Julie Clark.

Steampunk pig by JIL Weisz.

Click on name to order either doll kit or hand painted pig (comes with gear/gadget bag to decorate pig further).



Luchesse - Class already held

JIL's Equestrian Horse's available from website ...


What fun we are having! Our 2nd class - Loose Wedding updo ... will be held Sept 8th, at 10am and 6pm CST right before the LUCHESSE class - so don't be late! All students that attended the August class, won a free wigging tool shipped 8/15 just in time for Sept class (18 students).



Brand new year of FRILLS AND FANCY
debuts September 2014

















New TUTORIALS DVD. The compilation
(This completes the rest of my tutorials NOT offered below) for your DANA DOLL TUTORIAL Collection



Just a reminder - the OLD FF (2012) website has been taken down. I copied all 6 of the issues for the year on ONE CD for $10 (Plus $1 shipping) if you would like a backup copy - or just brand new for you - payment button below.



To take a peak at what is on the disk ... click here



We know how busy life can be ... so we created our BIZ newsletter from Constant Contact. Once a week - a post goes out with new kits, or tutorials or events going on. So if you miss our facebook post, list email, tweet etc ... you can still be in the loop.

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Azul - Posideon's Daughter (already held)


365 Tutorials, Photos, Patterns

SPECIAL!!! (click link)
ALL one ONE DVD for $25. This is $100 savings over individual CD purchase.



Jaen backview
New TAINTED MOONLIGHT design ... available soon. Dragonskin coat with hood, mermaid skirt with split train, peak a boo back panel .... silk and faux leather.


New Tainted Moonlight Kit designed exclusively/availble from Julie Clark
Sandrine features lemon yellow silk, faux fur collar and gorgeous high heel shoes! New tutorial techniques as well!

Esme Online Class

Esme by DANA

April 28th at 11am and 7pm CST










GOTHIC doll tutorial designed exclusively for Julie Clark.

Go to to view purchase info.




Cruise Class Trip

March 11th - What a great time in Florida with Tish, teaching on the cruise and seeing the Mayan temples! .....








Class sample for the 2014 LIVE Marseilles (S.France) class - done!

Guinea Pig kits sold out.

Class Contact information:
Nathalie Gireaud





Catherinette small

1/21/2014 - SOLD OUT

Just released - Gothic Angel Catherinette. She is part of our TAINTED MOONLIGHT *edgy* doll kits for Julie Clark. To see more photos ... click here. To order email Julie (





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.


Tainted Moonlight




New series of edgy gothic dolls comissioned for Julie Clark ( or see them at ....

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

Jan -
-Convention in Las Vegas (Deb Laue contact)

Feb -
-Florida Cruise (Tish contact)

April -
cancelled due to back issues

May -
-Canada (Dawn C contact)

June - Idaho

October -
-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.




Merci Christmas gift from DANA

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

and Pattern
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!





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.




Heiress Classes

THANK YOU to all that took my 2013 Ethnic Heiress classes this year!!!








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)



JUST in time for October ... I've created a very special *Castle Witch* for your creating pleasure! The tutorial has 12 full color pages, with many new secrets, hints and how to's!

Sephora is available as instant download for $10. Click photo for larger picture. No kits available, original doll is in private gallery.



Ribbon Art

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 ....

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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!

Newbie Hangout

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