Searching for an Unusual Valentine’s Day Gift?

Valentine’s Day is fast coming over the horizon. It seems like only five minutes ago we were all hanging up our Christmas decorations too. Yet now, the shops are filled with red hearts and loving cards, not to mention all the romantic trimmings. Some people are content with a nice card and perhaps a quiet…

Wedding Destinations for Well-Travelled Art Dolls

One of the most exciting things about creating my art dolls is seeing how far around the world they travel. From Australia to Austria and the Netherlands to New Zealand, the dolls might just be among the most well-travelled ones around today! As you will see, these dolls can be used in numerous ways, too….

Zodiac Collection (Part 1)

From the Crab to the Ram: Introducing the Zodiac Doll Collection Do you know which star sign you were born under? There are 12 in all, and I am delighted to have produced the first few dolls in my Zodiac Doll collection. The 12 signs are divided into four types – air, water, earth, and…

Introducing New Beard and Tattoo Dolls

I’m always looking to introduce new styles and ideas here at Whisper of the Pipit. Just recently, I’ve been hard at work creating some great new looks featuring beards and tattoos. You can even get a zombie doll! Introducing Patrick! I’ve had great fun adding Patrick to my collection. He’s got a great bushy beard…

Changing Styles at Whisper of the Pipit

I’ve always been passionate about creating art dolls. I’ve never thought too much about how things have changed since I first set up my business, but every time I look at old photos or update my site, the changes are clear. I haven’t set out to make deliberate changes to the way I create my…

The Most Rewarding Part of My Business

Ah, there are many rewarding elements, of course, and choosing one is difficult. But receiving positive feedback from a customer is by far the best of them all. Many hours of work go into every art doll I create. While I pay close attention to detail and make sure everything is perfect before carefully packaging…

Closed or Open? It’s All About the Eyes in Modern Doll Making

If you think dolls are only for young children, think again. It’s still possible to enjoy dolls as an adult, although they tend to be very different once you get past a certain age. More people than ever are discovering the delights of art dolls – dolls created to look like famous people, or even…

Fan Dolls

Fan Dolls for Adult Collectors are Becoming Increasingly Popular Remember when dolls were for kids? They came in many varieties and girls and boys always had them on their Christmas wish lists. From Barbie to Action Man, there were plenty to choose from. Now, as adults, we’re supposed to grow out of all that. Aren’t…

Meet the Maker – Dani @ Joyful Girl Gypsy Heart Creations

Doll houses can be very big and quite expensive, so here’s an alternative for you – a roomhouse. Meet my favourite roomhouse maker – Dani. What is a roomhouse? Room-house is a small box design to hold a single room scale display for miniatures and models. Room boxes are much deeper than standard window boxes…

Roomhouses

Doll houses can be very big and quite expensive, so here’s an alternative for you – a nice roomhouses. What is a roomhouse? Room-houses are small boxes design to hold a single room scale display for miniatures and models. Room boxes are much deeper than standard window boxes as they are meant to resemble a…

Art dolls – handmade vs mass-produced

Handmade dolls are truly one of a kind Of course I’m biased. My personalised made-to-order handmade art dolls are unique and special.  I do understand there’s a market for mass-produced dolls, particularly those that are made for children to play with.  And let’s face it, most of us have adored one favourite doll that we…