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…

Who is Rosalind Franklin?

I must admit, I asked myself that very same question recently following a competition to add a new doll to my collection. I regularly add one or two new dolls to the collection you’ll find in my shop, and sometimes I’m stuck for ideas. There are so many wonderful characters and people to choose from,…

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…

Meet the maker – an American miniature furniture designer, Kathleen Hancock

I’m super excited to announce my new collaboration with an amazing upholstered furniture maker, Kathleen Hancock. Her beautifully styled miniature furniture and fantastic quality will no doubt complement your art dolls. So, without further ado let me present, Kathleen Hancock. Could you tell us a little more about you and how you came to do this? Do…

The struggle of finding the perfect gift

Having Trouble Finding the Perfect Gift? As much as it’s exciting to treat someone you love to a nice gift, it can make even the hardiest among us break out into a cold sweat. You’ve been there, I’m sure. Maybe it’s your significant other’s birthday, or you’re looking for a Christmas gift they’ll love. But…