I get mine from a supplier I found on the net.( An equestrian supply
shop no less ) but the prices are good I think.
Nada C. Ltd. -
Nada has a variety of Finished Dolls, Assembled
and Wigged Dolls. She also has Bisque Dolls and
so, so, many Doll Kits to choose
from. GREAT SELECTIONS
Rita McVinnie - Corona Dolls - Rita has a
wonderful collection of fine
finished dolls of distinction. One of a kind and well worth
looking at her site.
Michelle Mahler, she has wonderful things on her website too
doll kits available painted or unpainted, or doll parts as they are
usually referred to at: http://www.giselesminiature.com/kit.html
Kits, Sewing & Knitting Patterns
Below I have
listed three sources of doll bodies that I have used myself.
Dana of Miniature art
5531 Windsor Dr.
Sheboygan, WI 53083
Next to her high grade porcelain she is one of those who offers slightly
flawed pieces for $10.- per body. Dana will also acrylic paint the face
on your doll for only $8.- extra. That's a great deal and well worth it
for all of us that aren't too sure with a paintbrush yet.
Pat's Pottery and Porcelain
4302 Parkwood DR
San Antonio,TX 78218
LSASE for Pricelist or
$4.50 for catalog
Very extensive catalog of doll bodies, the prices are very reasonable
and I have gotten my orders within a week or two of ordering.
8006 Chase Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90045
$3.50 for catalog
I received beautiful porcelain, no flaws whatsoever but it was more
expensive. Shipping took about 3 months for an unpainted body.
One last tip that I have come by the hard way. Have some doll bodies on
hand. I usually order one or two more while working on a doll.
Suppliers get very busy, things come up and I have had to go " cold
Turkey " because I got caught without.
suggested I share with you where I got the pins she suggested for
I purchased them at a Toy & Nature store. They are called Ento Pins, you
will need size 0. I paid $6.00 for a box containing 100.
I hope this helps anyone who is looking for them.
this web page for egg supplies. It's great!
K. Trimming Co.
Store: 519 Broadway, NY, NY 10012
toll free : (800) 705-8746
(212) 431-8929 / 226-3539
Fax: (212) 431-8937
Open Sunday thru Friday...
Mon-Thurs. open until late
I haven't tried the online site so I don't know how good it is.
"Direct importers of buttons, zippers, rhinestones, elastic, labels,
ribbons, asst. trimmings, notions and more"
There's also an address for Corporate Headquarters/Wholesale Div.
225 Grand Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11211
They do have beautiful luxury fabrics from what I can see although I
have yet to order from them. They are located in Brooklyn, NY, but will
not let anyone shop in person. I called them & asked. ;-(
I also carry silks, silk ribbon, picot braids, hat straw, Sharon of
Ashley dolls also has viscose hair..
If you want a
catalog the address is:
Sandy's Lace and Trims
7417 N. Knoxville
Peoria, Il 61614
There might be a small charge for the catalog. But there is so much in
here it is worth it. They have so much more than just trims.
I found that checking out the
garage/yard/boot sales is much better, 50 cents to a dollar for silk
blouses. I found a man's leather jacket for only $5.00 and the leather
is soft as butter, you can ask my latest swap partners. <g>
Wonderful peacock feathers can be found here:
Sharon - This Bird
Feather - she has a wonderful collection of
feathers, sea findings, fur and so much more.
It is listed under supplies at the bottom of the page.
this site on the internet. They sell flocking in many colors. They are
located in Port St. Lucia Fla. I also found a BB and they stated
Flocking could be found in Hobby Lobby as well. I went to their site.
But, I could not find it there. It would not come up on their store
search. But I was successful with this one. I hope this helps.
http://www.micromark.com for flocking. They carry a lot
of model car accessories, and I have seen many different colors of
flocking for use in car interiors.
have other furs and feathers too.
For those that would like to try the glue bottles Michael's carry them.
Our store has them in two places. They come in a plastic package and are
hung up on a rack. They are put out by plaid, 1large bottle, 1 small
bottle, 3 plastic tops and tips and 4 metal tips in 4 size holes. Our
store charges $7.95 for the set. A good buy as a small bottle and 1 tip
I have paid over $3 for. The tips cost $1.75 ea wholesale. I'm always
misplacing my glue so have developed a good habit now and place my
bottle in a votive candle holder upside down so glue is always ready for
use. I teach egging so bought all my ladies a votive holder as we can
loose a lot of things easily. Glue works best from these bottles if they
are kept on the full side. Bettie Frazier
are some of the traditional sizes Horses that you can use for one inch
scale. Depends on what you are doing with the horse and each horse it
is. If you want to see all the horses Breyer has go to:
www.breyerhorses.com and this one
Bev in Colo
a great site to go to if you are looking for supplies for horse tack.
Bev in Colo
"Miniature Seamstress Pressing Aid "
is available for $ 21.- ppd. USA.
12 Middle St.
South Dartmouth, MA 02748
Lenora's Lamps - she has only 3 kits available for you but they
are really nice and a great Chandelier also.
This is the url for Earth and Tree. I understand they have
great service and will answer their e-mails.
Joanna Joseph Molds
I found a place
on the web that has different sizes of
doll molds all the way down to 2". Here is the URL:
Hope you find something you like.
Go to alta vista.com and look up House of
Caron Molds.....she has all the
molds you will need. You can also access her
from my links page on my website.
Teresa Glisson is also a fine source of molds. Stacy Hoffman
another. Doreen Sinnett is another source,
Janna Joseph. Look on the internet
under porcelain doll molds and you'll find more information
than you probably want!
>...I really like the Doreen Sinnet mold Tina used to pour the
doll too. She is very tiny compared to other
doll parts I have used from other
molds. Definite difference between
a Doreen Sinnet and a Stacy Hoffman for
There is a huge difference in size between all
the so-called 1/12 scale doll molds
available...some are small, some are large and
some sort of in between but all sold as "1/12
scale"... This gives plenty of
choice but can be confusing...and look odd if you
happen to be doing a scene with several dolls.
Actually it isn't odd.. the other
day I stood next to a tiny 4'11" lady (wish I had
her figure) and a tall 5'11" young girl while
waiting for a prescription at the
drug store...I mix sizes often for the sake
of reality and it works... my bath house (under
construction) has 4 dolls in it
...a large Bellous, a semi large Parker Levi, a
small Sinnett and a tiny Glisson... BUT...most
prefer all the
dolls in a particular scene to be of the same
relative size. If you are ordering and want all
your doll molds of the same size,
you should first check out someone like Jackie
Caron (House of Caron) who will happily tell you
how each mold "sizes up" against
Stacy Hofman Molds
week I ordered a mold from Stacy and it got here yesterday......I can't
say enough good things about her molds.....They are a pleasure to work
with and clean so easy........I have 2 in the kiln right now <LOL>
Thanks Stacy and I'm looking forward to the arms and legs your doing
Stacy Hofman Molds
is a true professional in everything she does, I buy molds from her
without even seeing them... I never been disappointed.
if you go to my site you'll see links over to House of Caron who
specializes in doll molds and supplies, and to Theresa Glisson - a fine
doll mold maker. Also Stacy Hoffman of this list makes wonderful molds.
Just go to my links page
Georgina Hanford Simmons-Gagnon
need a pattern, go to the Dolls in Miniature website
download the printable
pattern. (It's for a Mardi Gras jester but who
cares? It's practice.) Then, just
are LOTS of patterns in the various back issues of the magazine. To
learn more about the magazines, please go to:
http://www.dollsminiatures.bigstep.com and click on the
picture of the cover of the magazine and then on the various links.
Go to this site
for some wonderful ideas. Great place to look
Susan Karatjas sdk miniatures Specializing in plants, contemporary
furniture, and kits in 1/4", 1/2" and 1" scales.
Quarter Scale Dolls
I thought I'd provide a link to my friends at Shoestring Miniatures who
carry my quarter-scale dolls that are featured in that issue. The
little people have already begun to go but I believe there is still
quite a collection, including a Halloween witch (!), a family with
children and a Vamp (complete with cigarette holder). Although their
web site is still under construction I believe you'll find many
beautiful and unique items. Enjoy your visit!
Diana in Canada
For the tiniest of rhinestones - a PP6 - call 1 800 373 3434 (Craft
King) or visit their website at
http://www.happyhobby.com A package of 12 cost $1 (then
of course your shipping). At the last visit to the store - they only
went today to an East Indian Fabric shop. they have fabulous silk. And
so cheap. I needed white silk for my brides. Got it for $5.50 a yard. I
think the only place in Canada you can buy by the yard. I thought that
was cheap. They had every color under the rainbow.
try your local thrift shops... or good will... look for
silk blouses... the larger the more material.
a product called "Soft Flock" that paints on that you can use for gloves
and stockings. It comes in 17 colors and is acid free. It is $6.00
retail. You get 5oz of lock fibers and 1oz of colored adhesive which
covers approximately 2 square feet. I use it for stockings, gloves and
You can go to your local building supply super store (Lowes, Home Depot,
etc.) and buy a small can of the suede paint base that they use to mix
colors for suede painting walls. Tint it with acrylics and presto, you
have suede paint... sort of.. never thought the original looked that
much like suede to begin with and this is about the same... the smallest
can will give you enough base to last 100 years...
the Suede base from
the building store does not need to be steamed. I use it sometimes for
stockings when its thinned way down.
sells MAGNIFICENT fabric(and laces, ribbons, needles, trims, hat making
supplies, straw, buttons, buckles, feathers, etc.) mostly for larger
porcelain dollies but the fabric can be used on any size. She is the
nicest person and is sometimes at shows where you can see all her
treasures. She has a retail shop and best of all a catalog
(it is not free) but really a great fabric source and well worth the
price for reference. Her shop name is:
Gilda's Hello Dolly Shoppe
197 Pond Street
Natick, MA 01760
Phone & fax 508-655-0185
The swatch idea.
You would probably do best with a company like 'Mini Magic' since they
are geared toward miniatures prints and such and have bolts of fabric to
make swatches....they do charge for a swatch selection but I have found
it worth it in most cases. When I buy in 'walk-in' stores I usually get
what I can afford and some of the luxury silks are pricey. I hope you
understand...cutting that for swatches isn't practical as most of the
time I have a specific doll in mind. I make finished dolls and sometimes
sell greenware but I don't have room to keep an extensive 'stock' of all
kinds of fabrics, although I must admit I will now look for some that I
can part with in the future...just to make room.
Dressing the 1/12th scale requires really thin natural fiber fabrics
that you can either sew or glue and not add bulk on the dolls. Even the
tiniest waists look 'pregnant' if you gather fabric or use synthetics.
There is one source that is TOPS with me...Please know that I
have nothing to do with this business except that I love her
fabrics...and I hope this is okay to put on this list and
not bore anyone or break any rules.
Gilda sells MAGNIFICENT fabric (and laces, ribbons, needles, trims, hat
making supplies, straw, buttons, buckles, feathers, etc.) mostly for
larger porcelain dollies but the fabric can be used on any size. She is
the nicest person and is sometimes at shows where you can see all her
treasures. She has a retail shop and best of all a catalog (it is not
free) but really a great fabric source and well worth the price for
reference. Her shop name is:
Gilda's Hello Dolly Shoppe
197 Pond Street
Natick, MA 01760
Phone & fax 508-655-0185
Here are the swatches she has (and I am taking this right from my
catalog I bought last fall): Nelo batiste, pima batiste, domestic Lawn,
nainsook, voile, Italian organdy, domestic organdy, heirloom dimity,
Japanese lawn, cotton broadcloth, satin batiste, linen batiste, crepe de
Chine, Metallic Silk Organdy, Shantung, Silk broadcloth, chiffon, Silk
Organdy, Mini Cord, Pongee, Dupionni, Taffeta, Charmeuse, China Silk
She has B & W photos of the laces she carries too in true size and will
sell 1/4 yards of fabric...unlike some dealers.
I will not tell the fortune my friend and I spent at her table but
suffice to say, if you need a reliable source...she is that and more.
Oh, P.S. consider yourself lucky to be in Texas where you can still get
leather... the really thin 'sliver' and 'pilver' (I think that's what
they are called...are about as scarce as could be here. )There is only
one source that I know of to 'feel' in person and they keep moving! Hey
that sounded weird, but ya know what I mean, I hope.
I have several kits for various trunks on my site. Most are 1:12 scale
(1" = 1 foot) but a couple of the smaller ones even work for 1:24 scale
(1/2" = 1 foot) also. :)
Dragonfly International carries finished trunks and lots of "props" &
accessories for doll scenes. Their URL is:
I believe Earth and Tree also carries the trunk kits, as well as some
really pretty finished ones. Their URL is:
Hope this helps you in your quest for trunks!
Mini Teddy Bear Material
some searching take a look over here
something for me to share for a change. There is a great site for people
who want to get their viscose or mohair in bulk:-
http://www.ephraimson.com This is the mill where I get my viscose
from, there is a downside though, they only sell wholesale so you have
to buy each color in one pound weights....thatís a lot of viscose!
can be obtained from Paulette Stinson. You can access her site through
my webpage. She has the best viscose around. Soft, natural looking,
silky soft, and realistic looking for hair.
Georgina Hanford Simmons-Gagnon
Lone Wolf Mini Creations of Seeley Lake, Montana
I just received my first order of viscose from Paulette. I am SO happy
with the hair - the fibers and nice and long, and the colors are glowing
- the hair has different tones of the same color all blended in....and
Paulette is a wonderful lady!!
firstname.lastname@example.org She sells hair in 9 inch hanks
and also by the yard. I just described the colors I wanted and she sent
them. I think you can also send her a SASE for a sample color sheet.
Whui in Paris
Visit Dana's site
Specializing in Dolls of Romance
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