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Jacqueline Wilson Design a doll Competition 2016

The winner of the Jacqueline Wilson design a doll competion, Well done Bela, hope you like how I brought your drawing of Ola to life, Please see linkhttp://www.jw-mag.com/2016/09/23/revealed-belas-doll/

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Jacqueline Wilson Design a Diamond Hill doll Competition

Hello Folks,Its that time again! This months Jacqueline Wilson magazine is holding another Design a Diamond Hill Doll competition. Unleash your imagination, design a doll of your very own, the winner will have the doll handmade by me to  cherish forever. Buy the magazine this month issue 108 for details on how to enter. Good luck everybody xxx

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Jacqueline Wilson Childrens Author

Jacqueline Wilson is a UK best selling childrens author, she has written nearly one hundred books. Since June 2012 I have been collaborating with the Jacqueline Wilson magazine for girls, making dolls as competition prizes. I specialize in custom dolls for some customers, and the first competition was when the children had to draw a dream doll from their imagination with a description or story, with the winning drawing being made into a doll by me. This was very popular with over a thousand entries.

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The Official Jacqueline Wilson Mag Competition

Fantastic news ! The Official Jacqueline Wilson mag  are holding a competition. Design a Doll Challenge with the winning entry being made into a real doll by me. I am over the moon about this and cannot wait to see the winning picture to make it into a doll, hurry up and enter it closes June 27th. To enter go to www.jw-mag.com its a great magazine for 7+ girls who like to read.

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Barbie

 

Well Mattel took their time, thankyou Greenpeace

Barbie Drops Rainforest Packaging

 

Media release - October 5, 2011

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Announcing My Handmade Rag Dolls

Roll up. roll up, handmade rag dolls for sale! You won't find superior craftmanship this side of the river, Ladies and Gentlemen. Just like me mother used to make. Get your handmade rag dolls here!

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Kensington Doll House Festival

On saturday I gave myself a busmans day off and  went to the Dolls House Festival at Kensington Town Hall, London.
Around 175 craftsmen were exhibiting their dolls houses and miniatures and 95% of these crafts are handmade by the people who sell them.
I went on the search for miniature props for my dolls, backdrops for photos, and other things I couldn't resist.

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New Website

My new designed website (www.diamondhilldolls.com) is now here with a few more collectable dolls for sale, and my Dear Santa,s assistant letters are now coming so cute) from a 59 year old!
I made an Elfin to help me, and designed a great pair of ears that flip back under the hair so only becomes an elf when you want it to, I'd better flip his ears back and get it to do some work before its sold, my christmas ballerina sold in a record half an hour.

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Holiday in Dorset

A few days camping on Eype Beach just before the summer ended, its a lovely place near Bridport. Whenever I go to a new town I always check to see if there is any doll museums/ collections. I was pleased to hear on the museums website that Bridport museum had a collection on display the majority given to the museum by one collector a  Rev Dr Donald Omand. This is a collection of 19th and 20th century dolls of all types.

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1920s Boudoir Dolls

In the 1920's dolls were all the rage with adults. They called these Boudoir dolls as they would grace a womans bedroom dressed in all their finery. Many women of the time made it fashionable to carry a doll with them while out socialising jokingly calling them their "chaperone".They would personalize these dolls to look like themselves with matching outfits and hairstyles, glue on false eyelashes and make them more risque by applying makeup to them, having them smoking and dressed in lingerie. There were also "la garconne" dolls which were dressed in mens clothes.

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