Artist Doll Definitions
We encourage all doll makers, collectors and retailers to use these terms as a guide for uniform communication in their doll producing, collecting, and marketing endeavors.
Although you will find these words in a dictionary, the definitions do not always relate to dollmaking. Hopefully this glossary will help eliminate confusion.
Broadway Cares / Equity Fights Aids. Classic charity auction of teddy bears in re-created costumes from Broadway theater.
Fancy Pants Pictorial
The Queen's Jester re-imagined with exquisite costuming.
Jazz with her friends, all in costume for an evening of dancing.
Lady M Pictorial
Lady M with exquisite, one-of-a-kind costuming.
2001: Victoria Rose
15-inch muslin One-of-a-kind Costumes Private Collections
Costume Books for Dollmakers
Best costume books to start with for dollmaking.
Photographing Your Doll
How to take good photographs of your doll.
Mimi's Source List
Where to find materials for dollmaking.
Starting a Doll Club
Everything you need to know to start your own dollmaking club.
Which Convention Should I Go To?
They are all different and they are all good. Usually you pick which convention to go to based on location, classes offered, or date.
Copying Patterns or Videos
Two good reasons for not copying patterns
Copyright Your Work
There are two reasons for having at least a basic understanding of copyright:
Pricing Your Doll to Sell
Here is an article on pricing your dolls to sell, reprinted from
my doll patterns.
Selling Dolls Made From Another Designer's Pattern
Many of us need to sell the dolls we make to support our habit. Here are some things you should know about selling dolls.
Teaching a Workshop
Most of us are frightened by the idea of getting up in front of a group of people and trying to teach them something. In fact, it can be quite easy.
Making dolls is a "high-touch" activity, so it seems surprising that many dollmakers are active on the World Wide Web, the epitome of "high-tech."