I Just Love The Victorian Era!

I have loved dolls, history, and the Victorian Era since I was little and can credit my grandmother for that. As a young girl she gave me a Godey’s Fashion print for August 1870 from my great, great Aunt Flossie. I was captivated by the dresses and became hooked. I just love to research everything and anything about the Victorian Era. Their history, their etiquette, their fashion, their hopes, their desires.... I also love to design my own Victorian dolls wearing those beautiful dresses. I hope you enjoy my Victorian Dolls, Victorian Traditions,The Victorian Era, and Me blog.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

A Trio Of Elegant Victorian Snow-Ladies - Meet Molly, Meg, and MiMi



A year ago I bought some snow paint that I wanted to use to make some snow-ladies.  Like most things with me I never got the time to use the snow so when I was contemplating the types of mixed media collage art dolls I wanted to make I decided to make three snow-ladies using the snow paint.  I made three mixed media Victorian collage snow-ladies and named them Molly, Meg, and MiMi.


Molly- 3 1/2" 3 1/2"x 9" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll With Paper-Clay Face

Molly, Meg, and MiMi are the most fashionable trio of snow-ladies around.They are always perfectly dressed for every occasion and especially love dressing for the annual snow gala. That's when they get to wear their finest Victorian attire.

Molly is a 3 1/2" 3 1/2"x 9" mixed media Victorian snow-lady wood doll with a painted face with orange painted carrot nose, and rosy blushed cheeks. Her eyes, eyebrows, and mouth are painted black. Her sides and back are antique painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with white snow paint. Her paper collage dress has is adorned with lace trim and white raised dots. Her jacket with lapels is adorned with white raised dots and fringed white dots & and lace trim is wrapped around her waist. A beautiful white crocheted lace shawl is wrapped around her shoulders and adorned with gold and silver rhinestones. Her hair is fashioned with white snow paint and a teal blue wired ribbon scarf is double wrapped around her head and neck. White snow paint surrounds her bottom layer and the top of her base. Colorful ribbon is wrapped around her painted wooden base.

For more information please CLICK HERE.


Meg- 3 1/2" 3 1/2"x 9" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll With Paper-Clay Face

Molly, Meg, and MiMi are the most fashionable trio of snow-ladies around.They are always perfectly dressed for every occasion and especially love dressing for the annual snow gala. That's when they get to wear their finest Victorian attire.

Meg is a 3 1/2" 3 1/2"x 9" mixed media Victorian snow-lady wood doll with a painted face with orange painted carrot nose, and rosy blushed cheeks. Her eyes, eyebrows, and mouth are painted black. Her sides and back are antique painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with white snow paint. Her paper collage dress has is adorned with lace trim and white raised dots, Her jacket with lapels is adorned with white raised dots and fringed white dots and lace trim is wrapped around her waist. A beautiful white crocheted lace shawl is wrapped around her shoulders and adorned with gold and silver rhinestones. Her hair is fashioned with white snow paint and a teal blue wired ribbon scarf is double wrapped around her head and neck. White snow paint surrounds her bottom layer and the top of her base.Colorful ribbon is wrapped around her painted wooden base.

For more information please CLICK HERE.


MiMi- 3 1/2" 3 1/2"x 9" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll With Paper-Clay Face

MiMi, Meg, and Molly are the most fashionable trio of snow-ladies around. They are always perfectly dressed for every occasion and especially love dressing for the annual snow gala. That's when they get to wear their finest Victorian attire.

MiMi is a 3 1/2" 3 1/2"x 9" mixed media Victorian snow-lady wood doll with a painted face with orange painted carrot nose, and rosy blushed cheeks. Her eyes, eyebrows, and mouth are painted black. Her sides and back are antique painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with white snow paint. Her paper collage dress has is adorned with lace trim and white raised dots. Her jacket with lapels is adorned with white raised dots and white dots and lace trim is wrapped around her waist.A beautiful white crocheted lace shawl is wrapped around her shoulders and adorned with gold and silver rhinestones. Her hair is fashioned with white snow paint and a teal blue wired ribbon scarf is double wrapped around her head and neck.   White snow paint surrounds her bottom layer and the top of her base. Colorful ribbon is wrapped around her painted wooden base.

For more information please CLICK HERE.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Meet LuLu, LeAnn, and Lidia - An Adorable Trio Of Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Dolls



Three of the mixed media Victorian collage and paper-clay shelf sitter art dolls I made recently were a trio of adorable little Victorian girls that I named LuLu, LeAnn, and Lidia.


LuLu - 2" x 3 1/2" x 9 1/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll 

LuLu, LeAnn, and Lidia are the cutest, most adorable trio of Victorian little girls. They love to laugh and love having fun. There is never a dull moment when they are around. In fact, they are so mischievous you really have to be on your toes when you're around them.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

My Beautiful Mixed Media Victorian Mannequin Faced Art Dolls



I just love looking at pictures from museums displaying Victorian dresses on mannequins or headless dress forms and have wanted to create some dolls of my own like these. This time I decided to combine my mixed media Victorian collage art dolls with mannequin faces. This means they have the shape of a head and indentures of a face, but nothing is painted. Please meet Penelope, Pauline, and Page. I hope you love them as much as I do.


Penelope - 1 3/4" x 4" x 12" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll 

Penelope, Pauline, and Page are a trio of sisters who are are the epitome of fashion elegance.  They are meticulous as to the details of their outfits and never leave the house without being perfectly attired.

Friday, September 19, 2014

A Beautiful Trio Of Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Dolls - Meet Catherine, Chelsea, and Camille



Three of the mixed media Victorian collage art dolls I made recently were a trio of sisters that I named Catherine, Chelsea, and Camille.


Catherine - 2 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 14 1/2" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll 

Catherine, Chelsea, and Camille are a trio of sisters who are always competing with each other. Who is the smartest, who is the prettiest, who is the most dignified, who has the most handsome beau. You name it. They compete over it.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Dolls - Meet Gail, Gertrude, and Gloria



Three of the mixed media Victorian collage  art dolls I made recently were a trio of pleasantly plump Victorian sisters that I named Gail, Gertrude, and Gloria.


Gail - 1 1/2" x 7" x 9 1/2" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll 

Gail,  Gertrude, and Gloria are a trio of sisters who just love to have fun. They love to dance, sing, play the piano, and hope one day to become actresses.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Lucy, Lacy, and Lilly - A Beautiful Trio of Mixed Media Victorian Shelf Sitters



Three of the mixed media Victorian collage and paper-clay shelf sitter art dolls I made recently were a trio of Victorian shelf sitter wood dolls. They're a trio of sisters that I named Lucy, Lacy, and Lilly.


Lucy - 4 1/2" x 5" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Shelf Sitter Art Doll 

Lucy, Lacy, and Lilly are a trio of sisters who are as different as they are beautiful. Lucy is a delicate flower who has an over abundance of compassion.  Lacy, on the other hand, is whimsical and flirtatious while Lilly is a deep thinker who cares about everyone and everything.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pat, Polly, and Phebe - New Mixed Media Victorian Shelf Sitter Art Dolls



Three of the mixed media Victorian collage shelf sitter art dolls I made recently were a trio of Victorian sisters that I named Pat, Polly, and Phebe.


Pat - 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Shelf Sitter Art Doll 

Pat, Polly, and Phebe are a trio of sisters who love spending time together. Whether it's shopping, sitting around talking, sewing, cooking, or just fanning themselves with their beautiful Victorian fans you'll find them together.