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Miniature character dolls for dollhouses, roomboxes and dioramas

General Store Kid, Corey Moore 1:12 Scale Miniature Doll

Links to miniature projects

Louise Nevelson Miniature Art Doll



Adagio725 - realistic, handcrafted dolls by Prudence Shorter

Alice Ann and her Clothes - by Marcie Vanederen

Blues Lady 66

Gallery - Christa Chayata

Images of Santa Claus - larger than 1/12, but a lot of ideas here! also Halloween and fairies

Kim's Miniature Doll Artistry - gallery by Kim Murdock

Male Dolls - by Rita B, costumed with paper

Nancy Cronin

Nin the Cat

Wanna in El Paso

Woman Dolls - by Rita B

Wool Felt Dolls - by Adagio 725

Worinac -  Rita in Germany


Research/ Inspiration

Corsets and Crinolines

Fabric Sculptures - by Lisa Lichtenfels

Fine Art Dolls - by Diane Keeler

Fashion Era

Hoffman Miniatures - colour and draping tutorials by Stacy

Laughing Moon Mercantile - costume patterns

Lisa's Doll Closet - large dolls, for reference

Paper Doll Costumes - Hollywood Costume, Movie Stars, Royalty, Famous Historical Women, Literary Heroines, Vintage Brides

Past Patterns

Romantic Threads

Victoria and Albert Costume Collection

Wisconsin Historical Museum - articles of clothing and dates worn


  • You can flatten out a strip of wigging and press it into your pleater and leave it to dry there..
  • You can braid a dampened piece and let it dry... then carefully unbraid it.
  • You can make a fat ringlet by wrapping a strip of wet or damp wigging around a knitting needle or other plastic tube-shape.  Let dry, and then slide off and pull apart.
  • In reeal life, people's arms and legs are longer when they are bent. Our limbs are not really like pipe cleaners. Our muscles extend and contract as we move. In fact the length of the torso is slightly shorter when we sit down. Try measuring someone's arms and legs in standing and sitting position. For a sitting doll, make the legs a bit longer. For a doll holding something in her arms, make the arm(s) holding the item longer.
  •  As for the eye ssize, for a doll head size of 3 cm, you need eyes of 6 mm,  for a doll head size of 4-5 cm, you need eyes of 6-8 mm, for a doll head size of 6-7 cm, you need eyes of 8-10 mm.


Instructions for miniatures


Frills and Fancy E-zine

Minidoll List Tutorials

Miniature Art Tutorials and Gallery - Dana Burton


Enchanted Hearts - sculpting, fairies, landscaping, photography and clay tuts by Deb Wood

Reference sheet - printout for sizing dolls according to scale from About.com

Hoffman Miniatures - by Stacy Hoffman

How to measure for your Doll - from Audrey's Doll Gallery - wigs, eyes, shoes, stockings, doll stands

Painting Faces

CDHM Painting Faces and Eyes - on a Miniature Doll or Fairy by Eneida Rosa

Face Painting Part 1 - Frills and Fancy E-zine

Face Painting Part 2 - Frills and Fancy E-zine

China Painting Basics - Cynthia Howe

Genesis Heat Set Oils


CDHM Wigging Tutorial  - for your doll or fairy by Nicky Cooper

Learn Doll Wigging - CDHM Tutorial by Nicky Cooper

Advanced Doll Wigging - CDHM tutorial by Nicky Cooper

Wigging 1 - Minidolls List

Wigging 2 - Minidolls List

Wefting Hair - by Antoinette Cely

Regency Hairstyle - Cynthia Howe Miniatures

Edwardian Upsweep - Cynthia Howe Miniatures


Sculpting Tools - CDHM Tutorial by Tony Rice

Face and Head - CDHM Tutorial by Tony Rice

Basic Rules for sculpting a 1/12 Head - by Nicky CC

Body - by MSAT Minidolls

Doll Hands - CDHM Tutorial by Tony Rice

Hands - by Jenna Zadymov from the Clay Store

Hands - from Desiree's Desired Creations

Detailed Hand-sculpting - CDHM Tutorial by Julie Campbell

Doll Feet.html - CDHM Tutorial by Tony Rice

Feet - from Desiree's Desired Creations

Claymation Eyes - from Instructables

Eyes - from Much ado about Art Dolls

Glass Eyes - by Antoinette Cely

Miniature Eyes - from Polymer Clay Express

Realistic Eyeballs - from Halloween Forum

Baby - by Annie's Minis

Baby Tutorial - by Stephanie Sullivan

Child - by Nicky CC

Elvenworks Tips and Techniques - by Katherine Dewey

Height to Weight Charts - for boys and girls, newborn to teens. Scroll down for printable charts.

Ideal Proportions at Various Ages

Magic Sculpture - there is a free section,  but you must register. A paid membership gets you more services

Make Miniature Dolls - from About.com

Poseable Polyclay Doll - from Dollshouse Miniatures Club

Penny Dolls - calendar babies

Video Tutorials - by Nicky CC

Wet Canvas - body proportions, posing


Casting your Miniature Doll Molds- by Cynthia Howe

Casting Molds - by Cynthia Howe

Cleaning Greenware - wet method - by Cynthia Howe

Cleaning and Preparing Greenware - by Cynthia Howe

Li-Que-Ché Tips - air drying polymer clay

Using Flumo and Fimo in Molds -Swallowhill Miniatures

Using Push Molds- from New Clay News

Working with Flumo - Magic Miniatures

Dressing the Doll

see also clothes

Assembling the Doll - Cynthia Howe Miniatures

Assembling a Doll - Swallowhill Miniatures

Assemble a doll - Miniatureart Tutorial, showing how to alter a doll for more realistic poses

Assembling a Doll - using the string method - by Stacy Hoffmam

Assembling the doll - by Sammy Smith of Happiness is Miniatures

Dress a Doll - Laurie Sisson


Bodacious Biddies

Costuming Hannah - by Nicky CC

Ellie, Middle-aged Crafter - by MSAT Minidolls

Gabbi the Birthday Girl - by Staci Hoffman. The course is free, read the FAQ.

Mme Fifi - can-can or dance hall girl- by MSAT Minidolls

Bettie - 40's ladies suit- by MSAT Minidolls

Erek - male in lab coat- by MSAT Minidolls

Florida Grandma- by MSAT Minidolls

Golden Dance - golden anniversary dance couple- by MSAT Minidolls

Holly HoHo - mature lady trimming tree- by MSAT Minidolls

Lelu - Lelu- by MSAT Minidolls

Maura the Ice Skater- by MSAT Minidolls

Pedlar Doll and Accessories by Antoinette Cely

Princess Gaelle- by MSAT Minidolls

Southern Belle - Southern Belle- by MSAT Minidolls

Tree Angel - treetop angel- by MSAT Minidolls

Chloe - by Cynthia Howe

Dorothy - by Cynthia Howe

Manhattan Lady Hailing a Cab - By Tanya's Mini Dolls



Mini Tutes from Orr Lake - several Utube tuts, face, sculpting a baby, etc.

Sculpting a head - parts 1, 2, 3, 4 by Stacy Hoffman

Justin Beiber Doll - by Gentleman Bunny

Miniature printables



Other Printies



Dolls from the Attic

Dollmakers Muse - Art Doll Blog of Rivkah Mizrahi

Mike Barbour Miniature Character Dolls


Nancy Cronin Miniature Dolls

Primadoll Dolls



MSATMiniDolls - Yahoo group, Minidolls Tips Archive

MSAT MiniDoll List - website

Frills and Fancy E-zine


Supplies for sale

Doll Molds - Sue Heaser

Doll Molds - Patricia Rose

Cynthia Howe Miniatures - insect pins for draping -no pin holes!

Feather-Craft Fly Fishing - you will be surprised how many of these supplies are useful in mini!

Giselles Miniatures

Glassworks - by John Rizzi , glass eyes

Lampwork Glass Buttons and Beads - by Mavis, glass eyes

Miniature Doll Eyes


Swallowhill Miniatures

The Enchanted Attic - by Barb Spencer, textiles

The Foot by Laurie Sisson - make your dolls stand independently without a doll stand!


Miniatures for sale

Angelique Miniatures, UK - Ballet, fashion, fairies

Butterfly Minds - by Sue Farmer SA

Cake Toppers and Character FIgurines - Lots of ideas here!

Carabosse Dolls - by Maria José Santos

Colvin Studio - by Nin the Cat, AKA Sherri Colvin

Creager Studios - Jodi and Richard Creager, Doll Artists

Cynthia Howe Miniatures

Diminutive Dolls

Dolls and Critters - from Nicky CC

Fashion Dolls in Miniature - by Helena Reijnen

Folly Folk Dolls - period costumed dolls

Gayle Dolls - 1/12 and 1/4 scale dolls

House of Caron - Jackie Caron Doll Supplies

James Carrington Dolls

Jan Stockwell Dolls - 1/48 scale character dolls

Lady-bug Fairies

Lorrie´s Little People

Lone Wolf Miniature Creations -  Gina Gagnon, "Wolfie" from Montana

Lucie Winsky Dolls

Marie-France Beglan Dolls' House Dolls


Minidollights - Val Monroe


My Miniature Market - by Jennifer's Printables

Regalia Miniature Dolls

Rebecka's Perssonalities - unique character dolls

Sassy Minidolls

Shoppe of Dolls - by Lynn McEntire

Stacy Hofman

The China Doll - Connie Sauve

Tower House Dolls

Twin Fir Dolls

Viola's Dolls

Vynette's Dolls - Vynette van der Heijden




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