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Mountain Dolls, offering one of a kind "OOAK" ART DOLLS, Greeting Cards, Embroidery Art, Mug Rugs or Coffee Coasters and WALL ART for Home Decor.
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Meet Janice Parrott, Owner and creator of Mountain Dolls
I live in upstate New York and have been making dolls for over 30 years. I started by making doll clothes for my beautiful daughter, Aly, and it just morphed into dollmaking. It seemed a natural progression. My very first love into the artistic world was quilting. Planning quilts for me is still one of the things I like best. I worked in a small fabric store for several years until she closed :( My severe obsession with fabric, however remained with me.
To me manipulating fabric into something it was never meant for is a decided challenge. To capture motion where there is none in a stationary object always fascinates me.
Another challenge for me was making custom dolls, I have made several over the years. People call them portrait dolls, but I think of them as only the essence of a person. The dolls are not meant to be a replica just an idea of what the person is about. I love research and to research what a person is about is truly what I like best. One time a friend wanted me to make a doll for another friend who was a golfer. I know absolutely nothing about golfing! The challenge was to study how people look holding a club, how they dress (the golf shoes - WOW!) I have had many intricate dolls like that to make and with each new commission the excitement was there to find just the right thing to make the person somewhat recognizable.
All of the dolls I make are one of a kind, and usually take many days or even weeks to compete. I like to think I am very meticulous with details, which are my favorite parts of dollmaking :) I can do custom dolls, and I will accept a $35 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit. I give you all the specs & measurements, including finished price, prior to starting the doll, and if you are in agreement, will start and also give you a completion date.
I was making what I thought would turn into a baby doll and all of a sudden, she became a little girl, who became Lacie. Lacie and Sandie and all of the characters in my books are part of me and my life on our little piece of the Helderberg Mountains. It is a wonderful area, with animals and beautiful flowers and fields. I love it here, it keeps me creative. My first published book is available in print and for your Kindle. LACIE AND THE GOOSE