About me

I am a self taught artist, having learned everything by a lot of trial and a fair bit of error !
 As far back as I remember I have been making little things.
As an imaginative child I would make tiny dolls to live in matchboxes, finger puppets, peg dolls and rag dolls. I was a voracious reader and would try to bring characters from the stories I read to life. If I couldnt make them then I would draw them and would spend hours sketching .
  I progressed to making over Barbie, Tressy and Daisy dolls, designing and sewing outfits and giving them radical hair cuts..... 
Things havent  changed that much really !
Miniatures really caught my imagination when my own children were very young .Of course once  I started collecting I started making, first  miniature accessories and furniture and then dolls .
I have been making miniature dolls for around 14 years now and can honestly say I have enjoyed every minute !
I achieved Artisan status with I.G.M.A in 2009

When I am not making dolls I can usually be found curled up with a good book, out and about with my gorgeous grand daughters or in the garden  . Most of my days though are spent in the doll room, happily making new characters.
My work can be purchased through my Etsy shop ( there is a page here directly linked to it )
I also exhibit at Miniatura and Kensington Dolls House Festival in the United Kingdom.
My full show schedule is here on the " Shows " page.
I can be contacted by email at belljulie1@aol.com