Alison Jackson Art Dolls

Dolls full of wit and whimsy. Enchanting handmade art dolls made for adult collectors, sometimes sweet and sometimes not so.

Coming from my love of Alice, my dolls come from a world where enchantments are just out of sight, strange Gothic creatures do exist, and wonder can abound? My dolls are for collectors who are looking for the unusual, each one is unique. They are handmade with no moulds and a great attention to detail. I hope each one of my dolls brings a sense of charm, a little piece of wonderland.

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Ally x

Witches and eyeballs

Things I have been up to. Well I made those frilly knickers. And while I was at it, I finished one of the little ladies off as a witch, but one with a difference. She has cat's eyes. What do you think? I really like the way they turned out, along with her lovely lilac...

Cloth dolls and Wee Willie Winkie

Hello everyone, how are we all doing? Well, I hope. This week I have returned my thoughts to cloth dolls although probably only briefly. A prompt from a Facebook follower; 'thank you' Rachel; has reminded me of an old doll that needs re-visiting. And I feel a new...

NIADA 2020 Conference

It’s a funny old world isn’t? Ever since I heard of NIDIA I have wanted to go to one of their conferences, but living the other side of the pond, it was not to be. I did meet some of the lovely members and organisers at Doll Prague last year. Actually going to the...

July already

Good Morning all, how have you been this week? We are easing out of lockdown a little more now here in England and have found out this week that we are able to go on our holiday still. Myself, hubby and the dog are very excited about this. And I made a new sun-hat and...

Apologies and the 3 of hearts

Hello all, This blog starts with an admission and an apology to anyone waiting for the next in my BJD series of blog post. I haven’t got any further! I thought it best to just straight up own up! Sorry. Time has gotten away with me lately. I have never been very good...

BDJs – Starting work on the legs

As far as I know Ball Jointed Dolls have two types of joints. If you know more please do let me know. Probably using the name as a clue, you can guess that they both include some sort of ball, and you would be right. Just like our shoulders and hips are ball joints...

Designing a Ball Jointed Doll

Design Ok this is a stage I really try to skip in almost every area of my life. I am a jump in feet first kinda girl. Planning isn’t really a strong quality of mine. Which is why I often find myself making something that wasn’t what I intended at all. It’s more of an...

Ball Jointed Doll

Starting a New Project There might be a rite of passage for a lot of doll makers that we start out with cloth dolls. These are much easier to make. They usually come from a pattern; a set of pieces that you lay on fabric, cut out and sew together. Making a lovely...

Valentine Ghouls

Hello everyone I just wanted to stop by and tell you that the Valentines Ghouls are back in stock in the Etsy shop. And in all 3 colours. I know a lot of people have been eagerly waiting hoping they would be back before Valentines day, and we have made it just. They...

Doll Prague and the Christmas Onslaught

For some the beginning of November may seem like a long time ago, but not many I would hazard a guess. For me the beginning of November is just a few days back, truly, well not truly, as we all know time has passed and if you are reading this when published then it is...