Doll parts (I guess)

March 15, 2007 at 11:44 pm (art, culture, interesting, life, personal)

Killing time between meeting a student and heading over to the reception at school, I headed into our nearby Barnes and Noble, where I (somehow – it’s sort of a blur right now) wound up staring uncomfortably at a magazine designed for people who like to make clothes for their dolls. Like really insanely detailed clothes, and doll-sized shoes and purses, too.

After the reception, Isabel and I started talking about Hans Bellmer, which again brought up the idea of dolls. Honestly, I’m a lot more comfortable with his fucked up dolls than I am with the squeaky clean, this-is-just-a-hobby! dolls from the magazine, but whatever.

And then, just now, I happened across this blog:

I’m beyond confused, but kind of in love with it.



  1. Andrew said,

    I’ll make sure to forward the link to my sister. She makes dolls as well. Be careful. It doesn’t seem like it would be addictive, but it is. Next thing you know, you too will be crafting little shoes and insanely detailed clothes, saying things like, “Betty needs a new dress. She’ll be so mad if I don’t make her one.”

  2. kurt said,

    wow, amy. that livejournal was intense. creepiest thing i’ve seen in awhile. mostly because that person was not joking around with their dolls. shit is serious.

  3. amywilson said,

    andrew: you know, i’m a childless woman in her mid-30s who has two cats… i’m already primed for creepy hobbies. i’m not touching this one with a ten-foot pole. i believe you when you say it’s addictive!

    kurt: if i see that magazine again, i will buy it for you. i think it might be even more scary than the livejournal, but the only way to tell for sure is side-by-side comparison.

  4. Andrew said,

    You’re for real a prime candidate. Even though my sister has a daughter, she buys these super realistic baby dolls. The only thing that gives away the fact that they aren’t real babies is an unnaturally stronge aroma of roses. That and they don’t move. She says they’re for Baby One, but I catch her rocking them and kissing them. You should check out the new little baby she made for Baby One on her blog:

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