Create-a-Doll Created Things Description and Review
Up a side street and annexed to the old BAFS dispensary is this Dickensian shop window within which lies a Guiseppe-like world where the art of doll making is still very much alive.
And while the old fashioned porcelain dolls, witches, craggy figures, mermaids, soldiers, carved rocking horses and miniatures are for sale this shop is equally about DIY dolls and dolls houses.
Doll houses of all designs – Cape Cod, London townhouse, farmhouse and Hamptons style to name a few – are available as flatpacks, along with a plethora of exquisite tiny furniture and home wares to furnish and decorate them: Victorian brass coal buckets and candle holders to coffee makers and lamps as well as pianos and violins, claw baths and even red velvet cushioned chairs.
Those who fancy a bit of doll-making can get equipped with porcelain kits – including heads, arms, legs wigs, then accessorize with clothes and extras such as angel wings and musical instruments. The really keen can start from scratch with everything from tools and body parts to eyes and wigs purchased individually.