Sunday, March 24, 2013

Summer News from Ankie Dannen

Dear Dollfriends.

I like to give you an update about my ´dolly´ life!

April 11 I will teach a one-day class in Orlando, FL. ´How to make an innocent dollface´.
For info: /
And from April 12 until April 14 you can visit the show and see my brand new dolls!

From April 17 through 20 I will teach in the wonderful studio from
Adele Sciortino in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
´How to make a Big Belly Babe´.
We only have ONE opening!
For info: /

From April 25 through 28 I will teach in Mount Vernon, NY. in the great studio
from Gwen Jackson ´How to make a Flat Brat´.
We only have ONE opening!
For info: /

From May 2 until May 5 you can find me teaching a one-day class
´How to make the perfect doll body´ on May 5 and see my new dolls during the
in Philladelpia, NY. on May 3 and 4.
For info:

If you like to see what´s going on in the Bay Area from San Francisco, CA. from
June 24 until June 30, please go to: or ask me for more info!
and you might like to sign up for my two day class
´How to make an art Heartbreaker face´ or ´How to make the perfect doll body´.

From September 15 through September 21 I will teach my 

Dollmaking holiday in Spain!

The costs for this class are Euro 975,- ALL inclusive,

except airfare to and from

 Alicante airport EL ALTET in Spain.

More info:

Monday, March 4, 2013

Miniature Artists' Call

Linus Gallery in Pasadena, CA has published a Call for Artists with the theme of Miniatures.

The maximum size of the art piece is 8 x 10 inches. Work must be wall hung to be considered, but they are interested in wall sculptures, and mixed media, so I'm thinking shadow boxes with tiny worlds could work well.

The deadline for application is .June 03, 2013.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

All Dolled Up

The All Dolled Up Beaded Art Doll competition run by Land of Odds is open. The deadline for submissions is August 13, 2013. The site has links to images of the gorgeous work from past years.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Colliii Awards Registration Date Announced

I just received my newsletter which includes the announcement that registration for the 2013 Colliii Awards will open July 1st and run for the month of July. Time to peruse the categories and start making! To learn how your business can sponsor the awards contact them via e-mail .

The winners and images from last year's awards are on the website. This is a truly international competition for every category and type of doll. The site is full of news and interviews. I recommend signing up for the newsletter.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Iggy Jingles store

I know it's a bit cheeky....
... but my Etsy store, Iggy Jingles is filled with a bunch of brand new hand made dolls - Dream Stars, Wish Dolls, and my kid's toy Either Way Dolls, many in bright Spring and Summer colors.

Please visit, Pin and Tweet about them!

Annie at Madame Alexander

Madame Alexander dolls is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year with new collections and some beautiful dolls, including her signature big eyed baby faces Cissy and Cissette.

According to info I received, Madame Beatrice Alexander, "always felt that dolls should be played with and not kept on a shelf. She had an unwavering belief that dolls should engage the imagination and contribute to a child's happiness and understanding of the world."

One of the new dolls coming out soon is a 14 inch rag doll play version of Little Orphan Annie, using the white eye visual style of the original comic strip on which the musical, "Annie", was based. She is available for pre-order now, shipping later in March.

I like the clarity and simplicity of the Madame Alexander website. It's easy to navigate, and the images of dolls for sale have an automatic zoom feature to allow you to examine the doll closely before purchase. The History page is fun too.