Friday, August 26, 2011

Tutu Precious Wooden Ballerinas

Photograph courtesy of Diana E. Vining (taken before the dolls were shipped to me)

I ordered these girls in April of this year, allowing enough time for the artist (Diana E. Vining, well-known for her paper doll designs) to complete them.  My plan, which has been successfully executed, was to send one as a gift to a friend this month.  They were completed in record time, arriving in June.  Now that the recipient has received her wooden ballerina that she absolutely loves, I can share these "tutu" precious girls here.

These large 18" wooden dolls are part of a series of  one-of-a-kind "Tutu Precious" dolls that Diana is creating. They are each hand-painted, with "real" yarn hair, and come with 3 tutus, 3 bracelets, and a stand!

They can share their accessories with slim-bodied dolls of similar size, and can model some doll clothes (such as Magic Attic, etc). According to Diana, "They can even be a fun way of storing your little girl's hair bows (just clip them all the way down their long hair. Fun to play with, fun to display, they somehow bring the doll and paper doll worlds closer together... They are works of art, and do include small parts so I recommend them for ages 8 and up."

The Tutu Precious Ballerinas are completely designed and handmade by Diana, here in the USA. Price is $28 plus $5 shipping, within the USA. For ordering information, contact Diana or visit her paper doll shop.


Here's a picture of my pretty-in-peach Tutu Precious Ballerina that I also absolutely love.

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10 comments:

  1. How nice! I have never seen such a thing. Kudos to the artist.

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  2. Love the ballerina dolls! Diana Vining also designs the Ginny Greetings doll collection I carry on my website (http://www.specialdollsonline.com/page/425687590

    I understand you probably don't want to post my website on your site; just wanted to tell you about it. Good to be in touch with you again.

    My email to respond to is: http://specialdollsonline@yahoo.com

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  3. Thanks, Janine!

    Good to be in touch with you again as well.

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  4. I don't collect black dolls (or dolls at all that aren't two-dimensional and made of paper), but I really enjoy your blog and am a huge fan of Diana Vining's beautiful paper dolls.

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  5. Thanks for letting me know you enjoy my blog, RLC. I browsed yours and will be one of your newest followers in just a bit.


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  6. Miss Black doll enthusiast, I may have found you a friend in another blogger that I follow that posts fabulous pics of black dolls, like his michelle obama doll in a wonderful suit. she was working it.


    here is the link
    http://sonofellis.blogspot.com/

    ive also given him yours!!


    keep up the good work! :)

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  7. Thanks so much for looking out. SOE and I are already connected as followers.

    :-)

    Indeed Michelle is working that suit!

    Thanks again!

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  8. Glad you got your dolls Debbie, I LOVE mine!! You just reminded me I have to change her into her fall tutu! LOL! Enjoy!

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  9. Thanks, Margaret. They are adorable!

    Fall tutu, huh? LOL!

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