Doesn’t this baby look real? Too precious to be a doll, that’s exactly what this sleepy babe is. This is just one of the realistic designs created by doll maker Andrea Arcello, 27, of Muskegon, Mich. I featured her in my Sunday art & craft column. I think you’ll find the story of how she became a top-selling doll designer very inspiring.
I visited her home studio recently where she was sculpting a new doll. I watched her mold the clay into place with her hands while we chatted. She made it look effortless. The fact that she’s self-taught makes her work all the more amazing. Check out her dollhouse gallery.
My Grammy B. was a huge doll collector and would have loved these dolls. Writing this story really made me miss her.