My name is Urszula. I am a fashion doll designer. I sew outfits, costumes, lingerie. I do accessories, simple wigs for fashion dolls. My specialization is shoes making.
My adventure with dolls has started when I was 20 years old. I found by accident beautiful pictures of Marina Bychkova dolls. I felt that I need to have one ! But these dolls were so out of my reach, so I decided to make my own ! Yes, my adventure has not started from sewing - but from sculpting !
I tried do my best, and I did few figures and full bjd doll :) She's still lying in my box somewhere. I have been trying develop my skills and learn as much as I could about BJD techniques, porcelain dolls, and all amazing world that totally consumed me. I never was more amazed by anything like bjd before.
My first bjd doll was Tonner Antoinette doll. I bought her for my first real salary, and very soon, Tonner Onyx appeared next to the first one . These two dolls are very close to my heart, and I still have them in my private collection.
For few years I was sewing simple, casual clothes for dolls I had in my collection like : Sybarites, Numinas, Fashion Royalty, Tonners. I think something changed when my daughter came to the world, and I ordered my very first Popovy Sisters doll. I was trying new things, working hard , trying do my best in everything. I always have milions ideas in one second, and first of all - never give up ! And maybe that is the reason why I am here, where I am now.
Dolls are my passion, love and job !
Few things you might do not know about my works :
*All my shoes were sculpted by my hand. Sometimes I am asking to use 3d technology when I am working on mother models with other artists like PashaPasha or Marmite Sue, but general - to start production - I am spending many hours on each design
*I cast my shoes myself, I make the whole process myself, silicone molds, resin casting,
*I do myself all patterns I am using for sewing, no burda , or open source patterns
*I do commisions , specially like commision shoes projects, I am able to do shoes for every doll, but I need to own a feet, lower legs parts, etc.
*I do not make copies, please, don't ask me to remake others doll artists works, do it exactly , I could inspire, I am able to make replicas only of human things in miniature