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Handmade Dolls that tell your story

Transforming your cherished memories into timelessly beautiful keepsakes

Uniquely Beautiful & Personalised Handmade Dolls

Welcome to Upper Dhali®, where a symphony of love, nostalgia, and exceptional craftsmanship intertwines.
Our handcrafted dolls, as unique as your own story, await to weave their magic into the tapestry of your heart.

Personalised & Bespoke Services

Portrait dolls

Lead time 6 weeks

Imagine a keepsake doll that reflects someone special. One that brings you a warm sentimental feeling, & a lovely sense of nostalgia. Exclusively designed and handcrafted to look just like you and is Uniquely Yours.

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Little Dhaling™ Dolls

Lead time 2 weeks

Inspired by the innocence of childhood, this is a beautifully curated collection of set designs, available to personalise to look just like you. Choose your favorite design, & select your preferred skin tone, hair colour & eye colour.

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Multicultural Heritage dolls

Launching October 2023

Thoroughly researched to ensure authenticity, these multicultural designs are the quintessential family heirloom for generations to come. An ultimate celebration, the perfect keepsake to tell your story.

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Why Choose Us?

  • Celebrate diversity & inclusivity
  • 10+ years expertise
  • 5-year product warranty
  • Eco-conscious brand
  • Ethically & individually handcrafted
  • Safety Standard compliance
  • Contributing to charities
  • Heartfelt & personalised 1:1 service
  • Heirloom quality craftsmanship
  • Intricately embroidered by hand
  • Internationally acclaimed
  • Certified Australian Made
  • Multi-Award winning original design
  • Commitment to continuous improvement.
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Internationally Revered Handmade Doll Maker

It's no secret that I'm obsessed with making keepsake dolls. Giving life to memories and celebrating special moments - it's personal. It's intimate. And it's an honour and privilege to be chosen to create your beautiful keepsake.

Kick off your shoes (we don't wear those around here!), and let me invite you into my space where the magic happens ♥

I'll tell you a story about how a simple nursery rhyme, childhood innocence, and a moment of personal grieving began the NEW GENERATION of handmade dolls that is Upper Dhali®.

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5 Star Customer Reviews


Portrait Doll

I cannot thank you enough for your dedication and patience in what was a very long journey but oh so so worth it! I truly am in love"

personalised handmade doll with hand embroidered brown eyes and long blonde hair, wearing a pink and white christening dress and a flower and swarovski crystal flower crown
Sydney, Australia

Portrait Doll

I was speechless, Lou exceeded my expectations. My daughter had tears in her eyes, she was so overwhelmed. Lou created something exceptional that will be treasured always."

handmade ballerina keepsake doll wearing a blue and black tutu, pink ballet slippers, with dark brown hair in a bun and hand embroidered blue eyes
Natalie L.
Brisbane, Australia

Portrait Doll

Super excited! She's incredible! Definitely worth the wait! Every tiny detail is done with painstaking attention and love.
Lou are you up for another commission?

personalised handmade doll for author Jayne Rose-Vallee of Dinosaurs Living in my Hair childrens book to look like Sabrina character. Blonde short curly hair, blue hand embroidered eyes, bright pink ribbon in hair, brightly coloured tshirt and jeans
Jayne Rose Vallee - Author
Dinosaurs Living in my Hair, USA

Chantilly Darling

The time, effort and love that has gone into this superb handmade creation is beyond my comprehension. The ability to create feeling and emotion through an otherwise inanimate object is a true gift.

handmade doll wearing a pink and white lace dress with three flowers & ribbon on the bodice. She has short blonde sequin hair, hand embroidered blue eyes and eyelashes.
Queensland, Australia

Portrait Doll

I would just like to thank you again for my personalised doll. My mum passed away a few days ago and the doll you made for me sits in my sewing room as she was the one that taught me to saw. Thank you x

personalised handmade doll wearing a cheongsam
Jess H.
collage of handmade dolls by Upper Dhali personalised to look like you

Personalised Service Starts Here

Complimentary Consultation

I know what a sentimental keepsake will mean to you and those you love. Starting as a celebration of a moment, they become beautiful story tellers through the generations.

Our keepsake dolls are like sisters; the same, but different. Our service is a little different too. Personal connection is key - you aren't just a number here. When you choose Upper Dhali®, you join our Sisterhood - for life.

So let's book a date in the diary, and commence designing your perfect keepsake ♥

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Award Winning Dolls

Industry experts, including The IconicShopify ARE Media, recognised and celebrated our beautiful handmade dolls at the 2022 She-Com awards by proudly awarding us the following major awards categories:

SilverHandmade Product of the Year
Finalist Australian Made Product of the Year

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