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2022 SHE-Com Product Awards
  SHE-com by e-commerce Queen, Lisa Jones of Eco-originals fame, may be the new kid on the block when it comes to female business communities, but it is the fastest growing, most supportive, educational and celebratory movement for female founder...
Top 50 Baby Girl Names for 2023
I'm well past my baby days, but I still love researching beautiful and unique names for the handmade dolls I make, so I thought I'd share the top 50 girls names on my list, some of which I've already used, others that I will use in 2023 and beyond.
Certified Australian Made
Recently I applied for the most recognised and trusted certification symbol for genuine Australian Made products - the iconic green triangle - the Australian Made, Australian Grown certification.
Happy Birthday Upper Dhali®!
And so here we are, in the official Upper Dhali® 10th anniversary year! I've self-built this successful, award-winning and internationally revered handmade doll empire.
Easter 2022 Fairy Doll Colouring Competition
I want to say a massive thank you for all your impressive entries! I have been amazed by the imaginative and colorful creations you have created. It was such a delight to see them all, and I am over the moon...
It's in the details: the little extras
Our keepsake dolls are VERY different from the rest. Apart from heirloom quality craftsmanship that can't compare, it's worth knowing the little extras of what goes into creating an Upper Dhali® keepsake doll.
Meet the Dollmaker: 10 Things You May Not Know About Me
I love reading snippets about other creatives and getting to know them more. I hope these 10 things you may not know about me brings us closer together and you enjoy learning a little more about me too ♥
Handmade Doll - Bespoke Series { Alessandra }
It was a warm Autumn day here in Brisbane, Australia when I had rang Katie to discuss the design brief for her upcoming bespoke order. She had chosen the Uniquely Yours Bespoke Doll for her daughter, Alessandra, to commemorate her upcoming christening.Katie...
My First Handmade Doll
I made this heartfelt creation back in April 2012 and she has been on display at my Mum’s house ever since. I knew of her impending arrival back with me, but little did I know that it would be an emotional reunion. And then it occurred to me why this doll had this effect on me...