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Greetings! And welcome to our minidoll world.

We provide a nuturing atmosphere for members to create beautiful 1:12 scale dolls - at little or no cost, anywhere in the world.


FEB Project ... (contest)

GRAND PRIZE! A FULL YEAR of AMERICAN MINIATURIST - material kits to go with my doll tutorials each month (including FREE shipping anywhere in the world!).

Design a doll, and/or a scene on STEPs. Can simply be an old lady sitting feeding birds, a little girl with her doll, scene like below - your choice.

NEW ... a *mini* drawing will be held with STEP ENTRANTS (photo) sent to me by midnight 2/15 for a chance at Patricia Rose's new VICTORIAN doll bodies (I have the new mold!)

Entry deadline is Feb 27th, 2017. Send entries to DANA (
Feb 28th. - we will host a short contest and the winner of each category actually gets a RIBBON! AND posted on the MARCH yahoo group header.

Category #1 - Beginner (making dolls under 1 Year)
Category #2 - Intermediate (making dolls unprofessionally)
Category #3 - Professionals and Experienced


Lot #1 – Patricia Rose MOLDS – Kim Cunningham - USA
Lot #2 – Horse and Carriage – Eileen Killian -
Lot #3 – 1/3 of prizes (approx. same value) – Deborah A Stockham
Lot #4 – 1/3 of prizes (approx. same value) – Karen (Seigrist) R
Lot #5 – 1/3 of prizes (approx. same value) – Tish T - - USA

78 individual people bought tickets, some remain annoymous by request.

Vintage Miniatures, Cheryl S, Nathalie M, Louise R, Marily H, Betty C, Kati M, Eileen K, Dolores D, Paola R, Christian L, Vynette D, Shannon W, Emma C, Ebbelina D, Marla P, Tammy S, Lucille L, Natalia F, Nadine E, Little Ghost Town, Cheryl R, Karen (Seigrist) R, William S, Debora S, Kathleen H, Tina M, Ronnie W, Susan W, Teresa Z, Sandra S, Linda T, Louise B, Diane C, Dianne B, Loes K, Anne-Marie O, Nathalie G, Nancy C, Konitta, Janet H, Winnie V, Jean P, Bonnie G, Faith K, Shelly Y, U*lla T, Carolynn K, Margaret W, Kim C, Lianda S, Celia M, Tish T, Marianne A, linda L, Pat C, Jane L, Irene S, Treasure Valley Minis, To vd B, Moonyeen, Nicolette B, Kim M, Deb laue.

Feb YAHOO header

Just uploaded the February group header ... congrats to these ladies and their beautiful dolls!

FACEBOOK is the link to our presence on Facebook. If you don't have time to read all the emails in the group - but would like to keep up on the happenings ... simply check out the FACEBOOK page ran by our own Marianne Asselman! is the link to our CONVENTION page on Facebook! Shelly Hawley-Yan has taken over this task ... to broadcast any new updates about our wonderful upcoming 2018 convention on this social media platform!

February Moderators

1 Kim Cunningham (

2 Kim McCool (

3 Tina MacDonald (

4 Faith (Thrift store hints and tips) (

5 MarleneV – Sculpting Sunday

6 Jean Pearson (

8 Tammy Shoup (

12 Joanne Mcleay (

15 Tish Tierney  (

17 Shelly Hawley-Yan (

19 MarleneV -Sculpting Sunday

20 Lianda Sutherland  (

22 Kathi M (

23 Posse - organized by Linda Peabody (

24 Paola Ragonesi (

25 Eva Steinbach (

26 Shelly Norris     (

27 DANA - face painting  (

28 Marianne Asselman (


learning with individual moderators, and new STEPS contest (showcasing dolls on steps in any manner of position). Holding RAFFLE #1 for the 2018 CONVENTION costs ....Next one will be held August 2017 (with FALL theme).

Easter egg contest (as in the kind that a doll can hold in her hand) with full Fabergee style egg tutorial and an easter dress to match. Details coming March lst

2018 Summer Convention

Create like its 2018?

Well ladies and gents ... We are having one last convention - July 18th 2018!

Kim McCool is our project chairperson .... DANA will be the official cheerleader and money raiser<G>. Shelly Hawley-Yan is our Facebook page author. Jane Layden is our photo collector for convention slide how!

Green Bay, besides the PACKERS (yeah!!!) is our...Historic area, beautiful wooded grounds, many tourist attractions ... and a LOT of craft/thrift stores for getting great FINDS! Convention set in the woodsy - Radisson Convention Center & Casino.

1. Donate RAFFLE item (see below)
2. Then we'll take proceeds and *book* a block a rooms/hall for convention
3. Start getting excited - cause we're all going to have fun!

1. Natalia Frank ... and her beautiful needlework
2. Nathalie Gireaud (FRANCE) and her gorgeous foods
. DANA with our Gypsy Princess (will have kit out early before convention)
3. JIL & Charles (Gypsy Caravan, Horse, Harness - 2 day class)
4. Kathi M ... painted furuniture
5. Louise Belair (Canada) ... gypsy child
6. Tish Tierney - 2nd Sight Granny (fortune teller)
7. Christian Lourier - France .... Tatted collar

OPEN KITS ... For those that want a man to go with the Caravan --- Helena (from Belgium) makes a wonderful gypsy man. Contact her anytime to order directly. Helena is NOT teaching at convention - but offering the kit in addition to the above.

Plus open round tables and more ...

Gypsy CARAVAN. Can you imagine all the possibilities of this? Dolls/miniature accessories and more ...

2nd Chance Raffle THEME
The 2nd MDL raffle event will be held in AUGUST with a Fall theme (i.e. Halloween etc).
So if you want time to create something extraordinary to showcase your talents (and make us twirl in giddy circles <G>) ... you now have the info!


Contribute one hand made miniature item (VALENTINE theme) to be ...
A) put on display (photo) in an upcoming column I write for AMERCIAN MINIATURIST
B) be part of the raffle for the 2018 MDL Convention
C) buy a $1 ticket and you could win miniature items from our group

Valentines SWAP

Valentine Swap signup has finished. Alician has sent everyone their names.

1. Cards must be sent out by January 15th (International) or February lst for (US).
2. If you want to put a little gifty in card - that is entirely up to you.
3. DANA, the MDL or Alician are NOT responsible for any other details



The POSSE is a MSAT Mini Doll spin-off
group that was established about five
years ago.  The group has affectionately
named itself as "The Posse Hens".

The group chats are every Thursday and
Sunday at 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Central
Time.  Members attend as they can.

Besides the chats, the group participates in
projects, exchanges, and lots of support for
members that are facing challenges.

And -- it's FREE !

Hope to see you soon.


A brand new fun day has been added to the list. Now - thru the end of January - each Friday is SWAP day. You are welcome to list your swaps (up to 5) each day. A great way to clean out those unfinished project boxes and get NEW stash <G>.

1.  You are responsible for the swaps, quality, description, pictures, mailing on time and all that stuff.
2.  No complaining.  It’s your swap, Dana, Debbie, nor I will entertain being in the middle or taking complaints. 

Victorian Tea Cookies (US & Foreign members)

(Thank you to MOONYEEN for compiling this!)
Recipe PDF


View our member Children Gallery

FREE Wigging Classes

Learn how to wig ... by attending monthly WIGGING CLUB classes. Nothing to join or buy - just download the free tutorials and enjoy class!

Birthday Leader for 2017

YOUR special day is appreciated on the list! We hold a monthly drawing for our *BD* girls each and every month! November's Winner of $20 gift certificate was Vynette from S.Africa.

To take part - simply email your BD date to our BIRTHDAY LEADER - LIanda (above left).

WITCH Beauty Contest - winners

Character/ Zulta / Pretty ... witches galore!




Merry Christmas to all my wonderful members. Here is a FREE tutorial download made just for all of my friends at Christmas!
Enjoy ... DANA

Tutorial Download PDF

Tutorial Pattern PDF


Las Vegas 2014 Convention

Las Vegas


What a great time we had in January 2014!!!! Thank you to Deb Laue for all the work you did to put this together!





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We do hate rules, but find they are necessary for a smooth running of a social network. We cannot fine you, but we can ask that you abide by the simple Rules set out below. We want this list to be FUN and encouraging. By abiding by the rules, you ensure that MiniDollList IS a fun, safe, and sharing place.

Rule #1 - Basic computer courtesy
A. Do not FLAME or SHOUT (use all capital letters) or attack anyone on the list in public. If you have a problem with rules or something said, email Kathi at
B. Are you posting a note OFF TOPIC; place OT in subject line
C. Complete the subject line. Often empty subject lines suggest SPAM and we do not want that.
D. When at all possible - respond in private for chit chat/non-doll subjects. Better yet, join the Posse group in the chat room on Thursdays and Sundays.

Rule #2 – Signature lines
A. Signature lines may not exceed three (3) lines. Name, web, or saying, no pictures.
B. Signature lines should all be in the same font and all the same size.
C. Dana Burton owns this site and her signature is just three lines.

Rule #3 - Posting Sales and making requests
Please remember selling is a privilege and not a right.
A. Sales on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday
Post personal items on these days only along with auctions if you have them. Being on Digest does not change these rules. Please attempt to sell only as designated. You may ask people to visit your Blog, website or to visit an auction site. You may list dolls for sale, doll supplies, tutorials, miniatures, on-line class, classes, and Shows or Miniature Meetings in your area.
B. Auto mailing
We discourage automatic, automated, or robotic sales. Please take the time to feature and item and post it.
Post MiniDollU classes at any time, but not more than once a day. Please see to keep abreast of announcements.
C. Request for items
If you are searching for an item, please ask for a link or information to the list on any day. However, complete transactions privately and not on the forum.
D. Moderators may sell on their moderating day.


See previous exhibits from our list 2008 and 2009 ... Thank you to Tammy for coordinating this!!! - Tammy Shoup.