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Baby it’s cold outside! – Winter fashion for Enchanted Dolls

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

With Polar Vortex snowstorms raging in North America, I decided that my dolls needed some luxurious warm clothes, so I had some made for them. These are one of a kind, faux fir ensembles of matching hats and coats, made in the Russian tradition of winter wear. They fit both porcelain and resin dolls, although it’s a roomier fit on resin dolls and a tighter fit on porcelain.

1) Winter Romance.
coats 12

1) Midnight Train.
coats 3

3) Siberian Tales.
coats 5

4) Bohemian Beauty.
coats 10

5) A Night in St. Petersburg.
coats 11

6) Northern lights.
coats 13

7) Moscow Dream.
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Happy Holidays from Enchanted Doll!

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013


My friends, fans, collectors and fellow artists! Year 2014 is upon us! My family and I would like to wish you all wonderful winter holidays and a prolific and a happy new year!

And speaking of New Years (and by extension, resolutions), here is a funny and informative short episode from SYB: Sustain Your Body web series, made by my personal nutritionist aaaand my dear sister Alina, who is a Nutritionist-in-training at the university of Acadia. Together with her partner Skyler (who is a Kinesiologist-in-training), these two up and coming Nutrition and Fitness Specialists have founded SYB to share quick, effective and sustainable diet and exercise tips for healthier living. Their instructions help me a lot, because I spend most of my time crouched over a desk making dolls and have no time to go work out at the gym. Also, because I hate the gym.

Like Chad and I, Alina and Skyler are a very creative and proactive team, and like Chad and I, they absolutely love what they do. I guess it runs in the family. Check out the Christmas episode of SYB, learn about the turkey and Sustain Your Body! Merry Christmas!

eBay auction for Daphne is now live!

Monday, December 09th, 2013


Auction has been relisted:

Auction is 1 day, so it will end on Saturday, Dec 14, 2013 19:18:41 EST

*ebay removed the previous auction listing on Friday, due to some “Sexually oriented adult material” (nude doll photos).

Link to the auction page:

Auction is 5 days, so it will end on Saturday, Dec 14, 2013 22:51:43 EST. Happy bidding!

daphne 10

daphne 11

daphne 8

daphne 3

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Comedy sketch on dolls by comedian Louis C.K

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

This is a hilariously accurate account of the doll-making experience. He gets me. So. Much.

For those of you who don’t know who he is, Louis C.K is a brilliant writer and a stand up comedian with a distinct style of existential humor. His take on life is brutally honest and can be dark or even downright depressing at times, but it’s very funny and compelling because it’s so real.

Riding in Big White

Saturday, April 06th, 2013

Chad put together this short video of our trip to the Big White winter resort with a couple of our friends, earlier this year. This little reminder of the good times on the slopes, will help us get through the summer and until the next riding season. I’ll miss you, snow.

Chad and I are on boards, and our friends Nate and Theresa are on skiis.

Behind Closed Drawers

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013


They contain all kinds of hidden treasures, including a couple of my older, first generation Enchanted Dolls.

My Inspiration Board

Thursday, January 24th, 2013


There are lots of things pinned up on the inspiration board above my work desk, but I think this picture of Chad and I, is the most important one. Others around it come and go; get put up, get taken down and replaced with new ones, but this one’s been there for 12 years.

Happy anniversary Chadasaurus. YOU are my Inspiration.

Your Marinamal.


Christmas wishes from Enchanted Doll (and the plush gang)!

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012


Dear Doll Collectors and Makers everywhere, from the bottom of my heart I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays full of cheer! But most importantly I’d like to wish you a wonderful and a truly prolific New Year 2013!

My little stuffed animals send their greetings too!

Artist toys from the left: Fuzzy bear by Sandra Kranenburg, white bunny by Lada Gromova, pink bunny by Irina Starkova, blue elephant Monty by Diana Unusova, white Cooky bear (originally also Monty, but I already had one, so…besides, he is sooo Cooky, just look at his face) by Natalja Fjodorova, Shy bear by Diana Unusova and a nameless rescue puppy in the foreground.

Merry Christmas to All!

Photoshoot day 2

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012


Day two of the photoshoot featured The Weight of Light. It’s so refreshing to work with a team on a photoshoot, I’m learning so much. Sorry for the low quality iphone shot, but I’ll have some awesome things to share soon.

Also, a reminder that the eBay auction for the Rubenesque Enchanted Doll, Salome, ends tomorrow!

Double-jointed neck roll animation

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012


That’s how it moves.