Dolls given a New Life

1/12th scale dressed Dolls. I take second hand and unloved dolls and redress them for a new life.

Doll Styles

Dolls are redressed in Period Costume from Roman to the 20th Century .

Trading

We only sell our refurbished dolls at the shows we attend, please see the Show listings for the dolls house shows that we will be attending over the next 12 months.

“Redress, Refurbish, Reuse.”

With this in mind, our objective is to Save 1/12th scale dolls from being discarded in the rubbish by refurbishing and reusing and giving them a New life.

I have been making 1/12th scale period figures on a part time basis, for about 10 years.
I am now making on a full-time basis and traveling to various shows around the country.
Most of the figures are second hand that I have stripped back to their foundations to rebuild and refurbish.

I then dress the figure in period costume and re do the hair.
There are Lords and Ladies, Soldiers Servants, Villagers, Children and Peasants from Roman Period to 20th Century.
  •  21/04/2024 10:30 AM
  •   Pudsey Civic Hall, Pudsey LS28 5TA
  •  05/05/2024 10:30 AM
  •   Nantwich Civic Hall, Market Street, Nantwich, CW5 5DG, UK
  •  02/06/2024 10:30 AM
  •   York Race Course, Racecourse Road, York, YO23 1EX, UK
  •  30/06/2024 10:30 AM
  •   Conference Centre Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX3 1DJ
  •  14/07/2024 10:30 PM
  •   Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland, PR25 1DH, UK
  •  01/09/2024 10:30 AM
  •   Stafford Show Ground, Weston Rd, Stafford, ST18 0DB
  •  06/10/2024 10:30 AM
  •   The Exeter Hall, Oxford Rd, Kidlington, OX5 1AB
  •  03/11/2024 10:30 AM
  •   Pudsey Civic Hall, Pudsey LS28 5TA
  •  10/11/2024 10:30 AM
  •   York Race Course, Racecourse Road, York, YO23 1EX, UK
  •  03/03/2024 10:30 AM
  •   Lyndhurst Community Centre Central Car Park High Street Lyndhurst SO43 7NY
  •  14/01/2024 10:30 AM
  •   Stafford Show Ground, Weston Rd, Stafford, ST18 0DB
  •  10/12/2023 10:30 AM
  •   The LAYCA Community Centre, Stretton Road, SHIRLEY, West Midlands B90 2RL
  •  24/09/2023 10:30 AM
  •   Nantwich Civic Hall, Market Street, Nantwich, CW5 5DG, UK
  •  15/07/2023 10:30 AM
  •   West Main Street, Broxburn EH52 5LH, Scotland, UK
  •  28/05/2023 10:30 AM
  •   Village Hall, Dunchurch, Rugby, CV22 6PN, UK
  •  26/02/2023 10:30 AM
  •   Village Hall, Dunchurch, Rugby, CV22 6PN, UK

News and Updates

Information Request

We would love for you to send us photos of the dolls we have sold, in their new homes if possible, to display on the website. Thank you. Please send photos to dressed_by_elle@btinternet.com

Stafford Dolls Show 14th Jan 2024

What a day! Stafford show was a busy, lively show. We welcomed new and returning customers eager to see what was new. Your projects and ideas that you shared with us were amazing. Your enthusiasm pushes me on to make new and different things. Thank you all for a wonderful day.

Just a final note for this year to thank all our customers for their support over the last 12 months and we would like to wish you all very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2024

Shirley Dolls House Fair. 10th Dec 2023

Shirley Dolls House Fair. Wow. What a show! It wasn’t the best attended show but the customers that came were passionate and enthusiastic. The Last show of 2023 was a great day. Roll on 2024.

York Dolls shown19th Nov 2023

York is a great Venue! It was good to catch up with stall holders and the Customers. A big thank you to those who made purchases, I hope you are really happy with them. Don’t forget to send me photos of your little people in their new Homes, I love to see them. Off to Shirley in December. See you there!

Pudsey Dolls Show 5th Nov 2023

Firstly, I’d like to thank all the customers who came to see us at Pudsey, I love to see you and talk about your projects. I’ve been looking at our shows for next year and it looks like its going to be busy and will include a new show in our home town of Leyland in Lancashire. I’ll make sure we update all our Shows on the website.

 Newton Manor Project
The Newton Manor project was to create a Tudor Hall, the photos show the work carried out, from empty building upto now, work is still on going.
The Three Tuns Inn
The Three Tuns Inn is a project to create a Tudor Inn, the photos show the work carried out, on the building upto now, work is still on going
  • Lancashire, United Kingdom