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All About Ellen

  • I finally feel confident in my life!
  • I believe in daydreams
  • I feel most alive when I'm creating
  • I have 1 man; 3 sons; and a past....

My Mantras

  • Shine!
  • Live without fear; love strong
  • the Main Thing is to keep the Main Thing, the Main Thing



First of July entry for the Blog Page -- visited my best friend from Business School, Liz at her summer home.  East Hampton is beautiful! And we discovered a delectable recipe!! Look on the Blog page!!

Okay, here goes! I am making my first Blog entry! I’m a little nervous about it but I’m going to just jump in. I am the owner of a new business called The Doll Loft. I have a new book called Doll Fashionistas (O-M-G!!!) So I thought I’d tell you a little bit about why I wrote this book. It’s different. It’s about sewing very stylish, modern, high-fashion dolls. What I loved the most about writing the book was that I felt as though I could empower anyone in the world to create the doll of their dreams. It’s easy, fun, and doesn’t cost a lot of money. Then, once they have the doll, they can make awesome, contemporary doll fashions! The clothes can be stitched up from anything – scraps, fat quarters of fabric, old clothes, anything! The designs are exciting and new – I love to look at fashion magazines and recreate the designs – nothing is more fun that walking around Manhattan or Newark and looking at the outfits those teenage girls put together! That’s my inspiration for Doll Fashionistas! I make sure that the designs are easy to make. I invite you to visit my website where I have signed copies of my book, kits for making dolls and patterns for the fashions.

Here is a quick gallery of dolls and fashions so that you can get an idea of the amazing choices that can be made. Look at the great clothes.

And guess what – Each pattern includes a special conversion so that the clothes will fit 18 inch dolls like American Girl or My Generation. In fact, you’ll find that they fit better than the readymade outfits. Take a look.


This is my ‘spokesdoll’ she kind of says it all – dredlocks, blue eyes, brown skin sitting on a sewing machine in my signature Doll Loft Sundress with matching sandals.

Here is a picture of me with one of my (s)heros, Nancy Zieman when we were making the DVD that accompanies the book. Nancy is a wonderful person! It was a joy working with her. I told her t hat I have never worked so hard and had so much fun at the same time!

One other thing I can do on this blog is give you the Errata Sheet. As hard as my publisher and I tried, a few errors got into the text. Errata SheetPlease print out this sheet and feel free to share it with others.

Soon, I’ll post some pictures of my sewing room where this grand adventure began!