Download Video Workshops! 50% off! Flash Sale Ends Sunday, 2/11/20.

We’re holding a flash sale! I’ve just finished the dowload only versions of How to Needle Model a Pretty Face, The Essential Mimi Collection, and Mimi’s Mannequins. I haven’t had time to update the web pages and Etsy shop yet, so in the mean time, you can get each of these video workshops for HALF PRICE! The sale will last until midnight Sunday, 2/11/20. If you would like to purchase while the sale is on, please PayPal the correct amount to Mimi@Mimidolls.Com and indicate which workshop you would like. Be sure to include your email address.

How to Needle Model a Pretty Face is almost 5 hours of over-the-shoulder video instructions. The sale price is $15 (regular price is $30).

* Complete 2-Day Dollmaking Workshop on Video.

* 4 hours 48 minutes of over-the-shoulder video.

* Suitable for all levels. If you can do basic machine sewing to make the seams on the skull and the darts on the face overlay, you will learn everything else you need from watching the step-by-step video.

The Essential Mimi Collection includes How to Needle Model a Pretty Face, Mimi’s Victoria Rose, 3rd Edition (multimedia), and three character dolls: Father Christmas, Happy Birthday Honey, and Jazz. The sale price is $30 (regular price is $60.)

Mimi’s Mannequins is a video workshop that teaches dollmaking techniques including comparative anatomy in designing male and female patterns, and pattern draping to make it easy to adopt clothing patterns for other dolls, or even for people to fit your own dolls of any size. The sale price is $20 (regular price is $40).

Remember, the sale runs until midnight Sunday, 2/11/20. After that, prices will go back to normal.

Order by sending a payment to Mimi@Mimidolls.Com on PayPal.Com. Be sure to include your email address. I will get back to you within 24 hours with the information you need to download your copy. Keep in mind that while these videos are only half as big as the DVDs, they still take a long time to download. If you have any questions, look at the descriptions of the DVD products on (but don’t order through Etsy — the Etsy shop won’t be updated until after the sale ends, and the prices will go back to normal).

Mimidolls Christmas Sale – 20% off, free shipping on orders of $35.

I’ve finally got the ETSY store straightened out. We added a lot of ultrasuede and other fabrics in time for Black Friday, but people complained that they didn’t need 2 yards (or 10 yards) of ultrasuede for doll clothes, so I’ve rearranged everything for fat quarters. There’s ultrasuede, wool, jersey knit, and Uki Atai fabric from Japan.

Anyway, the sale runs until the end of the year, and EVERYTHING is at least 20% off the original prices. Some of the fabric was already 50% off of retail on Amazon, and you can get most of it in fat quarters. There’s also free shipping to USA on orders of $35 or more.

Stop by and visit!

In a few days, I will also be adding some of the dolls from Mimi’s collection including many by NIADA artists and ODACA artists.

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

Season’s Greetings!

Happy Dolling!


Christmas in July Sale Begins 7/15

Our cell phones died, so we’re having a Christmas in July sale so we can replace them. The 20% off sale begins 7/15/2019 and runs through the end of July. Everything is on sale with free shipping in the USA. We have PAPER patterns, downloadable patterns, PDF files on CDs, and video workshops on DVDs. If you are outside the USA and would like paper patterns, or videos, please send us a message so we can work out shipping.

Everything is 20% Off during the Etsy 13th Anniversary Sale, Monday 6/18 to Friday 6/22

Our new pattern shop on Etsy.Com (MimidollsPatterns) is joining in the Etsy 13th Anniversary sale. All of our patterns and videos are 20% off from Monday, June 18 to Friday, June 22 on Etsy. Our shop is located at… (The discount is not available on our website or Ebay shop, so please visit our new shop on Etsy.Com)

We also have printed patterns available on Etsy.Com

Please tell your dollmaking friends.

Christmas Until 1/31/2013 — Mimi’s Cancer Journal

Mimi’s Christmas Sale is Extended until 1/31/2013.

25% off all patterns and DVDs.

25% off Studio Sale and Mimi’s Stash items.

Mimi’s Cancer Journal – Part 1 – Letters to Friends – October 21, 2012

This is reprinted from Mimidolls.Com. We are moving the Cancer Journal to the Diary of a Mad Dollmaker. This is the beginning of the story. We will continue it later this week to bring you up-to-date. Mimi has just had a CT scan for a three-month checkup and we will get the results Monday, Jan 21, 2013.

There are several letters below, each with a bit of different information. Use what you think is appropriate.
Dearest Carol,

I was asked to send a letter about my health issues for the Guild newsletter as it may help others to get checked out sooner. I just wrote it and have no energy left to spend another hour typing – and my right “bone-on-bone” shoulder is aching to beat the band – So I will forward it to you.

Much love,

G’d Day Katrina,

I am scheduled to have the port implanted on Monday. I have an appointment with the oncologist on Wednesday. I also want to talk to a nutritionist, specialist in cancer. Since this has affected my liver I think I should forgo animal protein and of course sugars. The radiologist that took the PET films told me the nuclear material was combined with sugar before it was put into my IV because the sugar goes directly to inflammation and cancer… That tells me I should avoid sugar as well. I have a bunch of stuff I had already put into the car on Wednesday as I fully intended to drive down to you after that doctor visit. I can’t wait to read the comments received on your work, I am so proud of you for passing Standards!

Below is the note I wrote to Carol for the newsletter. Thanks for the suggestion.
See ya’ Saturday.


Good morning Carol,

You have permission to use this as an article for the newsletter as I am requesting that lots of on-going positive energy be sent my way to aid in my cancer treatment. My work here is not yet done. Cassi needs me for at least eight more years to get her healthy and through college.

My husband and I are raising our great granddaughter, Cassandra Rose, who is 15 years old. She has been diagnosed with PTSD as well as social anxiety and depression. She is in therapy but must attend school via on-line classes for the foreseeable future. We have legal custody of her.

I am a new Guild member but have been part of the fiber arts community forever. I have been making figurative sculpture and teaching my techniques in the U.S. Canada and Australia for almost thirty years.
I have had cancer twice before. Breast cancer in 1974 (38 years ago). I had a mastectomy but no further treatment as the cancer was but 4mm in size.

In 2007 my sister had a small-cell carcinoma in her lung. The time from her diagnosis to her death was only 18 days. While I was standing with her family around her bed waiting for her soul to leave her pain wracked body I heard a loud, masculine, authoritative voice shout at me. It said: “GET A SCAN NOW!” No one else in the room heard it. Since my sister and I had grown up with two smoking parents and I worked in smoky cocktail lounges to put myself through school many years ago I thought it was good advice.

My doctor refused to write a script for a lung scan with no symptoms. I repeated this story to him and I got the script. To shorten a long story; after many other tests the left upper lobe was removed and it was discovered that the cancer was a 1-A. The doctors said it was extremely rare to find a lung cancer that early and that small. No further treatment was necessary

I had a colonoscopy and an endoscope last November (2011) while still living in New Jersey. There was a small polyp that was removed. I have a history of GI problems and this was the first polyp ever found. At the end of August (2012) I experienced an episode of rectal bleeding the sent me to Lee Memorial ER. Even though there was no more bleeding after I arrived at the hospital, I was admitted for a couple of days for observation. The Doctor thought it was diverticulitis. It was treated with diet and after 6 weeks had another colonoscopy and endoscope.

I was told immediately there was a large mass in the colon. I was referred to a surgeon who told me it was a cancer, a large one, more than 7cm. To have grown so large in less than a year was shocking. He scheduled surgery to remove it and ordered a CT scan with contrast.

The surgeon told me two days ago that the cancer was a stage four that had already metastasized to the liver and it lit up like a Christmas tree on the scan photos. He cancelled the original surgical order to remove the tumor as it would not cure me to do so.

I will have a port installed on Monday and will see the oncologist to set up a schedule for chemotherapy. I am considering checking out Cancer Centers of Florida today and perhaps will ask for a referral as I do want the very best up to the minute treatment available. The stakes are high.

I am very proud to be a member of SWFCG and plan to attend as many meetings as possible and to contribute whatever I can by way of volunteering as my health allows. I will be at Saturday’s Meeting. I am looking forward to my Standards review in January. That assumes I will be able to make five new pieces in time for review.

Many thanks for your time reading this “tome”
See you on Saturday. Katrina is picking me up and I am bringing lasagna.

Gloria (aka Mimi)

Reminder – dollmaking chat Sunday at 7-8 pm Eastern Time (GMT-5). choose a name, select the Screaming Mimis room and join the chat.