Chinese Brocade Coat

The beautiful red Chinese brocade fabric and the Chinese-style coat for Malachy.

ALSO in the recent issue of DollyWish: Asian Traditions, I got to dress up my little guy Malachy as a Chinese boy to pair with the incredible Eastern Dragon made by Worms & Bones. I had very little time to put this together, but it was October, and that meant my local fabric store had stocked up on interesting fabrics for the coming Halloween season. I was able to find a beautiful red Chinese brocade fabric (in polyester) that would make a lovely Chinese-style coat for Malachy.

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A Late Summer Kimono

Willow models her Late Summer Kimono.

IN THE LATEST ISSUE of DollyWish, Asian Traditions, I contributed an article and photo set of my B&G girl, Willow. As I explain in the article, I had received a present from a Japanese friend whom I hadn’t seen in a long time — it was three pieces of Japanese cotton printed with gorgeous traditional motifs, mainly florals. There were three main background colours — navy, red, and a soft yellow. I ended up going with the buttery yellow.

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Asian Traditions now available.

Asian Traditions - The Second Issue of DollyWish Magazine. © Kathy Huang.

THE second issue of DollyWish magazine is now available. The theme for this issue is a rich one – Asian Traditions. Not only do the various cultures of Asia have a unique and beautiful aesthetic, often so different from Western style and design, but they also have a long tradition of doll culture, particularly in Japan.

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Doll North at Anime North

Close up of my table at Doll North showing kimonos and yukata.

FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW, there has been a doll component to Anime North — basically a small doll convention within the much larger anime convention. One of the things that has been most fun for me is the Doll North Marketplace, where amateurs and professionals alike can sell their doll-related wares.

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DollyWish – A magazine for doll lovers.

DollyWish is a doll magazine for collectors, artists, and photographers.

I am the editor and designer of DollyWish, a doll magazine for doll collectors, artists, and photographers. Dedicated to dolls such as BJDs, Blythes, and Pullips, each issue contains several articles on themes such as The Enchanted Forest and Asian Traditions. Tutorials provide detailed instructions on making accessories for your dolls. Recent tutorials include antiquing fabric and making your own butterfly tiara. Each issue of DollyWish is packed full of high-quality, beautiful doll imagery for you to enjoy. DollyWish is available to buy in both print and digital format.

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