Well hello there, doll lover!
Lovely to meet you! Thanks for coming over to find out more about us!
Who are we?
We are Kay and Chris, a strange-but-true pairing of husband and wife who design and make doll customs and creations together.
But we’ve both always had a thing for action figures, dolls, miniatures, fantasy universes – and art. In fact, we met at an art summer school back in 2001, and then went to the same Uni where we studied Fine Art, and we’ve been together ever since.
What is De Garay Dolls about?
In a nutshell, this site is a place for us to share our adventures in doll customising and making. We want to show our failures and successes, and hopefully help inspire others to come up with crazy, fun and beautiful mods.
We also want to share things we learn, with how-to guides and clothing patterns, and resources we find, with links to shops that stock the materials you need to get creative. With doll customs and making, you find you need all sorts of things you can’t find on the high street, like micro-velcro, miniature buttons, Mr Super Clear spray or fine hair wefts, so anything we find we’ll share with you!
Why do some items in the shop take me to another site?
We are only a team of two and currently can’t stock all the items we’d like to share with you. This is why we made the decision to become affiliates for trusted brand names (for example Amazon, Minerva, Etsy, among others).
What this means is that when you click on one of our links to buy a product, we get a small commission. This comes at zero extra cost to you, but enables us to keep this website running and to keep sharing great items with you, as well as making fun and informative blog and video content for you.
More about us
We are Chris and Kay, a married pair of crazy creatives, who have always had a passion for the strange and unusual.
We love anything from fantasy stories, horror movies, weird fiction, neo-surrealist art, dark fairy tales, ancient mythology, Lovecraftian tales and anything with weird monsters, demons, trickster gods and mysterious creatures.
When we’re making stuff we enjoy gaming together in MMORPGs such as Elder Scrolls Online and Warhammer Online: Return of Reckoning, and playing story adventure games.
Kay loves foxes, dark fairy tales, mythology and drawing. Her favourite film is Coraline and she loves eating banana pancakes with peanut butter, cinnamon and honey.
Chris loves tricksters, especially jackals, but also the Warhammer universe, making crazy art and eating cottage pie.
Rocket is our soppy nutter of a dog – a crazy mix of Jack Russell Terrier and Whippet, who loves dried pig’s ears and frozen duck necks more than anything in the world, apart from chasing moorhens.