Lana Dobbs >>

 Lana Dobbs

I had a chat with Lana and she gave me the following message to pass on to her collectors. She is finally back to painting after about a six month spell of illness. She continues to have poor internet service which makes communication almost impossible but the good news is that she is back to painting. She is working on orders from late 2014 at this writing. There is a chance that she may have lost some orders due to computer difficulties. If anyone has had an order with Lana from before October 2014 and you have not heard anything from her, please Email me and I will get your message to Lana. Otherwise please be patient and be glad Lana is painting again. As her friend and someone who has had similar trials, Lana needs peace and time to heal.

Thanks, Dianna Effnerdianna@diannaeffner.com

Dear Doll Lovers,

I'd like to introduce Doll Dreamers Guild Pro Artist and instructor Lana Dobbs.

Fun loving and fearless, Lana Dobbs was certified to teach my eye painting techniques in 2005.
She has been pursuing excellence in doll artistry and teaching doll making since 1997.

Lana is "Mom" to 3 grown up children and "Grammie" to 7 youngsters. She is one crafty lady with many skills and interests , and a dauntless spirit. She can do anything she puts her mind to. Recently, while working at my studio with a group of DDG members. she spent a day designing and making this wonderful pair of western boots for a Hannah Montana type costume she is making for one of the 13" vinyl dolls.

Lana is adept at and interested in all phases of doll making. She plans to specialize in painting the faces. While she enjoys costuming she welcomes the chance to team up with a design partner and paint custom orders.

Lana believes that it is important for us as a guild to teach and encourage people to cultivate their talents and skills so that we can regain our self reliance and productivity as a nation.

Here are a few Little Darlings without names, painted by Lana, who need a home.

Lana also does repaints and other custom work. If you have any special requests for Lana you can email her at

lldobbs@pldi.net

Doll-lightfully Yours,

Dianna Effner


Attention Collectors! Please read this before ordering.

Dear Collectors,

We are a very small company made up of family members and friends. My son, Ivan is our web guy. He also manages Expressions, our other small company. We don't have a high tech automated system like the big dogs such as Ebay. Everything must be done manually by Ivan. There will be a time lag before ivan can post the "SOLD" sign when a doll sells. These dolls are selling so quickly. The doll you "buy" may already be sold. If this occurs we will notify you by email as soon as possible and offer you 2 options. You can choose to have a refund or have a doll painted just for you by the artist. You can choose to have a doll similar to the one that was posted or you can request custom changes. We will send you a picture of the doll when finished for your approval.

These basic dolls are not intended as one-of-a-kinds. They will be duplicated at our and your discretion. We apologize in advance for any diappointment we may cause. Life sometimes brings disappointments.....but life is good! Our aim is to delight you with our creations. Thank you for your kind patience and understanding.

Doll-lightfully Yours,

Dianna Effner


We ask you to make a deposit of $100 to secure your order.  Let us know by E-mail which doll you would like to order, or your specifications for a custom doll. We have various wigs styles and colors available and are ready to work with you on your custom order. When we have your order we will then request payment by Paypal or Credit card for your deposit.  

If you have other questions about Layaway or alternate
payment methods, etc.  please E-mail:

lldobbs@pldi.net

SOLD! Jade


Here is a doll she painted recently. (Lana's very basic dolls start at $365. plus $15 s/h)


SOLD - Camile


Sold - Alex
Basic Doll $365/ea 


Sold - Bella
Basic Doll $365/ea 


Sold - Billie
Basic Doll $365/ea 


Sold - Kyna
Basic Doll $365/ea 


Sold - Lena
Basic Doll $365/ea 

Doll Artist Dianna Effner, along with other members of the Doll Dreamer's Guild invite you
into the studio to show you our porcelain and vinyl dolls.
Many of the dolls shown on this site have been painted and adorned in American studios
by American guild artisans with a sincere committment
to fine craftsmanship and artistic excellence.



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