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Jump for Joy dolls are created with love as small talismans of joy. They make perfect gifts for those in need of a bit of sunshine in their life! Because I use fabrics and embellishments that have been gifted to me, it is rare that any two dolls are alike. This uniqueness is what makes them special. You can now find them at space2b retail store/gallery as below.


I’m Lisa, a mixed media creative and dollmaker living in Naarm (Melbourne).

My work is inspired by the beauty of the natural world and the inner mystery of the soul. I’m curious about the unseen stories, emotions and events that permeate our environment and daily life. I hope to share the poignancy and poetry of those moments in a way that is insightful and inspiring.

I handcraft my needle felted dolls using pure natural wool, plant botanicals, gemstones and found objects. You can read more about my doll journey here and here.

My collages incorporate photography, recycled textiles, embroidery, paper, and printmaking. I am currently enjoying learning book binding techniques to make fabric books that will explore some of the themes of my doll work.

Crystal Walker healing doll Lisa Fam 2020

My philosophy is to make do with what is readily available and what is sustainable and caring for our planet, so I rarely purchase new materials.
Many of the fabrics and embellishments I use have been generously gifted to me by women who inherited them from their mothers. I love giving these treasures a new life, and feel honoured to share in the stories that come with such gifts.

I hope you enjoy meandering through my site and find inspiration for your creative or healing journey.

Please feel free to connect with me at lisafamart@gmail.com if you have any questions or feedback.

Pomegranate Lisa Fam 2021






A Bespoke Healing Doll

A unique commissioned doll is a wonderful offering to yourself, a friend or a loved one. Your doll can be created for a particular intention

Read more Commissions


New Mother Lisa Fam 2020


Dolls for Transformation

Tailored workshops for adults or children using doll or figure making to explore themes such as personal identity, self esteem, body image, transitions.

Read more here Healing Doll Workshops


Who am I becoming? Doll created by workshop participant


Seasons of the Doll Circle

Women’s seasonal doll making circle celebrating nature’s cycles. Create a handmade doll for the purpose of healing and transformation.

Read more here or contact me to express interest


Autumn Lisa Fam 2016
I acknowledge and pay my respect to the First Peoples of all lands and country that I live, walk and play on, and the elders past, present and emerging, and to the custodians for their wisdom and kindness.