Arty Grilo
Apartado n.ยบ 356, EC de Quarteira, 8126-904 Quarteira  |

Handmade Dolls and Keepsakes

My name is Ana Paula. I was born in South Africa, moved to the north of Portugal in 1991, and in 1998 moved to the Algarve, more precisely to Quarteira. Between 2013 and 2014 I lived in the UK for a year, returning in mid-2014 back to Quarteira.

I love doing crafts since my school days. I started to handle and craft with FIMO modelling clay in my spare time back in 2008. Since then I continued to broaden my horizons and experience by working with other materials, namely DECOUPAGE (NAPKIN TECHNIQUE) and now with E.V.A (FUN FOAM / MUSGAMI).

I enjoy and put lots of love into every piece that I create. I am self-taught and don't have an art background. I use the internet and books as sources of reference, though most of the ideas and designs are original and unique, especially the pieces made of FIMO and the personalized Fofucha dolls.
My "Arty Grilo" crafts include E.V.A (fun foam) Fofucha Dolls, Boxes, Home Decor, small Jewellery, amongst others. On my Facebook Fanpage you can find a selection of all my original hand made pieces and some that are available for sale.

Please let me know if you are looking for custom crafts or gifts for special events like birthdays, weddings, christenings, Christmas etc. I would be more than happy to craft specially for you.

Due to my work and the numbers of orders/requests I get at certain times of the year, if you need or want something for a specific date, I suggest that you contact me at least one month in advance, as production time for each piece will vary.

I hope you enjoy my art work, as much as I enjoy making them. You are always welcome to drop me a comment on my page or email me. the Algarve