Monday, March 3, 2014

BJD doll tutorial

I found this beautiful ball jointed doll tutorial I'd like to share:


Click HERE to see the article in the magazine and have fun!

I'd love to hear from you! Don't be shy, drop me a line :>)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sleepy blog

Hey there! Just around the time of my last post here, my life had a major hiccup and things turned a bit terrible. The rest of the year was too stressing for me to sit and make a doll so I have been away of this little blog for months.

This new year I am planning to concentrate more on painting than dolls, so chances are I will not be posting often either, but if I come across a fun tutorial or something interesting doll related, I will link to it here.

Look on the past postings, I have a great collection of links of many doll makers and awesome doll stuff.

I have however,  some adorable tiny dolls listed in my Etsy shop (see left bar)
If you want to drop me a line go ahead, I read all the mail! :o)

Hasta la vista!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Amazing blog

The blog I want to tell you about today is in Russian, so you can do a google translate, or just enjoy the beautiful doll images. But then again, maybe you speak Russian so that's even better :oD
There is an adorable Frida Doll ♥

http://tvorimtvarey.blogspot.com/2012/05/viva-la-vida.html#comment-form


Click HERE to enjoy a beautiful blog named Mush Room

Thursday, July 11, 2013

How to add arms

This is an easy and fun tutorial on how to add arms to a doll.
My model is a fabric doll made by JasmoonButerfly
The arms are paperclay, but they can be polymer as well, just make sure you make some little holes when you are sculpting them.
 You need:
-A doll and her limbs with a perforation
-Beads a bit larger than the holes in the limbs.
-Strong thread.
-Large needle.

We start by getting a strong thread or floss. In this case I am using gold acrylic floss, and tiny beads in a color coordinated blue.


Insert needle from the back, pull out from the shoulder area.

Pick up the bead and and push the needle through the doll into the other shoulder. Make sure they are even: 

Pick up the other bead, push thread back ion the hole, and insert in the shoulder towards the back again.
Make a good knot and add a bit of glue.


Here she is, all dolled-up.

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

All the dolled-up pics

Here are the fantastic dolls at the end of their travels:
All of them very dear to me!



Thank you Tracey-anne, Leandra, and Xanthi!!!

Monday, May 27, 2013

My little guy

This is the way my little guy is looking now! His new name is Anathon. Isn't he handsome?
Thanks Leandra for letting me use the pictures!




I am so happy to see his transformation! Even when he accidentally lost a finger in his travels, poor thing. Right now he is going from Spain to Greece, where I hope he will be getting some pants hahaah He is still in his undergarments, but shh! pretend you didn't notice!

Visit Tracey's blog to see Xanthi's doll in her new beautiful dress!

Friday, May 24, 2013

My sweet girl in TIny Team

She is back from Australia, but not quite home yet! Look how much she's grown! She is still visiting Lulu, who gave her hair details and the cutest little hat ♥



See how she started HERE and HERE and HERE

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Getting there....

These twins started by Tracey-anne, they are still in progress. Painted by Leandra, and the hair added by Xanthi. One was still missing limbs but not any more! I made a set of legs and arms for her. I only have one complain: The new paper clay Michaels carries is not my favorite. It is hard to work with, too gummy and sticky, ugh! not at all like Creative paperclay, so it was not so enjoyable to work with it.
Moon (the one in blue) is going to be a bit shorter than Sun (the blond)



I will be working on their little outfits with the fabric I posted a few days ago. It will be so much fun!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Pointy hat

Foxy is happy with her pointy hat. It still needs some decorations but so far she is happy ans she adores her tutu! She is almost ready to fly to the UK next week!


What do you think?

Monday, May 13, 2013

Decisions, decisions...

I have been busy with many painting activities (I think I bit more than I can actually chew!) But also, something kept me from starting on these beautiful ladies....
I didn't know exactly what to do with the Fox! She looks so ready! I let them have a chat among themselves and this is what happened:

 Fox: OK girls, we have to select the fabric for your outfits.
Sun: I love this yellow gold!
Moon: The blue with silver is mine!

Fox: Hmmm I like this green one, but I already have a dress... Plus my tail needs room to wiggle.
Sun: Maybe you can have something added on! Like a tutu.
Moon: Plus you can always accessorize with a hat...

Fox: Oh! I always wanted a hat! But my ears don't give much room for it
Sun: How about a pointy hat?
Moon: yes, like a fairy! It will look darling with your tail, and I bet there is not any other fox fairy in the world!

And so, with our plans settled.... I will show you more pictures when the ladies are all dressed up.
Thanks for visiting!
Linking to MOM

Friday, May 3, 2013

The girls are here!

Wow... I was waiting for one doll to visit and guess what? Three showed up! Such a thrill!
I have Leandra's Fox and Tracey-anne twins, from my "Dolled up" team.
Willma's colorful doll helped me to open the box and welcome the girls:

 



Wilma's dolly has a new pointy hat and matching shoes... will post more about her soon!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wilma's doll and news

I painted her little face, and I will do a couple of more things for this little dolly:
To see how she started click HERE





And HERE are some news on how my Tiny Team's other dolls are doing.
I am still waiting for my other team, but I hope to get a doll before this one has to go, so I can take pictures together!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Wilma's doll is here!

From my Tiny Team comes Wilma's doll, visiting me via Lulu's Apple, who gave her a festive hairdo and beautiful little flowers.


This little doll has been visiting my garden, trying to figure out what make up she will be getting and if a little extra something is needed for her outfit.


I told her that I know just the thing she needs.... but it is a little surprise ;oD
So stay tuned and you will see....


Friday, April 19, 2013

Tiny Team Traveling Doll update!

Oh I am so happy to report, my little doll arrived to Australia well and has been getting prettier. She has a name now: Dimi ♥
 

Wilma gave her an Australian look, I absolutely love the designs and colors! Look at Dimi sitting pretty on a clay pot by a garden: Her skirt is fantastic!


And guess who she met Down Under?? Lulu's doll was arriving to beautiful Australia right when my dolly was getting ready to go!
Hello dear friend!

Do you want to see more pictures? Visit Wilma'd blog HERE

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Doll eyes

I personally like to buy my eyes, but I have done some myself in the past. Hard to guess the right size for me! It is still fun to experiment but in my case I end up making the doll's face according to the eyes I already made, not the other way around :oB

Anyway, here is a fun tutorial on how to make art doll eyes, by Granet. You need to click again in the image so it blows up to a large readable size.


Here is another different way, using clay and paint. very cute, click HERE

And a more simpler style by "the drunk gnome", also with clay, HERE

And last but not least, Misty Moon Creations shows how to make dolls eyes HERE

Hope you have fun experimenting with clay!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

He is a lucky man

My Gypsy Guy is in London having the time of his life... he is quite the ladies man, just look at him. Here he is with Xanthi's doll, don't they look cute?


And here, he is with Tracey's big boudoir doll, and his other traveling little friend. They look so tiny in comparison! :o)

In a few more days I will publish their transformation, and their fun trip to Spain!

Thank you Tracey-anne for letting me use your images!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Video Tutorial

This is a very nice tutorial video AlouaisA aka LoveLingZ


Includes the beginning of armature, eyes and hands sculpting.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Adorable letter and paper doll!

OMG, I want to share with you the most adorable letter! This is a thank-you note from the granddaughter of my friend Rhonda. She is a doll, and so smart! I love her handwriting! Xo) ♥



And since we are talking super cute things, this next link is a little paper doll, the most adorable ever! Made and generously given by the awesome painter and illustrator Manon: click HERE
Isn't it sweet?


Monday, April 8, 2013

Extra photos

While I wait for the next dolls to visit me, I will post these other photos of Lulu and Xanthi's dolls:
Something distracted my model and the photo-bomber hehehe:

 

And the little shoes I painted on Xanthi's doll:



Friday, April 5, 2013

Lulu's doll went to Australia

I worked on Lulu's doll and had so much fun!
We tried different hair color of mohair, unfortunately I didn't think of taking pictures. But we settled in a mix of blond and honey.

 

I love the way this next picture turned out! Reminds me of Les Miserables:
 

This is what I made for Lulu's doll: hair!

 ......Lots of it!

It is like 7 or 8 inches long :o)
I had this particular long honey color for along time but never really seemed to find the right doll for it... till now.

So we were taking more pictures and getting ready for her trip to Australia, when we noticed a feline visitor...


photo-bomb! lol  ٩(◠◡◠)۶ ....My crazy cat.

Thanks for visiting and come back again to see what doll visits me next!