Over the mother's day weekend we went to San Diego and one of the fun things we did was visiting the Mingei Museum, where besides the awesome masks and the Huyler's chocolate exhibit, they had an antique doll's exhibit!
I want to share some pictures of my favorite ones:
The following three dolls are ceramic and cloth, from Germany:
An Izannha doll, so cute! And in great shape:
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This fancy lady looks adorable with her blue silks.
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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)
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 ♥
Click HERE to enjoy a beautiful blog named Mush Room
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.
-A doll and her limbs with a perforation
-Beads a bit larger than the holes in the limbs.
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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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!
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!!
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.
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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!
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
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?