…is the new theme for my upcoming market night in March on my facebook page…here’s one, My first Mermaid
Ocean – 16 inch
* $65 + postage
* Ocean’s hair has been lovingly sewing into place each strand at a time! The yarn is cotton and is multi colored varying from white to pale yellow, pale pink and baby blue. The flower clip in Ocean’s hair is removable
* Her face is handpainted: eyes features 2 navy teardrops at the two corners of her eyes and sparkely eye liner. Her eye brows have been machine embroidered with bright silver thread…
* Body fabric is are made of an out of print designer fabric and fin is thick and soft, quilting with silver thread
* Ocean is a gorgeous mermaid looking for a home ashore…
Also, I’ve given Irina a little makeover :
* 80$ (€60) + shipping
* her hair (long hence quite heavy) is two tone and so long I had to put it up so it is permanently styled.
*her face has been lovingly handpainted and eyelashes have been applied.
*her skirt is made on a pettiskirt pattern and has two layers that makes it full and lovely (skirt and shoes are removable). Both her top and skirt are sparkly
… * The skin fabric has been home dyed and can show signs of dye which gives her a fab vintage look
* Due to all these details, Irina is not intended for babies and young children. Irina’s happy to pose and look pretty
She’s ready to dance the night away!
Hi you guys. It’s been a while, but I’ve been busy doll making! My first Market Night will take place tonight, Friday 10pm GMT/UK time (or saturday morning in Australia) for 24hrs only on my facebook page. The theme is ‘Dancer Dolls’ and each one will be sold on First to comment ‘sold’ basis under the picture of your chosen doll. all details are in the Market Album . All payments via Paypal invoice. If you are interested but not on Facebook, please contact me here or via email firstname.lastname@example.org ^_^
All my dolls are handpainted and handmade by me. They’re all One Of A Kind… If you know of anyone who could be interested, please Share! Hope to see you there…There’ll be a pair of french earrings given away with each order
Hi all, it’s been a while since I updated the blog to what I’m ‘really’ doing with my time lately…Doll making.
I got into it a little bit by chance, being a crafty person naturally curious about anything to do with sewing I purchase my first teddy bear pattern. I liked it but sewing furry fabric being a bit tedious and given that there’s a limit to customising options…I got my first ballerina stuffed doll pattern from www.dollsanddaydreams.etsy.com. And moved on from there really…
Now, I paint, sew, stuff, sew clothes and love it!! the sky’s the limit. Getting better with experience too, It’s a journey that I’ve undertaken and that I can’t see myself stopping anytime soon lol.
And then I thought I’d love my dolls to have ‘real’ hair…
and more photos of my dolls on my facebook page that I update regularly with promotions and giveaway. at the moment I’m offering FREE WORLWIDE SHIPPING for the last one of my tahitian dolls on the left…If you are on Facebook what don’t you pop over to the page and have a wee look around? ^_^
This is too cute not to share: Handmade Ryan Gosling . It starts with ‘Hey girl’ and then goes on to some simpathetic-crafting-statement to a crafty girlfriend…You have a look and see what I mean…
(melanie, if you’re reading,that one’s for you )
Come on over to Lori’s Blog and have a look at all the different crafters who are participating and giving away prizes every day during this week! All you have to do to is:
The Lampwork beads have been handmade by american artist Torch by Night which I topped up with mini baby blue lampwork beads made by a french lampwork artist and with carribean blue opal swarovski crytals.
I ship worldwide
All set in sterling silver…and ready to wear
Lately I have been making cute ballerina cloth dolls and love making them. However I have been meaning to start makine another kind of dolls, the arty kind where you paint their face and sew them cute matching clothes …
After looking at my Cloth Doll Workshop book, I couldn’t decide which doll to start with. They’re all lovely and inspiring but somehow I felt a bit overwhelmed…Until browsing the Internet I came across two patterns. One free called the Indian Girl by Arlene’s Original Designs.
Here’s my version
I named her Odakota meaning ‘friend’
For a first ever attempt at an art doll, it’s not too bad though room for improvement. Her face was a bit challenging as it was my first time and the pet fox as intended on the pattern doesn’t look one bit like mine; I have tried to copy it but never could, so just did my own thing here.
As for my second doll, I think it’s my favorite (probably easier all around) and I might adapt it and make more dolls out of the pattern. It’s called Belindy from My Raggedy Dolls. Again, tried to copy it and couldn’t make the exact same face and my brush seemed to do its own thing. It seems to be a reoccurence. I can NEVER seem to stick to a pattern or recipe. There’s always something that I’ll do my own way. Ah well, it must be a good thing, at least it’s got my ‘stamp’ on it
I love her look and like to thing she comes from Martinique (don’t ask me why lol) and her name is Marie-Sonine
I absolutely loved painting her face and already have more ideas. Oh and making earrings for her was fun and felt very natural…my making jewellery and all ^+^
Do they look alright?
Lori Anderson from Pretty Things jewelry and blog is the brain behind the event. She’s already organized the famous Bead Soup Party ( in which I participated here and here). This time, it will be open to all kinds of crafters and artisans and not just jewelry designers. Here’s how it works:
For a whole week Nov 26-Dec 3, Lori’s Blog will be entirely dedicated to the show. Each page will be filled with designers and crafters and people will be able to click the links to the stores, blogs, and take advantage of discounts (should they offer any), shop for things they HAVE TO HAVE NOW, and comment on things they really, really want. And they’ll be a draw for each prize posted on the blog.
So make a note of the dates in your diary and during that week come and have a look at loads of talented crafty people’s creations…there’ll be plenty of prizes to win and discounts to be had!
I’ve personally got a prize to giveaway, so come and join us on the day
see you there ^_^
Lately I’ve been trying to list a few items in the boutique…Not necessarily items that I made recently, but rather earrings and stuff that I have made a few months back and that I never got a chance to take pictures of due to my old camera being a real nightmare to operate.
but NOW I own a great camera (anniversary presents from my mum,dad and siblings) and the battery lasts more than 15 mins- Isn’t great!?
Having said, it doesnt necessarily make me a professional photographer, so still have to work on it.
Here’s the couple of items I’ve been listing recently
Last weekend I’ve been really busy making dolls (one was a custom order), hope to show you some pics next time…
I came accross these pictures from Jirka who tried to envision dysney characters through photography and a wee bit a photoshop magic I should imagine…Amazing and they remind me so much of my childhood : Disney used to release classic movies every christmas then, and I’d always be looking forward to seeing it on big screen. As you probably did too, so have a look, they’re really fab…
Which I think is adorable and might just keep it for myself :) but totally redoable if you like her.
Then got carried away with these 3
each a different colour scheme and personality…
Flora is a name that I think would suit that dollie…waiting for new suggestions ^+^
(that little Ballerina is reserved but redoable too)
That one I named Nikita because she looks a bit japanese and kawaiish…the floral fabric is one of my favorites in my stash because I love the hot pink/black combo. I’ve actually listed her here in my Etsy boutique.
As you can see, photographs aren’t the best, I know, but I should be getting a nice lovely new camera for our 5th anniversary in a couple of weeks and can’t wait. I’ve been giving out about my camera for ages and it’ll be a relief to bin it LOL