Here’s what I’ve been doing this spring.
My best friend, Sariah’s birthday is at the end of March, and I forget it EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR. So this year I started thinking about what to get her at Christmas. I found this fabulous little merboy pendant from Green Girl Studios. Sariah loves mermaids and babies and I [...]
I mostly focus on original one-of-a-kind dolls on this blog, but lately I’ve developed a love for Asian Ball-Jointed Dolls, so I want to share with you one of my favorite sites.
Fairyland dolls are beautiful and fantastically posable, but lately they’ve come out with some absolutely gorgeous fullsets (fullset dolls come with costumes, special paint [...]
I haven’t sculpted a new doll in a long time, but I’ve been making clothes for Asian ball-jointed dolls. I just love the style of their sculpts, and the freedom from the art doll’s eternal dilemma — is it art or is it a toy?
BJDs are unapologetically dolls, meant to be touched and played with, [...]
There is a lot of information available on making human-sized wings for fairy or angel costumes. Some of these techniques won’t apply to dolls, but they might inspire you to try something you hadn’t thought of before, so here are some pages with wing instructions:
Instructables.com is a great resource with lots of costume and [...]
Salley Mavor is coming out with a new book. I just can’t get enough of her beautiful high-relief stumpwork embroidery. Don’t you want to try some of this in polymer clay?
via Mimi Kirchner
Andrea Graham does things with needle felting I had no idea you could do. She appears to have started out as a dollmaker and moved on to more “fine art” type work. Her doll figures represent a quirky sense of humor, more fun than beautiful. My favorite piece, which I won’t post here because [...]