I don't know about you guys, but I am so ready for fall! The weather keeps teasing me here and there by cooling off, then sky rocketing back up. Gaaah. Anyway, what better way to prepare for fall than to make some fall inspired dolls? I've been dying to make a scarecrow doll for quite awhile now and am sooo happy with the way she turned out!
Birdie spends her days in the fields bird watching. She just loves birds. She loves their songs and pretty colors. She loves watching them fly. More than anything, she'd love to befriend a bird. She tries to offer them seeds to eat. She tries talking to them nicely. For some reason though, they are all frightened of her. She simply can not understand why...
Birdie was hand sewn and hand painted by me. Her face has been sealed with a matte varnish. Her hair is a tan faux fur. It is sewn on. Her clothing is removable.
She is about 5 inches tall. She is wired to allow her to hold some poses. She can not stand on her own. Her dress allows her to sit on her own easily though!
EEEEEP! I love it! okay...I want one and need to hide this from my kiddo or she will want one too for our outdoor whimsical tea parties.... This one rocks I do believe! Have you ever made a honeysuckle fairy themed one as of yet? (my kiddo promises we have them in our yard )
Thanks! Not yet, but I totally have to add that to my list. Honeysuckles are my favorite!
This girl has been sitting in my sketchbook for about a year, waiting for me to get around to creating her. I've recently started making little bitty dolls, and it was the perfect base to finally make my cheshire girl. I have to admit, she's my favorite doll I've made to date! It was sooooo hard sending her off!
This is Chessa.
She's 5 and a half inches tall if you count her big kitty ears
She's wired so she can hold some poses!
I painted her with acrylic paints and sealed her with a matte varnish.
She's a bit mad, but I hear only the best people are.
She's adorable and well made. A little hint about making clothing. If you've never sewn clothing before, it can be hard. Look at the construction of real clothes, and then use paper towels to drape on your doll to get the pattern pieces you want. Once you've figured it out with that, you can transfer to the fabric. You're really talented. I hope to see more from you.
Great tip, craftewoman! I think I'll try this when I get brave enough to start trying more advanced outfits, lol.
Hi guys! I just had to share my newest little doll with everyone! I'm extra excited about her because she's the first doll I've managed to make with a removable outfit. I am SO clueless when it comes to making clothing. No idea why...some kind of crazy block or something. After two weeks of making and remaking the same dress though, I finally made a basic dress I was actually happy with. I'm just glad my little pixies don't have to run around naked now
Anyway, this is Dandelion!
She's just five inches tall
She's also wired so that she can be posed!
Her hair is made of faux fur. Her face was painted using acrylic paint and sealed with a matte varnish.
My favorite part is every part of her outfit can come off (dress, tutu, and panties) so that she can actually be played with and redressed! (Or, in my two year old's case, she can be made to run around naked. Go figure )
May I ask where you buy the fur from? Everywhere I look they're all browns and animal print.
I buy my fur off of etsy. There are sellers on there that sell the fur in smaller cuts, which is perfect for my plushie making! You can also find it by the yard from distinctivefabric.com . I've never bought anything from them, but I've heard positive things about them! I'm sure there's probably quite a few other online shops to find it too.
Oh these are absolutely wonderful! I love how much character and life you give them through their faces. They are adorable. <3
I have two questions. Does the Matte varnish make the acrylic paint waterproof? So the faces won't wash off when you want to wash them? :3 And if so, does the varnish only work on a specific fabric?
I use Liquitex Matte Varnish. The bottle does claim that it is water resistant when dry. I've never run one through the washing machine though so I'm not sure. (I actually have a face set aside just for this purpose....just haven't gotten around to doing it yet.) I've used the varnish on muslin, canvas, and cotton materials so far with no problem. I usually just test it on a piece of scrap first to be sure.
They have such sweet expressions with their big wistful eyes. I don't know how you can call them monsters. They are cute and cuddly like baby bunnies and a baby bunny is not a monster. Pocket Fluff is a much better name - although at first it did make me think of the un-nameable gunk you find in your child's jacket pocket by the end of term.
Haha! If it makes you feel any better, in my silly little "world," monsters are all cute and fluffy things.
I just love these little guys. It would be fun to have them peeking out in little corners in the house...little surprises here and there. Too cute!
I'm sooo going to have to do this now. My three year old would get a huge kick out of it too! (He's so sharp...he immediately notices even the smallest little change in decor. He'd catch on right away!)
First of all, these are super adorbs. Secondly, I envy your level of productivity! I'm a slow crafter and am haunted by all the ideas I have that alas will never come to fruition. Yay, for you though.
So funny you should say that...I constantly feel like I can't create fast enough! I'm always months behind on my ideas. (These guys were all made over a two week period or so...so I'm not as fast as you'd think! lol)
Just because I finished her today, and I think she's my favorite so far, I had to share yet another one!