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« on: June 15, 2013 03:51:02 AM »

I've been working on a series of stands for Blythe dolls. These dolls don't stand on their own, and they are sold with a plain plastic stand.  I wanted to make something really cute and fun, with a theme or a scene that would be a good display item. 

Here's the first one I made; the theme was "spring".


 All the supplies came from local craft stores (Joann's and Michaels). The base is a wooden plaque with a hole drilled in it for the 1/4" dowel that holds the doll in place. I made the bush by embroidering flowers on a fabric yoyo, then stuffing it.


You just position the doll with the dowel inside the back of her clothes and she stands there just fine! I made this dress and headband to go with the stand and expand on the theme.


The next one is a "candy land" theme. I found the little wheelbarrow at Michaels, and I made the candy out of polymer clay.



The tree is a cone made of felt.


Again, I made this dress and headband to go with the stand and go with the theme.


I made this last one for Mountains and Clouds in the recent IYP swap. She is a musician, so I knew that would be a great theme to go with for her.


Everything is hot glued in place, and there is a square of felt on the bottom of the stand so it won't scratch the shelf or table where it is displayed.


This time I bought the dress instead of making it, because it came with the plastic violin and bow that I needed for the stand! I also purchased the music stand from a dollhouse supply place.


I'm currently working on a new one; it's very similar to the first one, but in place of the deer there will be a patch of poly clay watermelons. I have a lot of ideas for these and I want to make them all, because it's so much fun!
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2013 06:31:00 AM »

These are awesome, Leslie! You did such a great job of creating environments--each perfect for its Blythe-- on such a small space. ROcKs!
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2013 08:30:46 AM »

These are a fantastic idea!  I love my new music theme stand and husby and I have already decided that when we eventually get a place with enough room for our music studio, it's definitely going on display there, and the dolls can take turns enjoying student lessons, etc.!

Thank you, Leslie!
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2013 09:38:55 AM »

I love Leslie's attention to detail and creative ideas!
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2013 10:15:48 AM »

So cute!!! The candy one is my favorite! Does the dowel pull out for storing the stand when it's not in use? The outfits on your girls are adorable too!  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2013 10:46:20 AM »

Thanks everyone!

Yes, the dowel does pull out. That makes it easy to store or mail (since these were all for swaps.)
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2013 12:41:18 PM »

How cute! I agree with LadybugsAndBumblebe es that you always have such creative ideas!
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So fun and cheery! Great work Leslie!
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2013 03:03:56 PM »

I can say firsthand how beautiful these stands are- I am lucky enough to own two of them! The level of detail is crazy and they are beyond adorable! I can't wait to see the watermelon one, Leslie.
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2013 07:43:52 AM »

What a great idea! All the little stands are so cute, and I love that you match their outfits to the theme.
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2013 06:22:12 AM »

These are really cool and so creative! Do you sell them?
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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2013 05:50:19 AM »

Your stands are absolutey adorable, I love that they tell a little story all by themselves. This rocks, for sure. Beautiful.
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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2013 06:20:05 AM »

Thank you!!
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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2013 04:06:01 PM »

Awesome work!
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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2013 12:51:56 PM »

This is really adorable and a great alternative to their wobbly clover stands!
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