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!