portrait doll

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October 11, 2009

Friends of mine have an adorable daughter who turned one on the weekend, so a present was in order! Her favourite hairstyle is what my mother used to refer to as Whalespouts, and since she’s so horribly cute, I figured I’d continue my grandmother’s tradition and make her a portrait doll. I loved the upside […]

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Tutorial – Design It Yourself Doll Gift for children

February 22, 2009

When we were little and it was our birthday, our mum would draw up a Breakfast In Bed menu, with everything she could possibly think of, and bring it into our bedroom with a pen. You’d mark off what you wanted for breakfast, and she’d disappear into the kitchen for a bit. Then your chosen […]

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Tutorial – Awesomely Luxurious Doll Hair

January 2, 2009

How do you make good dolls hair? It’s something that I’ve been experimenting with for a while, trying different things and the other day I re-discovered an awesome way to do it. Weirdly enough it was something I first used in about year 7 to make a judges wig from carpet strands. But now, with […]

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Craft mirrors

December 22, 2008

My grandmother was very artistic. She could take any image at all and copy it perfectly. She used to lament because she couldn’t draw out of her imagination, but truly could copy anything perfectly. It was a staggering talent and one I always admired and secretly wished I had. But it suddenly occurred to me […]

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Some days you just want to have someone send you something in the mail

December 16, 2008

Today I found Tinniegirl, a woman from Melbourne who sells ace old tins packed full of crafting treasures through her store on etsy. I love this idea! Imagine getting a package with a beautiful old tin, and inside some fat quarters, some buttons and other lovely things. That’d so make any crafty person’s day! I […]

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