I had started this doll with the intention of having her completed for Easter but got so side tracked with the commission wedding dress as well as my own personal costumes. She is now completed and up in my Etsy shop waiting for a home. As always, layaway is available and I can break payments up to help make her easier to afford.
As with all my dolls, she is 100% handmade with no use of molds. Many hours and much love have gone into their construction. All pieces are original works that cannot be duplicated.
You can follow more of my work and progress on my art page.
I am a bit late on updating but my newest doll is for sale in my Etsy shop. My original inspiration for her was a carousel but the more I worked on her the more she began to feel more like a cake or something sweet. She is my first doll of 2016. 🙂
She is one of my stuffed dolls so her body is fabric and her face, and arms are sculpted. She is lightly posable. She is approximately 26″ long. Everything is hand made from scratch and no molds ever used in my works so each one is truly unique.
My newest doll is now complete and listed in my shop
You can view more of my works and progress pics of all my dolls here.
I recently told myself I needed to step up on my dolls, and push myself harder to perfect them, particularly on the faces. Faces have always been the biggest challenge for me (mostly setting the eyes even) so I really tried to focus on this one, trying my best to be as symmetrical as possible. I created my own eyes (using clay and sun curing epoxy) rather than just painting them straight onto the dolls and I am happy with this decision as I find it gives her more life. This is something I will definitely be continuing with on my future dolls. Another thing I experimented with, although nothing to get too overjoyed about, is curling her hair. I know its rather simple but to me it was exciting to transform pieces of straight fibers into beautiful curls, something I plan to do more often. Perhaps soon I will even hand dye my own fibers.
I am very pleased with the direction she is going.. I currently have cosplay on my mind (because it is that time of the year for me) so I was thinking about my last costume which was gothic lolita-ish, full of ruffles and lace and also had devil horns. I used this as inspiration for her however wanted the hair to be bright red rather than black. I was also thinking back on my recent trip to A-kon where I got to meet Huang Shan (RingDoll ..doll maker from China) and all of his dark,gothic dolls. While at A-kon I had also attended a class on Victorian mourning customs and traditions and their attire so I also had that in the back of my mind when creating this doll.
I still have a bit of work to do on her, such as sculpting the rest of her limbs (yes sometimes I work in a weird order), creating shoes, working on something for her head and finishing the remainder of her costume. I may also add a few more details and beadwork here and there.
Usually I list my dolls in my Etsy shop, however someone has already contacted me about purchasing her, so she will not be available for sale. I do have lots more dolls that I will be making and will be sharing my progress so if interested you can follow my work here.
My Alice and tea set inspired necklace is now for sale in my Etsy shop. All pieces (Alice face, tea cups, teapot and beads) are hand sculpted and strung on hand knotted satin ribbon. I do not use molds in my works.
Here are a few jewelry pieces that I have created for some recent local events. Some of them have been sold already but I still have a few pieces available in my Etsy shop. I will most likely be taking a month off from my doll making to focus on my costumes (which need to be completed for June) so this month will also be dedicated to jewelry pieces.
While waiting on the hands of my newest doll to dry, I am working on a few jewelry pieces for a local steampunk event that I will be selling at. I still have a lot more to do with them but wanted to share what I have completed so far.