Thursday, February 21, 2013


Last year I started working on a couple of new dolls :)
They are a little more sophisticated that my past attempts.
here and here
I took my inspiration from a couple of different places.
To start with I used this pattern from
I then did my own thing with the hair in fact I used the same technique that I used to make my wigs in this post.

I also found this amazing doll maker here in Australia :)
Trellis Design
Her dolls are beautiful and she seems to make a couple of new ones every week and I find I feel really inspired by her style even though it is a little different from my own.

Now that you have seen my starting point and inspiration I bet you would like to see my dolls :)
This is Mae
She has the same hair and dress and the living doll in this post

This is Marni
My children take dance classes at 

She has a white satin leotard with beading
red felt ballet shoes
blue velvet ribbon for her hair
Marni asked me to help with the Tutus last year so I thought she had better have a red tutu.

Here are her shoes and the back of her leotard

Here is a close up of her face
I was really happy with how she turned out.
The stitches on her mouth were nice and even and that blue star button is awesome!
She really is one of a kind.

Both of these dolls have gone to new homes
Mae went to our ballet teacher Miss Michelle 
Marni went to ... Marni 
(she hangs out at the studio and one of the boys was doing some par de deux with her the other day, very cute)
Linking up with


  1. These are absolutely adorable. You do beautiful work!

  2. Wow, this is fantastic! I know that any little girl would love to have a doll like these. Thanks so much for linking up at Crafty Tuesday. :)