Thursday, March 27, 2008

My first attempt at doll-making.

I have been wanting to try my hand at doll-making, ever since I stumbled upon Inside A Black Apple. Emily, the creator behind this blog and all it's goodies is officially the top seller on Etsy! And because of that, Martha Stewart had her on her show just a few weeks ago! She had her do a little hands-on tutorial on doll-making for us all... and the video is posted on her site, too.

Happiest. Day. Ever.

I just adore her little creations... but... they sell out in like 2 seconds and I have never been able to steal one away. So, I tried to make one based on her delicious hand-drawn pattern she posted. And, well, it's coming along! I'm a bit surprised that I was able to do it on the first try. Of course, she still needs a cute little face and perhaps an apron, but gosh, that didn't take long!

It's so funny though, Emily is just SO GOOD at putting fabrics together and getting all those little details and nuances to look precisely right. I definitely need more practice with adornment and contrasting the fabrics better. Yup, that's what makes hers, well, hers.

I'm very inspired now to make more and perhaps, make my own pattern for doll-making. Thanks bunches, Emily, you're a doll! (I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself!)


Jaime said...

Cuteness honey!

A said...

She's so lovely!

I think you would really like this blog I found today, too:

Have you seen it? They do stationery, too.

Dawn Gahan said...

I do so love the way hers legs cross at the ankles. Please post her when she's finished. Can't wait to see what you do with her face!!

Dawn E. Girl

Anonymous said...

I stand by my always concrete position that you are one of the most creative people I have ever met.

You. Are. Scrumtrellescent.

-Bullet ;)