Thursday, May 29, 2014

Dolls and Sewing: Collecte des Amulettes

I'm thinking of having a small sewing space inside of our bedroom so I can still work on my projects while watching our son when he sleeps...  But before that let me share what I've sewn, I made doll clothes combining hand-stamp images with fabric paint, laces and fabrics.  My friend showed me a photo of a dress and she would love to have a similar one for her doll.  I got hooked with the idea so I decided to make more with the same concept.
Kayla (Royal Soliloquy), Genevieve (Alexis Emerald) and Abbey (ABE custom) in Collecte des Amulettes dresses
This is the one my friend liked, the concept is similar with one in the photo she showed me but I have to tweak it with the materials I have.
Then, the following are inspired by the idea...
I'm going to make more...  Thanks a lot and have good weekend ahead!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Crafts and Dolls: Water Mill Bakery - A Weekend Project

It's another long weekend since today is Victoria Day.  I love having long weekends because it gives me enough time to work on my hobby...  
It's been a year and months since we moved in another country, I've been missing my miniatures so I decided to put up, again, the only one set I was able to bring...  The Water Mill Bakery.   The Water Mill Bakery is a play set from the cute critters Sylvanian Families.  It is one of my favorites because of its nice details and I also love displaying miniatures about food especially the ones that were gifted by friends and those I made.  Each piece reminds me of a good memory.
On the first day, I cleaned the structure and added wallpapers and lined the counters with patterned papers.  I like adding personal touch to my sets because for me it looks nicer.
Then, I made an undercounter rack out of fuse beads for additional storage.  It's a good way to save me from buying a ready made one.
Here is the finished setup with my Petite Blythes' Emma Jane and Jasmine...
I hope everyone a great week and thanks again for reading!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dolls and Sewing: Simply Retro

Hello every one!  I hope we all had a Happy Mother's Day!
I had a good one even if I miss my family from home...  But I'm thankful with technology, we were able to have a nice chat.
Since last weekend was about Mother's Day, I decided to sew doll clothes inspired by how my mom dresses when she was young.  I made two styles, first, the blouse and skirt.  Second, the blouse and pants.  The lines were simple and very chic, colors were so vibrant...  simply retro!
Next, I will make doll clothes mixing fabric and stamps.
Thanks again for reading, I hope every one to have a good week!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Dolls and Sewing: Snow White for a Blythe doll

This weekend I made another doll outfit inspired by one of the famous fairy tale princess, Snow White.
I chose Heather (Rosie Red Encore) to be Snow White because of her rich red lips.
The details on her dress top is hand embroidered with beads and ribbons.  There are heart sequins on her chest and sleeves (symbol of Snow White's pure heart in the fairy tale which the Evil Queen wanted as proof that she's gone forever).
I crocheted a headband with oversize ribbon that shaped to appear like a top of an apple and decorated it with leaves and fabric flower (to represent the famous poison apple for Snow White).
I also crocheted a cape which can be removed from her dress.
A closer look of the dress.
Thank you for reading and I hope every one a great weekend!