Sunday, December 21, 2014

Santa Claus is coming to town

I managed to finish Santa in time for today's tutorial :) I think he came out cute!

I couldn't find the perfect red fabric - something that was thin so it'd work well for miniatures, but at the same time not bright red.. Ended up buying a tank top in H&M, and it worked out well :)

And this one also counts as 1 of 3 dolls without any blue pieces of clothes (refering to the deal I made with myself, mentioned in the previous post).

The more dolls I've made these past few weeks, the more I'm looking forward to doing some more fabric shopping at the next miniature fair! I always buy tons of fabric, but I tend to go for all the 'fun' patterns, textures etc.. I really need to focus on finding more of the basic & one colored pieces - oddly enough, those are the ones you use the most.

Anyway - tutorial for the Santa is uploading as I'm typing this, so I hope you like him :)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lady in a bathrobe

Finished my miniature doll - A lady in a bathrobe :)
I'm imagining she's gotten out of the shower and is getting ready. She's holding a lipstick and I made her hair look 'natural' as if she hasn't styled it yet.

I gave her some loose curls/waves by spraying her hair with 'stiffen stuff' (fabric stiffening spray), wrapping it around a knitting needle and blow drying it.. I then used glue to hold it in place how I wanted it to sit :)
Debating with myself whether or not to take a better picture in the morning, but knowing me I'm probably not going to.

I've also decided to keep myself from using blue as the main color for clothing for a while.. This is the third doll in a row, if mr Butcher's apron counts, that has blue clothes..
But I had to give her a blue robe - the drawing/pinup that inspired me was a woman in a blue robe, a towel around her her,. Pieces of dark brown hair sticking out and a big smile - with red libstick, of course. I fell in love with the colors.

Unfortunately I didn't have the perfect fabric to use as a bathrobe..
Towels/washing cloths were too thick.. I had a micro fiber cloth and even though they kind of have the right texture, it was still too thick.
So I ended up using this stretchy cotton material since it could look like a similar texture?.. if you squint a bit, haha.

I didn't get started on the Santa today, so it's probably not going to be up on YouTube until Sunday,.. What held me back was something as stupid as my manicure. My current manicure didn't exactly look need anymore, after approx 2 weeks and lots of crafting - so I had to fix that.. Closeups of chipped outgrown nail polish doesn't look good on camera *sigh* :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Progress & Gingerbread house

I finished the sculpture for my current doll project yesterday - I was rushing a bit, so it could've been better - but I just really wanted to get started on painting, wigging and all the other fun things.

My Butcher likes her though ;)

Might begin the shading/painting process today,. Otherwise I'll just do it tomorrow :)
by the way - no, she's not flipping the finger (people on instagram seemed to think so, haha) once painted, it's going to be a lipstick.
Have to start working on another doll tomorrow... I HOPE I'll be able to finish it Friday, so it's ready to be uploaded as a tutorial by then, but otherwise it'll be up Sunday. No Christmas without a mr. Santa, right? :) The good thing is that I don't have to record a lot of the 'process of making the doll' as I've shown that in my 2 other doll tutorials - it's mainly the face, boots and clothes + painting/wigging.

And as for today's tutorial; Last year I posted a tutorial for a gingerbread house, but a lot of people seemed to find 'making the hollow house' difficult - so I decided to make an easier, not hollow, version.