>Check out the Miniature Online Show!

>Hi All,
If you haven’t had a chance to do so, please check out the Miniature Show Online:
http://aminiminiatureshow.weebly.com/

A Mini Miniature Show?

It will be open from now, March 9th until Monday, March 12th.  There are many miniature artisans at the show and shopping is so easy!  Registration is free and i think there may even be door prizes.  There are 4 pages of vendors (I am on page 4).  So many wonderful miniature items to see and drool over!

>I Have a Few Doll Kits Available In Stock!

>Hi All,
I just happen to have a few doll kits in stock.  You can see them on my website:
Miniature Doll Kits In Stock

If you are looking for a doll kit for your next project here is a great way to get a beautiful, finely detailed doll kit without having to wait for it.  In stock and ready to ship.  I only have 1 of each available.  All doll kits come with half arms with separated fingers & half legs with plain heels & assembly instructions.

Charity – Brown Eyes?
Victoria 3 – Blue Eyes
Lily – Brown Eyes

Victoria 1 – Blue Eyes

Victoria 2 – Blue Eyes

Victoria 4 – Brown Eyes
Victoria 5 – Blue Eyes
Victoria 6 – Blue Eyes

>I Have a Few Doll Kits Available In Stock!

>Hi All,
I just happen to have a few doll kits in stock.  You can see them on my website:
Miniature Doll Kits In Stock

If you are looking for a doll kit for your next project here is a great way to get a beautiful, finely detailed doll kit without having to wait for it.  In stock and ready to ship.  I only have 1 of each available.  All doll kits come with half arms with separated fingers & half legs with plain heels & assembly instructions.

Charity – Brown Eyes?
Victoria 3 – Blue Eyes
Lily – Brown Eyes

Victoria 1 – Blue Eyes

Victoria 2 – Blue Eyes

Victoria 4 – Brown Eyes
Victoria 5 – Blue Eyes
Victoria 6 – Blue Eyes

>I Have a Few Doll Kits Available In Stock!

>Hi All,
I just happen to have a few doll kits in stock.  You can see them on my website:
Miniature Doll Kits In Stock

If you are looking for a doll kit for your next project here is a great way to get a beautiful, finely detailed doll kit without having to wait for it.  In stock and ready to ship.  I only have 1 of each available.  All doll kits come with half arms with separated fingers & half legs with plain heels & assembly instructions.

Charity – Brown Eyes?
Victoria 3 – Blue Eyes
Lily – Brown Eyes

Victoria 1 – Blue Eyes

Victoria 2 – Blue Eyes

Victoria 4 – Brown Eyes
Victoria 5 – Blue Eyes
Victoria 6 – Blue Eyes

>I Have a Few Doll Kits Available In Stock!

>Hi All,
I just happen to have a few doll kits in stock.  You can see them on my website:
Miniature Doll Kits In Stock

If you are looking for a doll kit for your next project here is a great way to get a beautiful, finely detailed doll kit without having to wait for it.  In stock and ready to ship.  I only have 1 of each available.  All doll kits come with half arms with separated fingers & half legs with plain heels & assembly instructions.

Charity – Brown Eyes?
Victoria 3 – Blue Eyes
Lily – Brown Eyes

Victoria 1 – Blue Eyes

Victoria 2 – Blue Eyes

Victoria 4 – Brown Eyes
Victoria 5 – Blue Eyes
Victoria 6 – Blue Eyes

>1/2′ Scale Lady in Ballgown

>Here is a tiny 1/2′ scale lady doll I did quite awhile ago.  Her name is Alice.  I don’t do tiny dolls very often but I loved the challenge of getting a lot of scale and detail into such a small doll.  Her face was the size of a pea or small bean.

To see the full size photo of Alice click on images or, click here:

http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g345/gbellous/Miniature%20Dolls/Alice_half_sc_4x6_frame_c.jpg

>Someone New – Chantelle

>I had my camera out today, so I couldn’t resist giving you a sneek peek of “Chantelle”.  She will be a lovely lady in a fancy gown.  I love her dark red hair, but I have always had a thing for redheads!

Chantelle


 

>Finishing up some orders and then some FUN stuff!

>Hi All,
     It has been awhile since I posted.  I have been working like crazy to finish up my orders!  If your ordered a Victoria, and haven’t received her, the rest of the orders will be going out either Monday or Tuesday!  I appreciate every one’s patience.  I got a bit behind during the holidays.  If you ordered other dolls, they are also going out by the end of next week or beginning of next.

    Stay tuned, I will have some special ladies to show!

New Monthly Special October 2011

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Limited Quantity – Victoria – Painted Doll Kit of the Month
$45.00 – Includes Painted Porcelain, Half Arms & Half Legs with heels

Portrait Sisters – Costuming – Drafting The Dress Pattern

Stephanie Gets Her Sailor Dress!

Let’s get to start costuming these miniature portrait doll sisters. The first step is to make a simple pattern for the sailor dress.  I use normal paper to make the initial pattern and then transfer it to card stock to make it sturdy and easy to trace around.

I start by studying the dress in the photo. It is a simple classic & timeless sailor type dress.  It consists of a yoke, slight puff sleeves, a collar & flare skirt that according to the customer is above the knee.  There will also be embellishments of white cuffs on the sleeves, a white insert in the yoke and a red “tie’ and red trim.  The Collar will also be white trimmed in red.

You can either lay the doll down on paper and trace around her to get an approximate size and shape of the pattern or you can fold a small piece of paper in half and just “eyeball” the pattern.
I initially make the pattern without the seam allowances and add them in later in the final draft.  You can see in the photo that the length is also longer than needed, but that is not important at this time.

Here you can see that I have altered the pattern to fit Stephanie.  I lowered the “V” in the neckline and added the seam allowances I think I will need.
I have come up with basic patterns for the dress that I think will work.
Pictured from Left to Right:
Bodice back, Bodice front, Collar, Skirt & Sleeve.