Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Heirloom Quality Miniature a new and improved design!

Hello friends, I have been working on a new design for some of my 1:12 scale miniatures, which makes them a much better quality doll in the end. It is much more work, and tedious at times, but the outcome shows much improvement! I hope you think the same!

 First I created a little smaller head, only the size of a US dime, and painted in the eyes, instead of inset eyes I usually create. I sculpted a small breast plate with holes to attach to a soft body. Then I created half limbs with holes, and grooves, so that a wire could be inserted within each limb, and the clothing could be nicely fitted into the groove. I took extra care to ensure a standard small size Heidi Ott shoe would fit! (those little Mary Janes are so darling!) I created a small soft, fiber fill body, with a few weight pellets in the bottom, and inserted 100% cotton pipe cleaners through the body for the arms, and legs.

I cut the wires to the proper length , and attached the limbs, and sewed the head/breast plate to the torso of the soft body. I then did a little soft sculpting to give her a sweet shape. Now her body was all together, and I began designing her hair and clothing. I made little pantaloons, and after sliding them on her, I loosely filled in the area around the leg wires with fiber fill, same with her little blouse and arms.  I am including some WIP photos, so that you can see the progress. I forgot to take pictures of her soft body and wires, so I made a drawing to help show you.


I hope you enjoy seeing how she was made, and seeing her in completion! She is quite nice to pose, and hopefully someone will be proud to add her to their collection soon! She is listed on my eBay now! Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post, and for your visits! xoxox Christel










15 comments:

The Old Maid said...

Nice work! She is sweet!
Hugs

Christel said...

Thank you Ewa.:)

Ilona said...

She is absolutely adorable and so sweet to see in her nice dress and shoes :)! Her hairdo is wonderful, in short: fantastic work!
Thank you for showing to us, how you've made her, Christel!
Hugs, Ilona xxx

Christel said...

Ilona, No, Thank you! I am so happy to have you as a follower. Your works are fantastic. xoxo Christel

Dessa Rae Greenwood said...

She is just precious!!
I love dolls that are posable, and made the way you show.
I am making dolls the same way now but are around 11 inches.
Her shoes are so cute!!
Take care,
XOXO
Dessa Rae

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

How in the world do you work so tiny? My sister creates her dolls in the same fashion, with a cloth body and polymer clay limbs and head.. I really like them that way. The shoes are really something, Christel! She is adorable.
Thank you for coming over to meet Juliet and your kind comment.
blessings,
Penny

Christel said...

Dear Dessa, thank you for coming to visit, and your sweet comment. I popped over to see what you have been up to, and I know you probably have several things in the works, but haven't posted, hope to see your latest darling dolls soon. Christel

Christel said...

Hi Penny! Awesome start to my day seeing you have been here! Thank you for always giving love and support to fellow artists, I think we all are like minded in the appreciation of each other and our varied talents! Xox Christel

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Good evening my dear friend.
Thank you so much for coming over to visit two of my posts. Your words are really appreciated Christel.. You are such an amazing artist... So your comments mean a lot to me.
Happy Easter!
Love and blessings,
Penny

Mdm Samm said...

yes like this....( take a peak )at what I sent you...just half of your creations for special projects winkxx

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Christel,
so happy to see you had come over to sit on the porch awhile with me and smell the roses.
Keeping you in my thoughts.
blessings,
Penny

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Christel,
I have missed you too! Been away from the computer for so long... Good to be back.
It was a joy to see you had come by for a visit... You like the boot? Thank you so much.
I still want to make one more mouse for the top window...
I am really looking forward to seeing what you have been creating..
love and blessings,
Penny

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good heavens, as if you weren't already fabulous! HER FACE is perfect, and so small! Christel, she is just lovely, and I also want to thank you for coming to visit me!

Are you enjoying yourself? I can see it! School is over now and I'm ready for a vacation. Blogging will be a part of the fun for me!

Enjoy your day sweet friend, Anita

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you dear friend for the visit, and most kind words. Hope to see a new piece from you soon.
Love and blessings,
Penny

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Christel,
I am so happy you enjoyed Gus... Thank you so much Christel, for always being such a constant support.
Love and blessings,
Penny