Thursday, 11 December 2014

Back to the Paint Brush

Melissa Gaggiano art
    I've kept myself busy with so many other craft projects the past month or so. But it is nice to pick up a paint brush and come back to this.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Made To Order

Made to order: my Etsy store
    In addition to the mermaid dolls, I now have three 'made to order' doll designs available in my Etsy store. Come along, check it out, and share with your family, friends. There is something for everyone - steam punk, fantasy and fashion.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

In the Bag

Doll design by Melissa Gaggiano

And today another private doll project in the bag. Yeah!

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

On His Way

Doll making by Melissa Gaggiano

Doll making by Melissa Gaggiano
    Another quick Link update. He is coming together and holding his own… things. Good on him.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Check. Check. Check.

Doll making by Melissa Gaggiano
    Link? Check. Shield? Check. Sword? Check. What next? Sword holder, Majora's mask, bunny mask and Deku mask.

    My hands are occupied with sewing. My ears are occupied with the sounds of Frozen [4th viewing request by Keira]. My mind is thinking of a million wonderful creations that may just happen once I finish making Link.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Shield



    This afternoon I did some shield work. This is the first accessory to go with the Link doll I have been working on the past week or so. No time to say much more than that. Must eat...

Hat + Ears

Melissa Gaggiano doll design
    This is where I'm at with the Link doll. The transformation of this doll has been incredible. I just love how the little pieces make up the whole.
    The next phase is working on the accessories, starting with the shield.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Look At That

Melissa Gaggiano doll design
    Will you look at that. I wasn't sure how I'd address Link's hair. Using my usual felt wigs [the mermaid dolls] and the floppy yarn hair [a more recent design feature] wasn't going to work with this doll. Staring at the illustrations of Link I realised that his hair needed to be flat, curved and layered in individual pattern pieces.