Sunday, 22 May 2016

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Torres & Gillian merchandise


    To celebrate the creation of my new line of pose able dolls, Torres and Gillian, I have crossover merchandise available in my Red Bubble store. Check it out!

Garden Photography

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   Torres and Gillian stepped out for a garden photo shoot. You can tell they are close friends.

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Meet Torres and Gillian

    Each doll I have developed has been a continual evolution. I am not one to keep producing the same old design, each doll I make is always going to be unique and an improvement upon the last. I have gone from large floppy, cuddly cloth dolls and over time moved more toward articulated fashion doll concepts. This year I have been playing with armature [that's what makes a doll poseable], and now with no further ado may I present two new poseable fashion dolls, in store now -

Sunday, 15 May 2016

An Excellent Day

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    It is a good day when things fall into place. Even more so when working on something completely from scratch. But even then it wouldn't be realistic to not expect problems and mistakes along the way. Thankfully today was an excellent day for making a new pose able  doll.

    I'd been wanting to make a pose able doll like this for a very long time. After working out a few technical aspects it finally happened. I'm pretty happy with how the test doll turned out. Only a few tweaks required, so... happy day!

Chimney? No! Instagram? Yes

    Apparently Peter Parker doesn't have a chimney. But that's alright, because neither do I. What I finally do have though is Instagram. This just may make it easier for me to keep a photo log of my projects in progress. Check out my first photo upload.


    Today I delved into some old pins from my Pinterest collection. As a regular pinner [I know! That's not a word… yet.], a lot of history is created. But I still find it strange that anything collected after only a year can now feel so retro.

Pin #1  |  Pin #2

Pin #5  |  Pin #6 
Pin #7  |  Pin #8

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Saturday Something Snapshot

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    Photographed is a new something I am working on. It can be one of many things for a doll house collection. Be it a rug, a blanket, wall art. The potential for this little piece is really quite limitless.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Inspiration Rages On

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    Here's a snap shot from my work sketchbook of what I am working on at the mo'. I'm thinking fashion cloth doll, painted features, wire armature. I'll be trying a new thing of using a clothes peg to create internal neck support. Inspiration rages on. Very excited.