Friday, February 20, 2009

1st clothespin doll

I always enjoy my crafty time, but sometimes I just love it. This week I've been working on my 1st clothespin doll. I was originally inspired by Sweet Imaginations and BeezTings dolls on Flickr. Emily & I sat admiring their flickr photos for probably an hour! She was so smitten about them, I knew I had to try making some.

Of course I wanted to use clay instead of wood! :) After trying several different ideas, I re-engineered a spring clothespin to look more like the peg clothespins. (For the challenge, and also b/c I didn't want to load up all 3 girls and drive to Hobby Lobby.) Here she is, standing in the window sill watching today's sunset.

She was so much fun! Her head and hair is all polymer clay. The base is also. I need to work on my face painting skills. Her rosy cheeks turned into rosacea! Her felt dress is dripping with glitter. Girlfriend even has white glittery highlights in her hair! (Which I would totally do if they were a realistic option!)
And her teeny fun is that?!

I can't wait to make some more! I'm sure my ADD will kick in after the 2nd or 3rd doll...but my brain is bubbling with ideas for at least a dozen more! She will go upstairs to the girls' shadow box to keep the polka dot bird company.


tamdoll said...

Adorable! Love the little purse.

Julie said...

So cute! I gossiped about this over on the craft gossip blog!

Hope it gets a few visitors to come and check out your blog!

Michael said...

Cute! The little purse is a great touch. :o)

I also really like your new blog layout, btw. :o)

Angela M. said...

Great job, Christie! I love the details: the necklace & bracelet, the little yarn arms, and of course the purse. Very creative -- can't wait to see more of these!

Susan/sweetimaginations said...

She turned out SO cute!!! I love her nose - sweet! All the little details make her perfect!