Tuesday, February 24, 2015
When designing a new doll, I often have extra parts while seeking the right one. With the Weed Fairies, I had several heads & liking this genre,(and since I have the patterns written and put up) decided to finish them trying different techniques & hair styles. Really like the look of the eyelash yarn! I'll probably put head shots of these on my wordpress blog for folks who get the pattern, to give them more ideas. Also it's fun to see how different each can look although it's the same basic pattern.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
SD&A will be featuring the Weed Fairies! Decided to design another as a stump doll for 2 reasons: simpler for novice doll makers AND easier to wrap to pack and ship. So 14" Connie Canibus has been added to the mix...actually I have 3 more as I was experimenting with different efforts to make her. Very proud of myself as I got patterns for her as well as Betty & Mary written and ready to go, and put a post on my wordpress blog with directions for making bongs & pipes for the girls. Sometimes it's nice when it's snowing outside as it's perfect for doing this kinda stuff inside!
Friday, February 6, 2015
We've all heard of the Tooth Fairy...well here in Colorado we have Weed Fairies...they don't have cash, but carry a "stash". When designing a new idea,I'll often make a couple at a time to work on. Liked both of these, so finished both using a few different techniques on each. They both have marijuana leaf shaped wings. Betty Bong,is made to just sit on the ground. Mary Juana sits on a stool & holds a joint in one hand and her stash in the other. (it's really oregano) My intent was to make bongs for both, but her hands looked better with the joint and later changed to a pipe...even better! After a week of experimentation I finally figured out how to make a bong, using small light bulbs. Gonna do more now that I've perfected the idea, and sell. Also planning another Fairy