Friday, May 24, 2013

My little cuties!

I belong to a doll group called DOLL STREET DREAMERS where we like to chat and learn from each other.  We also do doll swaps.  Our newest swap is Mermaid Pins.  They can not be any longer than 5-6 inches.  I decided I was going to make small ones, Doris and Sabrina.

Both dolls are made the same way, they just look different.  I made my own little pattern which is barely 3 1/2 inches long and 1 3/4 inches wide.  They both have a belly button and a little butt!  Since I am now doing more enameling with a torch, I decided to enamel these little starfish charms I have had for a very long time.  I think they turned out rather fun!  I like the texture and color variation.  I also used a face mold which I purchased some years ago from Michaels.  I added cute little ears and kind of did a little reshaping of the faces.  I used hand charms for their flippers and did a little bead work around their heads and on their bodies.  Their hair is natural Cotswold Sheep Locks from La Tea Da Designs on Etsy.  I have purchased natural wools from her several times and love her fibers.  For the flippers, I used Cultured Sea Glass from ZnetShows.  I really think the flippers are so cute.  I have seen glittered finger nail polish put on other matte type beads, I might add a little on my next dolls or maybe even on these.

I hope you like my little cuties and please feel free to leave a comment...




  1. Love your dolls! They are so detailed and have such personality! You are very creative and do amazing work!

  2. Your dolls are awesome and have amazing detail and personality. You are very creative and do beautiful work.

  3. Thank you Marti... They really are fun to make since they are so small...there are lots of little things you can do to add to their personalities.

  4. those doll pins are so cleaver! what a fun use for your sea glass :)