Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Make Magic


I am still completely enchanted with making these sweet bendy dolls from Emilie Lefler's video tutorials.   The dolls are so easy to make, and she shares so many imaginative variations.

I have a vision of my Christmas tree covered in these lovely fairies, so I added a jump ring to the head of the doll when inserting the floral wire, then made a hanging hook from 20 gauge jewelry wire using a wire-wrapping jig purchased from Michael's.  The doll in the middle I forgot to add the jump ring, so I just inserted one into her hand (I do my hands more like Salley Mavor's Felt Folk).

I have made several more dolls:

A Coral Reef mermaid for my friend Joyce...

Midnight Magic...

Spring Dreams...

Country Girl...

And Sweet Ann.

The last two dolls are dressable!  In my next post I hope to have some basic wardrobe patterns for anyone who would like to try their hand at a dressable bendy doll.  I use size 8 perle cotton, and a size 9 steel hook...small but manageable for most, I hope!

12 comments:

  1. Красивые куколки!))

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    1. Огромное спасибо!

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    1. Thank you very much :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  3. Son preciosas!!! Me encantan. Cuenta imaginación y variedad de estilos y vestuarios.

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    1. ¡ Muchas gracias, Isabel!

      con gusto,

      Beth

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  4. Oh my how enchanting are those, absolutely gorgeous lovely work as always, and yes how lovely to have a Christmas tree filled with them, although an all round fairy tree appeals to me too :) a Fairy prayer tree...

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    1. I love the idea of a year-round fairy tree! Do you think I could talk my husband into leaving the Christmas tree up year round???

      warmly,

      Beth

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  5. Your bendy dolls are wonderful. For some reason I find this method of doll making daunting. I wasn’t very good at wrapping the doll. That’s why when I received my blue mermaid as a house warming gift, I was surprised and thrilled. Thrilled that I now have my very own bendy doll made just for me by my special friend. I am also thrilled that you will be sharing the tiny wardrobe for these delightful bendy dolls.

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    1. I am so glad you like your mermaid, my friend. It was such a pleasure to make her for you.

      You should watch Emilie Lefler's tutorial on making the basic doll. She uses 22 gauge cloth covered florist wire instead of pipe cleaner, and I think this makes a better doll. Stronger, and easier to cover with floss. Her tutorials are excellent; the link at the beginning of the blog post will take you to a page that has all 60+ of them.

      Enjoy whatever you are doing, in your lovely new home :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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