Hello dolly people!
Well I’ve neglected my blog recently in favour of readying items for the upcoming Topper Dawn doll convention. It will be the tenth annual such convention and my first! I’m looking forward to meeting face to face, some of the people I’ve had the pleasure of “meeting” online. Click HERE for their info.
Having said that, I will doubtless not have all of the things finished that I would like. ~sigh~ There are just too many ideas and never enough time! I have been toiling away, which is why I’ve not posted lately.
My ooak Mermaid Dawn is still making her way to her new home. I hope she arrives soon. I’m always just a tad nervous until a doll has safely arrived (unnecessary, I know, but there you are!)
My dear, sweet Chloe doll did not sell, and so she will live with me! I quite like her and there are some people in my house who didn’t want to sell her at all! Chloe will not be my only Blythe custom. I have another one planned, but she will wait until after the convention.
Since there are a lot of collectors who will not be attending the convention, I don’t want to save everything I’ve been working on for that event. I will be listing an outfit later today on Etsy, but here’s a sneak preview :o)
Film Festival Aficionado!
I was inspired to this theme by the big film festival in my city at the moment. Brad Pitt’s supposed to be here somewhere… Yoohoo, Brad…..
The retro popcorn box was inspired by a specialty coffee box that I was flattening for recycling the other day and as I looked at it I marveled at the engineering that went into this 3D box from flat cardboard. The shape was rather intriguing and I just had to make my own version. Mine is hand painted and varnished for longevity.
The popcorn itself was a little challenging. I could have used beads, or polymer clay but I decided thaat better artists than me have already done those! I came up with something that looks a little like the real thing. More so than beads would have anyway! Two popcorn bits are not attached, the rest is glued into the popcorn box.
Her film schedule is a real thing but modified in several ways. The name of the festival has been changed to the “Dawn International Film Festival” and the rest of the content although unreadable anyway was moved and changed for a better overall look. When I shrunk the schedule down after these mods, the quality was not good enough for any of the info to be read. So, I printed it out at full size, took a high res shot and shrunk that down for her final schedule. Time consuming for sure, but the end result is better. You can actually read Dawn International Film Festival with a magnifier!
The outfit itself is a stretch lace top and thigh high “boots” and a faux suede mini, lined in pink twinkle poly with gold toned chain deatil on the front. Of course all this info will be in the listing!
Please click HERE to go to my Etsy shop!
Thanks for reading!