Friday, November 30, 2007
The stitches are all made by hand so it took quite a while, the next one I'll sew with the sewing machine.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
I have been planning to make one of these for ages and finally sat down to create one.
She is 25cm' high from toe to the tip of her crown.
If you want to create one of your own all you have to do is follow these simple instructions:
Print the template
Cut out all pieces, you need 1 of each. I used black and white cardstock for the legs and arms and plain white for the face and body as they are covered.
Punch out little holes where indicated the size for your brads to fit in.
Print out an image of a face, I used this site.
Glue the face to the face template and assemble all parts using brads.The brads enable motion so if you don't want your paper doll to be able to move her body parts you can just glue them together instead of using brads.
Now you can start to dress her, you can really go wild here, I cut out a dress shape from fabric textured paper and glued a piece of lace to the bottom of it.I then attached a ribbon to act as a belt with a bow shaped charm in the center and I also used fibers to act as a scarf, I just tied them round her neck.
Now glue the clothing you made to the body of your paper doll.
The crown is made of gold color cardstock cut into shape and I used crystals to embelish it.
I then gave her a key and glued a sentance from a book I liked:"I think this is the real key, to love what you do, it is often very difficult to know what you love to do because you want to do so many things" (see picture at the top of this post).
What can it be used for? I think I'm going to frame her and take her to work, can also be used on a greeting card but then you must make it smaller.
I will love to see yours!
Saturday, November 24, 2007
I decided for a change to add the envelope to the photograph of the card, usually I only take a picture of the card but realized the envelope is also part of the design.
The flowers in the flower cards are doodled by hand accompanied by a button or brad in the center.
Friday, November 23, 2007
I know what I'm going to be doing this weekend (-:
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Every once in a while I thought of taking it down and opening it up but I never got round to it, I actually started thinking that it's intimidating.
Today I had the courage to finally take it down, open it, clean it and remarkably found that I still remember how to sew in s straight line.I think this is going to be the begining of a renewed beutifull friendship.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
350 grams (2.5 cups) self rising flower
1 cup sugar
- Mix all ingredients together to form the dough, I use my Kitchenaid but you can also use a foodprocessor or mix by hand.
- Form little round balls of dough or use cookie cutters to form shapes to create your cookies.I keep it simple and just divide the dough into 4 parts and flatten it on the baking pan with my fingers, then I use a sharp knife to cut the dough into finger like shaped cookies.
- Put into a preheated oven, medium temperature (180 degrees celsius) until the cookies are nice and golden (approximately 20-25 minutes) be carefull not to over bake.
- If you use my method of flattening the dough then after the cookies are baked, use your knife again or spatula to space between them and spread them in the baking pan and return back to the turned off oven so the inside part dries out, in this case leave inside the oven to cool.
- Let's see you resist the fantastic smell and wait for them to fully cool, mission impossible! Enjoy!
- Keep in a dry tin or glass jar.
Monday, November 19, 2007
If you want one just follow these easy guidelines:
Sunday, November 18, 2007
All you do is divide your card into 2 parts, each part a different color, I like the use of black and white. Take a ribbon and adhere it at the center of your card all across.
Take a silk flower and cut it in half, you can adhere both parts together to get a puffy look and you can use just the one half, adhere it above the ribbon in the middle of your card.
You can also stick a bow or button or any embellishment in the middle.
Now all that's left is to doodle the face, you can draw any expression, a smile is always nice but other options can be an O shaped mouth for an astonished look or a curved mouth for a sad effect, play and experiment with it, it's fun!