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Sunday, August 29, 2010

PatitaDolls Cover Page Magazine

One can only imagine my face when I opened my mailed yesterday to find out that Isabella was a cover page in the " Doll Crafter & Costuming Magazine" September 2010 Issue. Of course I new that she was going to be published but I did NOT know that it was a 5 page article with the cover page. Honestly, I almost flipped out of my chair!!!!WOW!!!

Ps. I am sorry I had to remove the comments from this site.Unfortunately I was getting lot Spam, specially in other languages.:-(

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

It has been a while....

Hello dear reader and doll friends~

I know it has been *forever* since I did a post or did anything else with my dolls. let me explain a little bit what happened.

Last summer I was intensely working with the doll making and I became very ill. I was spending so many hours on my shop that I did not realised how much cost that was.It injured my health and part of my doll making process. I developed an allergy from the plaster. I thought it was the porcelain but the plaster was hurting me badly .

Meanwhile, I hit a wall with my doll process. I normally work with different things to *clear my mind* and instead to do that I was focusing solo on the PD . My mind stop working and I did not have the results that I really want to.

I then decided that I need to set aside and do something else, not knowing IF i would continually do this or not.

Well.... it took me a while but my mind finally cleared up. I feel very refreshed and ready to create.BUT I still have a problem\- mold making.

Such a simple answer and even that I could not see it.....

I have decided to find help. I did make the master mold for the hands and I have several heads ready too but all the new body parts needs the master mold.

i am currently looking for companies to make them for me. Once I have the master I can make more master from it because is easy and it does not take that much time but to make the master mold , it takes me many many hours because I am a little neurotic about it in been just right.
I like to take my parts out and to look almost done ... very clean ... and that takes a perfect mold.

Thank you for not giving up on me and PD. Let's see if I can find a good mold making company to make may molds so I can start making the dolls again.
Final note :
I don't plan to massive make these dolls.... Those of you that have emailed me and asked about it, you will be notified as soon as i have dolls available. I still don't know what I want to do but I can tell you that I do NOT ( at this time) want to make ONLY this dolls and spent all my time just doing that so the result will be less dolls but I will guarantee you that only my best work will be sold.

Thank you again!
ps. I did a pour on my hands to see how it turn out.... I LOVE IT!*grin*

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The worse comes first

The most difficult thing in mold making to me is the hand mold. I decided this time to make the molds from the worse to the easiest . The hands, feet and legs are all done and i should be pouring these this week. the upper body and arms and new head should be head for pouring next week so hopefully with in 3 to 4 weeks maximum I will have few dolls to show you . they will be ready for sale and I will then be taking orders.
These hands are exactly what I wanted. My first hands had the thumb out and when I start to make clothes for the dolls I disliked that. These are also very petite and will suits the new bodies incredible well.

It will be soon...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Doll prototype

I can't help thinking that most of you have already forgot about me.grin. I know , I know , I am moving so slow, but I promise you that when I do have my dolls ready it will worth the wait!

It took me so long to create my first dolls and when I finally did and had then in my hands I started to wonder how they would be if I changed here and there.....sigh.... and as hard it was for me to come to the decision that I did of completely restart again, I can not tell you how glad I am that I did that.

My mind was going back and forth in how could I improve the dolls I already had. in which by the way ,I love it very much and nothing was *wrong with it* but I want PD to look like real human and for that I needed to go back to want I have been doing for the past few years - sculpting.

From the beginning I wanted Isabella to have a smaller body equal a young girl. I also want a older girl body equal a 18 years old.

I am done with the first body prototype and you can have a peek below, and the older one is coming along but I will start molds tomorrow.

I was sick for while and was unable to handle some of the materials that I use on my shop. That it self put me behind a lot too but I am glad in way because I really feel refreshed and very much inspired.

These new bodies have so much details that only the porcelain will show you. The back bone is probably my favorite... you can see the ribs and the back bones like a real young girl has.

The doll's head you see below is my new doll . I am excite about her too, but I may have to wait until the second body is ready because she is older and her bust and hips will be more curved.

Anyways, I am here still working hard and Lord willing I should be able to have one or 2 dolls ready for sale before the holidays.

Yes, I will be taking orders after that but I also will have the first dolls ready for immediately buy.
* Excuse my pictures .... I use my work camera for it and the quality is not that great.


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Ingra and her story....

Over the Rainbow

Hello there~

During my time of recovering , I had a chance to make few sculptures aside from my porcelain work. Although I am feeling that I am better enough to go back to work, I shall wait just a little longer until I finish my antibiotics.

Meanwhile, I would like to introduce you to Ingra and her lovely storyteller companion , Mr. Chipmunk! This is a very special set with a special meaning for me. I was unable to add the story that my daughter Kate wrote , but if you click HERE, it will take you to my auction where you can read about Ingra, read her story, see more pictures, view the music box and more.

Thank you for you prayers and visiting me!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Clothing and Shoes!

Hi , it has been more than a week since I posted here. I have been sick and so some of my children. I am unable to work with my dolls right now until I am completely cured from this sinus infection. This is the second time in less than 3 months that I had this type of infections .I feel terrible because I am so close to finish my molding and yet so far away.....sigh!

Well, meanwhile I have done few little things. I am learning to make shoes! Yes, learning is the real word here. These are such a tiny feet!
I love the look of silk as well as leather, so I have been experimenting with both of them.

First thing I had to do was to create a copy of the dolls feet in wood. The wood one that you see on picture above is the same size of the doll's feet and the white one has a point to it because I want to make some rider's boots and court shoes.

Forgive me my pictures and back grounds.... but here you can see my princess dress... I really love how it turned out and below is my first pair of silk shoes! I will show you close ups later on..... It fits her perfectly.*grin*

This dress is an Jane Austin type of a dress.. I love that era very much and I thing the dress turned up really pretty.
If I have a chance I will add more pictures of some other dresses that I have ready , but perhaps I should wait until they can be worn by the girl?