Friday, January 23, 2009

Teddy Bear Tutorial

ADDITIONAL NOTE!! I think it is better with 2 pom poms for the body. They are so small it makes more room for the arms and legs.
This is an old standard but well worth repeating...perfect accompaniment for your little set of twins or toddler.
Supplies needed:
7 ea 3mm pom-poms
2 ea 5mm pom-poms
3 ea no-hole beads- black
silk ribbon or thread to make a bow for neck
Tacky glue
toothpick or your favorite tool
Step 1
Glue the head pom pom to the body pom pom (2- 5mm pom poms)
Step 2
Next put glue on 2 of the smaller pom poms. Then press the pom poms onto the body pom pom. Set them so the bear can sit without falling over.
Step 3
Next glue the 2 arms onto the body. I like to use a toothpick to pick up a little extra glue to put on the arm pom poms (after putting them on to the body), I put the glue up near the back-top area... so that the arms will also be glued to the head pom pom.
Step 4

Next glue on the 2 ears (small pom poms). Set them right up on the top of your teddy bear's head. Glue on the muzzle (small pom pom). Then glue on the no hole beads for eyes. You can also glue a bead for your teddy bear's nose. To finish up your Teddy Bear, you can add tiny bows, small silk flowers and other fancy items! If you feel really industrious you can highlight the inner ear with pink, and maybe the paw ends too.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Babies, Babies, Babies

Michelle has been "after me" for some time to make a new set of baby patterns. I figured there was nothing new to make and had put it off for quite some time. Last summer while it was deliriously warm, the topic came up again on the Mini Doll Group and so I entertained the idea once more.
I found there were many things people would like to have and started with a list of wants. These patterns are the first results of that endeavor. I started with the basics of blankets and diapers, diaper pins and diaper bags. Babies go home in nifty things, but when I was young, a diaper shirt and a warm blanket. Let’s face it; diaper changing is the main function and ease of changing is first and foremost in a young, or old, mother’s mind. There is a diaper stack with baby pins and diapers to wear. A cute onesie pattern is included for fun. The second pattern contained things for baby’s first picture or events in a baby’s life, like Christening. There are embroidered dresses and jumpsuits, and Christen clothes, as well as a fun lace dress that smocking will add to greatly, and boy’s jumper with a funky little hat. I hope you enjoy making these little things.
Click here to see the complete section of patterns and kits available: KITS

Monday, January 19, 2009

First Photo of the New Arrivals

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The New Year is for New Beginings....

Watch for new things to come at Doll Artist's Workshop:

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Whatever you resolve to do, On any New Year's Day,
Resolve to yourself to be true And live-the same old way.

Watch for NEW ARRIVALS coming soon!!