Last year I put my comic book project on hiatus and I haven’t started a new project since then. All this time I have just spent my time learning how to make rag dolls [I believe I mentioned this many times]. So far I have made only 15 dolls. Ten of those dolls were commissions and the other 5 were my prototype dolls.
I believe it is time to put into practice what I have learned during all this time and see how it goes. Therefore, I’m very excited to start a new project. The name of my new project is “SCRAPS” [very creative, eh? and it is kind of divided in three parts:
The economy is not getting any better, so I cannot afford wasting any materials at all. Therefore, the goal of this project is to use all the scraps of materials [from previous commissions] and leave nothing to waste. I’ll be making any character that I can with the scraps I have.
So far, things are looking good and I’m already working on 4 dolls. The first doll is American’s McGee’s Alice and her outfit is “the late but lucky dress”. Her outfit is almost done but I haven’t had the time to post new pictures of the progress.
The second doll is the 10th doctor wearing his blue outfit. I’m done making his outfit but I’m still working on making the doll.
The last two dolls are Mr. Darcy and Miss Bennet. I’m working slowly on these two dolls because I’m switching from one to the other since I cannot concentrate on making just one. I want to see both already!
Project Beautiful Days:
So cheesy, eh? I have to admit that I started to learn how to make dolls because I wanted to make anime plushies. However, I became very fond of rag dolls. It might be the innocence they portray and how they remind me of the days when everything was so simple what makes me have a special place for them.
Time keeps changing and so it’s the way we live our lives. To me rag dolls had becomelittle pieces of the past; which hold memories of the days that have stayed behind. Since I’m such a sentimental person I decided to make random rag dolls of those beautiful days I remember with nostalgia.
My New Tiny Friends:
Some months ago my sister bought a few fashion dolls for her project. I thought her project was fun and interesting that it made me want to buy some dolls for myself. However, I felt like it wasn’t right to copy her, so, I didn’t buy any dolls.
With the idea in mind to use all the scraps of fabric it came back my interest in buying some dolls. My first choice was to buy new ones because they look so pretty and new. Then, I felt like giving used dolls a second chance and adopted two strawberry shortcake dolls.
I’m not sure if it was luck or fate but I found these two dolls who supposedly go together. I didn’t plan to buy strawberry shortcake dolls, I just wanted a boy and a girl, so I could make clothes for both genders. Finding cute male dolls is not easy at all and the only one I found was Prince Huckleberry Pie. After I found the prince I started to look for a girl with a pretty dress and fate did the rest.
I cannot wait to continue working on my projects. These past few weeks have been quite hectic since I’ve been helping my parents organize their living room and bathroom. Finally, I’m done with all that mess and now I can go back to work on my own stuff.