Wednesday, July 7, 2010

An Inside Look At What I Do

For the curious, I wanted to show a little bit of the process it takes to make my art character dolls.....

I take a basic wooden clothespin-

Holes are drilled, wire threaded through, and clay is used to form the head, arms and shape of doll-

I then paint and design the doll's facial expression and begin the work on designing their costume-

The finishing touches are made on their costumes, sometimes requiring a bit of hand sewing-

Hair styles and finishing touches are added, now for the other character!-

Now the characters are complete, and ready to be displayed!- (Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan)

I hope you enjoyed the little mini tour, and seeing the process of what goes into making my creations!

Stop in again soon!


sassypackrat said...

I've always wondered how you made your dolls. I enjoyed and was fascinated by the process. Thank you for sharing this!

Uneekdolldesigns said...

No problem Sassy, I had fun doing it- it was just a sort of short version but basically those are the steps.:)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

This is very interesting! It's fun to see how creative you are.

Zemphira ~ Scatter Art. said...

This was a really neat post. Very cool.
And your work is amazing. I love Shirley Temple!!

Uneekdolldesigns said...

Thank you all for your comments- it was a brief explanation but to have explained each little detail would have taken too long, ha!

naida said...

you do some great work hun. i'm on etsy too, I crochet :)

BucksCountyFolkArt said...


I just happened upon your Etsy site tonight and was so glad to see you also have a blog!

Your dolls are very unique. Do you do alot of sewing or use fabric glue? I can't image sewing such teeny clothes.

Consider me a new addition to your followers!