SFM Cloth Dolls with Attitude! NZ

Friday, April 29, 2011

This is a better photo of Ruby!  I'm happier with her hair now.

Monday, April 25, 2011

I've been modifying my Jessie & Jack pattern to make the sculpting sequence more easy to follow.  When I first made it, I thought people who bought it would be experienced in sculpting - how naive I  was!  Now I know that anyone who is attracted to a pattern will buy it on looks alone!  Luckily, someone asked me for help and I really looked at it and found I could do it better, so now I have!  This little face is the result and I have made several sculpting secuence drawings to enable even a novice to make it - easier I hope!  My big trouble is - I never follow the same sequence twice!  I guess I just intuitively do it. This little face doesn't know what it will end up being yet!  LOL!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Saloon Girl!





  Well balanced back view!

Here is my second Saloon Girl, modelled on Bette Midler!  She's a real dame, bolche and larger than life!  An old tart with just a little glitz and glam! 
 This is actually Jill Mass's Dancing Doris with a few little modifications!  I love how her  dolls can be exagerated and so quirky! This one stands balanced on three points, though I don;t know how she'd do in an earthquake!  She shows to best advantage if she's lower down, with her head thrust up so high - showing off! 
Here they all are for want of storage space!


Cute lacy knickers!


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

You won't recognise this next time you see her!  Well for a start she'll have clothes on! 

She looks a lot different now with her face drawn in.  Olive has great plans for the rest of her.  I love this doll pattern by Jill Maas.  I think she has such great potential!  So quirky!

Monday, April 11, 2011


This is my latest doll 'Saucy Sue' , showing off her garter!  She's looking forward to travelling to Benson - near Tombstone, to entertain shoppers in a new shop due to open soon!  She'll have two other friends to join her - whenI get some free time! She's a fun doll to make with a very narrow waist and an embellishers dream!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Hands can be quite lovely!  They look a little odd here, but when they are posed on the doll I'm making  they'll look great!.  I find that dollmaking is about about illusion, suggestion.  If you put in too much detail the overall effect can get lost.

Friday, April 8, 2011

This is what Jackie made!  You'd never guess she's a teacher! Isn't it a creative piece of work with interesting cloth!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Meet Maximillian the Masterful!  He's a new doll I've just completed for the Steam Punk Exhibition in October. 
I will  add a few more gadgets and get better pics of him, but he's turned out ok I think.  Maximillian is the concept of my Grandson Ben who is doing the digital version for his design course, but got interrupted in the Christchurch earthquake. 

He's an upright lad!He will have a female counterpart when I am done!

I'm so proud!  Olive sculpted for the first time on her own  with some direction and found she really enjoyed doing it!  She had been to nervous to try on her own just following written instructions, but once she got the hang of it - she's away!  It's so exciting!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Here at last is Jeans' Red Hat Lady "Olivia".

Aint she sweet!

Love that hat!

Olivias' Red shoes are in her bag - with the champagne!