Saturday, July 25, 2015

Milly - The Good Witch

OK - here I go - off on another creative adventure. I love, LOVE miniatures - as those of you who follow my blog well know. Well, when my BFF and I went to the miniatures show in May, it sparked some ideas in me I haven't been able to let go. Long story short, I found an AMAZING lady, Dana. She designs 1:12 scale dolls. She is incredible at 'wigging' (i.e., hair styles on these tiny things) - and I got hooked. If you want a treat, you MUST visit her website, Miniature Art. Dana gave me permission to blog about my adventures with Milly - so here we go!

OK - SO - I joined her "Wigging Club" and managed to get one of ten kits she put together for the July lesson - "Milly - The Good Witch".  I've never, EVER done anything like this before, so I have to say I was shaking and my hands were sweaty the entire time I was attempting to put her together. And I had a BLAST!!!!

Here is what Milly 'should' look like when she's all done -


Here is Milly in her underwear - (YIKES!). The shoes were made using FIMO clay and baked onto her feet. I used the heads of pins for the buttons on her shoes.


Here's Milly dressed - but no hair:

The hat - man, that was really something to make. I ended up with three:
All made from FIMO clay. The one on the far left was my first attempt. Actually, I had rolled out the brim and had it PERFECTLY styled on Milly's (bald) head. While in the process of peeling it off her head, Bella (85 pound GIANT Schnauzer) "lit up" as we say when someone pulled in the driveway. The hat went flying across the kitchen and - SPLAT. Tried again and came up with the first one. Didn't like it. The hat in the middle was OK - but it didn't come CLOSE to sitting on her head. The third one was "the charm".

Milly with her hair glued on and waiting for the glue to dry...

Wove the basket, stained it and added some 'good witch' goodies. Can you see the spider crawling out?



And now - here's Milly - 5.75 inches tall!!






I can hardly wait for the next doll adventure! This is DEFINITELY addicting!!!

20 comments:

  1. Milly is beautiful! Your work is amazing. I see why you will be having another doll adventure.

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  2. Wow, Kim!! Milly is amazing! Looks like you've definitely found another passion ") How long did it take to create her from start to finish?

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    1. LOL - it probably took me longer than usual - I had to go in small steps so the glue, fingernail polish, etc., could dry. Add that to the 'hat fiasco' - I worked on Milly off and on for about a week.

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    2. Oh WOW Kim!!! She is gorgeous!! So cute! You really are amazingly talented and brave to have done this :) Which one will you be creating next?

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  3. She's beautiful!! Fantastic job !

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  4. Milly is beautiful, but you have far more patience for that than I do. Wow.

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  5. Oh my Kim she is adorable and you are so very clever she is amazing,can't wait to see the next one xx

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  6. Oh my goodness, Kim, I love her - she is stunning! You are one clever lady! SSF xoxox

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  7. Gorgeous Kim. You did a fantastic job.

    Linda

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  8. That's amazing, can't believe how small she is! You did a great job.

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  9. This is your first time at making a doll like this? You could have fooled me! She is wonderful. I do love that she is a witch too. Now you should make her a little witches cottage to live in!

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  10. Fantastic!! I would be blind by now if I'd tried to make something like that :D

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  11. Oh, wow, great job! She looks amazing :D

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  12. Wow you did an amazing job for the first time! I love this little doll you made! I used up the yarn I won from you giveaway to make a Sunglass case. I mentioned you on my blog today. Thanks so much for the yarn and I enjoyed using it. Have a nice day and enjoy the rest of the week.
    Julie xo

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  13. Lovely work Kim. very clever lady, wonderful Milly.

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  14. Oh wow! I love your Milly... she looks so pretty :o)
    I can quite understand you becoming addicted! Can't wait to see the next one!
    Hugs xx

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  15. Wow! What a great job! And on your very first go.

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  16. What an amazing doll and again so tiny! I suppose it helps when you're used to working your miniatures. It's a shame the first hat went splat. Dog would totally be in the doghouse haha.

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