Friday, 29 August 2008

Doll Project - How it works

It's sort of doll consequences.

We will each make the start of a doll which then gets added to by everyone else in the group as it travels around over the next few months and at the end it is returned to the original maker.
Your doll can be as incomplete as you like when it begins it journey. If you’d like to have a record of it as it travels around you can send extra bits with it too – maybe a camera, a journal or a sketch book?

The posting day will be on the same day of each month, the first posting day is 1st September.

When a doll arrives with you, you are free to do with it as you like! Add body, head, face, limbs, outfits, accessories, environment, anything that you feel will fit.
You can spend as much or as little time as you have that month and you post it on at the start of the month. If you haven’t had a chance to work on it, or, if you’re running late or on holiday, you’ll need to make
arrangements with next dolly maker in the list.

We’ll post them with either Royal Mail Recorded Delivery, or with your courier if you’d prefer (and have one), so to keep the postage costs down, we’ll try not to make them too heavy (no stuffing with stones and bricks). We’ll also need to package them carefully to avoid breakages.

We thought it would be nice to have a place where we can share pretty ideas and photos of the dolls, so we’ll add to this blog over the weeks.

We also thought it would be nice to meet up and have craft dolly making meetings once a month on Saturday mornings. Provisional dates we’ll aim to meet: October 18th, November 15th, December 6th, January 17th, February 14th, March 14th, April 11th.

There is a mini–theme for the dolls: "You and your doll are invited to a tea party!"

We’ll have a final Dolls Tea Party in Summer 2009 where we can see all of the finished dolls.


hello everyone,
just thought i'd use this newfangled blog thingy to say, are we all systems go for posting off on monday?
i have done my first stage of doll.... i'm pleased with it now but in the process, i was a little worried for my mental health.
oh, and are we sharing what we've done at each stage, or is it a secret until you receive your package?
ok hope to hear from you all soon
going to a fancy dress night in a pub tonight dressed as hiawatha
amy x

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Small teapots and some dolls in need of love

The only trouble with putting up photos of really small things is that, unless there is something to show the scale, they may as well be normal sized things, so imagination is required here to tell that these are tiny teapots. Yep!

This little chap half worries me (the mouth and eyes more than anything I think) but there is something rather appealing about him (her?) too!

These two are the most lost, lonely little dolls I have ever seen. They need love and to be kept warm in a quiet place. Poor little things.

Monkeys, a cowboy, a sweet little girl (Katy and Mandy, I thought you would especially like her), a miniature sewing machine and a tea set, what a funny party. I'd be quite tempted if this lot came up at Greenwich Auction (but I wouldn't be able to keep the doll in the yellow coat in my house). They had a box of someones rubbish small bear ornament collection as a lot the last time I visited - there was a very nice polar bear and a tiny worn flock bear in a trailer.