Monday, July 4, 2011

The Doll Collection - and a WIP update

*pardon the construction on the blog - I'm hoping to improve the general appearance of the thing! - its definitely a work in progress*

As promised - these are my lovely dolls.  The collection is quickly growing as I started collecting sometime early last year.  I have a tendency to pick up new obsessions and collect things with lots of fervor.

I love these little girls though - because its like having friends around me while I am creating.  I love having company to craft with, especially my sister - but unfortunately she lives two states away - and my other crafty buddy Gosia has a Charlie Monster to take care of.  Richelle and I still do craft together via webcam - its a funny site to see.

So here are the girls as promised - one of them made by Richelle!

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You can't see it very well - but I love this little miniature couch.  When there is only a few dolls sitting on it - it is so gorgeous.  I'm sure I'll use it in a future photo shoot someday with less dolls covering it. haha.

On the top row from left to right:
CheekieBottoms, the Filigree x2, Evangelione, loopyboopy (sitting on the carousel horse)

Sitting on the couch itself, a knitted octopus made by me. (knitted toys pattern an Amy Gaines book)

On the bottom row from left to right:
Agatha made by Rinni's Playground (my sis richelle), The Doll and the Pea, loopyboopy, (oh goodness I forgot the name of this little troll guy's creator - I will update when I find her business card), SophiaLaLa
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Here is the progress I've made on my dolls thus far.  I have 3 "medium" sized heads - 1 small head (in ladoll). 1 head that i like in polymer - she's going to be a creepy button eyed girl.  One of the medium dolls has a funky skeletal structure on her for head wrapping around one eye - she has a torso thus far.  So does the smaller doll.  I'm definitely not exactly happy with these yet - but hey little steps.  I'm thinking Polymer might end up being my doll medium rather than the stone clay - we'll see how it works out.



In the upcoming weeks expect to see a custom doll made for me by Patricia of Papillon Bleu UK. We've named her Bitha and she is almost finished - we both think she ended up looking a bit like me hence the Bitha *chuckles*
Abi Monroe is also making me a custom doll! 

Dolls that I'm also waiting to arrive are:
Eliza made by Evelyn's Wonderland.
A rock my socks off! - Spider Lady made by CuriousBoudoirDolls
Another doll by Evangelione (i just HAD to have another - obsession yes)
A doll ornament named Emie by Karly Perez of CheekieBottoms

14 comments:

Raven Moon Magic said...

Ohh I love watching people make dolls, the whole coming to life process is so eerie, like creating a person who didnt exist at all the day before. and I lurved your wedding, so good to see people doing such different things and pushing out of the norm, I love a memoriable wedding.... but anywho!! ....thanks for commenting on my party

your one of my winners!!

http://ravenmoonmagic.blogspot.com/2011/07/tea-party-giveaway-winners.html

get your address to me and I can post your prize super quick!

thanks so much

xxx
sheree

Karla of Dreamaginarius said...

Your dollies are beautiful! I can't wait to see your custom made ones :)

You are doing fantastic with the doll heads ;)

A Magical Whimsy said...

Hi, Pabkins,
I love your doll collection! I started collecting and making dolls myself in the fall of 2008. I need to post the dollies in my collection on my blog too!
By the way...you are one of the three winners in my Mad Tea Party giveaway! I will be sending you my handmade Cheshire Cat! Please email me at: tscat@sbcglobal.net
Cheers and Congratulations!
Teresa in Central CA
at: A Magical Whimsy blogspot

Cameron said...

Look at that Sorority of cute and creepy...love them!

I'm still jealous you're getting an Abi Monroe doll! Can't wait to see her....and the ones you are making, too!!!

Micupoftea~ said...

dolly friends...cool!

Dawn in the Forest said...

Love your collection:)

Your dolls are looking wonderful! Can't wait to see them all finished. Have a wonderful week.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Your collection of dollies is awesome! Can't wait to see your finished ones. :)

Pabkins said...

Did ya read that folks! I won a magnet from Raven Moon Magic and a little cheshire cat figurine from A Magical Whimsy. Lucky me I never win anything - but two in one week - thats uncanny!

Abi said...

Oh you have more loopys than me... aha I'm soon to be getting a cheekiebottom (if we ever get to make each others!)and a Filigree! I love Filigrees.
Shoot - you have a pea doll too. Ok, I love them all :O)

Abi said...

Shoot! YOU GOT Eliza *Abi stamps her feet* not fair,

Pabkins said...

*cackles madly* Yes yes YESSS - she is MINE! or Will be mine once she arrives. I am definitely a complete addict. Heck I plan to get another pea doll too - mostly because RIGHT after i bought this one another came up for sale that I just loved and I thought - but but but WHYYYYY. Its all due to my compulsive MUST have must have - BUY NOW behavior. I'm really trying hard to curb it - especially since I have that wedding to pay off.

Rest assured Abi - I will be stalking you for more dolls. I just have to try to control myself on how much I spend on each one - otherwise the collection would be worth more than my car...and then Brandon might get upset...

Papillon Bleu said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah I LOVE your collection!!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!
I have just posted the photos of Bitha today.

The couch? where is the couch? Under the doll's bottoms? It is soooooooo cool t meet Bitha's future friends! Lucky girl!!!
X

Evelyn Santiago said...

Hi Tabitha, What a wonderful doll collection you have. I love them all! oh I have 2 of Loopy dolls too.:o))) I can't wait to see the others and Eliza can't wait to meet her new family and friends. I know she will be very happy living with you, thank you for adopting her.

Your works in progress are wonderful and I can't wait to see when they're finished.
Warm wishes,
Evelyn

Jenny said...

Gorgeous & haunting doll collection. I would have expected nothing less from you! Thanks for posting pictures for us to see. :)

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