Monday, March 2, 2009

dollie mollie i stated on my previous posts, ive been working on a doll...well...i finished and honestly...i like the way it came out...i dont like the way the pictures came out....i took like 100 and everyone was blurry...cropped weird or just blah...i probably shouldnt give up and just keep taking picture/uploading them to see if one comes out nice...but i just really dont want to do the pictures i did take and picked are going to have to do...for now at least...
so..heres miss dollie mollie...

that is the front...

and back

i did embellish the sides i said...not taking any more

i actually made this doll with the cheapest materials ever...i found a porcelain doll in my local dollar i bought 5 of them to dismantle and collect the arms and legs...i did this because the legs and arms i really wanted on artchix were sold out and i really wanted to work on yea..i left the arms as is and painted striped black & white stockings using paint and for the body....i found a wooden square block while playing with my son with his building blocks...and the rest was just rubons, papers, heart brad, flowers, made the hat myself, rhinestones and photo. i positioned the arms and legs on with those hook screws..and just binded the arms/legs to the hooks with twine. i have made a few dolls in my day...and this isnt my best..but i enjoy making them...i think they are the cutest little things and are really simple to make.
also...the quote spread out on the front of her body reads " where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art"
i really love that quote, written by da vinci.

anyways...also at the dollar store, i picked up a small box to alter...i had just gotten some adorable sassafrass papers and wanted to use them real heres my little altered box... :oP

just a little creation to store some odds and ends in.

okie...well...thats all for now..i applied to a dt team and im waiting for feedback is i made it in. so cross your fingers!!! ;o)



  1. Hi Nikki, that doll is awesome girl ~ you rock! Love the box also, you can never get enought Sass! Hugs, marlene :)

  2. Love both your doll and your box-they are wonderful :)

  3. Cool Mollie dollie, love the use of actual dolls arms and stuff.. now where did i store that old barbie of mine lol

  4. Hey Nikki....your art doll is fabulous. I love the striped stockings on her and how she sits. The picture of her turned out fine. I myself get frustrated taking pics since I am terrible at it. I take a few and just try and pick the one that looks decent enough to post, lol. Yours turned out great. The altered box is wonderful also. I think I need to get to the dollar store and see what I can find. Hope all is well with you. Have a great day.

  5. Hi Nikki,

    Thanks so much for your comments. They were very much appreciated. I'm having alot of fun doing this class.

    Love your wonderland of a blog site. Don't give up on the photos. Unless you are Annie Liebowitz it takes lots of practice. Just keep taking photos of your gorgeous son. What an inspiration.


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