dinsdag 25 januari 2011

My doll and... a confession to make ;)

Well let me introduce you to my doll...
I bought her years ago in the Netherlands on the
Dollhouse show in Arnhem...

She is a porcelain doll
made by Henny Staring-Egberts
I don't remember who that cute red wig made...

First I couldn't stop thinking about how to transfer
her into an fairy...
But somehow all the ideas that I have about my fairy
did not go with this doll!

I see this doll more as a Gypsy woman, a friendly fortune teller 
who's traveling around the world together with some animals 
and living in a Gypsy trailer!
So that is gonna be her destiny...
and see... there pops up another project for the future! lol!

Problem that I have is...
I have this fairy girl in my head talking to me
I had her with me since I was a child,
allthough she left me for way too many years!
Cause she was so mad at me ( I grew up and so).

We talked about that issue for hours and I am very happy
that she decided to come back to me again in the summer of 2009.
We became even closer friends now, than when I was just a kid.
So to be honest with all of you...
She was the one who talked me into making her a dollhouse
(remember the glencroft 'shabby cottage' that I want to start to build)
That was actualy her all the time! Telling me how she would love
to live in a shabby fairy cottage,
how it has to be inside and out, the colours that she wants in every room 
and so on...

I agreed to start with making miniatures for her
I first wanted to keep my fairy as 'our little secret',
because I though that you guys would say that I had lost my mind
if I would tell you about my fairy...

But ever since I've been reading more of the other blogs
from our mini world...
I guess I can also be honest with you all ;) lol!
I am so glad that I am not the only adult out here
with an imaginary friend!! (yes that feels as a relieve! lol)
I do totaly understand the blog from Casey's minis
with little Tessie!
And I love E-beertje from Margriet.
I enjoy the stories from Nina and Lucie by Genevieve!
It's because of people like them, I have steped over my fears
and finaly found the courage not to be ashamed any longer 
about my little 'flutter bug'!
And make this confession to you by dragging her out of the closet.
She's still playing shy (be careful with her acting talent!)

That little fluttering 'bug' drives me crazy sometimes you know...
I really need to make her visible so I can look her
in her eyes when we talk about all our ideas :0)
And it is about time that she gets a real life!

That's why I am desperately on the search for
tutorials to make my fairy. 

I did found some great sites with lessons,
these last few days, left my other projects for it
because she couldn't stop crying
(demanding all attention even if it has to go with tears)
and I am trying to concentrate myself on her for the moment
so I can draw my ideas
and details about her on paper now...
Won't take too long before I will start to sculpture her I believe.
Well I will give it my best to create her, as I imagine her.
I did not see a doll yet who looks a lot like her!

I like it so much that she helps me with realising my dreams
(and hers) by telling me how she wants her house to be
(and me searching all night on the net how to accomplish that!)
Well anyway I believe it would make it more easy for me
to have her by my side
while I work on her house and the miniatures ;)

So... she should come out of her hyding place and show herself to me!
Don't you think?

I never had much experience with sculping...
but I am very curious how she will turn out to be!

I can tell you this much... she's very naughty (but nice)
So shy (or acting like it) that it makes her adorable cute
she's very friendly and she loves all living beings,
from deep down the bottom of her heart!
She needs flowers around her,
or she will get seriously depressed!
She's my cats best friend (and my cats best toy! lol)
She likes (demands) to get what she wants, no matter how!
Always telling what she thinks, if you like it or not.
She loves the beach and the sea (we often go there)
She always keep on tying to play tricks and games
to get it her way, but she never lies!

She is a bit of a pain in the butt tough ;)
like most fairies can be.

Guess we will find out in a while...

Does anyone of you have tips/links for me for 'Fairy'
or dolls tutorials??
That would be a great help ;)

Have a wonderful evening!
Warm hugs,
 Jollie



10 opmerkingen:

  1. your doll is very cute! I like her smile and her mischievous expression!
    but I did not understand: she is a fairy or a gypsy? and then she will be naked? how do you dress her? I'm curious to see the results ...
    Caterina

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  2. Wat een geweldig verhaal Jollie!!! Leuk zo'n elfje dat je gezelschap houdt. Nou ik heb dan wel geen elfje maar wel een heleboel links voor je ;-) Speel zelf ook al jaren met het idee van een elfenhuisje. Komt er vast nog wel eens. Hier ben je wel even mee zoet denk ik en misschien heb je er wat aan. Veel plezier ermee.
    http://www.magicminiatures.com/TutorialIndianDoll.htm

    http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/pcc/suefairy.html

    http://www.elfengalerij.be/linken1.htm

    http://www.fairyfantasy.nl/page.php?page=Online%20lessen

    http://www.patriciarosestudio.com/html/tutorial.html

    http://www.cynthiahoweminiatures.com/tutorialindex.htm

    http://msatminidolls.minilists.com/projects.html

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  3. Hi Caterina,
    This doll on the photo will be a Gypsy, she will have clothes and her own place to live later.
    I decided to make my own fairy doll... It is a long story that I have been telling here... and it is about my imaginary friend becomming a fairy doll (sorry for the confusion!!)

    Monique!!! wat Gaaf!!!
    Dit wordt weer een lange nacht lol! (ik heb twee dagen bijgeslapen, dus nu kan het wel weer ha ha!)
    Super bedankt voor al deze links, ik ga gelijk kijken :)

    Hugs Jollie

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  4. I wanted to write Minidolllist link but as I can see you've gotten it already.:) Have fun sculpting your dreamed fairy!:)

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  5. geweldig dat ze terug is gekomen en dat je dat toegelaten hebt ;-)
    Geniet er van!!!
    En ik vind het een geweldig idee dat je je elfje gaat maken, je hebt al heel wat mooie links gekregen, tips genoeg dus!
    Je popje is trouwens wel erg mooi!!! Ze zal een prachtige zigeunerin worden!! Hmm...een woonwagen staat ook nog op mijn lijstje ;-)

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  6. Thank you so much for your confession. It is very nice to know about your fairy. You're not the only one to be like this. I don't think I will ever be a "serious" adult, I mean there is still inside me a child.
    Your doll would be a perfect gypsy, I love her red hair.
    Geneviève

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  7. Hoi Margriet,

    Bij mij is het lijstje inmiddels een waslijst aan het worden ha ha ;) maar alles op z'n tijd hoor.
    Ik denk ook dat het me goed zal doen om m'n elfje erbij te hebben (niet alleen in m'n hoofd) als ik aan de minis werk, net als e-beertje jouw vriendje is :)

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  8. Hi Geneviéve,

    I am glad to hear that I am not the only one to be like this, I love your stories with Nina and Lucie too! :) Love it when we can play freely with our imagination even though we are to be adults ;)

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  9. Ken je deze al???
    http://www.cdhm.org/tutorials/miniatures.html
    ik zag er verschillende boetseertutorails en ook 1 over pruikjes maken!

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Thank you so much for your comments :)

Have a nice day!, Jollie

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