As you read here…I am making a great pile of pouf for MetroDolls’ 2017 Charity Auction…actually, that’s DID MAKE! More this week on how Brianna was made…enjoy the eye candy…ummm…on Outlander, of course. …
Tag: how it’s made
I know what you’re thinking: “I thought Alice in Wonderland was your thing?” Well…it was when I still had a doll collection; but honestly, I’m into just about any kind of fairytale heroine as long as she’s wearing couture. When I received The Modsdoll’s Eileen in late 2015, I fell in love. The sculpt, styling and painted details so captured me, that I honestly … Read More Check Under The Hood, Please…
What a great showing at Integrity Toys’ CINEMATIC Convention this past weekend in Long Beach, CA – thank you to everyone who came by the room and the Bazaar table to view The Collection! As promised, items still available have been posted on my Sales Page – click here – please let me know if you have any questions…and thanks again!
Needless to say, I’ve been a busy little beaver. I started on this collection months ago, but was side-tracked by several of life’s little curve balls. But I’m happy to say that it is now complete. If you’ve never been able to partake in the planning of a collection, or done if you’ve one yourself, this post is for you. Designers approach collections in … Read More The Anatomy of a Collection – Arpeggio
I always loved The Flintstones as a kid. So you can tell instantly where I found inspiration for this little en-som. The animations were so simple, yet they invoked amazing creativity in turning everything we knew into prehistoric icons. I was, however, somewhat dismayed (even as a child) that they all wore the same clothes. Yeah, that’s right…for Betty and Wilma to be so … Read More We’ll Have a Gay Ol’ Time…
If you haven’t had a chance to check out MetroDolls charity auction for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – now’s the time to do it. If you are attending the event, you’ll have an advantage of live bidding – but for those of you who cannot be there, you still have a chance to own some of the magnificent artistry offered by donors from all … Read More MetroDolls Proxy Bidding Now Open
Lumos! There’s a lot to be said about reverse-engineering – but reverse-draping? I’m pretty certain it’s not something taught in design school…but hear me out… You may recall my post surrounding the making of White Tie. In it, I re-purposed a vintage 60’s cocktail dress that was falling apart, into a couture delight for our dear 16inch Poppy Parker by Integrity Toys. It’s not … Read More Hell Hath No Fury
Creativity can be the worst of bitches. In a mind so full of ideas and tons of fabric to explore them, I find myself in a pickle when it comes to making actual decisions. Many creative people can attest to this. It takes a strong focus to make it as a professional creative, and the rest of us are just playing in the sandbox. You … Read More Going For The Gold
It’s always interesting and wonderful to see what you’re reading most…and Puddings, you have been reading Tommydoll! Thank you so very much for tuning in..and if you’ve missed any of these, please add them to your Fall Reading List! #10 – Precious Independence #9 – March Fashion Madness – A Photo Shoot #8 – The Anatomy of an Icon #7 – The Art of the Bride #6 – 2014 – The Year … Read More Tommydoll Top Ten 2015 Posts…So far
If you’ve been following – Anna has had a whirlwind of dancing. This is the final doll, dressed for her King – adding the beaded snood, hair styling and gown. Here’s how she fared in front of the camera…enjoy! She’s a lovely Barbie…but is Ann Swindell’s design and execution of the Siam Golden Palace Ballroom and its King that made Anna dance on a cloud! … Read More Anna Dances in our July Photo Shoot
Inspiration can arrive in many forms. Usually, we are beset by the visual that brings such florid images to our imagination. But when you have a commission request from one who is blind…well, one’s thoughts of fashion-traditional ideas leave us for another type of inspiration – one that is tactile. It’s an intriguing thought, and one I thought I had nailed in the concept … Read More Rising From The Ashes
I thought I’d never be asking this question again. No…I just can’t let it go…and I might have been willing to accept that the original as seen in the movie was an iridescent fabric between peach and lavender, appearing lavender or peach in certain light/movement – but I’m not sorry for revisiting colors and dresses. I find it ironic that I give Tonner such … Read More What Color is THIS Dress?