Tag: miniature couture

A Romantic Fantasy…

So what if Claire’s daughter, Brianna, had fallen through time and needed something to wear outside her comfort zone in order to be noticed at ‘court’ maybe in pre-Albert’s death Victorian England – what would Charles Worth do…? Hang on then…I’m getting ahead of myself… I don’t know what it is about the Starz series, Outlander, that aggravates my inner romantic. Is it the … Read More A Romantic Fantasy…

Arpeggio Encore – Items for Sale

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!

The Anatomy of a Collection – Arpeggio

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

Celebration: Kingdom Doll wears Tommydoll!

I didn’t take many of this gown in progress, because I was under a time crunch (aren’t I always?)…but you did get to see George Gonzalez’s stunning image of JAMIEshow Ginnie wearing Capricio in Haute Doll Magazine, here…and below… Working with densely hand-beaded silk chiffon is a challenge…requiring crushing of beads in seam allowances, and a fair amount of hand work to complete. But wouldn’t you … Read More Celebration: Kingdom Doll wears Tommydoll!

No…The Dress Isn’t Cerulean.

“This… stuff’? Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select… I don’t know… that lumpy blue sweater, for instance because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that that sweater is … Read More No…The Dress Isn’t Cerulean.

Fabric Sketching

What exactly is a fabric sketch? Well, it’s exactly that – a ‘drawing’ that is done with fabric instead of pencil and paper – a sculpture, if you will. I used to do these all the time when playing and pinning – creating ideas from color and texture. Many of them are simply fabrics pinned to a doll – still others are fully lined … Read More Fabric Sketching

It Starts With An Inspiration…

And a shit load of thread… I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…those who bitch about doll prices need to try their hand at sewing. I personally love to sew, and I’m thrilled it’s one of the things that has taught me great patience. With miniature sewing, there exists a host of extra complications that heat your needle, ‘sew’ to speak (Ha!). In … Read More It Starts With An Inspiration…