The Doll Boot Tutorial is now available for Download!

That’s right, the step by step Doll Boot-making Guide is now available to download as an easily printable PDF for only £9.99! By popular demand I’ve compiled the all info in my tutorial post into a handy A4 sized, 15-page guidebook that you can print, and easily follow the process while making your own doll…

Head #2 in Progress

For Head #2 I wanted to try something a little different. So I decided to base this head on a cat-like humanoid. This is inspired by a race called the “Cathar” in the massively multiplayer online game “Star Wars – The Old Republic” (or SWTOR) which I had been playing recently. I thought they looked…

Head Sculpt #1 is complete!

Head sculpt #1 is complete!       She’s turned out reasonably well for a first proper attempt with these materials and this scale. But onwards and upwards, after all practice makes perfect!   Head #2 WIP photos will follow…  

Head sculpting

  It’s been a rather long time since my last post! A variety of life events swinging like a pendulum between good, bad, ugly and good again pulled me away from my creativity for a while and I even fell out of love with dolls for a time. For some reason I judged them, or…

Doll Exhibition at Strychnin Gallery

Last year my hubby and I went on a trip to Berlin, and we came across “Strychnin Gallery” where they were having an Art Doll Exhibition! I’d forgotten all about posting the photos on here at the time, so here’s a little look now 😉   These 2 above are by the Popovy Sisters. If…

Doll Boot Tutorial

***If you like this tutorial, it’s now available as a handy A4 printable PDF! Click here for details *** Making footwear for your dolls can seem like a tricky task, but this handy, fully detailed tutorial will show you how you can make your own adorable little boots for your favourite mini guys and girls!

Doll Artistry Magazine

Great news! 😀 I’ve recently been in contact with Doll Artistry Magazine – which is a new magazine for doll fans of all kinds! It covers artist dolls, BJDs, Reborns… all sorts really – yay! The super-awesome part is: Issue #2 will feature my *new* Boot tutorial for BJDs, with lots of clear pictures and explanations! The method…

Leafy green jacket (well, beginnings of!)

I’ve started working on Evie’s (=DollZone Kimi) jacket first of all because I have a clear idea of how I want it to look and then I’ll be developing the rest of the outfit around that. Might be a bit of a backwards way of doing it, but in a way I quite enjoy the experimental aspect…

Welcome home DollZone Kimi!

Here is my new little beauty, my first proper BJD! She is a resin, MSD size dolly with double joints (which I’m liking a lot). Before she even arrived I started making a wig for her, so that she wouldn’t be completely naked for so long. It came out quite well, I followed the same…

Say hello to my little friend!

This is a project I’m currently working on, which is making my own BJD from scratch! I chose to make a goblin because I thought it would be fun, but also because being a fantasy creature the proportions wouldn’t be quite as crucial as attempting something like the beautifully figurative BJD girls and boys for…

Steampunked & Gorgeous – Hujoo Berry is complete!!

      “krrrrsshh…Hello London?…Come in London…Hujoo Berry on a mission to save Big Ben from the dastardly Cog-Thief of Old Kentish Town… Over..krrrrsshh.”         Top hat with its eyepiece and straps. On the ends are small magnet fastenings I got from a bead shop and sewed on the ends for easy…

On Top of the World: Top-Hat!

These are the steps I followed for making an adorable leather-covered mini top-hat! Firstly, I cut a loo roll* down to size for the tube part (I know, so ‘Blue Peter’) and cut a circle out of stiff card. Out of this I cut the centre circle for the top of the hat, using a sharp cutting knife. This…

These boots are made for walking!

Finally Hujoo Berry has a nice pair of leather boots! And I’m pretty sure she loves them just as much as I do 😉 I basically followed the instructions from the Ryo Yoshida book (in so far as my non-existent understanding of the Japanese language would allow!). First I carefully drew around her feet in pencil…

New Hair!

Hujoo Berry has a new Hair-do!  I’ve done a little bit of work on her right-hand gauntlet, but I haven’t quite finalised that yet… so for now I’ve been working on a new wig. I’d been looking into getting some natural fibres such as Mohair in a lovely auburn colour to give her a more vintage, romantic look.…

Hujoo Berry gets Waisted!

Arr-harr-harr me hearties! Finally things are looking Steampunk Ahoy! With this cute little waistcoat the outfit is really starting to take shape, for what Steampunk inspired item would be worth it’s mettle (or should that be metal?) without some good old Brass and Leather! I managed to source some 3mm brass eyelets on the web at a…

Get Shirty!

Well it was high time that Hujoo Berry stopped feeling so chilly and exposed on top so she was going to need a nice frilly little chemise.   I started with this lovely oatmeal colour fabric to this pattern. But in actual fact I started a new cut with just the neckline altered, because with the square…

Ruffly Ruches!

The hemline of the stripey skirt is now finished and nice and straight, so the next bit is to pull up those lovely ruffles! I loosely tacked a line up from the hemline of the stripey skirt at each quarter of the circumference, so there’d be two a the front and two at the back. I made sure the the…

Next bit: Stripey Skirt!

Having finished the petticoat I made a start on the Stripey Skirt to go on top! I followed the same method with the skirt gores, but kept them full length as per the templates I’d cut before. This was so that I could pull up the skirt in ruches above the hemline of the petticoat.…

Welcome World!

Hello everyone and welcome to my Blog page! This is my very first post and is about my very first Ball-Jointed Doll in the picture below: ‘Berry’ from Korean doll-makers Hujoo (http://www.hujoo.kr/index.php). I fell in love with her as soon as I saw her and when she arrived in the post I just couldn’t wait to…