Monday, December 10, 2012

Paper and Fabric Dolls

You know I never saw myself as a "dollmaker" 
this will probably be as close as I shall ever get
to making dolls but after seeing how easily Lilla
made these magnificent little 
creations - well I just
thought I might like to try them!

 This was my very first attempt and 

I have to admit I did really enjoy making these

 Could it perhaps be that I am so addicted to 
creating with gorgeous fabrics and lace!
(well perhaps just a little!!!)
but I also did have the perfect excuse as
I thought it would make a perfect Christmas gift for my
grand daughter, Layla, who by the way

just happens to love fairies, glitter, lace and fabric too!
Funny that!!!!!!!!

I do think there will probably be enough in this little
creation to please her don't you think?

Lilla has the most wonderful set of videos on You Tube
with heaps of tutorials on making these and many
other creations including garlands, journals, 
crazy quilt purses, cornucopias and the list goes on
how generous can one woman be to offer
all of these for us.
Now go and check out her blog because you just might
be looking for a new gift to make for Christmas.



JoAnne said...

She's gorgeous Suzy! I'm sure Layla (love her name) will adore her!

Judy McCarthy said...

Very sweet dolls Suzy!Once you start making dolls you just might get hooked.I gave one to my mother(the one on my last blogpost), and you should have seen her face!!
Layla will love her fairy!
I gave an angel to Gill(our heroic co-ordinator at the Museum), and the look on her face was worth every second I spent on it!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh yes our Lilla is a real treasure in blogland and not nearly enough bloggers know about her.

Lilla very generously shares her creativity and wonderful ideas by way of tutorials via youtube as well as on her blog.
When I visit other bloggers I can often see Lilla's influence on what and how they create.
She deserves a medal for her generosity.

I love your interpretation Suzy and that is such a magical doll you made for Layla - she will be 'over the moon'!

Christmas hugs
Joyeux Noël
Shane ♥

Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous Suzy, Your Grand daughter is a very lucky gal and no doubt LOVES your art.
Hugs Lynn

The English Romantic said...

Gorgeous Suzy, your granddaughter will be delighted.
Lilla is a real treasure and I love her videos.
Have a wonderful week.

johala6@yahoo. said...

Wonderful work Suzi! I like the mix of laces, rubbons and pictures!
We have an old banner of the Virgin Mary in our church, from begining of the last century, made like this, old picture for face and embroyderies, fabrics and laces for dress!
I love your two new creations!
Hugs and kisses
PS: I'm jalous you're in end of spring, during we're in winter! I'm so cold!!! But I can't imagine a Christmas day in summer????

Countrylovers said...

Dear Suzy,
the dolls are so beautiful, I love them!
The dolls would also look fantastic on the top of the christmas tree.

Wonderful work, thanks for showing us.

Have a wonderful time, warmly Babsi

La Nonna said...

Merveilleuses poupées romantiques, douces et surtout quelle classe.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Oh my gosh, these are absolutely beautiful.

FlowerLady Lorraine

teri said...

Suzy, your dolls are divine! I love the way you used the ribbons and lace to create her dress and shawl. How clever of you! I'm not surprised that you are a natural at dolls. I hope you'll do more!

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

What a beautiful job you did on these dolls! This is a great way to use scraps of fabrics and lace along with all those old photos that we collect. Thanks for sharing, and have a great day! Sue

Corrine at said...

Wow Suzy, just so charming, who wouldn't want a doll like this, even us grown ladies too! I love thst you keep romance in everything. xox

Lorraine said...

Your girls turned out beautiful Suzy! I agree that Lilla has some great videos, will have to check this out.

Socrates said...

Oh my! You have found another way to play with gorgeous laces, and what a result. These are beautiful. Leave it to you!!!

Lilla said...

very cool Suzy, wonder what inspired you?
thanks for kudos, I must make another video now, so aloha and mele kalikimaka from me

Elly said...

I am totally in love with your dolls, Suzi (:o) I'm always watching Lilla's videos and i adore her work just like yours.

Dorthe said...

Hello sweet friend,
OH I am amazed by your gorgeous dolls, in paper and fabric...they are such beauties and so lovely equipped in laces and fantastic materials. Your little Layla will have her princess angel of her own, and be so thrilled when seing her.
Yes Lilla is a very generous blogger, and I ALSO visits her blog and tutorials to see her beautiful creations.
Your own doll is stunning ,too, my friend,- you just go on playing with paper dolls, to your own, and ours delight, they are ,yes..amazing!
Love and warm thoughts your way, Suzy.

Jayne said...

You have created another beautiful piece of work your Layla will be so delighted I am sure. jayne x

Tracie Dean said...

You did such an amazing job!!! I love the way they turned out.

I just know your granddaughter will love her gift!!!

Happy Crafting,

Linda said...

I enjoy Lilla and her beautiful creations. Your dolls are beautiful and I'm sure anyone would be happy to have one.

Elizabeth said...

Incredible eye candy and luscious lace as always dear Suzy!! Your grand daughter will be smitten and you might find yourself making them for her little friends!! Hugs!!

ScrappinHappyxo said...

How lovely these dolls are, I saw one for the first time just a couple of days ago :) You did such a wonderful job on your first times, lovely work.
- Jeanette

minnamarika said...

Wonderful wonderful artwork, LOVE it!!

Sophie said...

Meine Güte, Suzy!
Was für wunderschöne Kunstwerke.
Ich bin wieder fast atemlos vor Staunen.
So bezaubernd...


Junibears said...

You have made two fantastic dolls my dear. Stunning. Hugs xx

Terri said...

Oh you have made a beautiful doll, and fairy! (Lilla does have great tutorials, she is so very crafty!) I love the lace and fabric you used, and the fairy doll will surely make Layla happy!

Martina2801 said...

OMG this dolls are totally divine, dear Suzy! I can`t take my eyes away from it ... super awesome!
Happy Holiday to you!
Enjoy this wonderful season!

Wanda Maria Roszak said...

Hi Suzy,
thank you for your beautiful work of art. and a great heart.
Your place is always so beautifully ,
Susan Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2012 for you and your loved ones, I greet warmly!

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Dear Suzy your paper/fabric dolls are so wonderfully made, love the way you made their skirt of beautiful lace and ribbons, you are so talented and creative.
Hugs Anni

solange said...

Wonderful work!!!

Sophie said...

Dankeschön für deinen lieben Kommentar auf meinem Blog.
Liebe Suzy, ich wäre jetzt lieber im warmen/heißen Australien.
Ich mag den Winter nicht.
Es ist kalt und glatt und nicht immer schön zum Gehen.
Ich beneide dich um die Wärme, das wäre für meine alten Knochen besser :-)
Ich wünsche dir einen schönen 3. Advent.
Umarmung und alles Liebe xx

vicki said...

Hi Suzy-- I think you may just have found your new passion!! These little doll creations are just beautiful-- I can only imagine how you might so beautifully bring more of these to life! Your grand daughter will be thrilled!!

I'm sure we will be seeing more of these--- ( big smile!)


Robin said...

Dear Suzy, your fabric dolls are so stunning! I'm sure Layla will be thrilled to get one as a gift. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season.


Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh these are just gorgeous! The fabric combinations and the images you chose work perfectly together.
Fabulous creations! We'd love to have you link them with us, too.
Hugs and happy holidays,

Sugar Lump Studios said...

these are so gorgeous! I love the color images and using color with the dolls.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and I am looking forward to seeing more of your art in 2013!

Gaby Bee said...

Your dolls are awesome, Suzy! I'm sure your grand daughter will be delighted.

I'm going to take a little break! I want to have a *no-pressure* season and spend time with my family!
Sending warm wishes to you and your loved ones for a wonderful Christmas and much health and happiness for 2013.


Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

These are absolutely gorgeous,dear Suzy and I'm sure your grand daughter will be over the moon.
Have a wonderful week my friend.

Lins Artyblobs said...

I must have missed this post when it was first aired. The dolls are great, I love their lacy frocks.

Katherine Wolak said...

Hello there! Ive come over from Dorthe and WOW!!! Your creations are so beautiful! I love the beautiful colours and stunning creativity! Im here to stay! :D


Magpie's Mumblings said...

These are both so lovely and look like such a joy to make. I think there's about to be a very happy little girl!

DIAN said...

More amazing creations Suzy.

Wishing you a joyous Christmas and creative new

lynne said...

Dear Suzy
The dolls are magnificent creations with their embellished skirts of lace and ribbons and Layla will have a doll to treasure all her life as really it doesn't matter what stage you happen to be in life, anyone would wish for the prettiest of dolls to bring beauty to their lives.

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

Hello, I am getting a sewing machine! You have inspired me with more projects. I can't wait to try these dolls. I am a new follower!

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