Thursday, November 12, 2009

doll delight



Have you ever enjoyed making something so much that you almost can't stop?



I have been making little clothespin dolls and I sneak in small applications throughout the day.

Here is how it all began ... again ...



For the I thought of you swap, Debi sent me a box of vintage clothespins so for our birthday swap, I made Debi a little doll using one of the clothespins and included a photo on my presents revealed! blog post. Recently blogging friend Teri saw the doll and asked if I could make dolls and doll kits for her to give as presents. How fun!



So the little assembly line began ...



But I wanted to experiment on other dolls. Things like: how to get the hair right, how to make their clothes, how to draw their faces ...



Now I can't stop! I plan to make more for my online shops.



I made this one when I was about 12. My sister Dede found it and gave it to me to illustrate that I have always been creative.
(Sweetie Dede)



Teri, here is a sneak peek at the girls. They are awaiting their tulle skirts and embellishments. I'll be sure to keep you posted.

I actually posted earlier today to announce Aimee as the winner of my giveaway. While I have a free moment, I couldn't help but post again. Thank you for indulging me! I'm not very good with will power these days -- dolls, posts, cookies -- what's a girl to do? Enjoy!

xo

41 comments:

Bethany said...

oh my gosh, cuter than cute. And how fun to have one from when you were a kid. It all comes around, eh? Those are SO fun. You ARE super creative and wonderful. Love those girls!

Zuzu said...

Awwww, they are so cute! Don't you just love it when you come across a new idea and it just takes off!?!
:) :) :) Have a Happy Day, Elyse!
Zuzu

Julie Harward said...

They ARE the sweetest little dears aren't they...sounds like you are having fun! I'm having a GIVE A WAY...come say hi :D

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Wow Elyse~ you are so creative and your talents keep evolving in new directions!The sky's the limit.

Vintage Lizzie said...

Oh My Gosh!!...Elyse!...They are SO Freakin' cute!!!...I love them naked and all lined up like that!..Hmmm...THAT makes me sound just a wee bit weird...but you KNOW what I mean!...LOVE them!!!...you are so very talented, Sweetie!...Everything that you make is so HAPPY!!!...what a gift you have!...Hugs!...Me

LiLi M. said...

Oh Elyse your pink ladies are so lovely! Congrats to the winner!

Marie said...

perfect!keep 'em coming maybe you can do a series how cute.
marie

koralee said...

How cute are these???? I adore them! Looks like you are having lots and lots of fun and your images are amazing!

Theresa said...

Those are the cutest little dolls! I think they are precious. You are too talented:)

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh how fun, Elyse! One of my first crafting delights as a child were clothes pin ornaments from a kit! Yours are much cuter though! ♥

stefanie said...

aghhh, how cute!! the kits would be such cute in gift bags for little girl parties!

debi said...

elyse, your little dolls are just adorable!!! i have sure enjoyed mine. she sits on my little pink shelf.
i'm glad you're having so much fun making the dolls...it's great when we find something that gives us that much joy!
hugs, debi

icandy... said...

very cute!

christina!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Isn't that fun that your sis found your first clothespin doll!!

This are just so sweet! Looks just like Elyse creations!

Lori said...

Elyse, you little dollies are SO cute!!! i love their sweet pinkness:)

LaurieStar said...

Oh my! These are simply adorable! Aren't they fun? I love little clothespin dolls!

Lisa said...

I love your sweet dolls! They are super cute!!
Hugs, Lisa

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, those are just soooo cute! You are so smart. laurie

Ana said...

Hi Elyse,
Your dollies are precious. You are such a creative gal. I bet that when your are putting them together it's just like playing dolls and dressing them up huh? I love it...Here's a little secret. I love dolls any kind, but especially cloth and paper dolls and you can find me once in a while playing with them...he he he. I love to change their cloths. I guess I'm still a little girl at heart. Have a wonderful evening.

Hugs,
♥Ana

Atelier de Charo said...

So pretty dolls!!!
Hugs
Charo

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Elyse!! They are PRECIOUS! I love their little details...so much thought must go into each and every one ~ creativity starts young doesn't it?? hugs and love, Dawn

Cheryl ~ Casual Cottage Chic said...

OMG....I haven't seen one of these made up in years! I made them way back in school as a class project ~ I picked South America and dressed up my "doll" in what I thought were authentic looking clothes. LOL! Your pink "dolls" are sooo sweet. Please add some to your shop so they can find many new homes.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Hoooooooooow cute!!!

m ^..^

fairiemoon said...

Oh my gosh. Yes. I do that all the time. You did see my post with the cherry pit dolls, didn't you. I went through a clothespin doll phase as well! Rather prolific it was!

Erin :)

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

ELYSE!!!!!! These are so darn cute, I cannot stand it!! You are so talented! I know just what you mean about not being able to stop, that is how I feel about the hearts, lol!!!
Love ya,
Amy

Lisa said...

Elyse, they are just precious! What fun!

Diva Kreszl said...

so sweet!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are so adorable! I just bought some supplies to try to make these! I'm going to put your blog in my favorites so that I can come back and look at all of your cute creations!

clare's craftroom said...

Your dolls really are delightful !

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Love finding your site. Your very creative. I love how cute these are.
Looking forward to being a follower
Maggie

Little Pink Studio said...

Your dollies are adorable!
xoxo, Cerri

Karen said...

Elyse - these are just to flippin' cute! I can just see you lining them all up - adding tidbits here and there and GRINNING thru the entire day. That's what life is all about. It's the little things that make us happy.
Very fun indeed!
HAGD! Karen

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Precious! Adorable! Just as cute and creative as can be! You rock, Elyse!!

xxoo
becky

Maria said...

Awww these are so adorable! I stopped over from Bluebird Notes ... I saw the little photo in Koralee's sidebar and HAD TO see these!

The cutest clothespin dolls ever!
~Maria

She'sSewPretty said...

Those are adorable! I am the same way when it comes to making new things.

Kelee Katillac said...

They are so adorable Elyse! Rosy Little things blog makes them too. I love your themes......AND you are a marvel with clothes pin art.....

alamodestuff said...

So cute! Isn't it great when projects draw you in like that?!

Your Pixie's comment on my blog is spot on and too funny! You do get my sense of humor (should I apologize for that?). And I appreciate your thinking of me, although I'm sorry that your pretty pink creations might be associated with my sick sense of humor, lol!

Beach Vintage said...

I love the little expressions on them.

Shona Cole said...

those are adorable. I love the light, fresh colors.

Shona

becky said...

Im a new follower of your blog.I adore these little clothespin dolls, how cute.

Cant wait to return again and see more of your gorgeous things,Becky

Terri said...

These are so precious! Can't wait to get them. I have an idea for them...how about naming your little girls and giving them a brief little story. I did that once for 12 sock monkeys I made for my son's first birthday party! Everyone enjoyed the little stories about their monkeys. Your pics of them are awesome too! Terri