Monday, June 30, 2014

Doll-A-Day 165:A Doll of My Own Making: Tiny Regency Lady

  Shew! According to my son Fuzzy this was the hottest day of the year so far. It was so hot that I spent most of the day outside working, rather than be in our oven of a house! (No air conditioning.) I took pictures for what will be a longer review post, but it was so late when I finished working that I'm just doing a quick post and am saving the review post for some time when I can devote more time to it.
  So today's doll is another that I made myself.

The metal ring at the bottom is the base of a stand I made  to be able to display the dolls at shows. It's not attached.
This lady is less than an inch and a half tall.

As you can see, her shawl is removeable.
She's made of polymer clay, and her arms and legs are jointed, so they can be moved.

She's made to look like an old fashioned china doll.
I mixed a very pale colour of clay, and then painted her with acrylics and glossed her with the glaze I talked about yesterday,Triple Thick.

 She doesn't look as nice here, but you have to remember, she's enlarged MANY times!

She has little sculpted curls all around her head.

 I was pretty proud of the way her hair came out.
That's it for today. See you tomorrow for another doll.


  1. I love all the details! And the nose! So beautiful! How long did it take you to make her? The stand is a great idea, very hard to find for smaller dolls. Even with the zooming there is no lose of character, wonderful job! Btw how did you nake such a tiny thing jointed? Thank you for sharing!

  2. Thanks Margarita. I can't even begin to say how long she took, because I do several at a time: I do several bodies, or several sets of limbs. Then one day I'll paint them all. Then I'll glaze them all another day. Then I assemble all the parts. (I have done these tiny ones with very thin wire to hold the joints together, but I think in future I will use thread. It's less likely to break through the tiny holes made in the limbs to thread it through, since the thread is so much less stiff than wire.) Then they lay around for ages because I just can't bring myself to try to do the clothes! That's the hardest part for me, so I keep putting it off. Then I finally get around to clothing them.

    1. It took long but a masterpiece usually does! I hope you show more cuties like this in all their naked jointed glory, I am still intrigued!

    2. I should start paying you! Thank you! Masterpiece? Hmmm, I don't know about that, but I like her. She's one I'm going to be sorry to see go, but I am supposed to be making them to sell! I'm not sure I have any in the works at the moment, but the next time I do I will have to post some in progress pictures.Have you checked out the other mini ones similar to this that I have posted on? I have done a few like this for doll-a-day.


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