♥ Fresh Start!

Hey lovelies!!

It’s been forever since I have been here! Thank you for those who are still here, and to those who are not anymore, that’s totally fine too.

All this time I was away, I just needed it for myself, work on some habits I wanted to get rid off and make some new, healthier habits. You know, that’s not easy at all haha. But I feel that I’m getting used to my healthier lifestyle. I still wanna add things to my life, like Yoga, but that will come with time. I can’t change my whole life at once, and I’m totally fine with that. Slowly I will get where I wanna be.

Even tho I struggled a lot, the past time. As well as with my health, as well physically. I found out about stuff I didn’t even realize and I got pretty sick. I’m not saying everything is fine now. But I’m so ready to move on. I’m slowly getting there, finding my path. I know what I want and I’m gonna work hard for that, but step by step.

I have so many plans for the future, and one of them is opening a Etsy shop and sell my crafts. I am making art-dolls lately, they turn out way to cute, how can I ever say bye to them?! But yeah, I know I have to sell most of them, cause my room is getting way to crowded with all those creatures XD. I’m sometimes worried that, when I’m away, they will give a party and leave a big mess in there..teehee.

I’m sometimes worried that, when I’m away, they will give a party and leave a big mess in there

I also decided to make a fresh start with Instagram, I have made a new account. I have been thinking about that for over a year now, but I didn’t dare to do it. I guess I was to attached to the followers I have and scared to loose them. But hey.. I can build that up again, and if you were following me already and wanna follow me along on my journey, definitely go follow me there, I promise you there will be better content, like stuff I wanna sell, behind the scenes, TSUM TSUMS xD, patterns, give aways  and lot’s more~. So hit that follow button!! Click Click Click~

Fresh Start

I also gonna use my website more in combination with Instagram. So for example I post a picture of a Tsum Tsum I made and on my blog I will post the pattern. I hopefully gonna post blogs every week or every other week, depends on how fast I get used to posting things XD.
There’s also my deviantart page, which I abandoned for so long, I will start posting there again, so if you feel like watching me there (I still think that’s scary stuff tho xD) hit the link now ^^ Click Click Click~

Okay I have rambled enough for today XD

With Love,
Danielle

♥ Seagon

Hello lovely reader!
Since I absolutly adore dragons, my next art-doll had to be a dragon. A water dragon to be exact. I don’t know why, but I always felt a connection to water. (I even go walking when it rains, I know I’m weird xD).

I started with making the head, without a plan. Decided to go with the flow and see where I would end up. surprisingly enough it turned out so cute already! even it was not even painted yet! After backing the clay in the oven it was time for me to decide what color it should have, blue or green? I chose for blue.

Seagon

Since I wanted to have scales on his belly, I had to figure out how to do that…I found out that it was quit a challenge to do…
But I think it worked out. the hardest part of the whole art-doll were the flippers >_< OMG where did I got myself in to. I can’t even explane how I did it xD.

Anyway, after I finished him, I fell in love with Seagon. I just can’t let him go, while I planned to sell him. This baby has to stay with me, but I promise I will make more dolls and those will be up for sale!!

SeagonSeagon wants me to go swimming with him!

 

SeagonWatching over the water, are there more friends in there?!

 

Seagon
And now it’s time to say goodbye, see you next time! *waves*

♥ My First 3 Art Dolls

I wanted to make poseable art dolls for… forever now. When I found out about wood-splitter-lee (Lee Cross) her work, I just fell in love. The idea to make an artdoll that you can pose, just wow *_*. (All her works are amazing tho, you should check her work out!).

All those years I started making heads, but I came never further xD. I just didn’t know how and the polymer clay was just to hard to work with for me (They recently changed the quality of Fimo soft, it’s much softer now and I’m able to work with it comfortably).

So the beginning of this year I saw a video of Lee Cross, making one of her art dolls. Everything just fell into place, all those things I thought off, how to make a poseable art doll, is the way she makes them as well!! And that was the moment I finally had the currage to finish one of the heads I started long ago.

After a night dreaming of making poseable art dolls

♥ Beessie

After a night dreaming of making poseable art dolls, which often happens when I am way to excited about something. I woke up and started immidiatly. The first challenge was to paint the head. I never was really good with acryllics, but I refused to give up. And then I realized I had to make feet as well, so I did.

After making the base with wire and attached all the pieces, I decided to glue the faux fur around it. that went okay-ish, it looks absolutely adorable. ^-^ Well judge yourself:

Beessie

But for my next art doll. I won’t use hot glue for the fur anymore. it feels just.. ehh xD.

 

♥ Pluis

My next project was for my grandma, she went through a lot and I really felt like she could use something cute and furry in her life. So I decided to make her a kitten. (she loves cats but my grandpa isn’t so nice to them.)
Sculpting the head and making the base for the body went pretty well, but since I didn’t want to glue the Faux fur around the body, I had to sew it. My next challenge. How do you do that with no pattern you can download of the internet? In the end I just decided to put the base of the body on a piece of paper, and draw around it. then re-draw that on the fabric, cut out twice and sew together. I realized that I actually needed a third piece for the belly,to get a 3D look xD. haha what a journey, well you can imagine!
Here’s how Pluis turned out:

My grandma is very happy with Pluis, it’s standing in the middle of the living room, seeing it daily! (She plays with poses too, Pluis stands differently from time to time ^-^)

 

♥ Fluffy

A new personal project. I actually drew this one before I even decided to make an art doll of it. But when I was done, drawing it on black paper, I knew it had to come to life!

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When I realized I had only white fur to use, I first needed to do some searching online on how to paint Faux fur. Well that was a challenge, I couldn’t really find a good, clear tutorial on how to do that. So in the end, after procastinating for a long time… I decided to mix some acryllic paint with water, so it was really thin (combining some tutorials I saw) and just poor it over the fur. You can watch a video of me doing that here . I tried not to put too much water in there, but just enough to color the whole sheet of fur I needed. After that, a long proces appeared. the fur had to dry, but you know, when acryllic dries, it becomes one big sheet, not very furry at all, so you have to keep brushing the fur every now and then. You can let it air dry, but that takes forever~~ so I decided to grab a hairdryer and kept brushing and drying.. and that even took me about 3 hours *sigh*

Oh well, the colouring of the fur was worth it, it turned out like the colour I wanted! I was so happy it worked out!

Further I continued the process like the first two ^^.

So this was my first real blog post, I hope you liked reading it, or if you have tips, let me know!

Love,
Danielle