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Like a Coraline Doll

Posted in Art, constructions, cute, etsy, family, handmade, projects with tags , , , , on March 19, 2010 by darcyarts

Last night I finished one of the most fun projects I’ve ever done.

I made a custom Coraline doll for Renee and daughter, Rosemary in Louisiana.

You remember the soft blue hand-dyed cotton yarn hair?

It looks great on the head.

It is a pleasure to slowly fit it stitch into its place. I loved the colors and soft materials I used.

Rosemary, the girl who will receive the doll is two years old. She is a beautiful child and was the real inspiration to make this doll extra special.

This doll will be an Easter surprise. Lucky doll girl.

In the pictures I used as references the Coraline doll has ears but I sorta like her without them. She’s prettier without.

Almost forgot the freckles.

It will be sad to see this doll go but I know she will be loved. Rosemary’s mom said so.

I have pictures.

It was super fun making the crazy, cool boots. It’s the first time I made eyelets.

I love stripey tights.

Some of my other dolls may now have feet. I’m seeing some Victorian dolls with pointy little black shoes and long dresses.

That means under garments, too, lots of pantaloons and petty coats. I’ll keep my eyes peeled at the thrift stores.



Posted in Art, film with tags , , on July 22, 2009 by darcyarts

Netflix will be shipping Henry Selick’s film Coraline for Thursday, they say. I hope it comes early.

I was tempted to buy a copy at WalMart earlier today but I’ll see if free first.

Having seen the promo short for the film I’m pretty sure I will enjoy it just for the mind boggling hand crafting involved in creating it. That sort of tiny world construction seems like a dream job. Well, maybe if I could get really good glasses.

I hope it’s not too dark a story line.

It seems kinda scary, with hints of facist monster parental ickiness.

We shall see.

Check out the work on the movie set.