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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Doll Size Spaghetti





This week I decided to get out one of my favorite clay tools, the extruder and show you how to make some spaghetti for the dolls.


A clay extruder is a great investment if you are going to make doll food from clay, but if you are patient you could roll the snakes of clay by hand and get a similar effect.


For the clay I just used a very soft off white clay with a touch of a very soft yellow clay to warm up the color.


After baking the clay to make sauce I just mixed some Tomato Spice color craft paint with some satin Mod Podge and some sand to create some tomato sauce for the top. A sprinkle of finely grated baked white clay adds the final touch of Parmesan Cheese. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Doll Size Gardening Supplies




The last few weeks (since I finished up the fireplace) I have been trying to get a project to work for a tutorial. I wanted to make a fireplace screen to sit in front of the fireplace. I have lost count of the number of times I have made the project and ended up throwing the results in the trash. It just won't work out the way I want it to. I am hoping to be able to figure it out at a later date.

Now it is time to move on to other projects.

This week I decided to get out a kit I got from Ann over at Paper Minis a long time ago. I think I purchased this when she first came out with it. I have been meaning to make a tutorial of it for well over a year. I just never got to it. So this is the time, we are finally getting some weather that is trying to act like spring is on the way. The local garden centers are filling up with stuff so I figured the dolls should get into a spring mood too.

Like all of Ann's kits for the 18” dolls this comes on a CD so you can print it out as many times as you need to.

I used just some regular weight high quality bright white printer paper for everything except the cover of the catalog. That page I printed on a “photo project” paper. It is slightly heavier than regular paper and prints really well.


This (like all of Ann's kits) is a super fun project and it turns out so darn cute. I am looking forward to doing some photo shoots with the dolls using the pieces I created today