February 27, 2016

Sunny Saturday

My husband is still sleeping (!) which gives me some time to write a little about my progress on my new project. Yet there is not much to tell, because one idea chases the other and I can't really decide what to do with this kit. The shape is really bothering me. Each time I try something, I notice how many other pieces I will need to cut/change to end up with something totally different than the initial kit, so that it can't be recognized anymore. I do not want that. I want to keep the main shape by making it modern, which is a challenge by itself.

The first fitting went very well. Everything seems to fit perfectly and it is actually bigger than I have imagined.

Now I keep staring at it trying to decide what it is going to be. The sun is shining today after days of bad weather and it makes me feel really good this Saturday morning, no rush, just chill. Nevertheless, there are too many decisions to take: Light color? Dark color? Wood or paint? Where to put windows, doors? Flooring... naah too early! Wiring? Hmpf... I need to eat first...

But before I eat something and grab a cup of coffee, I would like to present you Lilly. She's the first (14cm) doll I have ever made so please be kind to her :) Her face is a little weird due to the wide eyes that are too far from each other - had I mentioned she has no ears? The head is too big for her body, but this was somehow intentional, as at the beginning I wanted to create some fairy tale unrealistic face with blue hair, but changed my mind in the process. Next time it will be better.

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Hugs, Susi


  1. The doll is beautiful! I think she's spot on.

  2. Wow! Your first try is really good, your second is going to be awesome!

    My kit has been sitting just like that on my work table for a month. Harrumph.

  3. Oh my! I love the doll! She looks beautiful!

  4. Espero a ver qué decides con el kit, :), conozco esa sensación de no saber qué hacer, jaaa! La muñeca es una belleza!
    Un abrazo!

  5. susi, keep staring - it usually hits you suddenly :-)

  6. Lilly is lovely, you did a great job on her! I've been contemplating how to modernize the kit too...It will hit you eventually.

  7. Um -- I think you uploaded the wrong photo of Lilly because I do not see the flaws you do. She has that otherworldly look, but so does Amanda Seyfried. :]

  8. Hi Susi, I can so understand your dificulty with this kit, it's so uninspiring.. (no offense to it's designer), but I'm sure you'll come up with something awesome despite it! Are you kidding me?? Your first time making a doll and this is what you managed to do?? I LOVE IT and am in awe, WOW! I love her face and although her eyes might be a little wide, some people have that too right? In any case it doesn't look weird to me, I think she looks very real and especially really great! Just a bit sad she has no ears, how's she supposed to hear all the nice compliments about her? ;p Amazing job Susi, truly!

    1. Hi Monique, thank you so much for your kind words, Iit really makes my day and I think I finally found an idea that I will stick with... let's see :)

  9. ps: I also think you've done a wonderful job on her hair, looks very natural which I can only imagine isn't the easiest to do either and again, especially for a first time.. I'm going to pick up my jaw from the floor now ;)

  10. Thank you all so much! I was about to give up with this kit, then finally yesterday it hit me. I have a really fun idea. I can't wait to work on it!