Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ask and you shall receive

I am so glad you all liked my little Spool Dolls! I think they are so fun TOO!!
These are slightly different than the original ones I showed you. I used candle cups on these ones instead of the spools and painted the bodies with a design. For the previous shown dolls I painted the body and then Mod Podged paper on them.
Either way... Fun, Cute and Easy!

Here it goes:










As for the request to see all of the dolls, here they are!



There was 1 more head in the pkg than there was bodies, so I started a little African American doll but never finished it. That is the one you can see part of the head on a picture above. I used the end of the brush and did messy dots all over for the hair and it was looking really cute, I will have to finish it eventually.

29 comments:

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

Those are soooo cute! Thanks for the tutorial. They look so fun and easy I just might have to do it too!

Jill said...

I love these!

Sarah said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! I can't wait to make some!!!

Ter said...

cute!

Kari @ Ucreate said...

Melissa,
These are so adorable and will keep my daughters entertained for hours! THANK YOU!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

I love them!

Carmen said...

These are so stinkin' cute!!!!!! I would love to try this with my kids if I can find the time.

artistaggie said...

Wow, that's a whole heck of a lot of cuteness goin' on there... Great work! :-D

Monique said...

Were you painting the face detail with a toothpick??

Texas Gal said...

LOVE these!!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Melissa said...

Monique,
I did paint those eyes with a toothpick. I used the wrong end of a brush for some of the other eyes and the right end for still different eyes:) The toothpick, with a sharp point is a great little tool!
Melissa

Robin said...

What kind of paint do you use? I love these SO much and want to make some for my daughter for Christmas. I just want to make sure I do it right. Also, what store is best for buying these? HobbyLobby? Roberts? Michaels?

tmiller said...

SO cute! Wish I had a little girl to make these for! I think my daughter may be to old for these now! :)

alittlefrenchloven said...

What an adorable idea, my princess would love these! Thanks for sharing!

Texas Gal said...

I got my materials -- I'll let you know how these turn out. BTW - I bought the bottoms at JoAnns and the heads at Michaels. My Michaels doesn't carry that sized bottom.... Soooo excited! It's like homemade (rather than Fisher Price) Little People!

Wes and Dani said...

These are so cute!!! I wish I had a little kid that I could make these for. :(

GREAT project though.

Anonymous said...

I am new to this blog and love what I am reading. I would like to know what kind of paint you used for the now black dresser that was $5.00. You have such an incredible vision of how to make things beautiful. Please e-mail me.
doloresmccune@yahoo.com

Jaclyn said...

So cute! What a great Christmas gift idea!

Anonymous said...

Can you post a picture of all of the characters that you created? I absolutely love them!

Jeanie said...

yes please please PLEASE post a picture of all of them? I really want to see how you did each one, so I can copy it!!! They are so fantastic!!

The Noalls said...

OH my gosh. These are SO CUTE and SO FRUGAL. My favorite combo. Are you an artist? A painter or children's book illustrator or something? Seriously. I can't believe the detail! I'll be coming back to your blog often!

Melissa said...

I just used acrylic paint, ya know the kind for tole painting!?! It is in the little plastic containers with the flip top at Michaels or any other craft store.
And as you will see I posted a couple of pictures of all the dolls for you viewing and copying enjoyment:)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting! They are adorable!!! It's fun to see them all!

Kelly@seeitandmakeit! said...

Thanks Melissa! I made some for myself! You can go check them out at my blog seeitandmakeit.blogspot.com!!! Thanks again and I LOVE your blog!

Hani said...

those are really cute! I've featured this tutorial in my blog:) have a look!

Tori said...

These are so cute and such a great idea! I made some for my daughter and she loves them so much. http://adamandtori.blogspot.com/2010/01/craft-still-in-progress.html

Martha said...

too cute. will have to show my GS troop. they may want to try these.

"S" and family said...

You make it look so easy! Thanks.
(stopping by from Muffin Tin)

Anonymous said...

All that mother of his ever did was arrange the telepathic raping of the daughters of Orange County (and whatever university he attended)