Thursday, 29 November 2012

Jolly to...

the first of my festive how - to's is a jolly holiday version of the lolly dollies :)

you will need
mt tapes or fabric tape
pens incl a black biro
glue/double sided tape
paper doilies
bits of fabric and trim
pipe cleaners
big lolly sticks
a christmas cd (optional but it did get me in the mood!)
possibly a mince pie and a nice hot cup of glogg ...
oh ok I'm getting a bit carried away now....lets go...

first draw on your hair and face ( I use the biro to outline as the pens can sometimes bleed into the wood )
draw on legs and feet....use the tape to make a top and draw on details like collars and buttons

take a piece of fabric and gather it around at the waistline and tape in place

you can add lace or trims to the hem of the skirt with glue or d/s tape

next take a paper doily and concertina fold...get a pipe cleaner and twist around the centre of the folded doily

wrap around the lolly dolly to attach leaving a bit at the back for attaching to the tree top

you can the wrap some lace or ribbon to conceal the pipe cleaner at the front
glue on a button or any other little trims or notions you have to it's christmas I think you could go a bit nuts here and add glitter...sequins..sparkly bits etc....

an alternative way is to make the doily into a skirt..for the wings tie on a few different laces and ribbons and trim to size :) tie on an extra one to use to attach to the tree...

Just a note to add... I haven't said it for a while but Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and say hello I really, really do appreciate it, I have been away from my computer a lot lately...catching up with home life and really needed to be done... but I haven't been able to read or say hello to my favourite blogs as much as I'd like to ... I'll catch up soon I promise

x x x x x x x x 

next time .....cute badges how to :)

ps... thank you for your help with my last post,I knew you would know how to sort it.. you are stars!!! x x x 


  1. Jane, this is cute!
    Now i have to wait making Christmas decoration till the Sinterklaas madness is over...but then i really want to make these with the Girls...i have to find those big lolly sticks first :-o
    Oh, it's gonna be a colourful tree this year with these lovely jolly dollys and a bit of my own crafty Christmas decoration...woohoo!


  2. Oh my goodness! They are so sweet! What a fun idea!
    I love your new banner, by the way. Old typewriters are fab!

  3. Great idea! My daughter would love to make these just to play with.x

  4. Love these little ladies ... I especially like their outfits ... vert stylish ... I think my little one would love to play with them ... Bee xx

  5. These are so cute, thanks for sharing. My little ones will love them :-)

  6. Adorable my sweet friend. xoxo

  7. They are gorgeous! I plan to make a dolly peg fairy for our Christmas tree this year... well, what I really mean is I'm going to put the 7 year old to work making a fairy... we'll see how that goes!!

  8. These are lovely! Little Bea wants to try and make one with me, so I now need lolly sticks and some of that tape! :)

  9. Aa, your photo-upload is working again. And these angels are so cute :)

  10. Little angels, just like me.
    Really pretty makes as always. X

  11. They are so cute.....I think I might try these as a craft at church for Christmas for kids.....your so brilliant!

  12. Ha ha - I am going to make one!