Thursday, 29 November 2012

Jolly dollies....how to...


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

you will need
scissors
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 hand...as 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 family...it 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

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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 


14 comments:

  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!

    xx

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

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

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  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

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

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  6. Adorable my sweet friend. xoxo

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  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!!

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  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! :)

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

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

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

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

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