In Dolly Bureau volume 3, there are lots of craft tutorials for tiny dolls. The photo above is from the book of a ball-jointed doll named Sugar Powder from Peak's Woods. She is a part of their Monthly Fairy line. In the book, there is a tutorial on how to make tiny doll wings! There are a couple templates in the book for different wing options. Interested in trying it? Pick up a copy of the book here.
The new book, Dolly Bureau (Vol 3): All About Tiny Dolls [working title], is underway and this year I'm going to try something a little different with the book. Instead of being strictly a pattern book, this year the book will highlight all kinds of tiny dolls (11.5cm/4.5in or shorter) with some pattern tutorials, crafts, etc. In this volume, dolls, crafts, clothing, accessories, etc, will also come from other people, not just MegannArt.
How great would it be to have some of your own dolls or handmade designs in a published book?! Dolly Bureau books are gaining popularity and would help people notice your work. See below for more information about contributing to the book.
Contributions would include temporary use of the following:
- All dolls 11.5cm or shorter (e.g. Ruby Red Galleria Honee B, Mattel Kelly, Fairyland PukiPuki and RealPuki, Peak's Woods Monthly Fairy, LillyCat Colline, Wilde Amelia Thimble, Lati White SP, Felix Brownie, Angelregion Gienie Lilica, Doll Leaves Cherry and Milk, Dollzone Yu with B10-001 body and Teng with B10-001 body, HZ Doll tiny dolls like Tian Tian Roro, IslandDoll Leshy, Polly Pocket, Azone Picco Neemo, Mame Momoko, Fidelia Fireflys, vintage dolls, etc). The list of dolls is endless.
- Handmade clothing, accessories, wigs, and props that would be appropriate for dolls of about this size. Items must be made by the contributor.
MegannArt will photograph your items and send them back to you in a timely manner. Some photos are being considered to include in the book, under certain guidelines. The deadline for accepted items is mid April 2015. To those who contribute, credit will be provided in the book. MegannArt also provides a contract for contributors to guarantee return, credit, and protection of your property.
Contact me for more info!
For those of us who like to invest in ball-jointed dolls, sometimes we get lucky and a doll company will give us little extra gifties with our doll purchases. Well, Peak's Woods is one of those awesome companies. Below are photos of Peak's Woods monthly fairies that I have received. One of the dolls is the fairy of July called "Woody." The other is currently unknown, likely based on fire, and was received in March. Previously, Peak's Woods used to give little cat statues as gifts. Some of these darling tiny dolls are available on the Peak's Woods website with wig and eye options. The head cap can even be replaced with a regular head cap, which can be ordered through the Peak's Woods website. At first these dolls kinda creeped me out -- now I think these little 8 cm tall dolls are just too cute!
Know of any other BJD companies that give fun items with doll purchases? Post about it on the MegannArt Facebook page.