Friday, 17 September 2010

Making a doll with Papillon Bleu UK

Not so long ago, once back from my holiday, Sophie, the most adorable little girl ,came home to meet AliénorE (don't forget to check her Facebook page here if you haven't done it yet) . I offered to show her how to make a doll. That day I was preparing a doll for Dale who had made a beautiful mattress for Aliénore's bed. Sophie followed all the steps of doll-making very carefully and managed to make her very first doll. It was a magical day for both of us.

We went to stretch our legs for a little while . Every doll maker needs a break as it requires a lot of concentration you see. So I took her to one of my (and Christopher Robin's!) favourite places.

Once back home and our dolls finished, we played a bit with AliénorE's bedroom.

This is the doll I sent to thank Dale!The little doll is sitting on the mattress made by Dale for AliénorE.

A few days later I received the most exquisite card from Sophie!
It was so cute I had to share it with you.

So, not so long after I received the card, I invited Sophie again. We had a fantastic time together. I asked if she wanted to try to make a mini Susan (which is the doll I make during the workshops) with me.

As usual, Sophie proved to be very meticulous, eager to learn more and very patient. All the good qualities required for a doll maker.

Her mini Susan was gorgeous! She matched with Sophie's school uniform look!

And below, you can see my own mini ones. And if you wonder why they are called Susan ( in fact, it is Robert who pointed it out) click here.

I might soon put a template and all the instructions on my Etsy store very soon, if you wish to learn to make one too! Do you think this would be a good idea?

And speaking of ETSY, I am working a lot on the doll making at the moment.


Hope you are all fine out there dear blog friends.

And please don't forget: CARPE DIEM.

Bye for now!


Sylvie... said...

But... BUT... when do i do i a doll day with you??????

apinkdreamer said...

wow!!! i'mlooking forward to seeing this template! i love your dolls!!!

mademoiselle G said...

Aww so cute! Looks that you both had a wonderful time! :-)

Beansieleigh said...

Oh, honestly, this post has left me in tears.. I know, I'm such a sap, but I just loved reading about the fun you two shared, teaching Sophie, and making dolls together! I love making dolls too, in cloth or crochet!.. Sophie, you're doing a beautiful job. Your Mini Susan came out ADORABLE!!! ~tina

Alicia said...

J'ai dû le dire des milliers de fois: je veux venir jouer à la poupée avec toi!! Imagine les souvenirs que tu laisses à cette petite, quand elle sera grande (future créatrice de poupées?) elle repensera à toi et à tous ces petits moments de rêve que tu lui as offert, c'est super!

Heidi said...

I think the doll template would be s very good idea! Sophie is just so adorable. The time you spent teaching her how to do her own dolls will be some of her best memories.

miniacollection said...

Comme Sophie j'aimerais bien apprendre à faire une poupée avec toi. Je suis sure qu'il va bientôt y avoir d'autres petites filles qui vont venir chez toi pour t'avoir comme professeur de poupées, et pourquoi pas des "grandes filles" ...
J'aime bien les nouvelles petites poupées.

Liberty Biberty said...

Oh! Patricia, Sophie has to be the luckiest little girl alive! Liberty would so love to make dolls with you.
Sophie's dolls look perfect!

Sans! said...

Carpe Diem indeed :). Please let Sophie know that I really love her doll and that I hope she will never give up dollmaking :).

parlance said...

Sophie is a sweetie! And I do see the resemblance of the dolls to Susan Boyle!

winterlude said...

Bon, je me lance. Depuis que Geneviève a commencé son blog, je viens très souvent me régaler sur le vôtre (tien?), j'aime beaucoup Alienor et ses amies, et je fonds maintenant devant Susan. En tant que petite fille (dans un corps de dame mais ça ne compte pas), je signe la pétition: "on veut apprendre à faire des poupées chez Papillon bleu (bis)"

Ann said...

YES!! I'd love you to put the template in your Etsy shop! I'd love to make a mini Susan as good as Sophie's - isn't she a talented doll maker! A lovely post!

Evelyn's Wonderland said...

Oh! I think you should definitely put the template in your Etsy shop too! I wish we could make a mini Susan together. Oh and please let Sophie know that her mini Susan turned out beautifully!
Loved this post!!!

Anonymous said...

Magnifique !