This time I decided to channel my inner Dr. Frankenstein, swapping heads with bodies and generally taking extreme dissection to a whole new maniacal level.
*cue diabolical laughter* Mwahahahaha!
It's been some time since I cast any 1/12th dolls, having sold 95% of my character moulds back in 2009 (good grief.... is it really THAT long ago?!) However, I kept back some of my very favourite children moulds, including some lovely 1/12th scale antique reproduction dolls.
So today, as well as beheading and reconstructing, I've cast a selection of those..... K*R 117 (Mein Liebling), A. Marque, Simon & Halbig 107, a beautiful Bru, plus a Long Face and Laughing Jumeau.
|Some 1/12th children alongside my tiny toy dolls|
I have a mind to make some elaborate children and toy combos, plus, just for fun, a selection of children in fancy dress.
In my opinion, the epitome of matching mother/daughter/doll sets were made by Sue Atkinson, of Sunday Dolls. Miniature dollmakers will know of her through her must-have book, Making & Dressing Doll's House Dolls in 1/12th Scale, which surely must have a place on the bookshelves of any dollmaker worth his or her salt.
|My first copy of her book, signed by Sue herself! I also have a later edition.|
|An example of a matching mother and daughter set by Sue Atkinson, dressed in their Sunday Best.|
|Mother, daughter and baby doll in matching costumes|
I'm thinking of children, both girls and boys, in Georgian, Regency, Victorian and Edwardian costumes, with matching dolls and toys. No doubt it will feel strange to go back to 1/12th after making such tiny dolls for so long, but I'm sure it will all come back to me.
2017 might not be so bad after all...... 😉