I’m always surprised and delighted at the amount of stuff you find for free on the net. Some people are really exceptionally talented and generous.
I’m really looking forward to having a bit of free time(WHEN? WHEN?) to have in-depth look to some of the courses below, in meantime I will share the links with you.
Here for example is the first part of a wonderful tutorial in 4 lessons to learn millinery in miniature. At the bottom of the page you will find the link to go the next lesson and so on. The main site, Cynthia Howe Miniatures, is just wonderful and you will need plenty of time to go through it. But, if you prefer a real college class, go for the sample course offered by the Crafty College, always about making hats for our dollies of course! This one you can even save as pdf to keep it safe on your hard-disk and look through it whenever you have time.
Another fascinating course for dolls customizers is “The History of Fashion and Dress” offered by the Costumer’s Manifesto site (found via Jane Austen’s world blog). Plenty of informations available in 15 self-paced lessons.
If instead you want to do a doll itself, here is a mini course in 2 lessons (complete with pattern) to make a cloth doll. She actually looks cute! I think it could be a nice project for next time Ursula and I have a dolls day together
But if you are lazy like me, just sit back an read. Here is the link to fantastic archive of Dollcieux, a free online magazine for BDJs dolls, by the way…almost each issue features great tutorials about dolls photography. If this is not enough, and you still crave for “dollies reading” check out the old issues of High Maintenance, again lot of amazing tutorials in many issues and you can download the pdf versions of the magazine.
That’s all for today and remember…weekend is almost here!!!