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First Day of Class

Well it's about time to get started with Dolly U. I am still lacking in supplies and there is a big sale at a local dollhouse store, so that's where my paycheck is going. But I don't want to slack off before I begin, so I'm going to do a warm up assignment using materials I already have. Join me if you like.

Two years and two months ago, I had a baby shower for my eldest, Iris. My mother, from whence my creativity springs, made me an umbrella (apparently a shower tradition) in keeping with my rain forest them. This is what it looked like:

Of course the minute the shower was over, I'm ripping off these hot glued items so I could use them for crafty projects. Most of the stuff is still in storage, though I did use a lot of it for Josephine's Rainforest Adventure:

Anyway, because I still have these materials, my warm up will be making a doll plant. This is only the warm up because I don't feel like doing the doll greenery chapter yet. But stay tuned. I'll be doing some topiaries or hedges. I sure hope those big leaves work...

So join me as I do Party Dolly's Palm Tree Tutorial from the Legendary Tutorials doll board.

I have until May 13th to complete this. Yes, two weeks is a long time for what most of us can finish in a coupla hours. But with kiddies around and having to clean my work area to take pictures, here is where the flexibility comes in handy. But I will post as soon as I finish, I won't wait.

I also realized that I never posted my list of assignments. I'm adding more day by day. Feel free to add to the list. Some of these are existing tutorials but many are not. I'll follow the format I did here. I'll post the assignment, give you the deadline, then I'll post my experience with pictures. Even if the pictures are at the kitchen table or in bed next to a sleeping baby.

I do think the first chapter is going to be rerooting. I'm really excited about that. So grab your fake hair and I'll meet you back here in two weeks.

Future Assignments:

  • Reroot 3 dolls using 3 different methods
  • Style and cut each in 3 different ways
  • Color hair (not necessarily on rerooted dolls) using food coloring, acrylic paint or RIT dye
  • Construct room box of wood including window cuts
  • Create anything, furniture, props, room, whatever using only what you have and never use
  • Open a doll box without destroying it.
  • Create some printies.
  • Make asset of bedding
  • Create 5 doll drinks
  • Make flagstone flooring
  • Make three doorways: modern, traditional, cottage
  • Make palm tree plant
  • Make a centaur
  • Restore and decorate a plastic doll home. Then sell it. (Final project)
  • Design and sew Dani’s wedding gown
  • Use foam care to make optical illusion of another room beyond a room box.
  • Repaint a doll to resemble a celebrity
  • Customize two pairs of doll shoes
  • Create photo spread using 3 dolls with coordinating outfits, including set design
  • Create a set with a particular theme
  • Customize 3 doll animals
  • Construct a piece of doll furniture
  • Prep and sell doll items on ebay. At least 6.
  • Make one pair of doll shoes
  • Make 3 sets of doll jewelry


    I wrote my first post about Dolly U and linked back to your blog. This is going to be so much fun!

  2. Exciting Shriara! I just posted mine too! Smart minds, huh? Maybe you can help me with the last part...


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