Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Princess who Loved Purple Doll

Now that my sweet niece has received her birthday present, I can share pictures of this 18" Waldorf inspired princess doll in a reversible dress with reversible accessories. I had so much fun making her  she even inspired a short story which Bing is helping me illustrate and turn into a children's book that we will hopefully have published!


My niece named her Julie! What would you name your Waldorf doll?

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Bing and Bunny on Service Dog Training


It's hard to believe a year has passed since we first met with Miss Margie Wiesman of Island Dog Training in Huntsville, Alabama. I’m not sure she knew what she was getting into when she agreed to help us but I’m certainly glad she did! Since then Bing has been working very hard with his dog, Bunny; training her to be a service dog and their progress has been phenomenal! I cannot thank Miss Margie and the entire “human” team at Island Dog Training enough for all of your hard work and encouragement. In just a year, it has truly been life changing.

 Learn more about Island Dog at www.islanddog.training and follow Bing and Bunny on Facebook into their next year of training at www.facebook.com/MyFairBrainchild

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Snuggle up with Little Boy Blue

Fresh from the Craft Table! 

A handcrafted 12 inch Waldorf-inspired rock and roll doll
 complete with t-shirt, up-cycled jeans, and undies.
(Saxophone accessory not pictured)






Available for sale!

A Little Princess to Love

Fresh from the Craft Table!

A handcrafted 12 inch Waldorf-inspired Indian Princess doll
complete with traditional 3 piece outfit, panties and accessories.



 



Available for sale!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

My Doll Project Runway - S13E03 - The Past Inspiring the Future of Fashion

This week the designers looked at where they were and what they were wearing 20 years ago in 1994 when Marie Claire published their first issue. They were asked to take a memory and use it to create a look for 20 years in the future, something the 2034 Marie Claire girl would wear.

So my 1994 memory is the "Video Toaster." I was a senior in high school and very absorbed in TV/Film production and the Video Toaster was the hot new tool on the market for making amazing graphics... Weird Al's video Money for Nothin' was made with the video taoster, hardly impressive by today's standards but back then it was the top of the line. Pixar used something similar to create Toy Story and it changed movies forever.

So for my look I thought about how technology is revolutionizing fashion, specifically in regards to the digital printer. Unfortunately I don't have a digital printer yet (but donations are welcome) so I had to improvise. I paired that with an updated version of the overall shorts that were all the rage in the 1990s and tried to give them a Fifth Element feel (90s movie set in the future). 








Brodie said this is his favorite look so far. What do you think? Are we in or are we out?


My Doll Project Runway - S13E02 - Unconventional at the Movies

Tim Gunn took the Project Runway designers to the movies in this episode where they grabbed what they could from a pile of movie making and viewing materials. They were then divided into teams and told to make a cohesive collection of looks from the stuff they had gathered.

Here's what we came up with:

Brodie's look is made with gaffers tape, video tape and a popcorn box. Gotta tell you, I kind of want those capris. And I totally dig the fez even if I think Nina might tell him to edit it.

 

 

 


Here's my look. Her dress is made from a couple of popcorn boxes, gaffers tape and video tape. I used pieces of the deconstructed video cassette to make her hair accessory and purse which is clear to represent the transparency in the lives if celebrities. 

 


 

 


The two looks together:


What do you think? Are we in or out? Is our collection cohesive enough? 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Doll Project Runway - S13E01 - Start of Spring Collection

Back for a new season of Project Runway! Brodie and I are excited to be doing the Doll Project Runway challenge again. We will try to post pics as soon as possible but with work and homeschool, sometimes we get a little behind (so please bare with us). Your feedback always helps fuel or creativity so please comment, like, share, subscribe and all that good stuff :) 

So in the Season 13 Premier the designers were tasked to design a look from a mystery box of fabrics that represents the spring collection you would show at fashion week. We didn't have the exact same fabrics so we tried to pull together something close, imagine this in the blue jersey and bright floral print from the workroom. 

We came up with a hoodie inspired romper. 

 

Perfect for springtime when the weather is changing.


It has a deep front pockets like a hoodie but the open back of a flirty dress.


My favorite part is we included a shelf in the front of the romper so no need to worry about finding a bra with the open back.


Versatile for riding with the top up or down!


We also made a reversible beach bag inspired by the shape of a hoodie pocket. 

So what do you think? Let us know in the comments below. Are we in or are we out?

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