Wednesday, 28 December 2016

I Put It To You

    I've made mermaids and turtles, big little girl dolls and little big girl dolls, game and movie inspired dolls… Now I put it to you. What would you like to see me make next?

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Monday, 26 December 2016

Meet Turtle Fred

© Melissa Gaggiano

Meet Fred! Fred is a turtle who dreams of being a snow bunny.Fred loves drinking hot coco with marshmallows in winter and dreams of the day that he'll actually visit a snow mountain. Till that day comes he likes to pretend by wearing his white winter boots, his pretend bunny ears and cotton tail, and decorating his shell with snow and snowflakes.

Head on over to my Etsy store, and there you will find Fred the Snow Bunny dreamer.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Monday, 19 December 2016

Tiny Turtle

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     It is an achievement and a satisfyingly wonderful thing when the design you construct comes together just as you had hoped. It is an even better feeling when you come back to your work and decide to rejig it - enlarging, shrinking, a different limb, that pattern piece that was a mask can now be a hair bow, that sort of thing.

    I recently challenged myself to take my now familiar turtle design and make an even smaller version. There was no knowing if it was going to work. After all smaller may mean using few materials, but it is by no means easier. Big hands doing little things.

    In the end I managed it and apart from scaling down the pattern pieces there was only one actual pattern piece change from the original design and that was in the legs.

    The only thing left to do is to name this lil turtle baby.

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Sunday, 11 December 2016

The Alara

© Melissa Gaggiano
    I have designed a new doll. This one I call the 'Alara'. I think my favourite bit was designing her sunnies, which are a removable accessory. The arms and legs are a new idea and I've upgraded to using a thicker, textured cloth for the doll's body.

    Send me a message if you are interested in a custom commission piece.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Pinkie the Roller Disco Turtle

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    Looky-looky! There's a new turtle in my store. She's Pinkie the roller disco turtle.

    Pinkie is a handmade felt crafted OOAK turtle. She is sweet. She is awesome. She is awesomely sweet… and she's pink. Check her out!