Diary of a Mad Dollmaker

Mimi's Weblog – Let's Talk About Dollmaking

The Elves are Coming, The Elves are Coming

Mimi's Elf - Sparki

Mimi's Elf - Sparki

For the past few months I have been working on a series of 7” elves.  They have long Elvin ears, little round tummies, short legs and arms and separate fingers, with a new way of wiring them. Their faces are adult faces but their bodies look child-like.

They look cute naked but I am busy dressing a litter of 9 of them.  As I complete them I will show their photos here.

I will be teaching  these new dolls for the first time at a two-day class the weekend of April 17th at the City Quilter in Manhattan.  There is a waiting list of 8 already so I have told the owner I would be happy to do a second class in May, I have the two middle weekends open.  Have not heard yet but if you are interested call the shop (212-807-0390) and ask for Nancy.  The shop is located at 133 W 25th St. (between 6th and 7th). Visit their website at http://cityquilter.com.

Here’s a sequence of Kasi getting her arms attached. They had to be done after the sleeves were put on them in order to fit her top.

Kassi with Arms and Sleeves

Kassi with Arms and Sleeves

Kasi - Arms Pinned

Kasi - Arms Pinned

Kasi - Arms Stitched

Kasi - Arms Stitched

Kasi - Sleeves Pinned

Kasi - Sleeves Pinned

Kasi - Arms Behind Back

Kasi - Arms Behind Back



Saturday, February 20, 2010 - Posted by | Classes, Diary, Mimi's Elf |


  1. They look fabulous, love the blog will subscribe to it so I dont miss anything.

    Comment by sharon | Wednesday, February 24, 2010 | Reply

  2. Mimi, love that you’re blogging. Your new elf is so adorable! Welcome to the blogging world.

    Comment by Ute Vasina | Thursday, February 25, 2010 | Reply

  3. Welcome to the blogging world Mimi. Your elf is absolutely wonderful!

    Comment by shashi nayagam | Saturday, February 27, 2010 | Reply

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