Friday, April 23, 2010

Alter-Ego


Meet SupaSel
She's just a big softie at heart (lame craft joke sorry).


Sweet and funny and whispering sweet nothings???


or Weird and freaky and telling tall tales???


If you'd like to make your own, it was really very simple.


I took a close-up facial photo, and then printed it to the necessary size using ink-jet printable fabric
After printing, I colour highlighted the features such as the eyes and the lips using fabric marker textas that I picked up at Officeworks, to make the photo look more doll-like. You could also do this in photoshop if you're a whizz (I'm not).

When cutting out the face, make sure to leave yourself a seam allowance all the way around. I made my own template for the body and arms and legs (which is why they're really out of proportion).


I used ric-rac sewn into the head seam for hair, and hand stitched some handbag rings onto the side of her head for earrings. Of course, omit the buttons and earrings if you need it to be baby/toddler safe.

28 comments:

teddybearswednesday said...

My god she is SUPERB!!! Just wonderful Cam, can't wait to hear your mum's reaction xo

Michelle said...

Oh Cam...Just amazing!!!
Love it!!!
Everything about it is just sweet, the strips...and hair...
I want one!!!

Little Ted Canvas said...

LOVE it!

willywagtail said...

Very, very funny. Doesn't she have a wonderful face too? I'm sure your Mum will love the joke. Cherrie

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Look at her!! I don't think she is out of proportion at all!! This would be hilarious with a family of team moobear faces and their own dolls...HAHAHAHAHA...

Meanwhile I am using the same stripe fabric you have for her arms a I have for our new designs...hehehe

xo Steph

Tania said...

You're going to have to blog your Mum's reaction, or I'm afraid I'll have to be there for the presentation. SupaSel is FABULOSO!

Liam's Mummy said...

What a cool and very personalised gift! I am sure your mum will love it.

Tanya said...

She is hilariously fantastic. Top effort!

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

I love your use of the inkjet fabric!

Jennie said...

That is brilliant!!
I especially love the ric rac hair!!

ingrid said...

hehehe, how fabulous!

This would make a great holiday craft idea for older kids. I know mine would their very own personalised doll.

Melanie said...

Hahaha. That is *awesome*. My kids would probably love these too... stop adding to my list Cam ;)

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

She is brillinat!! AND WHO KNEW ABOUT PRINTABLE FABRIC IAM SO EXCITED BY THIS I CANNOT TELL YOU!!!

m.e (Cathie) said...

heheee, I think Ms Chunkychooky is a bit excited!
that's fabulous Cam, what a cute doll.
you need to capture the look on your mums face when you give her that. PRICELESS!!!

Sally said...

Awesome result Cam. Looks great. Hope your Mum likes it. I'm sure she will.

sewfunky said...

so super awesome! :)

The Essess said...

Gee I look better as a softie than in real life! Good job Cam! I will take the camera today so we can capture mums reaction! This should even things up abit?! ..lol

Mr Button said...

I think your Mum might be a bit disconcerted when she keeps popping up in odd places. You are very clever. Lisa. x

Michelle said...

That is awesome! Can't wait to hear your mum's reaction

Steph said...

That is superb!!! She look soooo cool!! Love it! :)

Linda said...

Cam it is BRILLIANT your mum will love it!!!!such a great idea

Sandrine said...

You are such a clever curly!Yes me too...would love to see the reaction on receipt!!hehehe:)
Thanks for the how to too ;)

smileykylie said...

Faaabulous (c:

Swirlyarts said...

Oh it's fabulous - you will have to let us know what your mum says :)

Jennifer Rose said...

that looks great, love the hair :D

Maree: said...

Wow! Dolls have come a long way...Her Face is Gorgeous.
cheers

Car said...

Oh she is gorgeous! well done!!!

Happydacks said...

You have made the best doll ever Cam! I am overwhelmed with the finished softie! It is so wonderful!!!!