Thursday, September 11, 2014

Meet Milo Bean!

  • Friday, August 8, 2014

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    Meet Gustaf!

    Available on Dollectable 

    Gustaf is single and looking!  He's a handsome young imp, desperately seeking a friend for life.  Must love pets and bugs, enjoy eating ice cream and not-so-long walks in his magical forest.  He'd rather sit with you on top of the highest tree to see the sunset, catching fireflies for you to guide your way home. 

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Needle Felting with Milo

    threading beads

    Meet Milo...a sweet, sensitive boy that I have the privilege of working with almost everyday!  His mama is one crafty lady, and he seems to be following in her footsteps.  Today he's using the needle felting machine to create a special gift for her. 
    needling his design

    Doll fashion - Shloopy Pants

    Gustav the Imp is getting fitted for his Shloopy Pants. I'm getting requests in every direction for real, human adult sizes, haha.

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Baby Boy Doll - Recreating a timeless pattern

    Sixteen years ago I created Tuddles, a baby boy doll for my son Alexander.  Today I am taking inspiration from this timeless pattern and creating a new, modern version.

    Can't forget the socks!

    Monday, May 26, 2014

    Handmade Pippi Longstocking Dolls - A Dollectable Auction

    Dollectable is hosting a Pippi Longstocking inspired auction.  How fun, right?! Here is a video they created with the works in progress from all of the talented doll makers who are participating:

    Dollectable Pippi Upload from Alexandra Boyle on Vimeo.

    Here is a preview of my Pippi so far:

    I can't forget Mr. Nilson!  Cross your fingers that I finish him on time, eeck!

    Monday, April 28, 2014

    Time flies when you're having fun!

    Wow, can you believe it is already the end of April?  Where does the time go...I get older by the minute before I get too far past myself!  I'm working all the time, and sometimes I feel like I'm just getting nowhere.

    I'm happy to have my own little world though, where I can get lost in my creativity, bringing my little make-believe dolls to life.  You're never too old for make-believe.  Do you hear me?  It brings me so much joy to be playful, and to come up with new stories for the dolls to share.

    I'm so happy with this profile!

    Playing around with freckles

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    Meet Kuniko!

    Sometimes I wish there were more of for facebook, one for blogger, one for emails, one for running my household, and one for for making dolls (I volunteer for the last one!).

    Who can ever find enough time for everything?  On top of all of that, I have to spell check everything because of my broken English and also try to get past my disdain for that lovely thing we call a computer, grr.  I have no idea how some of you do it all!

    Sorry for my rant :blush:  Moving on....

    Here are a few photos of my new doll, Kuniko!  Be sure to scroll down to view the video with all the detail...

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    Monday, February 10, 2014

    Meet Penny Butterbottom!

    Meet Penny Butterbottom!  She is so curious about everything.  One time, she took the butter out of my refrigerator, spread it on my wooden floor and went a'polishing. 

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

    How to create a nature table doll head

    Watch this how-to video to learn how to create your own soft sculpture doll head. Great for Waldorf nature table dolls and other needle felted characters.

    Sunday, January 26, 2014

    Creating jointed limbs for soft sculpture dolls

    I'm working on someone new and am pretty happy with how the limbs have turned out.  I've got the joints together just right so she can sit perfectly in any position. 

    Yummy, golden hair!