This is another portrait doll, the full size version will be taking this mini version to Greece when she moves there next month, she'll sit on her dressing table. I hope they're both extremely happy in their new home :-)
Saturday, 29 May 2010
oooh! look, a lovely new magazine....
with beautiful photos....
fabulous articles and a layout that makes it look like a glamourous scrapbook.....
what do I see here?
some of my work!
They wrote this about me...
"Just look at those gorgeous little faces looking up at you longingly with their beady little eyes. Robyn Wilson, a puppet and dolls maker, hand-sculpts these brooches one-by one out of papier mahe and colours them with delicate layers of tissue paper...
This bunny is another of Robyn's papier mache creations, wrapped in Liberty of London's print fabric. It's one part bunny two paprts papery space hopper and cute as your nana...
For many more ingeniously crafted paper things have a look at Robyn's blog, www.robynlouisewilson.blogspot.com. you'll find gangly puppets and gorgeous dolls galore. Each one is unique and handmade. Lovely."
Friday, 28 May 2010
Hello, I'm sorry I have blogged in a while, I've been crazy busy making portrait dolls, I haven't even had a chance to photograph a lot of them. I finished this guy today and did get some photos, he's the first doll I've made with shoes in a long time, I'm rather proud of them!
One of the things that has been taking up rather a lot of time is preparing for an exciting exhibition I'm taking part in - from the 25th to the 1st July I'm going to be in Dubai! I've been asked to take part in an annual doll exhibition, and to give some demonstrations of my process. I have to make a number of dolls for the event so that's been keeping me busy! It's going to be a fab week, I can't wait! It took me a while to believe the invite was genuine, I thought it was far too good to be true!
Thursday, 6 May 2010
Here's the current crop of finger puppets! Available on folksy now.
My two favourites are - the bear covered in sailing ships, it's just the most fabulous and unusual print...
and this mini finger puppet, because it's just so cute!
Which are your favourites?
Saturday, 1 May 2010
I spent today making finger puppets with boys and girls of all ages at Brixton Village Market
Brixvill is an amazing magical place, where gorgeous food and drink, fabulous clothes and art meet and melt together in a wonderful unpretentious, unselfconscious way. Something special happens every Saturday between 11am and 6pm, and on Thursday's there's now things happening until 9pm.
The day ended with an alien, a disco mouse and an orange owl being created at my table while my 2 year old daughter danced to the accordian being played opposite. Fabulous.
And of course, if you'd like me to run a workshop or birthday party for you then just click here to email me!