Happy December!

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Our fairy of the month is an elf from Santa’s workshop.  This is a Tangkou Aussie doll I’ve named Hana.  These are very nice dolls if you’re wanting to break into the world of “big headed dolls” but can’t really afford a Blythe or Pullip.  You can find them online in the $40-50 range, and they are the same size as Momoko and Pullip, similar to Liv but with a Sasha-size head.  Their eyes can close and change colors like Blythe but they are much more poseable.  I had no plans to draft patterns for them, since there are already hundreds and hundreds available, but yes, I did resize a few fairy patterns to make this.  The littler doll next to her is a Dal Tezca (made by Pullip) who borrowed Blythe’s dress from the last post. (click if you want to enlarge)

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Apparently she’s an elf in training who hasn’t learned how to put up lights yet!  Should you want to take a similar photo, note that it’s VERY difficult to light a photo with nothing but xmas lights!  Mirrors/reflectors can help and you will need a tripod and a camera with a setting that can leave the shutter open for a long enough time to get adequate exposure.  I asked my husband to explain it better, but he said “it’s too complicated” which I’m guessing is code for “I’m reluctant to admit I like taking pictures of your dolls and if I told you how to do it, you wouldn’t ask me to do it anymore…” 🙂

And what holiday season would be complete without the Nutcracker?  Galina is so excited for her role this year in the ballet.  Marietta prefers ice skating, but both outfits can be made from the same pattern which includes bodysuit, tights, wrap skirt, circle skirt and wrap sweater.  Available here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jenwrenne

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If your dolls aren’t into dance but were “Born to Ride” (horses or motorcycles) there’s another new pattern available which has the variations you can see in the pictures:  a fringed suede western jacket or a faux leather/denim motorcycle jacket or vest.  This pattern includes 3 sizes, for Hearts for Hearts, Sasha,  Magic Attic and Kidz n Cats.     Available here:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/jenwrenne (click to enlarge photos)

The voters for the free December pattern were STRONGLY in favor of “b” (thank you for taking time to vote if you did!)
I chose to interpret it a little differently for a more dressy (instead of military) look so it could be worn for the holidays.

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If you made it like this in lace and velvet with matching shorts it would make a cute “little lord Fauntleroy” suit for the boys, and in red with gold braid and tights they could dress as the nutcracker!  To make it like the original picture, https://jenwrenne.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/blythe-vote.jpg you can buy gold bias tape to make piping and gold middy braid for the lines between the buttons.

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