Friday, April 6, 2012

Back to the beginning. . . .

I started making dolls in 2009, these are the first dolls I made.
I tried to put the pics in a chronological order but it won't let me do it :-(
The first two dolls are the first dolls I made and the rest is completely random.
Maybe you can guess if there's progress ?









































This was just a selection from the collection and I'm working on this very sad boy now :
Well, I thought you would like to see some of the children I've made :-)
Helen XXX  p.s. I have no idea why the pics are not in a nice row :-(


36 comments:

  1. Wow! They are all so wonderful! I love all your dolls but very few people make a great male or boys dolls. Your boy dolls are outstanding..they really call out to me. You are so talented! I gasped when I saw the goose! LOVE!
    xx

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    1. Hahaa Thank you so much Helen-sweet-woman !!!

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  2. Wow was für schöne Figuren du da zauberst. Der Nils Holgerson ist mein Favorit, könnte jedoch jeden einzelnen mit nehmen. Klasse Arbeit und ich hoffe ich bekomme noch viele von Ihnen zu sehen. Wünsche schöne Ostern und viel Sonne.
    -- Dirk --

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    1. Dirk, Danke schön ! Ich wünsche Dir auch eine schönes Ostern Fest !
      P.s. Keine Sonne zu sehen :-(

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  3. I have been following your blog for quite a while, and mostly I'm just lurking, watching, and LOVING what you're doing... but I figured I'd better speak up and say your work started off amazing and has only gotten more amazing. I love your little people... and everything you make to go with them.

    Thank you so much for having such a wonderful, fun blog filled with wonderful, fun stories and artwork :)

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    1. Heather I appreciate your lovely words very much ! Thank you :-)

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  4. Ooooooh, the last sad boy almost made me cry!

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  5. I LOVE your dolls and hope you continue to make them...Hittyville would love to welcome even more of your creations as Hittyville Friends!

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  6. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh de prinses op de erwt, ik vind haar GEWELDIG!!!!!!!
    de anderen zijn ook natuurlijk maar zij trok mijn aandacht, nogmaals ik ben verliefd haha, top gemaakt

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  7. Helen I think each and every one of your creations are magnificent! I love your dolls, I love your creatures.....the ones I have been lucky enough to have ...the ones that share my home..... are cherished treasures to me! :)

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  8. Oh Helen, it is very hard to tell which ones are your early works because in each and every one of them is an amazing personality. The expressions you manage to get on their faces is so beautiful and some of them are heart breaking! So many emotions. I also have to mention the clothes that you make for them, they are amazing and so detailed, perfectly fitting for each and every one! Amazing work. :) xxx

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  9. It's so awesome to see them all together! What beautiful dolls. My little daughter wants to know all their names. :)

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  10. OK! I am glad that you are making dolls again! (Hint, hint!) I can't wait to see another beautiful creation come to life! I made my first English Bull Terrier and looked at many pictures of sweet Pinky!

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    1. Lori Ann, thank you! I wouldn't mind seeing your Bull Terrier :-)

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    2. If you send me your email address I will send you a jpeg! Mine is sharedart@yahoo.com or levyholm@gmail.com. I am planning on making my second felt bully (larger) to use in a short stop motion animation to promote the book! Felting is so much fun! Yikes. Too bad I have to go to work on Monday. I've been having the time of my life! He he!

      I thought of you this morning when I read this call for entries for a contest. I think you should enter it! It is just 'up your alley'.
      Announcing....The Living Felt 2012
      International Felting Contest Theme:

      Childhood Fairy Tales
      Registration opens soon...start planning your entry!

      This year will be like the previous years,
      with two categories to enter:
      - The Doll Category
      - The Theme Category, Childhood Fairy Tales

      Here is the link:
      http://feltingsupplies.livingfelt.com/Win-_ep_41.html

      Thanks for the inspiration and remember to send me pics of your new dolls. I am on your list of fans who would love one on her drawing table! :-)

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  11. I agree with Sharon..ALL the dolls are beautiful, each one is special! Their eyes are mesmerizing. It is said the most important part of a puppet are the eyes. I think it's the same with the dolls. Yours are alive. I worked as a teacher for many years, and your children are real. They remind me of the children I knew. You have taken moments from their lives and made them live forever. The hope, the joy, the utter sadness, the frustration. Sometimes, like animals, we forget our children are quite capable of experiencing every human emotion..even though they are young and inexperienced with life. You prove otherwise.They are ALL Amazing!

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  12. Ik vind ze helemaal het einde. Zo schattig! Jij maakt je poppen van vilt en ik maak de mijne van stof. Gebruik jij ook potloden om je gezichtjes te tekenen? Je weet fantastisch uitdrukking te geven aan je poppenkinders! Ga er vooral mee door!

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    1. Dorien, dank je wel ! Ik gebruik zo'n inkt-verdwijn pen, potlood werkt niet op vilt. Het is een paars schrijvende pen en het verdwijnt door water of lucht.

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  13. incredible! I love the very first one. Fortunetaly I don't habe to choose one, I wouldn't be able to! I wish you happy Easter and lots of chocolate eggs!

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  14. Wonderful Helen! I've seen some of them, but not all! Beautiful dolls!:)

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  15. Wow Helen, die sind ja auch sooooooowas von fantastisch geworden.

    Ich liebe die Sachen die du machst. :-)

    Liebste Grüße Jessi

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  16. Such an enchanting photo tour of your work; you breath life into felt!

    Beth

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  17. I loved your dolls.Amazing works.Do you have tutorials at blog?Loves from İstanbul

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  18. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR LOVING, INSPIRING WORDS !

    HELEN :-)

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  19. Helen I loved all dolls.I looked all blog ,they are very lovely and beautiful and thank you for your explanation

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  20. Wow! Thanks so much for sharing. They are all wonderful and I love how you do the hair.

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  21. This post is a gallery of masterpieces! I love every your doll!!

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    1. Thank you Marita, and I love your dolls !

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  22. Helen, Your dolls display great emotion! You got it going on!!!!!! Felt speaks to you!

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    1. Sue, thank you ! It means a lot to me coming from you !!

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  23. Ich liebe deine Puppen! Mit ihren ausdrucksvollen Gesichtern erinnern sie mich an die wunderschönen Puppen von Lenci. Jede von ihnen ist so einzigartig wie ein echtes Kind.

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