Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Wooden Art Dolls

Laura Robberts has created these wonderful wooden art dolls. She has an online class at Paperwhimsy (http://www.paperwhimsy.com/classes/) with great step-by-step videos on how to make them. These are the ones I made after taking her online class.

Thanks to Jackie Peters who shared the wooden dolls she made on her blog. They're so cute!(http://goodgriefgirdie.typepad.com/blog/2012/04/more.html)

I had so much fun making these dolls and I learned a new method for doing image transfers that works perfectly. I ordered supplies to make another 15 dolls and just might sell some :-). Another great aspect of this project is that I was able to justify purchasing my own drill. (Shh! :-)

I've been wanting a drill for a couple of years now, ever since I saw Gina use it in one of our classes. I purchased the cordless Dremel 8200 with a flex shaft and a multipro keyless chuck (wow, I sound like I work in a hardware store). The flex shaft is that long cord with a marker size tip, which makes using your drill very easy to hold. The keyless chuck enables you to insert your drill bit without using a key. I love that it's cordless too. I read the reviews to find the recommended accessories. I can't wait to find more things to drill!


  1. Great Job Connie! They are so much fun to make!

  2. Thank you for all of the wonderful comments about my Lover-lees Art Doll Class! Your dolls a aDORable!!! I totally support your decision to buy that new drill. A girl needs the right tools for the right job!!

  3. loving those dolls! I agree with laura every girl needs the right tools! and you should sell them they are adprable!!

  4. Connie!
    i love your dolls!! so cute!
    I too love my dremel drill! I 've used it for anything from dried gourds to cigar box purses! I bought the stand for it so I can have the cord out of the way!
    I miss all the fun!

  5. Connie
    These are FAB!
    I would love to purchase some if you decide too make and sell them!
    You did a great job!
    Laura H

  6. Hi Connie, I'm taking that class too and it sure is fun. Love what you have done with your dolls. I plan to make more also - they will probably become Christmas gifts for my friends. Chris DD

  7. great works of art, connie...and congratulations on getting the drill. there are so many uses for it. lana cano kloch