Little Miss Adrianna

I was on etsy yesterday just browsing through shops, my coworker and I were talking about little dolls and she told me I needed to do one out of paper, I must admit in the past I've contemplated this but was afraid to try - there are some quillers out there who do the most gorgeous miniatures and I didn't know where to start. Over the past year or so I've learned a few techniques and the idea of a miniature doll didn't seem so far off, so around 9 pm last night I told my husband I was going into my computer/craft room and I wasn't coming out until I had something.....well, 3 1/2 hours later I was done, little miss adrianna was complete - I still have to create her stand but that will be tonight or tomorrow and I'll post that photo then.

I took photo's as I went, something I've never done but I wanted to share with everyone my work process.
Here are the steps it took for me to create my paper doll.

Step 1 - sketch out what I want it to look like , look at that cutie

Step 2 - Create head and add hair

Step 3 - Once hair is complete, make neck and shoulder area (not shown) to hold up dress

Step 4 - Cut out dress from scrapbook paper, glue on to shoulder area

Step 5 - Once dress is on, create legs and shoes
At this point it was getting late so I guess I wasn't thinking about taking photo's I then created the sleeves and little hands, painted the legs and face - added a bow and she was complete, tonight I will create her stand

Final Side View

Final Front View - not bad for my first doll and too cute if I do say so myself

My son wants to know if I can make little boys so that will be next, not sure about those; but I definitely look forward to expanding on my paper dolls.


Scrapninny said...

Congratulations on trying something new! Pretty good for a newbie dollmaker if I say so myself!

Liz Butler said...

Absolutely adorable! I love the way she turned out. You got skills girl! And I love the silver nail. LOVE IT!!!

Quilly Nilly said...

thank you both - and you girlie, those nails are a smashing silver purple; just gotta love them - although I am definitely not a hand model

Helen said...

Great tutorial! She is just adorable.

I have something for you on my blog.

Anonymous said...

So sweet your little girl.

Whimcees said...


I have looked at this little sweetheart so many times and thought I had left a comment! I love her - she is wonderful! I am so inspired to make one!

Wishing you a happy day!

Barbara Diane


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