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DOLLS AND MINIATURES

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miniature ceramic toy found in a doll market in Holland

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photo by bombom


Dear dolly friends and enthusiasts, Welcome to the very first issue of Tiny Feet, dedicated to dolls and miniatures! The first of hopefully many others to come! You have no idea how much fun this was from planning the magazine, receiving the images from all the sweet contributors, to put it all together and now to finally have it out for everyone to enjoy! We would like to dedicate the magazine first of all to all the ones who kindly dedicated their time to produce amazing images and content, it wouldn’t be possible without you amazing girls! Second to everyone who has been waiting for something like this to come around, for us to be able to have something about dolls that comes from actual dolly lovers and collectors! And third to all of you now reading, looking at the images and being taken on a journey of magic! The First Issue was put together with one main topic “Soft and Pastel Colors� all of us worked around this to build our own enchanted world of dolls and miniatures. As for now i only wish you enjoy visiting our beloved world and have fun....* the editor Fiilipa (bombom)

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table of contents The First Issue Table of Contents Contritbutors

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Addicted to Cupcakes Kittens are a doll’s best friend Take me with you on a Journey Girls in pale knit Dresses Spring time Felfs The Beauty and the Mist Playing with Coco Two of a Kind

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Featured Artist How-to

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A very little girl Gentle as a Flower

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miniature felt toy made by Lydia Fortuna lacasitadefieltro.blogspot.com photo by bombom

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Here’s the amazing girls who made this magazine possible, get to know a little about them!

Flickrname/Webname: Miriana Real name (or web name): Miriana Location (Country, City): Bulgaria Favourite Dolls:doesn’t have a favorite doll

Flickrname/Webname: Cgines Real name (or web name): Clarissa Location (Country, City): Quezon City, Philippines Favourite Dolls: Dal & Pullip, Treeson Flickrname/Webname: Princess Diorama Real name (or web name): Cindy Location (Country, City): Hawaii, Honolulu Favourite Dolls: Neo Blythe, Nikki & Odeco, Pullip, Dal, Licca-chan, Mattel, anthro bjd, vinyl. Flickrname/Webname: Andreja Real name (or web name): Andreja Location (Country, City): Australia, Melbourne Favourite Dolls: I have a special liking for MNF Chloe, Rheia & Karsh, Unoa Lusis and Lati Yellow Lea

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Flickrname/Webname: Sevastra Real name (or web name): Barbara Location (Country, City): France, Paris Favourite Dolls: Pullip and Blythe

Flickrname/Webname: bombom Real name (or web name): Filipa Location (Country, City): Portugal, Lisbon Favourite Dolls: BJD special love for Unoa , blythe, mokoko and tiny betsy are my favorites! Flickrname/Webname: Super Junk Real name (or web name): Melissa Location (Country, City): USA Favourite Dolls: Blythe, vintage dolls and toys

Flickrname/Webname: RockyMountainRoz Real name (or web name): Roz Location (Country, City): Boulder, Colorado USA Favourite Dolls: Blythe BLs, especially Goldie; PaM (my La Mer); Happibug and Ragazza Customs...I rarely see a Blythe that I don’t love! Flickrname/Webname: Milky Robot Real name (or web name): Jess Rollar Location (Country, City): USA, AZ Mesa Favourite Dolls: Blythe, Blythe and more Blythe! I’ve been really into Heroic Rendezvous lately too!

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Addicted to

Cupcakes Photography and dolls from Andreja Andreja’s Shop: Nicolle’s Dreams Faceup visit her at nicolles-dreams-shop.blogspot.com

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do you want a little bite of my cupcake?

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are a doll’s best friends

Kittens

Photography and dolls from Princess Di-O-Rama Mattel blouse, pomme pomme bloomers, Takara Boots and Tams crochet dress. Matryoshka Maiden Neo Takara Blythe, MGA Bratz vanity, lamp and dresser. Takara body form, Mattel mirror and chair. Re Ment miniatures.

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“Thrifting in Dollywood� 2001 Takara Shareholder Licca-chan wearing a Kookanoid dress. Re Ment and miscelaneous miniatures. Wooden decor cabinet found at a thrift store.

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take me with you

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Dolls and Photography from Clarissa (cgines on flickr)

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Doll’s Blouse: Cute Dolls Shop Green headband: Rob & Sioux Rome Map: Everyman MapGuides Paris Map: Cavallini & Co.

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Miniature LC-A+ camera: Lomography Plaid skirt: found in Bangkok, Thailand Polka dot shoes: found in Bangkok, Thailand Blue flats: unknown Wooden chair: Philippine craft Airplane: Troika

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Miniature Globe: Re-ment Blue Sneakers: Blythe stock Denim purse: Bratz Green Suitcase: Re-ment Miniature camera: Re-ment


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Girls in pale knit dresses

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The Blythes love to play in the Spring Sunshine in their pastel dresses. They play together and sometimes, alone. The Rocky Mountain Girls love to play outside, so we most often see them there. However, there are times that they love to hang out on a glassed-in porch of an old old house, where they watch the world go by.

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Angel and her Teddy Bear Adeline - Ragazza Custom Blythe Petite Wanderling Storm - Happibug Custom Blythe La Mer - Blythe Princess a la Mode Stock Paris - Stock FBL Blythe

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Itʼs a Shershe Thing Zolala (limited edition by designer) Princess Blythe Design Sugar Baby Love La Mer’s boots: Dollmofee Angel’s Pink Crown: Petite Princess Placard Storm’s hat: Drop Dead Cute

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Spring time Felfs photography and dolls by Melissa

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Melissa is best known around the dolly world as Super Junk, she makes, among other treasures, some of the cutest vintage inspired dolls around. The last ones being the little Spring Felfs, called like this because they are little elfs made out of felt. She told us a little about these colored cuties. “I was delighted to find new flannels the last time I went fabric shopping. Wee Woodland Mushrooms and Winter Whites immediately inspired this little collection of funny pixie kneehuggers. Since easter is still fresh in my memory, some sleeping felf bunnies just seemed natural. I learned a lot from the batch I made for my christmas display, so these fuzzy elves are even better. Patterned after vintage japanese pixies, their little bodies flop into poses quite easily.  I found a particularly ratty chrismas kneehugger last season with the most adorable little face, so I let that be my inspiration for the makeup.” Want to know where to find these and other of Melissa’s creations? Head up to her web page and know all about the updates to her shop at www.super-junk.com

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the Beauty and the Mist

dolls and photograpy production from Sevastra

Lisbeth (Pullip Prunella)

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In this page we see Peony (Pullip Tiphona) and on the opposite page Lisbeth (Pullip Prunella) both wearing dresses from Cute Dolls Shop Summer/Spring Collection 2010

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Both in this page and on the previous ones we see Satsuki a Pullip Rovam wearing outfits from Cute Dolls Shop Summer/Spring Collection 2011.

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Dolls and photography from Miriana

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“The dolls are Sekiguchi Coco dolls, I put them on licca bodies and named them after the characters in The double Lottchen.� Luise Palfy and the shy Lotte Korner The dresses are made by Miriana.

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two of a kind What is better than one doll? Two dolls! Photography and Dolls from Rockymountainroz

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“My girls love to play with their sisters. Together they have lots of fun wearing great matching dresses, playing outside, and staying inside to listen to their stereo. They think that sisters have more fun!� The Goldies are identical twins. Takara neo-blythe BL Stock Goldies Happibug Sisters are Takara-Tomy Blythe Dolls customized by Happibug (Lynne) The Holly Sisters are Takara-Tomy BL and EBL Hollywood neo-blythes

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TSANFW these shoes are not for walking MadameZeCat Petronitas moshi moshi JennyTheArtist La Boutique de Lupi

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MILKY ROBOT Featured Artist

Jess Rollar is the girl behind Milky Robot she accepted to show and tell us a little about her work and her love for Blythe dolls | 68


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Tiny Feet: Please tell us a bit about yourself and where you come from. Hello! I'm a 27 year old stay at home mom who loves to crochet, knit and work on Blythe's! I am currently located in Mesa, Arizona and have lived here since 1991. TF: Could you describe the kind of work you do? I'm addicted to making amigurumi toys! I've only been crocheting since October and quickly went to making my own pattern designs. Other than plush making I also like to customize Blythe dolls and have been off and on in the Blythe hobby for 2 years. I recenly took a break and have been back in the swing of things since! TF: Where does your inspiration come from? Almost all of my inspiration comes from either street graffiti or a few of my favorite artist. Some of my all time favorite's are Jeff Soto, Takashi Murakami, Yoko D'Holbachie and Yoshitomo Nara. For my Blythe customizing, I get a lot of my inspiration from other customizers such as Erica Fustero and Tiina, just Tiina, as well as artists like Mark Ryden. TF: What colors and materials do you see yourself working with the most and why? Color is a big factor in my plush toys and a lot of my colors are pulled from street graffiti pictures. I love to work with color when crocheting! Some of my favorite materials to use with my plush are sequins and sock yarn. I'm a huge sock yarn hoarder! As for Blythe customizing, my favorite tools would have to be my carving knife, pastels and airbrush paint. |

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We asked Jess to show us her in progress projects, here’s one of her soon to be moster and a little mermaid!

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When questioned about her favorite creations so far Jess sent us these two super cut kittens!

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TF: When did you start collecting dolls? What was your fist one and how many do you have now? I have always been drawn to dolls in general and was a Barbie fanatic when I was very young. It wasn't until 2 years ago I got into Blythe dolls and became quickly hooked. My first Blythe was a Frosty Frock that I had customized by Frankie Darling. I wish I kept her, but over the past 2 years many dolls have come and gone. I currently have three Blythe's and three more on the way, as well as a Lino doll. TF: Do you think your love for dolls influences your creations? I would have to say that my plush work and dolls are fairly separate. Although, I can see some influence merging into some plush that I make. I plan to make even smaller plush toys just for dolls very soon, still under the works! TF: What do you like most about working with crochet? With crochet, I feel like I can do anything I want. It's easy to form the shapes I want and bring my sketches to life... or in plush form. I've tried to make plush with knitting and I just can't get the same look with crochet. TF: Tell us about your plush monsters, they'r adorable! My plush monsters started out as little creatures in my head, then made their way onto paper. After I taught myself to crochet I immediately started working on monsters and haven't stopped since. All of my monsters are different and I hate to repeat a twin. Most of them come with a helmet to add an extra cuteness! |

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TF: You also make custom Blythe dolls, how did that start? I started customizing Blythe pretty quickly once I got into the hobby. I think my second Blythe was a Cappuccino Chat and I cusotmized her right away. Over the time, I got more comfortable with customizing and began to work on dolls of others. After about a year I ventured into Blythe reroots and began rerooting them, one of my favorite things to do now.

TF: What kind of work do you make on them? Mainly I just work on the faces and rerooting. I start with sanding them clean, then reapplying a new faceup with nose and lip carving. The customers will usually give me an idea of what they like or a color palette to work with. For their hair, I remove all of their stock hair and reroot it with nylon or saran. | Customizing 76 them truely makes them one of a kind and more personal to their owners.


One of Jess Blythe Custom girls | Rune 77for threedancingmagpies Ice


TF: Anything else you would like to add? I would love to thank you for this interview! For those who are just starting out with amigurumi or evern Blythe customizing, you can contact me any time with questions or for info as well! |

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HOW TO Jess was kind to give us a pattern for how to crochet a Mini Coffee Mug! If you know your way around crochet give it a go and make a tiny coffee mug for your doll or a small pair of earings for yourself.

Round 2: single crochet all around (you will still have 12 stitiches) *repeat this round once more* With your yarn still attached, tightly chain 7, leave a long tail and pull tight.

WHAT YOU NEED: Size C Hook White Fingering Weight Yarn Brown Wool or Fuzzed up Brown Yarn Darning Needle

With a darning needle, thread the tail on to the needle and sew the end of the chain you made to the bottom side of the cup. This will form your handle. Knot it inside the cup to secure it down and trim tail, you can shove all the ends inside the cup as Here’s how it goes: Magic Loop 6 stitches OR chain 2 well. and form a loop, then work 6 single With a pinch of brown wool or fuzzed crochet stitches into the loop Round 1: work 2 single crochet up brown yarn, roll it into a small ball stitches in each stitch (you will have and then shove it into the cup. Ta da! Your done, now you can serve a hot 12 stitches now) cup of coffee to your guests! ** For personal or gift use only, please don’t resell items made from this pattern :) **

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Dolls and photography from bombom

Once upon a time there was a

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she would always tell her big

sister “i wish i was a ballerina...”

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BlueFairy Pocket Fairy Yoko with custom face-up by Tanya Style Wig was purchased on ebay and styled to look like Yoko original wig Skirt is actually and MSD colar belonging to Ice Cream Set n.2 from SugarDoll Shop on Etsy.

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Miniature animals are from Schleich Germany except for the one sitting and the little white bunny which the manufacturer is unknown

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Gentle as a Flower Dolls and photography from Sevastra

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|Peony 93 ( Pullip Tiphona) wearing a dress from Cute Dolls Shop (s/s2011)


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Suzie (Licca 2nd generation) wearing a blouse from Sugar mag and |a tutu 98 skirt from a Pullip stock outfit.


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Next page Noe. (BJD SD Noella from Dollmore sleeping mold) Betty (Blythe Hello Harvest)

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Noella (BJD SD Noella from Dollmore open eyes mold) wearing a shirt made by Sevastra

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Noella and Noe. (BJD SD Noella from Dollmore open eyes/sleeping mold) wearing a shirt and a dress made by Sevastra.

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