Shrink Plastic Art Doll

shrink art dollThis little art doll was created from an original 9 piece pattern.

My colorful “doodle” design was done with a black ultra-fine sharpie marker and colored pencils.

I incorporated summertime graphics into the design – a sun, a beetle, a bee, a butterfly, a storm cloud, a sunflower and some vines.

I punched a row of holes across the top of her head before shrinking, and attached colorful fibers to create her hair. I added the little purple satin rose with craft wire.

Shrink Plastic Art Doll

The body sections were joined using silver jump rings. She measures just over 5-1/2″ tall. I am very happy with the results! This project was so much fun!

Snow Fairy Art Doll


Inspired by Salley Mavor’s Wee Folk, I made this little snow fairy.

She is about 2-1/2″ tall when standing. She is sporting a white flower petal skirt and white wool top embroidered with metallic gold thread. Her little hat is crocheted from white thread, and her wings are a tiny gold mesh material.

She is special to me because the bead I used for her head was mixed in with a box of hobby & needlework supplies that belonged to my Grandmother, who passed away in 2004. I had been saving the bead (which already had the face painted on it) to make something special. So now I have my little snow fairy to sit on my computer monitor and remind me of my Grandma.