Sunday, 19 August 2012

miss lolly dolly......how to





you will need....large wooden lolly sticks
pens,washi tapes, buttons, trims



....draw on your fabulous hairdo using the pens...
add features....


wrap washi tape around the stick to look like clothes and draw on collars, buttons etc...


draw on legs and shoes (and then wish you had a dress and tights just like them)


keep going and make lots more...they are addictive..and this craft is not just for girls, while I sat happily making these yesterday... my table was invaded by boys who then interpreted their own versions into marvel superguys ...they were quickly whisked off to adorn their bedroom walls, which is why there are no pics of green goblin versions :)


my lolly dollys are off on their jollys....


lucky girls......

I on the other hand am attempting to list a few things on etsy this week and have been busy with the scissors and the vintage wallpapers again.....

hope your summer is going well...I'll leave you with a little sneaky peek of a recent purchase :)



x x x x x

73 comments:

  1. How brilliant these look! Might attempt these tomorrow! Thanks for posting!

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  2. These dolls are really cute! I might have to eat an icecream (on a stick) tomorrow to make one;-)
    Thank you for the DIY.
    ^_^ Puk

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  3. so very cute! looking forward to the reveal of the little Betty, I have a soft spot for them too :)

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  4. Love them! And thank you for giving me a great excuse to buy more lovely washi tape, I'm sure I haven't got enough colours & patterns to really do these girls justice...yet! x

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  5. Love these Jane! Oh no! We're going to have to eat a lot of ice lollies now! Ada :)

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  6. Oh I like these very much. Very much indeed. Now I need to go and find washi tape. And eat twelve Fab Lollies. Ax

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  7. Fabulous. Thanks for the idea Jane, know my two would love this one. Left them and Mike with a pot of glue and paper last week when I went to work and they created lovely stuff. It's the hairdo's that make me love them so on yours.

    X

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  8. If only you could hear me going Ooooo in a Tetley Typhoo admiring kind -of - way.....

    Lx

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  9. You are such a Clever Trevor!
    X X X

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  10. Ooo this is so sweet of you to share! i have so many of those sticks and never knew what to make of them. they can make such cute gifts ! thanks ! xoxo

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  11. I had to come over and see how to make! I loved these on FB and had to come here and tell you again! Have you drawn any boys so I know make them too! I have grandsons!

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    1. I did a pirate...same way just with an eye patch and trousers, my boys did lots of superheroes...x x x

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  12. Oh my goodness! These are so adorable! My daughters have one week left of their summer vacation. I'm wanting to do lots of art projects with them this week. These just made it on my list. I know my girls will love these! Now, to find out if I can get the tape here in the U.S. :)

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  13. aahhh these are so cute ;-)) dee x

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  14. they're all too cute!!
    i'm just loving them!


    I linked to your tutorial on my blog - thanks for sharing!

    doro K.

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  15. Jane!!!! These are toooooo cute!!! You are sooo creative, I love it!!!

    Jo x x x

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  16. Oh how gorgeous are they??? You'll have us all raiding the freezer for forgotten lollies to maklots of those dollies, what a fabulous idea, Lucey x

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  17. Ooh I love these little lolly dollies! They would make lovely bookmarks.
    Victoria xx

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  18. Your little ladies are gorgeous ... will definitely be raiding my washi tape stash to have a go ... I had the same thought as Tangled Sweetpea ... cutey bookmarks ... Bee xx

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  19. what a fabulous idea!!! Really, great!!! I wish I could see your boys version, just to give a hint for my boys, too!!!
    Thank you for sharing this clever diy!!!
    xxxx Alessandra

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  20. Love these! Waiting for the owls to appear in the shop! Getting a little giddy over it all! x

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  21. Too cute, love em!They would be gorgeous printed as a wrapping paper design! You are so clever!

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  22. Lovely idea - they would make interesting bookmarks. Judy.

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  23. These are so sweet!! Love them all! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week! xo Heather

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  24. Ohhh how sweet they are!
    Thank you for this wonderul and great idea, i falling in love with them and will try it out!
    Warm summergreetings from germany
    Britta

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  25. very sweet idea and with the washi tape, lovely! Heather

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  26. What a great idea!! Thank you for sharing it.

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  28. Great idea, they are super cute! They might just clear the winter blues over here and bring in spring, Thanks for sharing!
    Also thanks again for sharing my blog with your followers I have met sooo many lovely people! :)

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  29. Such a fab idea, my nieces are coming to stay this weekend, they'd adore doing this.. and so will I! x

    at-rubik.blogspot.com

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  30. These are so cute. I love the little collars and their stripey tights. Received my cushion cover today, thank you so much it's lovely. xx

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  31. Awww these are so cute! Lovely idea and perfect for little hands too. I'll try and make some! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  32. These are awesome! Just found you through Crafty Crow-Thank you for sharing:)

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  33. What a fantastically fabulous idea. i am doing it today

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  34. so very cute :) thanks for sharing this :)

    Betty Bake

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  35. What a lovely idea! I think my boys will definitely want a try at these.

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  36. You're having waaaay too much fun!

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  37. Too darn cute! If I come across some large sticks I will have to make some with my kiddo..I only have the skinny regular kind right now. Reminds me of when I was young and we would make popsicle stick puppets.

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  38. What an awesome idea - we whipped them up in no time flat and my 4yo is not whining anymore on a "boring" Sunday afternoon. :-) Thanks for saving my weekend!

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  39. I think one can also use fabric and Mod Podge instead of Washi Tape ... they look soooo great. My girls will love it.

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  40. Thank you so much for this! These were so fun! They were my first foray into the world of washi tape.

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  41. Oh, so cute. We LOOOOOVED your sweet and simple idea. Took the "stuff" for it to family camp and came up with a bunch of our own! I did not have Washi tape, so we just used scraps of scrapbooking paper glued on. Worked great. Thanks for the wonderful craft. You can see our dollies here: http://artteajannell.blogspot.com/2012/09/little-girls-and-mermaids.html

    artteajannell.blogspot.com

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  42. Absolutely brilliant, just found this on pinterest and had to let you know how much I love this project idea. I am a hoarder of washi tape but haven't found many projects that I actually want to cut into my stash. This project changed that.

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  43. What dear little dolls- I must try them with my Girls!

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  44. Totally LOVE them!!!!! I've just made some girls on clothespins! http://maarnietvangrijs.blogspot.nl/2012/09/weekendknutselen.html
    Thank you so much for your inspiration!

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  45. Thank you for sharing this wonderful and very doable craft! My daughters and I had fun making these this afternoon.

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  46. These are so fun! I think I will have to make some for my girlfriends. Gotta love the striped tights!

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  47. Adorable! Thanks for sharing such a fun craft and tutorial!

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  48. Wishing I had a little girl around to make these with. They are just so sweet!

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  49. Hi, just found your blog via DenatBeechwood's blog. These characters are absolutely gorgeous. I've seen them on Pinterest and thought they were fab then. Great post!

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  50. This is sooo cute! What a brilliant idea! I've got to try this :)

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  51. love, love, love your dolls!! I have to make some, on of these days... thanks you!

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  52. Yep love it, so going to do this one. How adorable.

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  53. Congrats, I really love your idea ! I speak about it on my blog if you want to passing by ... See you !

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  54. Sooooooo soooooooo cute!!!! Love them! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  55. ahhhhhhhh! They are so cute. I am going to buy some sticks so I can do them tomorrow!!!

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  56. wow!
    such a great idea....!!
    thanks!

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  57. thanks for the idea! i loved making them. i posted on my blog tundragypsy.blogspot.com

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  58. Oh these are genius. My seven year old's eyes just lit up. Right, off to source some lolly sticks

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  59. Hi Jane,

    Thank you so much for this awesome idea. I have 2 out-of-school-for-the-summer 10 year old girls who are so into it! They're using fine point Sharpies which are bleeding quite a bit so they're wondering what you used. I don't know if you'll even see this, but thought it was worth as ask.

    Your site is completely delicious! sara

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    1. Hi Sarah,
      Just saw this :) sharpies did bleed on ours too so we switched to a good old biro type ball point pen and that worked great as did gel pens x x x x have fun x x x x

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  60. Hello! I have to say: THANK YOU for this lovely inspiration. My little daughter made the first "dolls" and she is ready to continue during this summer holidays :) Jolana

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  61. these are super cute, so clever!

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  62. thank you - I'd like to host a swap of these!

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