Sunday, September 4, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Sorry for being late! Late in everything… Late in replying email, late in updating my blog and photo album… So sorry… I’ve been very busy rushing my orders. Besides that, I’m also spending more time with my little terrible two.
I really want to thank my friends that love and appreciate my handmade. Without your words of compliment, I don’t think I can continue this business. I felt terrible for rejecting orders. Sometimes, I need to do so because I know I won’t be able to do a good job. Apologize for doing so.
I’m packed for this year. I won’t be taking in any order for this year. As for next year, I’ll be only doing 4 – 5 pairs of wedding dolls. I want to ensure my quality and uniqueness of the dolls.
Following are some of my favourites…
Sunday, April 3, 2011
One day, Mr Teo walked pass Candy’s working desk and saw Candy browsing my blog. He was attracted by the dolls on the screen and asked Candy about it.
Mr Teo’s wedding anniversary was around the corner and he wanted to get something unique for his wife. He asked Candy to contact me to check whether I could make a family set for him. He wanted his wife to dress in wedding gown and his two girls as flower girls. So sweet, how could I reject it…
En and Yun are the girls name. They were holding a basket of flowers.
This is a very cute small doll that Leey has asked me to make for her very good friend.
Cherie asked me to make a suitcase for her to hold. Obviously, her friend LOVES to travel… She wants her friend to always bring this doll along with her whenever she goes. How sweet!
Her friend also like Chanel very much and asked me to find a Channel charm. Took me 2 days to search the charm. Thank GOD, I found it in one of the craft supplies stores.
EJ wanted a pair of wedding dolls and 10 small dolls for her sisters for her wedding in Feb this year.
EJ’s wedding gown has a very pretty wedding gown! It’s halter neck with thick collar. She has a GOLD wedding theme. I have this very nice GOLD chain and I’ve sewn the chain around the collar to show the thickness of the collar. I’m glad she loves it!
Wow! My last post was more than a month ago!! Apologize to those that follow my blog. I was busy with a lot of stuffs, 24hours seems to be not enough for me! Joel is getting more and more demanding and always seeking for my attention. I also wanted to spend more time to him because now it’s the best time to ‘SOAK’ him with knowledge… I’ll bring him to library once a week. He loves to go to library. Besides that, his class started last week. So I’ll have two morning free every week! YEAH!!
Back to my handmade… .
This pair of wedding dolls are made for Shulin’s friend Carmen who tied her knot on March. It’s another pair of standing dolls. I’ve made an organza flower for the head dress. I’ll be sharing a tutorial on this soon. It’s easy to make.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Joanna and Vanessa are colleagues. Joanna and her hubby-to-be love photography so much. She send me two photos of them carrying DSLR… So, she requested for the groom to hold a DSLR, if possible. I’ve tried crocheting camera before but not successful. I replaced it with a vintage camera charm. I find this charm very cute and it fits nicely on the groom’s doll.
Joanna was wearing a off-shoulder wedding gown during her solemnization. Their wedding theme was blue.
“I've got the dolls already n they're very pretty and well made. Thanks! Exactly what I thought they'll look like especially the bride :)So envious (talking about the groom holding the vintage camera), too bad the bride will look odd with a camera instead of a hand bouquet ;p”
Email send by Joanna
Vanessa’s hubby-to-be loves watches so much that she asked me to crochet his favourite ROLEX watch for the groom doll to hold. She even send me the photo of his watch. I tried to crochet one that was similar to the photo she send to me.
They brought this pair for their pre-wedding shot.
“Hi Jullie, I just saw the dolls! They’re really pretty. Thanks for making the watch… It’s very cute haha…”
SMS sent by Vanessa
Chloe is my cousin, Evee, good friend. When she saw the wedding dolls that Evee has tagged in her Facebook, she was thrilled. She couldn’t think of anything to give to her friend who is getting married during Chinese New Year, until she saw the dolls. Without hesitation, she ordered one pair for her friend in Kuching.
I completed this pair one day before Chinese New Year and delivered out on Chinese New Year Eve… I didn’t have time to do any setup for photoshoot. So, I took the picture with hamper and Chinese New Year greeting cards behind the scene…
Two messages Chloe wrote in Facebook:
“Jullie, the dolls r so cute..like them
So much. I'm sure my fren will love it alot Thank u so much.....
The bride likes them so much. She said they're so pretty. “
I’m blogging from my new laptop now. Last two days, DH bought me a new laptop with bigger screen cos I always watch movies from my laptop while doing my craft. So blessed…
This lovely couple approached me 6 months before their wedding. They came all the way down to my place to discuss with me about their personalized wedding dolls. They wanted something special…
Sandra has her actual veil personalized. The one I did for her look almost the same as the one she had. Her wedding gown was satin with gold sash around the waist… As for Oliver, he is very tall, taller than Sandra. Sandra wanted Oliver to hold a huge bouquet of roses, as it reminded them of the 99 roses that Oliver used to propose to her. So sweet!!! The bouquet of roses also used as their ring bearer on their big day.
To Oliver and Sandra,
May God bless both of you with abundant Joy, Love and Happiness… Thanks for believing in me.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Very late post….
Joel has turned two on 25th of Jan… Well, there’s an old saying about terrible 2, it’s really true! NO KIDDING! Joel used to be very quiet and quite easy to manage. But now, he is getting more active and sometimes very difficult to manage! We really didn’t expect this to come… Knowing more words, he’ll say NO, DON’T WANT! I WANT! Whenever we hit him or scolded at him, he would keep quiet and refused to look at us. GOSH! His cries loudly and embarrassed us often in the public!! Sigh…. Terrible TWO!
Well, he is a happy boy and very socialize.. :) He always make us laugh… He starts to learn a lot of new words and things. He likes to make funny faces to attract our attention. We’ve taught him to be polite by greeting people and he did it almost every encounter with anyone… :) He starts to say ‘Please’ whenever he wants something and ‘Thank You’ when he received them. He listens to instructions pretty well too and sometimes is my great helper… Well, if he’s not naughty, he is a sensible boy… :)
This year, we decided to have a small party at home and invited a few of our close relative. I’ve ordered a cake from Rei with Joel’s favorite cartoon characters, Barney and Elmo. We decorated the whole house with balloons. Thanks to my dear brother for blowing the balloons… :) Joel was having lots of fun that day.
Birthday cake from Rei! Yummy! We finished all on that night…
Simple decoration for the party
Oh! It’s so difficult to capture a nice family potrait
He has two cousins around his age and he enjoyed their company very much! The three of them were having so much fun that when time to go home, the two cousins cried!! Hope to have such a gathering again…
DH bought him a set of drum an a small car as his birthday present this year.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
This is the biggest order I have of the year! Shulin has approached me at least 9 months in advance for this order. Initially, just a pair of wedding dolls, then later she said she’ll like to give something to her brothers and sisters that help out during her weddings… Even her photographer and make up artist were one of them! So sweet!! :)
She wanted something special, something related to garden theme. Then, she emailed this picture to me:
If you watch Korean shows, this might look familiar to you. Yup, Save the Last Dance for Me… Quite a nice show…
This is my first time making a pair of western standing wedding dolls. The dolls are measured approx. 7” tall. Quite tall and the dolls look very proportionate.
She wanted the groom to hold a heart pillow with their rings… I was quite worry initially especially how to make the groom stands well… Then I’ve made a base at the bottom to hold both dolls and at the same time, placed the two dolls very close to each other so that they could support each other. This is what a couple meant to be: support and trust.
Small Dolls: 7 sisters & 9 brothers, plus 1 photographer and 1 make up artist.
One brother, Albert and the make up artist were missing in the picture cos they were so shy on camera… =P *Bluff*…. Cos I’ve complete the make up artist’s doll very last minute so didn’t manage to take a picture of it. And brother, Albert, well, I had mis-placed it! =P
Shulin’s wedding theme are red and white. So, all her sisters were dressed in red & white dress with a big flower as their head accessories.
They brothers were all in shirt and black pants with a BIG RED bow tie… ;)
Shulin had an outdoor wedding… They were so blessed with good weather, not so hot and not so cloudy. JUST NICE…. :)
Mei Fang is my ex-colleague’s colleague… =P He introduced my blog to her. She was excited and wanted to personalized a pair of wedding dolls based on her PS photos…
Her wedding theme are black and white! Interesting! The doll’s gown was almost identical to the one she had during her PS. The hair accessories were handmade by me too.. Using satin ribbon, I’ve made two huge flowers with crystals in the middle…
Both husband and wife are Malaysian. She told me she can’t find anything so personalized anywhere… I guess because she has a very unique gown! ;)
“Thank you very much! App ppl like the dolls, very special!”
Sms send by Mei Fang
Wedding Couple for Raine
Both Raine and her husband are teacher. She is a very petite and sweet lady, I’m sure she’s an apple to her students’ eyes! ;) Her husband likes to play tennis, hence, instead of requesting a heart pillow, she asked for a tennis ball… :)
“Hey Jullie, my fiance loves the dolls too! He finds them v adorable. Thank u so much for ur effort. Will update u in a few months time regarding bridesmaid dolls. thks :)”
Message send by Raine
Wedding Couple for Joanne
Pink, pink wedding theme… I’ve made this wedding dolls for Joanne using flowers with pink crystals…
She likes them very much! I was touched when she told me she had shown my blog to her colleagues and some were keen . Thanks… :)