Saturday, 10 August 2013

Oh Dave You Doll


As I wandered round on Saturday morning Craft Market here last week, it seemed to me that everyone was looking and admiring, but not buying. Maybe, like me, they were thinking - that would make a great Christmas present, but it's a little too early to start putting things away just yet.


It's hard not to think ahead just a bit, with all those back-to-school things appearing everywhere just now, though. The first present I tucked away last year was a doll. I spotted a little piece about personalised character dolls in Mollie Makes magazine and I immediately thought of - Uncle Dave: my brother who lives in the US. For some reason it suddenly seemed important that I buy him a mini-me. I thought the idea of an alter ego would make him laugh, so I looked up Timo Handmade on Etsy, liked what I saw (very much!) and sent a message. Yes,the reply came back, quick and friendly, a Dave Doll was definitely do-able. I sent a photo and a description; and we didn't have to wait long for our Dave Delivery.

Sian Fair for Get It Scrapped

We pulled him out of the box and gasped..there was Dave, right there, on the coffee table! Timor had got him just right. Eventually, of course, we had to wrestle him back into the box and parcel him up and he travelled back to the States in the suitcase of the full size Dave. But,maybe you are thinking what I'm thinking? Who might be next? Little E? Miniaturised?



This page was made for a Get It Scrapped project on "Scraplifting Yourself". I chose to lift another page I made about a doll, just to see if I could give a similar subject an entirely different look. here's the original


All the details are on the Get It Scrapped blog, together with tips from thirteen other scraplifting scrapbookers. Worh a look!

28 comments:

Abi said...

Lovely layouts Sian. i'm going to have to look up that site. How sweet is that doll!

Alinor said...

missed your layouts!! this one's so awesome, love the design and mix of handwritten and typed text!
also, that doll, awesome!

JO SOWERBY said...

I love the idea of a mini-me doll with lots of curly hair. How cute. Love the layout as always,
Jo xxx

alexa said...

Super page as well as an amazing project! The colours are lovely together too.

scrappyjacky said...

A wonderfully unique gift,Sian...I love it...and the page.
p.s. it's never too early to buy christmas presents.

Sinead said...

Gorgeous layout and I really love the doll, it's so cute and a great gift! x

Melissa said...

Great scraplift & what a fantastic Dave doll!

MichelleZ said...

You did a great job of scraplifting yourself. Your embellishment clusters are so fun! I love that little house. Makes me happy. :)

Sheena said...

great scrap lift of yourself Sian ;)
I find the doll a little spooky as my bro has a ginger beard & glasses...

Cheri said...

Your self-scraplift is perfect! And the Dave doll just makes me giggle - which is too funny considering I don't know Dave...

Louise said...

ha! Dave the doll is pretty cool..love the idea (and your wonderful layout documenting him)..off to check out your link. Would they do a whole family i wonder:) x

Missus Wookie said...

Oh odd - I saw this title and immediately thought of your previous doll page. Fun to see you were lifting it. What a great capture. We have a 'Flat Wookie' similar to the 'Flat Stanley' paper dolls - which someone mailed him in an envelope.

I like Louise's idea of the full family - after all some people are leaving soon :sniff:

Maria Ontiveros said...

The Dave doll is hilarious! Such a great sense of humor you both must have to appreciate it.
Rinda

Amy said...

How cute is that?! Your pages are so beautifully put together Sian :)

Ladkyis said...

so neat! and I agree with whoever said it "It's never too early to buy Christmas presents. I started months ago

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

Mini-me? Inspired for sure! Among other things, it would make a great retirement gift, don't you think?

As for your scraplift project, I appreciated your advice at Get It Scrapped--that a lift isn't repetition, it's a style statement.

Becky said...

What a great doll and I love your layout too :)

Sandra said...

I'm struggling to blog read without reader but as soon as I saw you in my feedly read, I smiled ...oh how I've missed seeing your amazing creations x

debs14 said...

That is amazing! What a brilliant idea and so clever.
I wonder if the world is ready for a 2nd Little E though ...

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Very nice layouts! I have a couple Christmas things for each boy already bought.

mfortunato said...

I love this story, and the dolls are wonderful!

Jo said...

The Dave doll looks amazing, what a great idea!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

It's such a fun layout, Sian. I love the story of the Dave doll, and I think it's such a clever gift idea as well.

Chipper Newman said...

You did a great job of 'lifting' yourself. I scrolled back and forth to compare both and I like the new one better. The hand stitching really lifts it. They are similar but yet very different :) I love the fact that it is a masculine 'doll' layout.

Nathalie said...

Oh, how am I loving catching up on your blog today! It's one beautiful layout after another!!! The title with the embroidery won me over first but them the clusters of embellishments got my attention! Oh and there's more, I love the mix of handwriting and typed journaling too!
I am off to check out that Etsy shop right away!

Gail said...

What a great looking page! Hmmm, a mini me doll - that sounds interesting I'll have to go do some research.

Lisa-Jane said...

I love the idea of the doll of a person! How fab is that?!

timor cohen said...

Wow so beautiful!
Thank you Sian
:)
Timor
(from timo- handmade)

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