My Dream Dollhouse

Hi, I am Sumaiya Mehreen and you are welcome to my Dollhouse. Here you will find some of the dollhouse miniatures that catch my fancy! Feel free to email me at if you want me to showcase YOUR favorite dollhouse on this blog!

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Monday, January 08, 2007

My First Doll

After a week of intense sculpting, my first girl is born! This is my very special Elizabeth, inspired by her dark-haired, starry-eyed namesake, Elizabeth Bennet! I am in love with Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and have been looking for the perfect doll for my Victorian House. Returning empty-handed everytime, I decided to pull up my sleeves and make myself the perfect doll!

From her itsy bitsy toes to her tiny little nose, I love every inch of her! I have to thank Patricia Rose for her wonderful online tutorial on dollmaking. Instead of porcelain, I used Sculpey and acrylic paint.

The most daunting task for me was creating the hair. The doll hair I bought from the craft store came in one long curly strand of fiber. I am not much of a hair dresser which explains my short hair. But I must say, I am very proud of my Lizzy's hairdo! She has a bun which is circled by long braid. Her hair parts to the side, and a loose curl falls over her shoulder. To bring out the details, I used reddish brown highlight on her originally raven dark hair.

I still have to decide on her dress and ornaments. Have any suggestions?
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Blogger Cre8 said...

Wow girlfriend, this doll is truly amazing. I can not believe the details you have put into her. Her face is beautiful and her hair is in a category all on its own. You can sell doll wigs. AWESOME!!! WAY2GO!!!! I LOVE IT!!!

Jan 8, 2007, 9:35:00 PM  
Blogger smehreen said...

Dearest Andrea
Thank you so much for your kind words! I was very nervous about the hair, this being the first time and all! I found out super glue works wonders to keep the hair in place! I still have a long way to go, but with friends like you, I have enough encouragement to take me there!

Jan 9, 2007, 1:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your doll is truly amazing, I can't believe it's your first attempt. Very professional looking.
I've not plucked the courage up yet to have a go myself.
Well done!
Bonny Scotland

Jan 12, 2007, 3:40:00 AM  
Blogger smehreen said...

Dearest Aileen,
Thank you for your encouragement! Making dolls is so much fun, you just can't stop once you start! I am already working on a second doll. Just pick out a tutorial and give it a go. Once you finish the doll, you would have fallen in love with her ~ I guarantee it!

Jan 12, 2007, 11:33:00 AM  

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