Tuesday, 17 April 2012

OMG Sample from China!!!

The good news is that I've at last received the sample from the factory in China! That's right, folks - a factory in China! (Don't ask me how you go about finding a factory in China to do your bidding! You just have to be brave and work it out for yourself... That's what I'm doing... It may yet end in tears but I hope not.)

The bad news is that I really don't like the re-modelling I did on her face. You'll see what I mean if you look at the pics below. I knew I'd gone too far, but I hoped I was wrong. I could hardly seem to see her in the end and I HAD to get on with other things. Anyhow, I didn't have time to put it right. So things will be delayed a bit while I have another go... 

The good news is that  I don't care! Overall she's lookin' pretty good. She came assembled, but I'll have to do all the assembly myself with the ones I order. The pieces are nice and clean though. There are one or two little flaws which can be resolved pretty easily.

It's obvious isn't it, which one's nicest, by a long chalk? She kind of took on a weasel-faced, pointy look which isn't what I want. I had obviously gone slightly mad!

Am now going to get the box of little tools out again and plug in the digital microscope (*rubs hands gleefully). It's good to have had a break from focusing so closely on such a small thing for such a long time and it's really clear to me what I need to do now.

(Please follow and share the blog if you like the Twelvemo project. I don't know much about blogging, but I know I want to have a following... I think that's the general idea.  Not stalkers...

I'm sure I should be following other peoples blogs if I want them to follow mine. So far the only one I am following is this which has made me LOL more than once.

Can anyone recommend a blog that will blow me away? I don't know how to find them. The world is awash with blogs but there is so little time and I'd rather be trawling the junk-shops or remodeling a tiny nose. I want a hot fresh, funny blog or two served to me on a plate. Please.

Must go!



  1. so impressive that you are manufacturing these yourself! it is common to actually visit the factory and work with the artists there to make adjustments. i love her new face. she looks slightly happier, and also slightly more asian!
    beautiful. i'm so excited to see where you go from here with them!!!!!

  2. I love her and much prefer your aged look to the less featured. What sizes are these sweet people and where can I get/buy one or two?

    1. Twelvemos are 14 cm tall, and they will be aged like the other one in the picture. They'll be on sale on Etsy in a few months, if all goes well!

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  3. Oops, typo above, that's why I deleted that comment...

    Here's a link to my Etsy shop, where I have some 'Artists' Proofs' that have been customised.


    When I get the new ones back from China they'll be much more affordable, hopefully!

  4. There's some amazing dollmaker's blogs around; the problem is finding them. Most of my followers have come from other blogs I've visited and followed. Some people have an unspoken rule that they'll return a follow, but not always. For dollmakers in particular, I usually look down at the comments section, and go and visit their blogs.

    I really wish you every bit of luck with your China Girl! I'd love to be able to afford one of your dolls.