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Palos Heights, IL, United States
A wardrobe supervisor for theater and film, who can't put down her needle and thread.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Finished Doll!!!

This gorgeous girl comes from Laura in Michigan! Yay! She also wrote to tell me her daughter loves her doll - bonus!

If you have some lovely doll pics to send me, please do!!! I love getting these and I can only assume that others will get a little inspiration from what you're up to. You can send them to me at gilliana(at)gmail.com.

Finished Doll!!!

This baby in the buff is courtesy of Julie in Arlington, TX. I have to say, I love the fab hair - I wish my hair were this thick and/or this colorful.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Comparison pic - lighter colors!

Darn it! I'm a seamstress, not a photographer. I've also gotten a little fabric-happy. There are about 10 fabric colors to choose from with the various suppliers I've encountered. Fair and Blush are insanely similar, but you can get an idea here...

This is (from left to right): Fair, Blush and Tan

Comparison pic!

I've heard it said that all of my babies look the same (despite the skin tone fabric). I am also probably the world's most impatient photographer, which will be the death of me, I'm sure. So here's a comparison shot of my three darker colors for all to see!

From left to right, I present to you: dark brown, brown and spice!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Finished Doll!!!

Another beauty from Hilary in Maine!

Do you have a finished doll you'd like to show off?
E-mail your pic to me at gilliana(at)gmail.com

Finished Doll!!!

Check out this gal, finished by Lisa in Victoria, Australia!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Together for the very first time...

From left to right, we have brown, mocha, tan and blush in a 12" doll.

Soon to be revealed... dark brown, spice and fair.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Getting ready for tour

Hey there!

I am so excited to have finally finished my how-to on how to finish your ashtabeulah dolls. My greatest apologies on taking so long to get this up! I've been visiting my boyfriend in rural New Brunswick, Canada and have had issues galore with the internet up here! Please message me with any advice/questions/comments/etc. This is all a learning process for me, so I am open to whatever you think!!!

In a little over a week, I am going to begin my trek back home to Chicago before I jump on another tour bus. This time, I will be working for Cats as the wardrobe supervisor. Look for us at your local theaters! We will be going all over the country as well as Canada! The tour this year went to a few places in South America, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for some great engagements!

Next stop: me going home to make some dollies!!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Hello from me and Annie!

Hello there!

Don't mind me! Just starting a blog with Annie the puppy on a Saturday night. Annie is my dad's newish dog who I get to babysit occasionally. If you see her in Lincoln Park - say hi. She's your dog's next best friend!