Zisa's tales

Aisha and Malik

Aisha and Malik joined Zisa's schoolclass in September, just a few days after the school year had started; they entered in the classroom accompanied by a red cross volunteer and sat in the only free desk, without looking at anyone. Aisha and Malik had recently arrived in Palermo from an African country and did not… Continue reading Aisha and Malik

Zisa's tales

Zisa’s cake

“I am afraid that the afternoon at the park, whizzing through avenues in the new red scooter ... is to be postponed. – Zisa is very upset - Ugh! What a rain!” And worst of all that mean lady of Carla came, the mum’s friend who is always gossiping about their office. She comes home… Continue reading Zisa’s cake

Making, Memories

How are Zisa Doll’s clothes made?

Perhaps one of the reasons I created Zisa Dolls is the opportunity to sew their clothes   I started sewing when I was six and started with my dolls' clothes. In my family there was little sewing, with an ancient Durkopp sewing machine, donated to my great-grandmother on her wedding day (in the nineties of… Continue reading How are Zisa Doll’s clothes made?

Making

My dollshouse

The 1/12 scale Georgian dollshouse I built from scratch in the 2015 In my life I had tried several times to build a dollhouse: a first attempt then abandoned in adolescence, a second successful when my daughters were little girls, even if it was a toy version. But building a model of a miniature house,… Continue reading My dollshouse

Making

Rediscover the magic of water slide decals

In my childhood we played with water decals. These were sachets of decorations for sale in stationery shops, with floral or childlike decorations. You had to cut out the desired figure, wet it a few seconds in water and then slide the film containing the image onto the surface to be decorated. We were all… Continue reading Rediscover the magic of water slide decals

Making

3D printed Zisa, a shared project

Zisa is a doll but also a shared project. Generated from the need to offer a soft and lovely toy to be attached to, made with love to be loved. Looking back the doll history, we realize that the search for the right materials has committed sculptors and Toy makers for centuries. Dolls require lightweight… Continue reading 3D printed Zisa, a shared project