Christmas suit, knitted with jaquard motifs
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Knitting for 18inch Dolls

Knitting for 18inch Dolls (America girl dolls, Zisa dolls and others) knitting for 18 inches dolls (about 46 cm) is very fun and rewarding. It is nice to being able to produce a garment in about two days and it is a relaxing activity. On average, 50g of yarn is enough for a jumper and… Continue reading Knitting for 18inch Dolls

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?

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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

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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

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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… Continue reading 3D printed Zisa, a shared project

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Ball jointed Zisa Dolls

We decided to create a fully articulated version of Zisa Dolls, 29 cm tall (11.50 inches). The doll is entirely printed in 3D thanks to the Ball Jointed Pixie Doll project by AnnaGerber, that we have modified for the head and hands. BJD Zisa is equipped with a wardrobe, furniture needed for her room, and even… Continue reading Ball jointed Zisa Dolls

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Zisa’s kitchen

It is very nice to create the right environment for Zisa, placing her in a realistic context. So that an old tin wood stove, restored, becomes the main element of a scene that also sees table, chair, drying rack, tub and many other kitchen accessories, vintage or hand made. Zisa is dressed in apron and… Continue reading Zisa’s kitchen