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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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

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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

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Making Zisa’s bed

Doll beds usually don't have accessories made with care, but I wanted to create a bed to make ready with all its elements: mattress, bottom sheet, pillow, pillowcase, upper sheet, quilt. In this way Zisa can lie down in soft blankets, dressed in pretty floral pajamas, made up of a buttoned blouse and trousers with… Continue reading Making Zisa’s bed