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Unfinished business

I have made lots of stuff, but none of the doll stuff is finished, so this is a post about unfinished business ;). My studio is closed at the moment, and I used the chance to redecorate – that at least is done.

What I have been doing these last days is this:

Sewing masks. Lots of them. My first batch is already gone, and this is the next generation. They are nearly finished, I just need to neaten the seams and wash them. They take time to make.

Lots of face masks


I will offer some of them in my shop, and since I needed some sort of display I sculpted a head. In case you wonder why she still looks that raw and wrinkled: Her face is covered with the same decoupage technique I used on the background – and she is not finished either. She will get a sanding, some ornamental patterns as hair, but other than that no face paint.


Misc – ResinRapture

There are also 6 basic white shirts waiting for a dye job, but this one at least is finished- yay!


Iplehouse Harace – Melisande de Vries

7 thoughts on “Unfinished business”

  1. My goodness, you've been busy! Redecorating your studio sounds like a mammoth task, something that would keep me occupied for weeks. Not to mention all the masks you found time to sew. By the time I get around to making masks we probably won't need them anymore. A neighbor who worked as a dental technician gave me a disposable mask from her leftover surgical supplies. I don't know how many times I can use it before I have to discard it. Apparently cloth masks need to be washed after every use, so I'll have to make at least two: one to wear while the other is drying. Look at you, sculpting a head! I'm impressed. Is she clay or papier mache? Before you know it you'll be sculpting a BJD. I like the dyed shirt, too. I started to crochet a dress last week; I'm still working on it.

  2. Thankfully there is not as much furniture and stuff that has to be packed away, I just had to cover the reception desk and the table and chairs in my waiting area. I repainted the walls in my work zone last year, so it didn't take that long. I really hope it doesn't take that long before I can work again. I don't wash my cloth mask after every use, I just wear them to go shopping. They are just meant as a barrier to protect others from your own spit. The surgical masks are meant to be disposable, so wearing them more often is probably just like wearing a cloth mask without washing it every time. The face is basically sculpted on a styrofoam wig stand, which looks like a huge parcheesi figure. It's some sort of quick drying clay.

  3. I only wear my mask to go shopping, too. It's not as breathable as you'd expect. Wearing it makes my glasses steam up. Ah, a Styrofoam wig stand–I hadn't thought of that but of course it's a perfect base for sculpting a head. And air dry clay is the perfect medium to use for it. It's similar to papier mache without quite as much mess.

  4. So so busy! Mia you put me to shame. Fortunately I haven't had the need for a mask, my groceries get delivered, but yours look very pretty. πŸ™‚ It's a great sculpture!
    Big hugs,

  5. Well done on the masks, they're so essential these days. I made quite a few too, and really need to make some more.
    Stay safe x

  6. Thank you :). I am so glad my mom taught me how to sew, I am surprised that such a lot of people can't. Good for us πŸ™‚ Stay safe!

  7. Thank you! I don't mind going shopping, there's a huge Aldi right around the corner, and they just let a certain amount of people in. And my Aldi-girls are the first who got some masks. They do such a great job, and get so little appreciation for it.

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