I've been really enjoying the process of doll making and have made a few since my first post. I knew that as soon as we started on this whole Viva La Frida Craft Swap fun that I would definitely be making Frida doll!
My head spun in 20 directions when deciding which details would be best to include in the doll because Frida Kahlo had so iconic outfits. I tried looking at photos of the exhibit of her clothing and I picked out three elements to incorporate into the doll:
1. geometric patterns
And yes when I'm making dolls I TOTALLY talk to them, make them dance, and just get pretty goofy. I can't help myself. I like using mostly scrap materials when I make dolls. I think it makes them a little more unique. In this case, I realized I didn't have any black felt for her hair so I decided to use dark purple.
I teach myself more and more about this process every time I make a new one. Like this time I decided to change the stitch length and put less stuffing in the arms and legs so they were easier to attach.
And don't forget sign ups for the Viva La Frida Craft Swap close TOMORROW! Click here to sign up. And don't forget to check out Lizette's blog HERE, to see what great inspiration she's been posting.
Happy Friday everyone! I've had some health issues these last few days so I'm posting Friday Frida Favs a bit late, but all is well now. This Friday I wanted to share some fun Frida inspired party ideas. I've seen Frida themed baby showers, weddings, birthday parties, and any kind of celebration you can imagine. I picked out some of my favorite elements as well as found some great blogs and shops that you get tutorials or downloads from would be awesome for hosting your own Frida soiree.
How great are these invitations from Etsy seller Hermanitas Design? This sample is intended for a kids party, but I think that with all your customized information on there it could work for any event source
SRSLY? Can you look at this amazing desert table with tiny Frida cake pops?! source
I love this! This isn't a from a Frida themed party, but it's still a great Matryoshka kids party and I love these streamers! So colorful, simple, and definitely unique source
Love these big colorful flowers! I want this to my doorway in my house all the time source
Love these precious little customized match boxes from Etsy seller Dos Borreguitas. You could fill them with candy, beads, or a small thank you note source
Best photo booth props ever! source
And what party would be complete with a Frida inspired refreshment? source
To help everyone stay inspired over the course of the Viva La Frida swap, Lizette and I will be doing a series every Friday called Friday Frida Favs where we share things inspired by Frida that are inspiring us! I am huge fan of tattoos and body modification so Lizette gave me the great idea to share some Frida tattoos. Falling down the internet spiral of looking Friday tattoos was delightful and made me want more tattoos!
I have my own Frida inspired tattoo which is my chest piece. It's a portion of a quote from what I believe was an unsent letter to Diego Rivera. The quote is "te quiero mas que a mi propia piel" which translates to "I love you more than my own skin." I decided to get a portion of the words just in English for a few reasons, but mostly because my Spanish skills aren't super strong and I worried about native speakers assuming I was fluent. I hope to add to my chest someday and add in more elements of Frida's work, but for now I'm left to look at all the beautiful artwork on other people. On to the beautiful tattoos!
Don't forget to head over to CreativityLizette to see what she's sharing and here is the link to sign up for the swap incase you haven't yet!
Just a San Francisco gal sharing creative pursuits, inspiration, and other things that interest me.