Saturday, September 1, 2012

Pewter, Black and Burnt Orange Wedding

"Can you make it just like the actual dress?"  This was a fun project because it allowed me to showcase some of my couture sewing skills.  Like many of the Bratenella brides, she sent a picture of the girls and also a picture of the dress she would be wearing.  The front of the dress was pintucked and painstakingly pleated.  Due to the intricate details on the front, we decided to personalize the sash.  (see pic above)  The other doll was for the flower girl's little sister who isn't in the wedding, but the bride wanted her to feel included.  (such a sweet thought)  So, we used some of the wedding colors and made it look a little bit different.
I love the way they turned out! 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Grey and Yellow Wedding

Flower girl dolls have been all the rage this summer wedding season. Grey & Pewter tones seem to be the trend. This group of flower girl dolls was created to resemble the dress to the left with grey satin under and yellow tulle over top.
As with all Bratenella dolls, their whimsical faces are created from my original paintings.  Eye color, skin tone, hair color and style are just a few of the options available.
*There are additional charges for personalization, some special designs and fabrics.
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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Pretty in Pink Party

A few weeks ago, I received a request to do gift tags and an art print for a "Pretty in Pink" birthday party.  I was excited because I have a painting with the Audrey Hepburn quote "I believe in pink".  So, I created tags for gift bags and sent a signed print for the decorations.  She was kind enough to share her pictures of this gorgeous party with all of us!   What a lucky girl to have a party like this.  The decor is amazing! Such an inspiration!  Now, I want a "Pretty in Pink" Party, too!

Gift Tags and much more are all available in my etsy shop  .  If you've got a great idea and want me to make something special for you, just drop me a line and we can come up with something great!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Custom Flower Girl Dolls-Black & Rhinestone Color Scheme

Another fun group of Flower Girl Dolls by Bratenella.  This bride sent me a picture of the dress, requested hair and eye color.  I added personalization.  I created custom headbands for the flower girls, too.  Can't wait to share pictures from this wedding!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

gift basket for grandma

This was such a fun order.  I was asked to make dolls for each daughter and grand-daughter.  Each one looked like the person and reflected their style, personality or interests.  Here it is ready for delivery....all wrapped up in a pretty gift basket.