Sunday, February 14, 2016


Hi All,
Thanks to all of you who took the time to check out my new website. I appreciate that a great deal.

I started a new doll -- it's a "theater doll", for lack of a better name. The top of the doll will be a basic torso doll, and the bottom half will be a theater, complete with actors performing (I hope).

Here's some work-in-progress photos:

I started by building a basic theater out of a wooden box glued to a larger wooden lid (from Michael's), dressed up with some decorative molding & wooden "appliques".

Here it is, painted black & gold. The backdrop is an architectural drawing I found on-line and printed on card stock.

Here's the torso added. I added some padding to the top, so the skirt would hang correctly. 

Next, comes the skirt. I chose dark red velvet, as the skirt will also be the curtains for the theater. (Red velvet trimmed in gold fringe is what I think of when it comes to theater curtains.)

And now, I've started on the bodice and sleeves.

That's as far as I've got. The face will be a face-mask, cast in paper clay. And, I will have to make the miniature actors for the stage.

Stayed tuned for more photos.
Have fun!


Romona King said...

Arley, that is going to be magnificent. It's already looking that way. Wow...Now I can't wait to see how it finishes up. Is it a custom order or class, or just for Arley's own collection.

Arley said...

Hi Romona,
I'm glad you like the new doll. It isn't for anything special, just a new doll. I decided I need to create one "big" doll a year. Hopefully, I'll get it published in a doll magazine. Thanks for the support!!

Maria Roxborough said...

Wonderfully extravagant as always Arley!

Arley said...

Thanks Maria!