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Friday, May 2, 2014

☆ The Kimmi Doll Explosion [Friday Art]

Week 18 - April 2014

Last week, I realised that I couldn't do it all.

With Easter, and family visiting, organising, school holidays + preparing for a market stall, I realised that there was no way I was going to get a Friday Art post up.

But that didn't mean that there wasn't any art done last week....

Not at all - last week, there was lots of burning the candle at both ends, late nights + early mornings + lots + lots of Kimmi Dolls being painted.

Aren't they sweet. 

I am selling them at the next market stall I have at the end of the month. And I was hoping you could help me.

You see, I remember watching one of those home shows, one of the ones that help you sell your home + the host of the show said something that has stuck with me forever

"You need to show people how to use a space." 

What he meant was that if you have an empty room, you need to show people that it could be a bedroom, a study or a guest room. The host believed that houses with furniture, sold so much quicker than empty ones.

And so this is where I would love your opinion.

These have a hole + will have chain or ribbon through them. 

I am thinking of having a stand with a hook or two, maybe a door handle to show people how they might use these, but I was wondering if you guys had any ideas?

I would love to know how you would use these Kimmi Dolls. Please, please share with me below.
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  1. How big are they? Can they be worn as pendants? Yes, definitely style them when you take a photo, to help us imagine how they'd look when worn or used in a space.

  2. Hang in a mobile? Like you did with your owls?

  3. Wear on one around your neck while selling them... You could make some broaches....glue a little pin on the back pin in to a coat or sweater, hang them off a lamp shade...I do that a Christmas with a flat gorgeous decoration, I also hang decorations off of a hanging light. It's hard to see how big they are.... put a few on a colored ribbon for little girls necklace. Are they varnished? If they are hard you could hang one from your purse on a small ball chain...also I hang things on my mirror on the inside of my car ...I have a heart and a peace sign. ....I hope that helps! Good luck!!

    Hugs Giggles

  4. Those are adorable! Ornaments for a big plant? Frame them as a set? They're super cute.

  5. they are adorable!! And I love the ideas Ms "Giggles" gave you. Bet you sell all of them:)

  6. oh my gosh so sweet, brilliant!!!

  7. These are SO super cute! I would be inclined to hang a grouping of them on my wall, which makes me inclined to recommend hanging three of them on a long, wooden plaque for display.

  8. Very sweet. I'd like to hang them on the wall in the bedroom -- they might make for sweet dreams.

  9. love your dolls - and I think wall hangings would be perfect and like the idea of groupings.

  10. They are so sweet - definitely see them as ornaments or pins, or as part of a wall hanging. Hope you sell them all!

  11. I'm not a big doll person but I do really like these a lot. My favorite is the girl with her hands to her mouth. These are sweet and not too cute. Glad I got to look at them.

  12. Well first, they are adorable! I would use them as wall hangings too.

    Happy paint part Friday!


  13. Holy cow that kitten face! These make such a great collection! (Have you considered doing a wooden doll and then paper clothes with all these styles? (OK that's probably a bigger project than you asked for.) Hmmm. A brooch pin? A magnet? I also agree with having a group of three across, whether on a backing, or simply hung individually but in a group. :)

  14. Beautiful dolls.
    I think it would hang it somewhere in my daughters room :)

  15. I love how they look. They are quite popular. Blessings, Janet PPF

  16. kirstinmccullochMay 7, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    They are about 10cms long, so they could definitely be worn as pendants - great idea Angeli - thank you!

  17. kirstinmccullochMay 7, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Another great idea Cass x

  18. kirstinmccullochMay 7, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    Some one mentioned brooches when I was at the markets - so I will definitely try that, love the lamp shade idea too! Giggles, you have some fabulous ideas - they are varnished, so wearing them as a necklace would be ok, not sure how they would hold up to a key chain, but I could give it a go + see. Great ideas x

  19. kirstinmccullochMay 7, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    My mum thought of framing them too! Ornaments for a plant is a great idea - very quirky, very me!! Thanks x

  20. kirstinmccullochMay 7, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Thanks Linda - fingers totally crossed!! x

  21. kirstinmccullochMay 7, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Thanks Laurie x

  22. kirstinmccullochMay 7, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Excellent idea Ann - Love that idea. x

  23. kirstinmccullochMay 7, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Joy Corcoran - what a lovely sweet idea xx

  24. kirstinmccullochMay 7, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Thanks Jessica - the groupings really appeal to me too x

  25. kirstinmccullochMay 7, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Thanks Gina I hope so too x

  26. kirstinmccullochMay 7, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Thanks so much - I am glad you enjoyed them x

  27. kirstinmccullochMay 7, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Thanks Tam x

  28. kirstinmccullochMay 7, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    I did do several last year for the Christmas markets that had paper + surprisingly they didn't take much more time (a bit more fiddly though!) however the look really cool too. At the time, I thought these would be quicker, but next time I think I will mix it up a bit.... x

  29. kirstinmccullochMay 7, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    Thanks Marianne x

  30. kirstinmccullochMay 7, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Thanks Janet x


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