Welcome to Hitty Bee’s Doll Art School, the Busy Bee Academy! This year, Hitty Bee has been experimenting with web publishing for her private retreats, and she has enjoyed it so much she has decided to create a free on-line classroom to share some of her favorite projects. We’re happy to announce we’ve just completed…… Continue reading Welcome to the Busy Bee Academy!
How to Glue Resin Dolls
Happy Summer! In this tutorial you will learn how to joint a Sara Cole resin Hitty in a traditional, tandem, wooden-pegged style. You Will Need: -Resin Hitty Parts -A Wooden Dowel – 3/16-inch diameter for Full-Size Hitty -Epoxy Glue – 1 or 5 minute setting time -A Sharp Craft Knife – such as X-acto or…… Continue reading How to Peg a Sara Cole Resin Doll – Part 1
Hitty Bee wanted to see how big a Magic Carpet could be. Here’s a pictorial guide to making a BIG Rug! Will you make a big rug for your Hitty?
Welcome, Magic Carpet Riders! Whether you are a Magic Carpets virtual attendee with an Event Kit for Summer 2017, or a friend or visitor making your own kit, you will be amazed at what you can create with Hitty Bee’s special technique. If you do not have an event kit, please return to the main…… Continue reading Magic Carpets: Event Index
I went a little crazy with Embroidery Floss, once I figured out how to make these pretty carpets from multi-color and variegated threads. I purchased Anchor Brand Embroidery Floss from India, and purchased DMC multi-colored and variegated threads locally and from Micheals on-line as individual skeins and multipacks. Those brands are easily identified by their…… Continue reading Magic Carpets Part 5 : The Flosses
It’s fun to make several rugs at a time, because this allows the glue to set after each round. In one of Hitty Bee’s earliest sets of rugs, she decided to make a ‘crazy rug’ at the end, using pieces of each rug’s cord. These rugs were all made on paper because I was still experimenting…… Continue reading Magic Carpets Part 4 : Crazy Rug!
A picture is worth a thousand words! Here are more of Hitty Bee’s Designs to inspire you. You can create a rug with two cords: You can glue the cord back and forth in rows, instead of around and around in a circle or oval. I glued the ends of this rug to the underside.…… Continue reading Magic Carpets Part 3 : What Else Can You Make?
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Visit our Magic Carpets Event Page to learn about our free, virtual mini retreat at the Hitty Girls list, July/August 2017!