Stella wig tutorial

Ok, so you have a gorgeous piece of Tibetan fur and the pattern for a Stella wig, now what?

The fur and pattern can be found here in my Etsy shop

For those of you that haven’t done a lot of sewing I thought it would be a great idea to post a short tutorial on how to go about making a wig for Stella.

This wig pattern is my own design and I kept it simple enough for anyone to sew. It can be done either on a machine or by hand.

If you are using a sewing machine I suggest either using a leather needle or a heavier regular needle like a #14 or 16. I forgot to change my lighter #11 out and it broke pretty quickly.

So here we go!

  1. Determine the direction of hair growth and lay your pattern with the arrow going the same direction as the hair. Trace around the pattern, flip the pattern over and trace it again for the second piece.
  2. Cut the pieces out using an Exacto knife. When you are cutting fur it’s important to try to cut just through the hide and not the fur on the other side. If you use scissors you may get some bare areas where you cut the fur away.
  3. With the right sides together sew the dart on both pieces. I use about a 1/4 inch seam allowance and then trim the finished seam to 1/8 inch to remove bulk.
  4. With the right sides together pin and sew around the top of the wig. Trim the seam to 1/8″
  5. Awesome job! Almost finished.
  6. Now we will turn the front of the wig under so the raw edge of the hide doesn’t show. Contact cement is really the best ting to use for this. Paint Contact Cement on the front edge about 1/2 inch wide. Wait for it to dry which is usually when the shine goes away then fold over and press the edge together. I like to use clips to hold it for about 15 minutes. As you can see you can use an array of different things to do the job.
  7. Time to cut and or style your wig…or you can just leave it as it is. Because this is natural fur you can use all the same styling products that you would on your own hair. I like to use a spray leave in conditioner, sometimes mousse and hairspray. I gave my wig some messy braids and cut some bangs/fringe.
  8. In a future tutorial we will look at making more complex wigs and adding extensions….happy wigging!

You can find lots of great colors for Stella wigs in my Etsy shop here:

One of my collectors, did a wonderful job with her wig and and shares her success with us, thanks so much Lin!

Boudoir Catrinas

Off and on over the past year I have been working on an idea for my version of a Catrina doll, quite unlike the traditional Catrina.

Here in Mexico the Catrina doll is a character that has become a part of the big celebration Dia de los Muertos.

La Catrina as we know her originated with Jose Guadalupe Posada, considered the father of Mexican printmaking. Born in 1852.

Since her beginnings in illustrations of political and social satire during times of revolution, Catrina has moved into a role of literal and metaphorical poster child for the Day of the Dead, symbolizing the joy of life in the face of its inevitable end.

Now La Catrina is the beloved grand dame of Mexico’s dance with death 365 days a year, appearing in movies, drawings, sculpture and taking on such roles as mermaids, brides and the all-around icon of celebrations.

The dolls will be on display at the boutique gallery Lujo Lifestyle in Bucerias, Mexico and will be sold through my Etsy shop and Facebook.

If you are interested in purchasing one please contact me here through the contact us form or facebook. Fully poseable she about 14 inches tall to the top of her head and 19 inches including her hair. She can be displayed on or off her custom doll stand.

ETSY shop


The Maribel sculpt was originally done in paper clay and then cast by myself in white resin. Please note that these artist casts are not perfect and may have a bubble or 2. I have incorporated any imperfections into the design of the doll so they look like they are supposed to be there. It actually worked out beautifully making the resin look porous in places like naturally aged bone.

Maribel comes with her own custom stand and her mask of her former alive self. Her custom wig is made of wool with metal decorations and finished with an amethyst and crystals. I made the wig with magnets so it is detachable for easy shipping.

The stockings and shoes are painted on,  and her clothing and eyes are not removable.

All the jewellery, clothes and tiny details were also made especially for this doll.


“The days of the Dead” is a time of celebration which refers to the Days of October 31 – November 2. October 31 is Halloween or All Hallows eve. November 1 is “el Dia de los innnocentes” or the day of the children and All Saints Day. November second is All Souls Day or the Day of the Dead. During this time candles, flowers and the favorite foods of the deceased are placed on the grave and the family visits, eats, sings and tells favorite stories about those who have passed.
Altars are usually decorated with flowers, candles, pan de muerto, ceramic skulls, and most importantly pictures of loved ones.
Drinks should be placed in the altar to quench the thirst of the dead after their long journey back home.
Salt is considered the spice of life and is one the staples that are often left at the altar.

The rituals used to celebrate the day are varied and colorful. Yet, all carry the same message, celebrating the day of the dead is a true celebration of life.

Here are some pictures of her progress. I am also working on 2 more one of a kind dolls in this series.





Stella Preorder is closed

A big thanks to everyone that adopted Stella!

I will be making updates as I get them from the casting house. I expect to be starting to ship her in August.

Princess her stray cat will have updates as well as I get new ones sculpted.


If you missed Stella’s preorder I will have a few extra but don’t expect them to last long please send me a message if you would like to bring her home.


You can see more pictures in Stella’s gallery

Madalyn – a custom Soul Doll Zenith fairy, Fullset [SOLD]

Dragonfly Fairy
Soul Doll Zenith Fullset

The newest offering from CreamSoda is the stunning Madalyn sculpt by Souldoll.

Madalyn is a zenith sized girl in white skin with a Souldoll faceup.

I have modded her adding brass tubes into her back to recieve wings. Her wings are wired and beautifully detailed with micro beads, glitter, copper wires and pretty findings.

Added to the end of the wings are smaller brass tubes which simply telescope into the tubes in her back for easy placement.
When she arrives in her new home I suggest adding a drop of epoxy glue to the end of the wing tube before sliding it into the back tube to permanently fix them, otherwise they will rotate out of place. I have used eye putty to keep them from rotating for pictures, which you could also do it you don’t plan to always have her wings in.

For shipping I have left them removable to ensure they won’t be damaged in transit.

This beautiful girl will also come with her gown which has been hand painted in verigated colors from browns at the bottom edge, fading into a moss green.
Her beautiful crown is made from brass wire, and beads. It pins to her wig and is removable.
She will also come with the beautiful wig and eyes pictured

Fullset includes:
•    Madalyn Zenith from Souldoll with faceup
•    Ooak CreamSoda gown
•    Handmade beaded crown and wings
•    Monique wig
•    Glass eyes
•    Original Souldoll box
•    Packing pillow
•    Certificate

Madalyn’s measurements:
•    Height: 63.5 cm
•    Head : 20.5 cm
•    Neck : 9.5 cm
•    Chest : 26 cm
•    Waist : 17 cm
•    Hips : 26.5 cm
•    Shoulder width(with arms) : 13.3 cm
•    Foot length : 8.3 cm
•    Foot width : 3 cm

Ships EMS $70.00 in Canada and the United States
Other destinations $160

*** : eBay Auction Link here : ***
(Starting bid at just $685!)
Dragonfly Fairy Madalyn Soul Doll Zenith Fullset by CreamSoda