I’m really excited to introduce you to Shawna of Scrawny Girl, who is one of the sweetest, most colorful ladies I know! She’s always got her hands busy with something creative or her darling daughter Amelia, or just plain ol’ being such a positive inspiration decked out in Hello Kitty and bright hair 🙂
Hi! My name is Shawna and I blog over at Scrawny Girl, and make cute dolls that you can find in Scrawny Girl’s Etsy store.
I started making dolls as gifts for my nieces (I have 6!). I picked it up again after becoming a mom. My process is pretty simple, I make lists of dolls I would like to make based off things I think are cute. Then I doodle a quick sketch and try to break it up into the pieces I would need to sew. Sometimes my patterns work and sometimes they don’t. My favorite part is mixing and matching prints and colors. I like to make crazy combinations and add fun colored hair!
My inspiration comes from music, anime, and all things kawaii. Right now I enjoy watching Kyary Pamyu Pamyu music videos, The PowerPuff Girls, and Korean dramedies, which inspired the big hair bows of my Chibi dolls. I like to have music in the background, and sometimes the lyrics inspire a design. Right now I am listening to lots of Eisley, Coeur de Pirate (side note from Kristin: I love Coeur de Pirate! Comme des enfants is a favorite), Dolly Parton, Josh Ritter, and Abingdon Boys School.
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