Thursday, June 25, 2015

Doll Size Mandolin Tutorial by Romona King of Northbrook Designs

I just love handmade accessories for dolls.  So, when Romona King of Northbrook Designs told me she had created another wonderful FREE .pdf tutorial for creating an adorable mandolin on her Northbrook Designs blog I was thrilled.

Doll Size Mandolin
© 2015 by Romona King of Northbrook Designs

If you'd like to download Romona's tutorial please click on the picture above or CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

Here's what Romona had to say about her tutorial: I’ve always loved to see dolls doing something, whether it be holding something, a fun pose or sitting on something, and anything else you can think of. Dolls just standing looking straight ahead like mannequins, just seems a shame after all the work that goes into making the doll.

When I was making my collection of Jesters to go into our local museum exhibit, for July/August
2015, I wanted some of them to be holding musical instruments. One of them has a flute, another
has a violin and it seemed just a natural thing that one should have a mandolin.

Small, musical doll instruments are not always easy to find, and if you want them to be a good
quality, you will have to pay for that. So if this is something useful to you and makes it more
affordable, the technique here could be used to make other string instruments for your own dolls. All
it requires is your time to make it.

Please respect Romona's Terms of Use - Feel free to share this tutorial, but please remember to give me credit for the tutorial and pass along my blog link along to others.

Copyright © 2015 - All Rights Reserved — Written By Romona King of Northbrook Designs. Romona is a crafter, doll maker, painter, needlework artist, and mixed media artist. You can visit her Northbrook Designs blog online at You can also visit her Northbrook Designs shop at