Adventures in Doll Making with @Tilly2Milly
For more photos and videos from Davorka’s dolls in London, follow @tilly2milly on Instagram.
For London Instagrammer Davorka Andjelic (@tilly2milly), Instagram is a playful home to document the travels of her many handmade dolls. The dolls started life in the classroom where Davorka works as a teaching assistant. Inspired by the creativity of the young children she worked with—”their sweet natures and rosy cheeks”—she began to experiment with different materials.
"Making my dolls is a journey," she says. "I love the fact that at the beginning of the process I don’t have clear vision about the finished doll." To create the dolls, Davorka finds an outfit and parts for the face from old magazines. Next, she creates a base from cardboard and the Financial Times's iconic salmon-pink newspaper.
Davorka takes the dolls with her around her home in Hampstead, North London, as well as on her travels from the colorful streets of Brick Lane to fisherman huts along the English coast at Dungeness headland in Kent.
"The biggest compliment for me is when people say my photos remind them of their childhood," Davorka says. "I love the innocence of early years and strongly believe adults should ‘play’ as well. I hope my photos inspire people to dig out old photos and experience them in new light."