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Hmmm. That sounds like what I've tried, but mine don't look like that! How does the single stroke acheive the nice, gentle arc of the smile? Does it just naturally make that shape, or does it matter how/where you insert the needle from the back? When I have done it, the "smile" is just a straight line. If I pull more taughtly, I get some better cheek definition, but still no arc to the smile. I'll try again.
It appears that the bulk of the nose sculpting helps to hold the mouth string in a curved or arc shape.
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post #24 of 119
crbyard- I think for the mouth- it does help for the ends of the string in the back of the head to be higher than the mouth is in the front- my mouth ends are often up near the knots for the eyes- it gives it a bit of a smile- though mine weren't as smily as lamom's.
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OT Mama, I think you are right, too. I will try that.
post #26 of 119
Zoe is TOO CUTE! Love her clothes. She's hip for sure

Here are my latest pics. Still no arms or clothes, but almost there!!!

whole doll:
http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/r.../dollhair1.jpg

close up of face:
http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/r.../dollhair2.jpg

back of head to see different yarns:
http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/r.../dollhair3.jpg

Still not sure if that will be the hairstyle I leave her with, but I saw some like that on the DRD website and thought it was a cute style.

XOXO
B
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I just finished this guy for a trade I did with a lady who crochets WAAAAAY better than I do! She made a grown-up manly version of a Harry Potter scarf and hat (with nice wool yarn and very adult style)...and I made her two year old a Daddy doll! (His dad is on deployment for a few months and she was thrilled to get the chance to have a Daddy-doll for him wearing Daddy's every day uniform.) It was definitely out of my comfort zone to do the uniform, but I'm pretty pleased. If my sewing machine had been behaving better, I'd be more pleased!!! (Oh, I did NOT make the cap---that was from the teddy bear dressing section at Michaels.)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30975615@N08/3107661910/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/3097561...7607553727350/
post #29 of 119
I can't take it anymore!!!!

I am going to make dolls!


Please tell me where to start? Is there a good book? I do like paper-in-hand books instead of online, but online recs are welcomed too. I would love for my kids to have these dolls (but can't afford to buy them made by someone else).

Thanks Mamas, and GORGEOUS work!

I just searched a bit and came across Joy's Waldorf Dolls. Should I start with a kit? Has anyone watched the 2-hr DVD she sells? It is very spendy, esp with exchange and shipping/duty/brokerage to Canada, so I really need feedback before I buy...
Thanks.
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I can't take it anymore!!!!

I am going to make dolls!


Please tell me where to start? Is there a good book? I do like paper-in-hand books instead of online, but online recs are welcomed too. I would love for my kids to have these dolls (but can't afford to buy them made by someone else).

Thanks Mamas, and GORGEOUS work!

I just searched a bit and came across Joy's Waldorf Dolls. Should I start with a kit? Has anyone watched the 2-hr DVD she sells? It is very spendy, esp with exchange and shipping/duty/brokerage to Canada, so I really need feedback before I buy...
Thanks.
I really liked the Dancing Rain Doll kit I used for my very first one. Read the instructions carefully before you start, but her system is pretty fool-proof! I've tweaked things on my own a bit since then, but I keep recommending Dancing Rain Dolls to anyone that will listen!! :P The thing I liked about a kit to start was not having to run around finding all the stuff.
post #31 of 119
Thanks mama. I'll check them out. I had found Weir Dolls, but to order a $29 kit, shipping was $28 (I live in Canada)..plus exchange, brokerage and duty. Oy.
post #32 of 119
Here is a place in Canada where you can purchase high quality doll making supplies.

http://www.beardancecrafts.com/dollmaking_supplies.htm
post #33 of 119
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Originally Posted by E.V. Lowi View Post
Here is a place in Canada where you can purchase high quality doll making supplies.

http://www.beardancecrafts.com/dollmaking_supplies.htm
That's great, but I was hoping for a friendship doll kit. They don't have them.
Though I suppose I could just buy a pattern and order the pieces all separately. Thanks.
post #34 of 119
What gorgeous dolls! All of you mamas are so very talented.

I FINALLY started my ds2's doll for Christmas tonight. I've been absolutely dreading it (I think because I'm worried about messing it up!). I've done some other dolls before, but this one is a bit different. It's a 16" Honey kit from Joy's. The head is done all except for the nose...yay!

Oh, my dh just might have helped me make too many other dolls. When I asked him for help tying the eyeline (I can never get the knot tight enough by myself) he knew exactly where to tie it without being told.
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Oh, my dh just might have helped me make too many other dolls. When I asked him for help tying the eyeline (I can never get the knot tight enough by myself) he knew exactly where to tie it without being told.
Having help is awesome!
post #36 of 119
Yay I finally finished the Waldorf doll for dd's Birthday present!! I just have to add snaps to the dress and shoes, and it will be really done!! ( I just don't have them here!!)

Talk about a labor of love!!!

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...IMG_0002-7.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...IMG_0003-3.jpg
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Yay I finally finished the Waldorf doll for dd's Birthday present!! I just have to add snaps to the dress and shoes, and it will be really done!! ( I just don't have them here!!)

Talk about a labor of love!!!

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...IMG_0002-7.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...IMG_0003-3.jpg

She's lovely! I love the fabric on the dress!
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...speaking of LOTS of hair! They're beautiful!
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