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post #41 of 119
Centaurs love to have their hair combed and braided, when they aren't frolicking in the woodland meadows.

Since Mohair does have a tendency to shed fiber, I like to make sure my mohair wigs are on the generous side.
post #42 of 119
I thought I'd post a couple pictures of my dolls. This is the first one I made from a Joy's kit, I was really pleased with how easy it was and how nice it turned out: first doll

I must say the hair was a pain. Since I don't crochet I had a hard time figuring out how to make the wig cap. I actually ended up having a friend's mom do it for me.


I've been having a time with the second one. First of all I made it for someone else, I put my first one up as an example for our preschool auction. They didn't need it until Christmas, so that was last Spring and I've procrastinated doing it until now.
I forgot to do the nose deal and then decided that it was fine without, I just needed to get it done.
I tried doing the crochet cap again and got too frustrated and made up a knit cap pattern that worked out well. Except for the mohair! This little girl often wears wispy pig tails but try as I might I can't brush it out enough to get pig tails and I'm afraid if I brush it any more I'll brush it all out.

I'm also not as pleased with the face. For some reason I made this dolls features really small... but I kept looking at it and decided to leave it.

Oh well. Here she is: second doll

I have a kit for a 16" doll for my son I'm going to get going on. My hope is that some day I'll be really good at this!
post #43 of 119
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Originally Posted by mom2sol View Post
I thought I'd post a couple pictures of my dolls. This is the first one I made from a Joy's kit, I was really pleased with how easy it was and how nice it turned out: first doll

I must say the hair was a pain. Since I don't crochet I had a hard time figuring out how to make the wig cap. I actually ended up having a friend's mom do it for me.


I've been having a time with the second one. First of all I made it for someone else, I put my first one up as an example for our preschool auction. They didn't need it until Christmas, so that was last Spring and I've procrastinated doing it until now.
I forgot to do the nose deal and then decided that it was fine without, I just needed to get it done.
I tried doing the crochet cap again and got too frustrated and made up a knit cap pattern that worked out well. Except for the mohair! This little girl often wears wispy pig tails but try as I might I can't brush it out enough to get pig tails and I'm afraid if I brush it any more I'll brush it all out.

I'm also not as pleased with the face. For some reason I made this dolls features really small... but I kept looking at it and decided to leave it.

Oh well. Here she is: second doll

I have a kit for a 16" doll for my son I'm going to get going on. My hope is that some day I'll be really good at this!

Oh they're both really cute!
post #44 of 119
I agree, they are both darlin! I can't believe it's your first and second tries!

You can still pull the fuzz into tiny pigtails, if you want.
post #45 of 119
Thanks!

I think after I do my next doll for my son I need to do some fun fantasy dolls. Maybe fairies with long purple hair! Nothing that's suppose to resemble any one!
post #46 of 119
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/30975615@N08/3127181110/
He looks a little green in the photo, sorry. In reality he's a lovely rich tan skin tone to look like my daycare provider's son who is 1/4 hispanic. I loooove this carmal skin tone--it looks so much nicer with the dark brown hair than the uber-pale stuff I got for my own redhead son!! I did discover that the skin fabric from Dancing Rain stretches way less than Weir Dolls---this little boy was so skinny I had to take in his pants and his shirt is really loose! Usually they're nice and snug! I like my babies to be a little chubby. Luckilly, the original baby is a little skinny guy too. Since he's only one year old, his mom let his see the doll this morning and he got a big smile on his face to see his baby!

And this was the last pre-Christmas present for anyone I won't see on Christmas itself! I GOT THE TO-DO LIST DONE! (semi-miraculous and I haven't slept much for a month!)
post #47 of 119
Awwww! I am so glad that there are wise mamas out there that encourage doll play with little boys. Your latest guy is the most "masculine" of all, I think. He really looks like he would enjoy getting dirty playing with trucks. Great job!
post #48 of 119
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Awwww! I am so glad that there are wise mamas out there that encourage doll play with little boys. Your latest guy is the most "masculine" of all, I think. He really looks like he would enjoy getting dirty playing with trucks. Great job!
I stumbled into a niche doing rough and tumble little boy dolls. You'd be surprised how many people want them, but they're just hard to find ones that fit the bill! The ladies at work and friends have found out about them and have asked me to do some for birthdays and baby showers in the next several months. I love making dolls for little boys! It's a Good Thing.
post #49 of 119
i've never posted to this forum before, but i thought i would start now. i just made my dd's first doll (she's 19 mos.) - it's for christmas. i used a kit from Weir Dolls and Crafts. i'm not nuts about the face - it's not very inviting looking so if anyone has any suggestions about what i can do to "warm" it up a little, i'm all ears. i am very much a beginner, so i'm pretty thrilled with the way it turned out. she's still naked - i hope to get a dress made before christmas day.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7429172...n/photostream/

you mamas are really talented! i've been checking out all the links...
post #50 of 119
I just love how all the dolls and faces are a little different. Even ones from the same kits! I think it's great, I love looking at all the different dolls.
I wouldn't worry about the face- it's very cute.
post #51 of 119
Here is a pic of my finished doll in her holiday dress. DD has a dress to wear to match, so I definetly will add those later of them together. Also, my mom made a whole trunk full of clothes. A dorothy dress with ruby slippers, a mermaid tail and bikini top, a fairy costume, etc.

http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/r...ollholiday.jpg

can't wait for the big reveal to DD.

XOXO
B
post #52 of 119
Mine's all done! I finished up sewing him last night. His eyes aren't very well done - they gave me a lot of trouble. I don't think it's too noticeable, though. I hope that ds2 really loves him:

Waldorf doll
post #53 of 119
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Mine's all done! I finished up sewing him last night. His eyes aren't very well done - they gave me a lot of trouble. I don't think it's too noticeable, though. I hope that ds2 really loves him:

Waldorf doll
I LOVE HIS FACE! He's so friendly looking! Excellent job!!
post #54 of 119

here's mine!

It took me awhile to figure things out, but I loved it and had a lot of fun. Can't wait to make one for ds2.
Here's ds1's baby:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...todec22314.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...todec22311.jpg
post #55 of 119
I finished my first doll (barely) in time for Christmas. I was sewing her dress Christmas Eve right up until dinner. But, she is done, and DD loves her.

http://i403.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/DSC_5584.jpg

http://i403.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/DSC_5442.jpg

http://i403.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/DSC_5520.jpg

She has no shoes and needs a better dress, but for now, she works. I figured within a few minutes she would be naked like our other dolls anyway.
post #56 of 119
Ok - i am just getting to pictures!

The first doll and dress (the red hairs girl in blue dress) was made for my oldest daughter for Christmas.

The other 2 dolls i made last year (and WOW do they need baths!), but i made the new clothes they have one!

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r.../Dolls/018.jpg
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r.../Dolls/019.jpg
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r.../Dolls/023.jpg
post #57 of 119
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Ok - i am just getting to pictures!

The first doll and dress (the red hairs girl in blue dress) was made for my oldest daughter for Christmas.

The other 2 dolls i made last year (and WOW do they need baths!), but i made the new clothes they have one!

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r.../Dolls/018.jpg
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r.../Dolls/019.jpg
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r.../Dolls/023.jpg
I really like the pink dress! What pattern did you use?
post #58 of 119
it was 1 that came with the 16" DRD friendship doll pattern. Its called a nightgown - but depending on what fabric/etc - it's just a basic dress

next time i make it - it will be longer (the pattern calls to add1 inch - i think i'll add 2)
post #59 of 119
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Originally Posted by laugh2survive View Post
It took me awhile to figure things out, but I loved it and had a lot of fun. Can't wait to make one for ds2.
Here's ds1's baby:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...todec22314.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...todec22311.jpg
Oh, man, I love his hair!!! I've got one to share, as soon as it is done, almost!
post #60 of 119
thanks everyone...
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