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post #81 of 119
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Originally Posted by E.V. Lowi View Post
As for hooking in yarns, I'm no help as I don't make my wigs this way. I crochet the yarn strands directly into the wig- I don't make a cap first.
I've heard about this, but haven't the slightest clue how to do it. Are there free instructions out there for this method? Or perhaps you could make a tute for us, E.V. Lowi

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I do use a cap when I make a pate/strand style wig- where you wrap the yarn and sew down the middle. I use a cap for this to keep bald spots from showing through the pate.
Do you have a sample picture of this?
post #82 of 119
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Originally Posted by 3901sca View Post
My son didn't really take to his big doll at 18 months either. When he was closer to 2, then he got interested. I showed him that we could change Charlie and put him to bed. He enjoyed bossing everyone around telling us to be quiet because the baby was sleeping (he learned that at daycare!).
But he is 2 1/2! I don't want to push him, though, but I probably need to introduce it more often during our playtimes. Maybe we will have a tea party tomorrow afternoon with his doll and see how it goes.
post #83 of 119
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Originally Posted by jennifercp8 View Post
But he is 2 1/2! I don't want to push him, though, but I probably need to introduce it more often during our playtimes. Maybe we will have a tea party tomorrow afternoon with his doll and see how it goes.
Oops! I knew they were six months apart from the birthday and went the wrong direction!! W doesn't play with his Charlie every day. Some days he brings him into all sorts of games and then he'll ignore him for weeks.

This is going to sound dumb, but does the doll have a name? My son had another doll that he liked but used like a stuffed animal. He'd had him for months when one day I got tired of saying Charlie and the little baby---so we named the little baby. He instantly started acting like the little baby was a real baby/person. I hadn't wanted to name his dolls for him. I only named the first one because I was excited to have made it. But it made a huge difference in how he reacted to him. So I think until he gets the hang of naming things himself, I'm going to name his dolls.

Good luck!
post #84 of 119
I agree that how you introduce the doll into your family has a big impact on whether or not they are accepted. If the child doesn't relate to that particular doll- it's expression or personality, maybe they will with a different doll or a bear or dog. Who knows what attracts us and makes us bond to another. I think kids should get to choose their own friends.

Here is a recent creation of mine--

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p...d/ChrisH-1.jpg
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p...ood/ChrisB.jpg
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p...ood/ChrisG.jpg
post #85 of 119
I've barely ever posted to MDC, but I have been reading for awhile, especially about doll-making. I finally made my first doll (it's the Little Baby from Joy's Waldorf Dolls), so I wanted to post it, since I've gotten a lot of advice from this forum! I loved making this doll, and I can't wait to get started on the Big Baby for my older daughter!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/b...g?t=1235869113
post #86 of 119
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Originally Posted by Baidah View Post
I've barely ever posted to MDC, but I have been reading for awhile, especially about doll-making. I finally made my first doll (it's the Little Baby from Joy's Waldorf Dolls), so I wanted to post it, since I've gotten a lot of advice from this forum! I loved making this doll, and I can't wait to get started on the Big Baby for my older daughter!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/b...g?t=1235869113
Oh it's beautiful!!! Very nice job!
post #87 of 119
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Originally Posted by Baidah View Post
I've barely ever posted to MDC, but I have been reading for awhile, especially about doll-making. I finally made my first doll (it's the Little Baby from Joy's Waldorf Dolls), so I wanted to post it, since I've gotten a lot of advice from this forum! I loved making this doll, and I can't wait to get started on the Big Baby for my older daughter!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/b...g?t=1235869113

Very nice job!
post #88 of 119
E.V. Lowie - your dolls are absolutely beautiful! Everyone here has done such a great job on their little creations...I'm really impressed.
I wonder if anyone has found a doll-making source in Canada? A friend and I would love to embark on our first doll-making journey and we live in Ottawa ON...
Suggestions...? Recommendations...?
Thanks so much!
post #89 of 119
momma-d, thank you!



I've heard nice things about this place-

http://www.beardancecrafts.com/dollmaking_supplies.htm
post #90 of 119
I love seeing all these cute little dolls, makes me want to make lots of them! : Here is the last one I did (way back in Jan, wow where does the time go?)
post #91 of 119
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Originally Posted by E.V. Lowi View Post
momma-d, thank you!



I've heard nice things about this place-

http://www.beardancecrafts.com/dollmaking_supplies.htm
Thank you! Off to check it out...
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post #93 of 119
Here's another-

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p129/isgood/WRc.jpg

Thanks for looking!
post #94 of 119
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Originally Posted by E.V. Lowi View Post
Here's another-

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p129/isgood/WRc.jpg

Thanks for looking!
Oh my! I just had to resurrect this thread. The dolls are so beautiful and it is so much fun looking at how different every doll is. I'm getting ready to embark on my own doll making adventure. Thanks for all the inspiration.
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post #96 of 119

First Doll

I'm a big lurker, but wanted to share my first Waldorf doll. I used the Sister Doll Kit from Joy. I also bought her DVD. The DVD was very helpful, and made things much easier. I think I would have been frustrated with just the instructions and pattern.

It took me a long time, but I learned a lot in the process. Big thanks to E.V. Lowi for giving me advice and encouragement! And also for sharing your dolls, they are a big inspiration!

http://s884.photobucket.com/albums/a...e.jpg&newest=1
post #97 of 119
babynanny,
Love it! Wonderful job!
post #98 of 119
Babynanny, that is so cute! Did you specifically make your doll for someone?
post #99 of 119
Thanks zulupetalz and Down2earth!

No, I didn't make it for anyone in particular, I will probably give it to one of my little cousins for Christmas, unless I become too attached!

I'd like to make some little wooden animals next.
post #100 of 119
Babynanny- it came out so cute, just perfect! I can't believe it's your first try!
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