I'm going to try making a doll for DD2 for Christmas. I am excited and totally nonplussed. Yes, both. I have so much of everything to do before then that I honestly just wish I could buy one. However, money is pretty tight, so unless I want one of the scary-faced, lumpy, disproportionate dollies from the Underworld that I found for pretty cheap, I'm going to have to make it. Which, of course, I am very excited about. I am making everything else for our holidays, so I am kind of grateful that I am being pushed into it, I am sure I will be very happy that I did when I am done. Which is the thing, I am much more excited about having made my daughter's doll than actually making it right now.
Mostly, I am scared it will turn out to be a scary-faced, lumpy, disproportionate dolly from the Underworld.
Anyway, I think I am going to order one of the 16" doll kits from Weir Crafts. I am the most nervous about doing the head. My SIL said it was terrifically difficult, and I am scared of getting it horrifically wrong. What do you think? Would it be wise for a first time doll maker to order one of the preformed heads?
And if I do order a preformed head.. can anyone tell me if it has a nose, or if I would be able to add a nose to it? I have to be honest, the noseless babies scare me a little bit.