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Ooh! CAn I play? I made a few pouch dolls last year using the Making Waldorf Dolls book. I made DS one for christmas this year using a kit from Joy's (the 10" Brother doll - Joy said it was the right size for a 2 year old). I cheated and got a presewn body & wig so I could make sure I got it finished in time. Also, I bought the outfit :

Olly the Dolly (aka "baby I think he turned out great, although I wish the second eye wasn't so darn perfect! (you can click "magnify" above the pic to get a close up) I had to do the first one three times just to get it close! I hope I can figure out how to make a nose when I get to making Olly's friend.

I also made this Star Doll. Super easy! I have about 4 more in the works right now. I want to try to make it bigger, about the same size as Olly too.

I'm blown away by some of your work, ladies!
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Oh, these are beautiful! I really like her sweater, too! Can you tell, I am trying to find a new project to cast on? If you wouldn't mind sharing where you got the pattern, I would really appreciate it.

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seeking joy, I make my own patterns and I do not have a printed pattern for the sweaters, I have numbers though, i start from the back with 53 stich and I work my way up in to a "t" shape.

hope it makes sense..
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SeekingJoy, I too create my own patterns and I'm afraid the instructions I have jotted down would only confuse you. I wish I had something worthy to share with you, though. Perhaps there are pattern books or links that might have some patterns for 18" American Girl dolls that might be put to good use. I would be happy PM you if I find anything useful or one I get my own pattern to a point where someone could follow it.
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living crafts posted for the winter fre epattern a doll sweater on their site... you might want to try that one if you are looking for a pattern to work from

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living crafts posted for the winter fre epattern a doll sweater on their site... you might want to try that one if you are looking for a pattern to work from
Ooooh was it a cardigan? :
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Ooooh was it a cardigan? :
yup!!

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Oh, I recognize it as the one that several doll makers on Etsy are using now- it's very cute! Thanks for the link. :
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Thank you, thank you! :


I found on ravelry a cape pattern that is cute, but I also wanted to make something encourage little fingers to work buttons.

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just the doll
doll and clothes

I made this doll and clothes for a mama in trade for some items. I also made a matching nightgown for her daughter. She loves her very much so I just wanted to share
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just the doll
doll and clothes

I made this doll and clothes for a mama in trade for some items. I also made a matching nightgown for her daughter. She loves her very much so I just wanted to share

Very sweet!
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SeekingJoy, could you please edit above post that includes a link to my doll?

I am removing all of my pictures from the forum.

Thank you all for your beatiful comments.

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This is the little boy I made for my DS for Christmas
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...7/IMG_3781.jpg

The clothes were whipped up at 2am on Christmas Eve, so please don't mind them. The shirt is on old bed sheet, the pants were a piece of denim material, and the scarf is just a piece of fleece I had leftover in my diaper making scraps.

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In preparation for Easter baskets and baby showers (my co-worker is getting two grandbabies at once! - not twins)...Little squishy velour dolls!

It always surprises me how the same person, same techniques and the same materials will result in a different face every time.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30975615@N08/3294590916/
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This is the little boy I made for my DS for Christmas
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...7/IMG_3781.jpg

The clothes were whipped up at 2am on Christmas Eve, so please don't mind them. The shirt is on old bed sheet, the pants were a piece of denim material, and the scarf is just a piece of fleece I had leftover in my diaper making scraps.

He is so sweet! :
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He is so sweet! :
Thank you! Unfortunately, he is not getting much love. My DS isn't overly interested in him, but I am hoping this will change when the new baby arrives in April. I am going to make some diapers and such for his doll so we can do those "baby" things together.

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Thank you! Unfortunately, he is not getting much love. My DS isn't overly interested in him, but I am hoping this will change when the new baby arrives in April. I am going to make some diapers and such for his doll so we can do those "baby" things together.
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!).

Cute doll though! I like his hair!!
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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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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.

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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!
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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
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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
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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!
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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!
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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!

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momma-d, thank you!



I've heard nice things about this place-

http://www.beardancecrafts.com/dollmaking_supplies.htm
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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?)
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