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It sounds like there are tons of new dolls being born/made this holiday season! Let's try starting up a new thread for pictures!

I just finished this special big brother present for a lovely two year old boy (it took a few late nights because the new baby came a little sooner than anticipated!!):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30975615@N08/3042219291/

I haven't tried a boy with short straight hair ever before and was nervous but I like how he turned out!!! Finished at midnight last night.
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Very sweet!

Here are 3 of my latest.

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p...ood/Beckye.jpg

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p...ood/Dottyh.jpg

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Cute! I'm a sucker for Dorothy but the cowgirl is adorable!!
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Mine is not done yet, but here she is hairless and armless.

http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/r...hSLP/doll1.jpg

a close up of the face:
http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/r...hSLP/doll2.jpg

sitting up:
http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/r...hSLP/doll3.jpg

My cap is halfway done, but I'm putting down the crochet for awhile because I've got to get the house cleaned for company thats coming on Friday

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Both of your have SUCH cute dolls by the way.

Any advice for a newbie on how to put in each piece of hair? I have a yarn blend and I'm wondering if there is a good system on how to latch in each piece. Do you do a pattern with it, or just randomly put them in, go in rows...or what?

I love the hair on your boy, 3901sca!! And the cowgirl is SO sweet.

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Oh! and I forgot to say the best part. DD is going to be sooo spoiled this Christmas. My mom is making all the clothes for the doll and guess who gets a matching outfit for each one? DD!

She is doing a holiday dress with a red cape and one for Milena.
A fairy costume and one for Milena.
A Dorothy costume for the doll (Milena was dorothy for halloween so she already has that....also handmade from Grandma).

I think she is doing some other dresses as well.

I will DEFINETLY put up pics of the matching girl and her doll. She had me measuring Milena's arm span for some kind of super awesome wings she's making her for the fairy costume. they somehow hook over her fingers so she can flap them. They are going to be similar to the playsilk kind of wings i think.

I am sooo excited to see all these clothes. I feel more excited than she will be probably. We have the best grandma EVER!

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Ok...so who wants to make me one for DS?

Me:
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Ok...so who wants to make me one for DS?

You can do it!!! :
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Oh! and I forgot to say the best part. DD is going to be sooo spoiled this Christmas. My mom is making all the clothes for the doll and guess who gets a matching outfit for each one? DD!

She is doing a holiday dress with a red cape and one for Milena.
A fairy costume and one for Milena.
A Dorothy costume for the doll (Milena was dorothy for halloween so she already has that....also handmade from Grandma).

I think she is doing some other dresses as well.

I will DEFINETLY put up pics of the matching girl and her doll. She had me measuring Milena's arm span for some kind of super awesome wings she's making her for the fairy costume. they somehow hook over her fingers so she can flap them. They are going to be similar to the playsilk kind of wings i think.

I am sooo excited to see all these clothes. I feel more excited than she will be probably. We have the best grandma EVER!

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Good grandma! Can't wait to see the photos ( and to be a grandma, myself! )

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 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.

Good luck!
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Beth: SUPER CUTE face! She's going to be awesome!

I'm still getting a system down for hooking in the hair. I start with doing all the way around the outside (to cover up the edge and any stitching). Then kind of fill in. The first time I was super methodical and was doing rows...it ended up with a LOOOOOT of hair! Now I kind of divy it up into sections and fill in a section at a time. Not totally random, but I like small accomplishments to keep me going. Hooking hair is not my favorite part! That's why I like the curly yarn...just knit the cap and you're done! But this little boy needed straight hair.
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ps. I'm so glad this thread is back! It always made me happy and I never would have dared try making my own doll without the inspiration here!!!
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I've got another button jointed doll finished for my neice's 2nd birthday. I love the mohair mix yarn, it makes such a sassy hair-do.

http://picasaweb.google.com/crbyard/...96227495236642

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I've got another button jointed doll finished for my neice's 2nd birthday. I love the mohair mix yarn, it makes such a sassy hair-do.

http://picasaweb.google.com/crbyard/...96227495236642
I am overwhelmed with the cute! Very red-headed Shirley Temple!!!!!
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I've got another button jointed doll finished for my neice's 2nd birthday. I love the mohair mix yarn, it makes such a sassy hair-do.

http://picasaweb.google.com/crbyard/...96227495236642
Oh how sweet! She is perfect! I just love her dress, too.
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here is my latest boy:

Anthony:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/laraandme/3034850077/

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/laraandme/3034850077/

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Adorable guy! Love his knit sweater. Question: How do you make a smile like that? When I do a single stitch smile mine always look like they are scowling.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.)
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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.

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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.
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