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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / I think I smell an obsession... on: May 06, 2010 03:35:26 PM
one week, 2 dollies...hmmm!

Waldorf Meets Punk  Grin


This one has taken me a bit longer, as I bought some skin coloured knit fabric - and then had to readjust my patterns when she turned out disproportionately large in the body and legs, due to the stretch!


Her dress is also alot more intricate, with everything properly hemmed and finished (a major achievement for me!)


And her hair? 550 individual strands, looped in one piece at a time...   O.o    but it was worth it - she has a full head of reworkable hair, so you can put it in whatever style you like! Smiley
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Hyperfocus = My first dollie! on: May 04, 2010 06:33:55 PM
I enjoyed 2 days of hyperfocus (lol!) in which I finished my very first doll - she's a dancer (because she just won't sit straight, so her legs like to cross and her head is always turned) and her name seems to be Sophie.

and the close-up (no flash - she's so white it creates a glare!)

I don't have any nekkid pics, as her clothes are a mish to take off and put on!

My sons love her, but unfortunately for them she's going to Africa with a dear friend of mine, who's moving to Swaziland in July.

She's based on the Waldorf method of dollmaking, but I couldn't find a non-jointed body pattern for her, so I winged it and made my own.

She's not entirely Waldorf, given that I had only acrylic fill to stuff her with, and she has acrylic yarn for hair, and some lovely red lipstick and eyelashes (too much detail for a proper Waldorf doll) but she's lovely that way anyway.
She has a calico woven natural fabric for her skin (I had no skin-like knits around the house) and it didn't turn out so bad!
I also didn't have any embroidery thread, so her eyes and lips are a little rough - they're made from thin cotton thread, and it doesn't leave nice plushy filled-in areas like embroidery cotton (sigh).

Much as it suits her, I'd appreciate any advice on how to make doll legs not insist on crossing all the time - I'd like them to sit a little way apart for my next doll (gulp...I'm hooked on making more, but I hope I complete them!)
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