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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: custom girl doll on: November 24, 2011 03:49:14 AM
Thank you!

@Momof2!

Her ponytails are sewn in at the side seams. I just put them in like limbs. They're flat here, but sometimes I like to add a bit of fluff to them. Smiley 
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / custom girl doll on: November 23, 2011 04:20:41 PM
It's been awhile since I posted.
A friend commissioned me to make a doll for her cousin's 1st birthday.

She's about 14in tall and made from cotton and poly-fil. Her boots and collar are made from minky. Her skirt is sewn on.


Her cheeks are blushed with non-toxic colored pencil, and I figured out a new way to embroider eyes!


I honestly think she is the smoothest doll I've made recently, even after a set back with remaking her. Her initial skirt concept did not work as well a I had wanted.


It's funny because up until recently, I've been trying to push my pattern making to be more complex, and with this doll, I think I've found my happy medium in the land of patterns.



Thanks for looking! Please feel free to ask me anything. Smiley
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Bunka inspired dolls. on: September 12, 2011 07:01:17 AM
Thank you!

@SnazzyS
Most of the fabrics are vintage squares that came together, I think they were for a quilt. Smiley
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Bunka inspired dolls. on: September 09, 2011 08:48:07 AM
I love the look of Japanese bunka dolls, so I looked up some tutorials and tried my hand at making some. They're very simple and addicting to make it turns out! Smiley I haven't gotten the hang of bonnets yet, so all of them have hoods. I used these tutorials as a basis and drafted my own pattern. 
http://bunka-ningyo.blogspot.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/smazzlecreations/3895424210/









More traditional, I painted her face with acrylic. I think I like the embroidered face better though. Smiley




Thanks for looking!
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Darling daisy and baby boy on: August 10, 2011 07:02:42 PM
Thanks guys! Smiley

@sewmess

That is a pretty awesome tradition. I wish my family had something like that.
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Darling daisy and baby boy on: August 09, 2011 04:59:52 PM
So I've been busy lately, I finally pinned down the doll pattern I was working on!

Here's Darling Daisy! She's 14 inches high and has a flat bottom so she can sit up by herself.




This is Baby Boy, he's made from the same pattern as Daisy with some small modifications for the hair.


His diaper is made with a modified pattern from www.skiptomylou.org.



Belly button!


Hope you enjoyed. Smiley
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / neck stuffing issue, suggestions? on: June 29, 2011 07:51:58 PM
Hey there, I have an issue with stuffing a plushie. I don't know if it's my technique, or if I need to modify the pattern.

Here is the issue:
I stuff the head, the start to stuff the neck and the body. The neck starts to buckle like so.

I try to smooth is out on one side but it just goes to the other side.


Help?
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: April and Phoebe on: June 28, 2011 01:12:11 PM
Thanks guys! Cheesy

These are so cute!!! Do you use a specific pattern?

I use a pattern I developed. I'm planning on having it up for sale on Etsy as soon as I tweak it a bit more. Smiley
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / April and Phoebe on: June 28, 2011 08:01:21 AM
I've been using fleece for a while now for my dolls, but have been getting back into using plain cotton. It's much nicer to my machine. Smiley

This is April, she's made from cotton.




She has little bloomers. Smiley


This is Phoebe, she's made from fleece.




Can almost touch her toes!
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Macy doll on: May 09, 2011 09:07:41 AM
Thanks guys! I would share the pattern, but there's still some major construction kinks to be worked out. :/

Would you also explain how you did her hair?  It's so cute.  Mine just turn out floppy and weird looking.
Thanks! For the hair, I used this tutorial http://www.flickr.com/photos/29184580@N04/sets/72157619529864003/with/3617446921/ The peppy ness of her hair might have to do with the type of yarn used. I used Sugar n' Cream yarn, which is a bit stiff. I also used little plastic hair ties to secure her pigtails. Smiley Hope that helped!
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