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Topic: My first mini art dolls and others - Lots of pics  (Read 1770 times)
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« on: March 14, 2010 08:45:50 PM »

I'm gearing up for the Dotee swap, which will be my first, and I decided to warm up by making a few art dolls for myself. Since these are my first, and they're a little too big for dotees, I don't plan on swapping them, so I'm free to show them off here.

The first:

With a close-up of her legs and arms:

And my second:

Her limbs were an experiment--I wanted to see if I liked them stuffed more than the beaded version. Unfortunately, I like the beads better, but the face on this one is better:

But wait, there's more! As an added bonus, I present to you two more dolls I've done in the past:

My very first (and so far only) rag doll. The seam on her face is splitting, and at the moment I don't really know how to go about fixing it, aside from making her a whole new head  Sad

And a stuffed bunny (it really is a bunny, I swear!) made from a pattern I got from the craft_grrl community a loooong time ago:

There are a lot of problems with the construction, and I plan to make more to gain some more practice.

As you can see, my son has a thing for stuffed animals.  Cheesy

I have a few more pictures in my gallery here:

Hope you like them! I'm really proud of the way they all turned out. Making dolls is fun!

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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2010 09:01:07 PM »

omg that first one is amazing. I want a crazy gypsy doll from you for my collection! *crosses fingers that I end up with you as my partner for the dotee swap*  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2010 09:06:59 PM »

That first doll looks like a girl I drove to Burning Man with!

« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2010 09:14:43 PM »

omg that first one is amazing. I want a crazy gypsy doll from you for my collection! *crosses fingers that I end up with you as my partner for the dotee swap*  Wink

Glad you like it! Gypsy dolls are awesome. I was actually going to make her a bit tamer, and then saw that in my yarn stash and thought, WOOH, LET'S GET CRAZY WITH THE HAIR!!!

That first doll looks like a girl I drove to Burning Man with!

Bwahahah!  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2010 09:30:26 PM »

The first one is my fav!!
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2010 01:04:38 PM »

Re that splitting seam...Check out any tutorials on doing the ladder stitch.  You would use matching thread and slide it unerneath the seam into the fold of the seam and up to the top.  Then go immediately across to the other side and down under the fold, make a small stitch and come up under the fold, go immediately across and continue in that manner.  It is what Upholsters do when they repair the seams on upholstered living room furniture.  I have managed to salvage a lot of my stuff in this manner. 

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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2010 08:53:40 AM »

Well I thought about using a ladder stitch, but the problem is it's the cloth rather than the thread that is splitting, so I'm not sure if I'd have much to grab with a stitch. I should give it a try, though.

The first one is my fav!!

Thanks! Glad you like her!

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