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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2004 08:32:53 PM »

Those are so awesome! I definitely need to make some!!!  Grin Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2004 07:12:08 PM »

i love those! i think im going to make one for each of my friends Cheesy

just a couple of questions though

first, what did you use for the hair? and secondly, how exactly did you sew it in? because at first i was thinking it was yarn, but after looking again, it doesnt really look like yarn because it doesnt seem to be as thick...


thanks - and keep up the good work =)

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« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2004 07:22:10 PM »

those are so incredibly beautiful!..wow!
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« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2004 10:37:26 PM »

those dolls are gorgeous. i would be thrilled to get them as a gift at my wedding Grin
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« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2004 06:57:22 AM »

first, what did you use for the hair? and secondly, how exactly did you sew it in? because at first i was thinking it was yarn, but after looking again, it doesnt really look like yarn because it doesnt seem to be as thick...

It's embroidery floss, probably split into three strands each. I sewed it at the seam where the front and back meet by using a very long needle and going through the slip opening I left in the back. I prefer to decorate them after they've been sewn together so I can follow any natural (read: screwy) curves or lumps and bumps, and so the faces look more balanced.

For long hair, I decide how long the hair is going to be, cut the lengths of floss, stitch it up through the seam and then back down, and tie a knot. Then pull the loop back out as far as it will go. So the know is inside her head. For the short hair, I just cut a length, put a knot in one end, and stitch it up through the seam. Because all the knots are on the inside, it's plenty stable. (There are a couple of different ways, too, like sewing from the outside going under the stitches at the seam and then tying knots at the "scalp.") Rayon embroidery floss is extra shiny, too, by the way.

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« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2004 08:25:34 PM »

Really great work....making dolls is sooooo fun.

I made a cake topper for a friend that had two cloth dolls on it for their wedding cake. The grooms head was made of an old typewriter ball. (he is a writer) The bride's head was a huge glass gem...(she loved jewelry). The bodies were made of fun fabric like the one's that Dorion made.

The were fixed to a round piece of wood, maybe 6"in diameter with a hole drilled in it to hold a dowel to hold the dolls upright. I painted the wood in bright colors to match their tropical theme.

They just celebrated their 10th anniversary, dusted off the topper put it on their cake!
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« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2004 08:35:09 PM »

How cool. It's especially nice to present things to people who really dig it.

Thanks again for everyone's great comments and encouragement. The excitement level here is really infectious.

-Dorion
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