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lazy.jane
« on: June 20, 2011 12:30:31 PM »

Hi everyone,

I just finished up making two little Scottish rag dolls for a local gift shop. I wasn't sure how they were going to turn out (as tartan isn't really my favourite thing!) but I think that they came out not too bad. I thought I would let you have a look and see what you think..



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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2011 01:53:15 PM »

They are beautiful!! I especially adore the redhead!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2011 05:42:21 PM »

I think they are fabulous!
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2011 01:35:09 AM »

They turned out great! I love their faces!
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2011 06:08:12 AM »

I just started making dolls (I'm actually in the process of my first one), so this might be a really obvious/ stupid question... but what kind of material do you use for the doll bodies?  I like how smooth the finish is on it, and I couldn't find any fabric that was quite like that the last time I went to the fabric store.  Your dolls are really lovely, their hair is my favourite part.
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2011 10:13:06 AM »

They're gorgeous.  The faces are really wonderful! Do you have an on line shop?
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lazy.jane
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2011 02:42:48 PM »

Thank you so much everyone for your lovely comments.

what kind of material do you use for the doll bodies? 

Sweatereyes, I just use plain cotton for my dolls bodies...nothing fancy at all. I found a skin tone that I like in my local craft shop and I find it works really well for me. When I first started making dolls I made the mistake of not stuffing them enough, and that can make them look lumpy and wrinkled, but once I got into the way of stuffing them firmly (and using a pair of hemostats to get into all the corners) I found that they looked much more smooth.

Do you have an on line shop?

Yes, I do have a shop on etsy. There should be a link to it on the footer of my post Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2011 06:10:59 AM »

Thanks, like I said it was probably a stupid question... I thought it might have been just regular cotton, but I wanted to make sure.  Your dolls really are beautiful.
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2011 08:57:56 AM »

Thanks, like I said it was probably a stupid question... I thought it might have been just regular cotton, but I wanted to make sure.  Your dolls really are beautiful.

Its not a stupid question at all - there are so many different types of fabric out there to use for bodies that it can be quite bewildering. I know that when I first started I was completely lost and just plucked the first thing off the shelf that looked the same colour as skin! I know that lots of doll makers use fabric that has a bit of stretch to it and that's also helps to give a nice smooth finish...I only use cotton because I live in the middle of nowhere in Scotland and find it really hard to get a hold of the more fancy materials. Have a little play around with different things and see what you like...most patterns will give you an idea of the best type of material to use. My favourite website in the whole world for patterns and fabric is http://dollmakersjourney.com/ so maybe you can find something there that you'll feel comfortable using Shocked)
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2011 12:15:44 PM »

I love these! (and your other dolls) they have such personality.  Their hair is fabulous too
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