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« on: November 27, 2008 12:55:29 PM »

Haven't posted much in awhile, but figured I would share the new baby. She is about 14in tall, DH said to embroider her face but I painted instead b/c I'm  not that great at embroidery. Her dress is lined and has an applique & matching bloomers. She has fleece overalls that zip, a shirt and a hat for now. I am not sure how to do the hair, the book I have gives a how to on looping-but not sure about it.


she has on baby socks b/c I was afraid of her getting dirty.



the book I used was The Woman's Day Book of soft toys and dolls by Joan Rusell --loaner from the library--looking on ebay to buy!

DO you like??
Any suggestions for her hair, yes, no or how to??
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2008 01:11:40 PM »

Very cute doll - and yes - I'd add hair!  I remember when I was little I had a tiny doll with a glued on hat.  I eventually pried it off and was very disappointed to find out the poor little thing was bald. Cheesy  Now as far as the "how-to" I guess that would depend on the look and the material.  If it's for a little girl though, I'd choose something sturdy - like yarn (I hate that shiny store-bought hair!)  You can take some long strands, tie them in the middle and stitch it to her head.  Then cut it, braid it, whatever floats your boat. Wink  Great job on the clothes too!
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2008 12:55:52 PM »

I made a doll similar to this MANY years ago and the hair suggested was SO easy! You wrap yarn around a piece of cardboard as if you're making pompons (the size of the cardboard will depend entirely how long you want the hair to be.  Tie the bunches in the middle with another bit of yarn (again as if making pompons) but don't clip the loops.  Instead, sew the loopy pompon to the head and it will give the impression of short, curly hair when you sew several of these to the head in a hairline pattern.  I sure wish I had photos I could post, but unfortunately, I don't.

Cute doll and great job!
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2008 04:09:11 PM »

Thanks.

I am going to re-read the book and try it out, maybe I'll make a "try out head"  Tongue and so some searching first of course.
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2008 07:07:15 PM »

What a cute baby!
I'd add hair.
If you check out the poppet a long thread, on the first page, there are links to wefting yarn hair. It's really easy, and looks pretty good!
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2008 09:06:52 PM »

If you crochet you can make loopy hair very quickly
I chain a long chain, enough to wrap around and around the head
then I go back and go into the chain. I make loops by wrapping around

a pencil, for tight curls, or a paper towel cardboard tube for longer
single c. loop, single c, loop down the chain.
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