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« on: November 04, 2013 12:05:33 AM »

If anyone has seen the dolls I've made, they would know, straight away, that I am a mad Walking Dead fan. A while ago, I just so happened to meet another amazing (and yes, mad) Walking Dead fan who wanted a Daryl Dixon doll and I was more than happy to oblige -- I mean, getting to stare at pictures of Norman Reedus for -ahem- research, how could I say no? Wink

This is only the second time I've used my poseable plush pattern, and I made some more tweaks (because my brain never lets me leave well enough alone) and I'm super happy with the result.  The new armature has a few limitations but overall holds poses better and provides more stability. He can even look up and down, and tilt his head to the side (a feature which will come in handy when I get around to making that Castiel doll I've had on my To Plush list since forever).

He's a smidgeon over 17inches tall (about 44cm I think). I made his poncho removable with velcro because it wouldn't fit over his over=sized adorably large head. Wink

His crossbow is made of felt and three coats of paint, oh and a pipe-cleaner. I even gave it a little trigger so he can actually put his finger on it.  Cheesy

Of course he has his angel wings, looking a bit dirtier than usual this season. Tongue And that red fabric in his pocket is Carol's headscarf he found in the tombs and never gave back. Wink It was a special request. I couldn't find any good pictures of what the scarf actually looked like; all I could see is that it was red with a lot of white and some brown so I had to wing it.

He is completely self-standing, and even has little poseable fingers which can be used to, ahh, point at things? Wink His red shirt and jeans were painted to be the right colour when my searching for similar coloured fabric proved futile.

And this is the first time I've used my newly acquired embroidery machine to make a doll's face. It was a weird experience, sewing his head, turning it right side out already with a face.  It gives the doll a different feel to the felting I used to use but I really like it. It seems more polished somehow and a lot easier to clean!

His jeans are the most detailed I've made to date, with functioning pockets, belt loops and even those little stud things near the pockets (I don't know what they're called or what they're for, but they're there! Tongue). He also has his knife -which was made from Apoxie Sculpt- in it's (fake)leather holder.

Annndd bonus shot! This was me, after watching tonight's Walking Dead episode..

Looking at him, it strikes me that he's not really dirty enough to have been hanging around in a zombie apocalypse for a few years, so I guess he's been doing his laundry regularly. Wink  ......And I have been rambling, as usual, haven't I? So this is where I shall thank you, lovely viewer, if you clicked on my link and read all my crafty rambles! I do hope you like this little Daryl -- he was almost as fun to make as he is to play with! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2013 12:38:10 AM »

Your dolls are always amazing!
You are very talented.
It is such a pleasure looking at your work.

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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2013 04:09:12 AM »

I love to make dolls, bu none of mine come out anything like this. He is amazing and I'm a tiny bit jealous XD

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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2013 04:25:35 AM »

You nailed it! He's amazing. 

« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2013 04:58:48 AM »

Those stud thingies are called rivets, and they are there to add additional support to the pocket, so it does not rip off! Multiple times that your hand goes in and out, and items are placed in there with weight...coins...etc. It helps to stabalize  things.

You made a wonderful creation with this doll. I love the detailing. And the embroidery face is really cute, too! I know what you mean about turning outside in, and already having it stare at you! A bit spookie!

You did a lovely job with this project, and it shows that a lot of time went into it.


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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2013 05:43:10 AM »

Wow! This is hands down the best Daryl I have ever seen! I am in awe Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2013 06:46:03 AM »

Oh wow!!!  This is the best one you e done yet!! You are amazing!  Totally rocks!

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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2013 07:04:04 AM »

Great job! I love the use of the armature. And all the details are such a great touch.
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2013 07:23:35 AM »

I don't watch this show, so I'm not familiar with the character.  But this is an amazing doll, and all the details are so well done.  Am I crazy, but I'm just loving those sneakers, so realistic! Forgot to say that I rocked this doll!!!
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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2013 05:54:20 PM »

I don't know the show either, but I am in awe, as usual! This one likely is my favorite. It has such charisma.
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2013 06:02:47 PM »

@BeaG Linakins, MissingWillow, Bobbysgirl, mama24boyz, meleriffic, SiFi Mom, yoopidou - Thank you so very, very much for the lovely words about the little guy. I get all warm and fuzzy knowing other people like the end result of the hours of work that go into each doll.  Kiss Kiss

@Stillatthetop;  Interesting. I confess I know nothing of making "real people clothes" as I call them  Wink, or ponder too much about the doo-dads on my own.  Thank you for the info and the kind words, it's very much appreciated. Cheesy

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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2013 05:23:43 PM »

Holy crap!  I random saw your Doctor Who on Tumblr, but wow you have outdone yourself with this one.  I am jealous of your skills!

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« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2013 06:34:00 PM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project!  Smiley

« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2013 12:42:29 PM »

I've been meaning to ask this on one of your posts for while, What fabric do you use to make the 'skin' part of your dolls? I've been wanting to make some character plushies but I can't seem to find any fabric that seems like it would work. (The people at the fabric store have all been extremely unhelpful and keep directing me to either like polar fleece or muslin Undecided )
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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2013 11:15:29 PM »

Congrats on the feature! This is really great! You put so much thought into the details.  Smiley

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« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2013 02:15:32 AM »

Thank you, glynislily and I Sew Cute! Smiley

@Rackycoo, Oh wow thank you so very much! I'm honoured! Cheesy

@cutemonster, I use deersuede - I buy it from dollmakersjourney.com. Smiley

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« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2013 01:17:06 AM »

You just cant resist daryl XD I dont think anyone can =D he's just sooooo sexy! It would be beyond awesome if he were to ever want one of your dolls XD

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« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2013 06:15:27 PM »

This Daryl is amazingly gorgeous. I see why you can't making them! Love his little fingers and the knife sheath thingy! and the fact that you couldn't find the right shade of "years of filth encrusted denim" tickles me to no end. Post-zombie apocalypse should be a fashion thing by now!

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« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2013 02:28:49 PM »

you are so talented! I'm so jealous of the awesome dolls you make! Awesome!
Btw, another walking dead fan here! At first I found it very weird to have Daryl in the serie, because he wasn't there in the graphic novels but now I just LOVE him Cheesy Looking forward to the next episode in February!

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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2014 11:49:43 PM »

You have done a great job. The doll is very cool and cute. I love he. Smiley

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