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« on: October 27, 2017 10:32:35 AM »

Last weekend I participated in the Weekend Trick or Treat swap and decided to make my partner a doll!

I started by creating a needle felted head, which I left wire running through so I would be able to attach it to a body of some kind. I wasn't sure when I started what to do for the body, so I decided to shop around and see if I could get a doll kit, or some doll that I could use. I ended purchasing this doll since the body size seem to fit the head I had already made....

Originally I had planned to make a whole new outfit for the doll, but since her red skirt and cape seemed to work well for a Halloween doll, I ended up only making a few changes. I added leggings, a new shirt (keeping the cute sleeved from the original doll), and new feet/shoes.

Since I have never made a doll with a combination of needle felting and a plush, it was interesting attaching the head. I was able to keep the original neck in tack ok, but decided to sew on a collar since I think it looked nice. The eyes are plastic safety eyes that were glued in and the eyelashes are wire.

The shoes I sculpted of polymer clay and sprayed them with Mod Podge sealer for the shine. I put wire in the shoes so I could attach it to the doll legs.

Overall, I am very happy with how the doll turned out and had so much fun making her! It really makes me want to try more of these kind of combinations.

Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017 11:42:27 AM »

She's so wonderful, thanks for all the pics and process info. The costume recon was genius! I am still curious about her wire eyelashes and how you managed to attach all the parts so well.


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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017 02:14:56 PM »

Thanks craftylittlemonkey! The wire eyelashes are wrapped around the back post of the safety eyes to help secure them and the whole thing was then glued down. For attaching the head and feet I made loops in the wire that was interested into the body and legs. I then sewed underneath the clothing through the body and loops. Then I sewed the neck into the needled felted head. There are probably better techniques out there, but this was my first time doing something like this, so that was what I came up with. I figure it should hold up fine, since it is she is not going to a child to play with, but will be decorative.
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2017 08:34:13 PM »

Super cute!!

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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2017 06:33:15 AM »

This is super cute!!  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2017 05:17:17 PM »

Thanks cabaute & sheepblue!

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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2017 05:26:09 PM »

She's awesome.

« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2017 08:36:27 AM »

Thanks meleriffic!

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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2017 10:22:27 AM »

She is all mine! I LOVE her!

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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2017 05:17:49 PM »

She looks so cute! I love how you made her with some of the original doll & some you made. Great design! 😉

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