Saturday, 15 January 2011

New Baby!

This is the beginnings of my first full sized moving limb doll.  Its arms are a bit lumpy by the wrists and I need to work that out.  It is only something I noticed  once the photo was taken. Cameras don't lie, and all that.  Because it will be a model for the doll clothing I make, I plan on making the hair rather gender neutral.  I have started working the wig already and can't wait to do the face next.

It is such a wonderful moment when a doll is at this stage.  The personality is just starting to come through.  I have started waiting a few days after I get a doll to this point to see if I can sense the features before I apply them.


  1. I have wanted to try making a doll for a long time but I am afraid sewing machines and me don't get along well enough to try such a task. Great job!

  2. Thanks for your feedback. Have you seen this book?

    It gives instructions for basic dolls all the way up to limbed dolls. A lot of the first few dolls can be made my hand sewing only.

    Thanks again for your comment.


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