Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Sewing & Turning a Cloth Doll Hand

How to's on my You Tube Channel

Well I've been pondering this idea for a while.  There is a lot that goes into Dollmaking and I thought I could do some mini tutorials.  So I started a list.  Yikes, I had no idea how many things I could talk about. 

  • stuffing the head
  • sculpting the nose
  • mouth
  • inserting the eyes
  • adding eyelids
  • stuffing the fingers
  • adding the thumb
  • the tools I use
Whew!!  The list is huge.  Yesterday I posted my first little clip on using the Stuffing Fork.  Hope you have a look at my You Tube channel and then come back for more.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Jake Doll finished

I'm very happy with the out come of the second edition of Jake the Old Man Troll.  It was actually a good experience for me to do this.  It made me realize how far I've come and how far I can still go.  Since it's Easter weekend it felt fitting that he has a bunny and a basket. 

This is subject to change or not!

I have a couple more older patterns that will need revising and I will try to get to them soon.  Before summer is in full swing and I'm doing other things.  Thanks for your continued support!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Well some things just need changing.  So the original version had a bandana.  Which is OK, but he wanted something new and more stylish.

All things always look easier then they seem and this hat was not exception.    I think I made four all together. LOL  He's getting close to being totally reworked and I'm proud to say that I stayed pretty true to the original version.  Changed some verbiage and updated the head wear.  New diagrams are next.  Woo-hoo, I'm looking forward to being done.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Continuing on

So the progress continues on.  Going thru this pattern with a fine toothed comb.  I want to make that everything fits and looks right.  I'm closing up all the openings and then I will be assembling the body.  Make some clothes for this man and then draw the diagrams.  

Yikes, who'd thought that this would take so long.  It's all good!  Oh' I'm hoping that some where in my stash I have some of the fabrics that I used on him way back when.  If not I will give him some fresh duds.