So now that I've caught your attention with that snappy title, I'll have to admit that this post is about how to turn tiny fingers for cloth dolls and not something more salacious. I've had quite a few folks ask how to make such small fingers and as with many projects the trick is to have the right tools. Here are mine.. Sharp scissors Turning Tubes (available here scroll almost to the bottom of the page) Hemostat Fray check As you can see my turning tubes have seen some heavy use over the…
Pumpkin was my very special doll when I was six or so. She had red hair that I’d washed and played with so much it was matted. Her face was plastic, but she had a cloth body and a dress you could take on and off. She was my favorite. I still love dolls and... Read More »
As well as making handmade Christmas ornaments for the tree, the children and I have made a conscious choice to try to make all of our Christmas gifts this year. It’s totally liberating to learn that we can make beautiful things. It takes time and effort, of course, but we have discovered that we have […]
A long post discussing how to make doll hair and the many options in fibers, methods and techniques used to create doll hair for natural fiber art dolls or waldorf-inspired dolls. With links to tutorials and many resources.
When making handmade soft rag dolls, there are lots of options for how to make the hair! Some dolls have permanent hair dos that are sewn on, usually out of felt, and others have actual wigs made of yarn. The latter is what I’m sharing a tutorial for today — and I think you’ll be surprised at how ea