Here is a smaller doll I have been working on, she was the first pancake. (So if I mess her up, I won't feel too attached.) Although crude, things are going pretty well. She is just practice after all. Her head, hands & feet are polymer clay. I did her feet in white stockings. She's 9" tall, why do I keep thinking making smaller things are easier? I'm sure they are not!
Her hair is wool roving, thanks to some tips on creating a hair part from doll-maker, Antonette Cely. Don't you just love google? I glue on the under layers, the part is sewn together and then separated. Very easy to do. Her face is done with oil paint and liquid sculpey.
I did a button-joint body, so that she bends at the shoulders, hips and knees. I fizzled out on the elbows, but now I wish I had! I ordered this doll-making book last night. Anyone have any good book recommendations or websites I need to see? Please share.
Now I need to think about clothing. I'm just learning to sew, I can handle some simple things. I'm in love with this doll-maker's work and her clothing. Wish me luck!