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Nice face....shame about the rest...

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Nice face....shame about the rest...
Gawd.....this has been a bit more fiddly than anticipated! Despite having no neck and abnormally short legs it's all going OK so far - just need to acquire some felt...... All good fun.
Posted by wendy c on February 27, 2016 Slideshow

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13 Comments

Jane
9:31 PM on March 9, 2016 
Ohh, such a cute face though. Definitely a flirter!
Judy C
8:46 AM on March 2, 2016 
wendy c says...
Judy - I used a bit of fabric and fluff around the end of the wire on this one and just bound it round as I was getting frustrated trying to cover up the ends. I've done a Mark 2 now and I think I've worked out a better way. I used a wire frame and wrapped a pipe cleaner around the arms, leaving an overhang of about 8mm at each hand end. I then wrapped wool tightly around the pipe cleaner right to the end and folded it over the end of the wire frame and continued binding over the top back towards the body. This should make a little bound loop for the hand........hope that makes sense? I shall have a go at putting on a photo of the completed couple now......
The feet are made from bits of whittled wood with the wire glued into a drilled hole.

Thanks Wendy. I really like your idea for hands.
Are the dolls standing nicely using the cut off dolly pegs?
They really are SO fab, great facial expressions, and I love the lamb and crook too.
Jeanette
1:37 PM on February 29, 2016 
He does have a nice face, and right now he looks as if he could be a teddy boy with his widows peak D.A....
Edel
9:51 AM on February 29, 2016 
Lovely feet (and what an excellent idea, I may "steal" that one, if that's ok?) and the face is a total success - as Val says, the hardest thing to get right on any doll.
wendy c
8:50 AM on February 29, 2016 
Judy - I used a bit of fabric and fluff around the end of the wire on this one and just bound it round as I was getting frustrated trying to cover up the ends. I've done a Mark 2 now and I think I've worked out a better way. I used a wire frame and wrapped a pipe cleaner around the arms, leaving an overhang of about 8mm at each hand end. I then wrapped wool tightly around the pipe cleaner right to the end and folded it over the end of the wire frame and continued binding over the top back towards the body. This should make a little bound loop for the hand........hope that makes sense? I shall have a go at putting on a photo of the completed couple now......
The feet are made from bits of whittled wood with the wire glued into a drilled hole.
Freda Knight
11:39 AM on February 28, 2016 
Looks too sweet to me to be a bounder - LOL.
chris g
10:04 AM on February 28, 2016 
Excellent Henryesque face. Is he too going to be a bounder.
Jan
9:03 AM on February 28, 2016 
Very sweet face, the hands look tidy.
Freda Knight
7:54 AM on February 28, 2016 
There is a wide eyed innocence about this doll - this could be your hallmark Wendy!
Freda Knight
5:37 AM on February 28, 2016 
What a fabulous face - this is lovely. I think the body is very good and the shoes perfect for standing.
Judy C
4:43 AM on February 28, 2016 
I think he is excellent Wendy. Great job.
Lovely face and that must be one of the most crucial bits surely.
What have you done about hands and feet please?
Ruth
5:31 PM on February 27, 2016 
I think this is marvellous for a preliminary try. More practice will mean greater finesse, the face is better than I could do a fabulous attempt congratulations.
Val Hill
5:01 PM on February 27, 2016 
I have found the frame easy to make, the wrapping fiddly, the clothes require some ingenuity, but the finishing touches like the face extremely hard to achieve without producing something that would scare the average child.

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