Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Making a felt doll part 1

I'm going to show you how I make a felt doll.
First I make the head, if the head turns out good, I make the body.
I don't particularly like making the body but if I like the head I can't wait to make her/him a body.
Front of the head.I'm checking the profile
The head is sewn together and now I needle felt a small pompom to fill in the nose.
With a invisible ink marker I draw the features

 I'll paint the features with Gesso first

Time for a cup of coffee and a stroopwafel-cookie, in the meantime the gesso will dry.
I paint her features with acrylic paint and Pastel
Here she is, she has come to life and I gave her ears immediately, cause I wanted  to tell her how sweet she is.


I can't wait now to make her a body, tomorrow I'll show you!

25 comments:

  1. Wow, you make it seem so easy, although I know it´s superhard to make a doll. Unfortunately I´m not as talented as you ;)
    Keep on posting and making such wonderfull things!

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  2. Now you revealed your secret and we all can make such dolls.....Hahaha,NOT! I've never EVER seen such unique dolls, and absolutely no one can copy that!

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  3. Thank you so much Ginny and Sophie !!!

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  4. She looks perfect! Thanks for sharing how you create your beautiful dolls :-)

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  5. Thank you Robin Andreae! I admire you, I want to say that!

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  6. Ohhhh echt wat onwijs geweldig om je "werkwijze'te mogen zien.Ik ben altijd dol op een kijkje in de keuken:)super vakwerk!

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  7. Лицо прорисовано отлично.Очень понравился МК)))

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  8. Aw! Her ears!!! How sweet! Your dolls are beyond well made and wonderful!

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  9. Thank you so much Helen for answering and visiting my blog.Ill look his body now.Hugs from İstanbul

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  10. My daughter has been asking me for years how to make a "plushie" of her favorite characters. I am really excited to try this!!!! Thank you so much!!!

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  11. My daughter has been asking me for years how to make a "plushie" of her favorite characters. I am really excited to try this!!!! Thank you so much!!!

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    1. Megan , thank you :-) will you let me know how it turns out ?
      Helen x

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  12. OLÁ QUERIDA! JÁ TE SEGUINDO E PARABENIZANDO PELOS LINDOS TRABALHOS.
    VEM ME SEGUIR TAMBÉM!

    http://artesanatocomjornalbyaninha.blogspot.com.br/

    BEIJOS DA ANINHA

    ARTES´ANINHA ARTESANATOS E RECICLAGEM!
    PORTO ALEGRE/RS

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  13. You are truly gifted!! She is beautiful! How did you make her ears?

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  14. beautiful face. what fabric do you use for your dolls?

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  15. Your dolls are gorgeous - so clever and inspirational

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  16. Thank you so much, is there a pattern on line for this? I seem to remember seeing one, but can't recall where.

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  17. Hi! You amazing dolls! I just fell in love with them! Is it possible to send me a drawing? And still have questions. How do you make the ears? Can I hide the seam on the face? I would be grateful if you answer me on mail: lekuhka@gmail.com

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  18. Здравствуйте! Я очарована Вашими куклами, они волшебные!!! Я из Беларуси и очень хочу создать такую же красоту. Но есть вопросы. Как Вы делаете уши? Пожалуйста, помогите, пришлите выкройку. Буду Вам очень благодарна!! Адрес: Yuliana.krav@mail.ru Заранее спасибо!!!

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  19. Здравствуйте! Я очарована Вашими куклами, они волшебные! Я из Беларуси и очень хочу создать такую же. Но есть вопросы. Как Вы делаете уши? Пожалуйста, помогите. Буду очень благодарна, если Вы пришлете выкройку. Адрес: Yuliana.krav@mail.ru Заранее огромное спасибо!!

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