Classic Cloth Dolls

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Alabama doll wanna be.Tutorial

I started with one of my MJ. bodies. the mask is made from rigid wrap placed over an old metal head. As you can see there are 2 pieces to the head. I put 3 layers of rigid wrap.Drying in between layers. I glued the mask pieces front and back onto the cloth body/head. I then built up the side of the head where there was no mask. There was quite a bit of sanding to do.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


I have done a bit more on this doll.She has clothes! I feel she needs a little more shading and thicker eyebrows.

I picked up this fabric years ago not knowing what I would make with it. Just knew I liked it. It is perfect for this doll. Hard to see the detail but it has pieced fabric pieces with a fabric ruffle and dyed lace, between the pieces. It is vintage looking. Have a good week j

Sunday, February 1, 2015


It has been a very long time since I posted here.I have been doing a lot of quilt making and making American Girl doll clothes.
I did put faces on some dolls I made a while ago.The patterns are not mine and right now I can't think who they belong to.The smaller of the 2 is a boy. They now are waiting for clothes. I hope to be more active,this year, on this blog. I need to get back to painting the dolls I love to make. No matter how hard I try there is only one person that could paint an Columbian doll. Emma herself. I will only be able to, ever,paint a Judith Ann wanna be Columbian doll. I just keep trying.