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Composition Doll Repair

Composition Doll Repair The most time consuming part of composition doll repair is in the sanding. After the paint removal, I sand the doll parts, then spray with a primer. Once the primer is dry, it is easy to ...

2014-11-29T23:09:34-06:00

Celluloid Doll Repair

  This poor body is in really sad shape as you can see. This is the first leather body I restored and I just figured it out as I went along. The broken celluloid was daunting at first, but ...

2013-11-24T20:02:49-06:00

Silk Scarf Doll Dress

Silk Scarf Doll Dress   Make a silk scarf doll dress! I know that many of you have lovely silk scarves tucked away. They are just too pretty to throw away, but most of us don’t wear them all ...

2010-02-07T13:12:24-06:00

Mini Pleater – For Doll Clothes

Mini Pleater - For Doll Clothes I love all the tiny pleats that are on many of the vintage doll clothes, but it takes so long to make them that I decided to make a mini pleater to make it easier. There ...

2009-12-02T19:46:21-06:00

Needlefelting

My Kay Petal DVDs and needles got here finally and I have watched them all. Kay has produced a wonderfel DVD set and is also wonderful about answering questions by email. I have spent sooooo many hours on this ...

2009-11-27T01:12:56-06:00

KoolAid Dye

KoolAid Dye Oh My Goodness! I have been bitten by the needle felting bug, and as I usually do with new projects, I have gone completely overboard. I am going to use KoolAid Dye! I have wool all over ...

2009-11-27T01:03:57-06:00

Quality Cloth Dolls

I have been making antique reproduction dolls for over 30 years. The other day I was surfing the net, as I do too often, and somehow I got off onto cloth doll making. I am amazed at the quality ...

2009-11-26T23:57:59-06:00

Authentic Costuming For Dolls

Authentic Costuming For Dolls Authentic Costuming for Dolls - Today there are many wonderful sewing machines, beautiful fabrics and trims, and doll patterns available for the doll costumer. If you are sewing for a modern doll, your choices are ...

2019-06-13T13:47:51-06:00

Memories

Dolly Memories I have always loved dolls and all their tiny costumes and accessories. I grew up on the side of a mountain and made dolls out of acorns and hollyhock flowers, but of course, none of them survived. ...

2009-10-02T15:50:13-06:00