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She Writes … And Plays with Dolls Too (Part 2)

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Other Craftiness | 1 comment

In my previous post I said I’d go through a doll-making from beginning to end. Here’s how I do it 🙂 First I start with a simple one-piece doll pattern. I drafted it myself (as I’d like to sell these someday, I wanted to make sure I wasn’t using anybody else’s pattern) and cut it from plain muslin. I usually use my sewing machine to make the body, although I have also done the body completely by hand. While I sew the clothes by hand, I dislike doing the doll that way. It takes forever because I can’t use a simple running stitch as I do with the...

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She Writes … and Plays with Dolls Too (Part 1)

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Other Craftiness | 1 comment

So I’ve been taking a semi-forced break from writing recently. Not because I wanted to, but because my characters haven’t been talking to me, the plot has several holes large enough to run a herd of cattle through, and I need to sit down and read several books for research purposes, but haven’t had the focus to do so. Homeschooling also started in full swing. I decided to give my brain something else creative to chew on for a while instead. It seems everybody is making plushies nowadays. I’ve seen some awfully cute ones of hobbits and Time Lords and consulting...

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