Now, I had thought that we'd be given blank dolls and then we'd just decorate them. But silly me, it wasn't a doll-decorating workshop—it was a doll-making workshop! We made our dolls from scratch! Here is my photo essay of my very first doll creation:
|It all starts with handfuls of this. I forget what it's called. |
Let's call it stuffing! Wads and wads of this!
|I made the head.|
|Here's the neck.|
|The yarn marks the eye and temple area.|
|Pins and needles! Yards of yarn!|
|That's our teacher, Jac Zapatos, a wife, full-time working |
mom to a toddler, and a doll-maker! Follow her crafty blog,
I am handmade.
|This is a really soft cloth. It's my doll's skin.|
|Not very neat. Sigh. I haven't stitched in years!|
|Stuffing the limbs with more stuffing!|
|Head, arms, body!|
|Slim legs! The doll looks better chubby actually|
but since it's MY doll, I made her thin.
|Skinny like me!|
|Closing up seams.|
|Pins mark the eyes. Then I satin stitched the eyes.|
|Making the hair with red yarn. Because I'm a redhead!|
|Super cute! She looks like me!|
|Tada! Our pretty dolls!|
It was so much fun making my own doll! I named her Clementine, from the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
I'm already thinking of what workshops to join next. Craft MNL has tons of fascinating classes like glass etching, decoupage, bookbinding, flower arranging, making rubber stamps and so much more. They're super affordable, too. My doll-making class was just P850 with materials!
I highly recommend joining workshops. The last one I joined, a writing workshop way back in 1999, I found me a hubby! Haha. So sulit talaga siya! I hope to join a Craft MNL workshop every month in 2013. It's my year of learning and discovery. Let it be yours, too!