Thank you, Ladies!! This was a labor of love for sure! But, I was a bit rusty (the last doll was made a few years ago)--when I was sculpting the first hand, realized that I made a thumb and FIVE fingers!!! DUH!! Had to rip that one out and start over!!! I changed the arm pattern from the original when I first started making these because the original arms just hung down and made the poor doll look "blumpy"--the new arms give hugs! I also add a belly button and "cheeks" on the backside. Then I paint a small heart on the chest--and new doll comes to life!
Donna, you would laugh as the doll progresses! The body is made first, then the little round head. When I get that far along, I place the head on the legs (between finishing) so I don't lose any parts. That looks really goofy!!
"We cannot do great things, we can only do little things with great love." Mother Teresa
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