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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Depressed and a Queen Anne doll

Because I have so many ideas going around in my head and not nearly enough time, I have lots of projects on the go at any given time.  
So it's not surprising that I am planning yet another project.
Anyway I have wanted for a long time to dress a wooden Queen Anne style doll. And let's face it, it would be much easier to buy a basic wooden jointed doll and modify it to my particular requirements and then paint and dress it.
However finding a suitable doll is a pain in the butt.  
I can remember years ago I used to see them on eBay all the time but I can't find one now or when I do, they only want to ship to the US not to Australia. Sigh.
I even went looking for my carving tools but I've put them away somewhere and can't find them. Rats.
Maybe I should just try making one out of Fimo or Sculpy. But I do like the idea of a wooden one.
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In the meantime I went looking at photos and I like this little lady who is on eBay at the moment because she has a smile which is unusual.
Better just count my blessings and go to bed!

3 comments:

  1. Hang in there, I am sure you will find something. Check out these links:
    http://dolllinks.blogspot.com/
    http://www.craftsitedirectory.com/craft/doll-making/doll-making-supplies/
    http://www.btinternet.com/~terry.jennison/Antique-Dolls.htm
    http://www.dollclubnsw.com.au/australian-dolls.htm
    http://www.carters.com.au/index.cfm/item/88762-vintage-wooden-doll-with-ceramic-head-and-hair-non-moveable-eyes/
    http://makinghannahdolls.blogspot.com/2010_09_01_archive.html
    Regards, Keith.
    http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com/
    Armidale NSW Australia.

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    1. You are a treasure Keith!
      I will go and have a look about.

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  2. Old book about making dolls has instructions for this kind of dolls. It's by Venus A. Dodge (who's books on dolls are FABULOUS.) http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TCbdLSmTL._SX307_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

    My father made me 2 dolls based on the instructions on her book. I recommend taking a woodshop class where you can make one of them and get guidance too. They are addictive dolls....

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