Doll Crafting

I'm the founder of the Lammily line of dolls which promote realistic beauty standards. I'm looking for a creative person who can make doll crafting videos like in the example below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdVSXVtDoaA If you're crafty, creative, and think you can make videos like this, please let me know! My email is nickolaylamm@gmail.com. The videos can be very wild, such as "How to Make a Doll Moon Landing".

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Amigurumi doll

Http://www.google.com/imgres?q=amigurumi+naruto&um;=1&hl;=en&sa;=N&tbo;=d&biw;=1366&bih;=596&tbm;=isch&tbnid;=OA233Gg8zSorxM:&imgrefurl;=http://craftydork.blogspot.com/2010/08/naruto-uzumaki-amigurumi.html&docid;=SkfbdeXelRzg8M&imgurl;=http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad242/JennyDork/Custom%252520Amigurumi/DSCN5871.jpg&w;=448&h;=592&ei;=3OutUMeIK4aRhQedmYGICA&zoom;=1&iact;=rc&dur;=161&sig;=112930114174837872069&page;=1&tbnh;=139&tbnw;=100&start;=0&ndsp;=25&ved;=1t:429,r:11,s:0,i:120&tx;=27&ty;=117 Hi Everybody,  I'm new to this forum and I was wondering if I could get some help... It'd be very much appreciated. So Ive just recently taken up amigurumi and Ive done some basic things like poke balls and mario mushrooms, easy enough. However,I want to move on to makng dolls. In particular I want to make a Naruto doll like the one in the link Ive attached. Im finding it difficult to find a pattern for this exact shape of doll though, and also I think I would like to make it smaller anyway.... would anyone be able to give me any advice on this? Actually if anyone knew of any video tutorials on making this shape doll that'd be even better. Also, regarding the colour change in the body, I know how to do a basic colour change where you would have say a row of red and then you change it to white so that the whole next row is white, but if you look at this doll there's a line of black going vertically up his torso and Im not sure how I would go about this type of colour change? It seems complicated? Like I said I would be sooooo grateful for any help anyone could give... I want to make this for someone special :) Thanks guys :)

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Making a plush doll

So. I'm attempting to make a Squid plush doll for a friend who's leaving for college. This is the first time I have ever attempted something like this and I was wondering how I would go about sewing the seams. Like, would I sew it inside-out and then flip it right-side-in? And is there some preferred way to sew these? Aside from that, I'm having trouble picking a material. It would be a bit large and I expect it to see a lot of use, so I want to stay away from felt. Also, I wanted to give it some character so I was thinking of making it out of polo shirts, but I have no idea if that would be a good material...Please help.

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make dried apple dolls?

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raggady ann andy hair how?

I don't like the way raggady ann's hair comes out according to the pattern instructions I am looking for another way to do it

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How to make doll house fixtures and furniture for a Queen Anne Style doll house?

I have to finish and furnish a large Queen Anne style dollhouse for a fundraising project for our local hospice. I have a limited budget and a number of volunteers who would like to help. One ideas was to make items to furnish the dollhouse as a  craft project to be made during a church retreat. I am looking for ideas and instructions for things that people can help make during a weekend.

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How to build a doll house out of a steamer trunk?

I would like to build my daughter a doll house out of an antique steamer trunk and am wonding if anyone has done it or seen it done.

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How do I make my own creepy doll costume?

I want to go as a creepy doll for halloween but can't find any decent how to's online. I have no idea what to do clothes wise that comes across as "creepy doll" and I can't afford to buy an actual manufactured costume from a store. If anyone could help I would very much appreciate it.

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Plasma Dunnys

Kid Robot's Dunny doll gets electrified when Dustin Cantrell puts plasma globes in 'em. The rest of the design is suitably space-y and the platforms complete the effect really well. It's a simple mod (like I'm one to complain about that), but it's pulled off well. Link

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Does anyone know where I can find "No-Sew Barbie Doll Clothes Patterns"?

When I was a girl, in the 1970's, my Mom found a series of patterns for making Barbie clothes that didn't require sewing. Now I have several little girls around who want lots of Barbie clothes but they can't afford the prices. It would mean a lot to me if I could find these patterns to help them make their own clothes. As I recall there were dresses, pants, tops, etc. The clothing was tied on in various ways and the items were just cut out and ready for Barbie to wear. If you happen to know where I can find these patterns, please let me know as soon as possible. I would also be interested in really simple patterns for Barbie clothes. It needs to be something that a young girl can make with little or no adult assistance.

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Old How-To Books

I've always been a fan of old how to books. They often have tips and techniques you don't find in contemporary books. Sometimes they are just plain strange. Other times they are painfully outdated, like an old Popular Mechanics article I came across that shows you how to improve your toaster by adding asbestos to it. Last weekend I stumbled upon this old doll making book at a thrift store. The entire book shows how to make dolls in a kind of odd folk art style, and would never get printed today.In spite of the fact I don't really have room for more books right now, I couldn't help myself and bought it anyhow.Has anyone else come across any interesting how to books lately, or have favorite classics in their collection?

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how to make an an ewok doll craft ?

I need t make a ewok for my baby sister and i dont know how the only materials i have is 2 sheets of felt,pillow stuffing,a piece of white paper,some fabric paint and a sowing kit

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does anyone know how to make Scrump,Lilo's doll from Lilo and Stitch?

If possible,I need to know what type of material I should use and measurements......

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How to cast pulp. Answered

Hi I want to make a daruma doll. Like in the video. How do you cast pulp into a hollow item? like in the video? Its pretty cool how they make them. ANybody do anything like this? I don't want to papermache with newspaper I want to make it like in the video.

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Recyled rubber dolls paint, dye ?or varnish

I'm at the point of ripping my hair out with this one. Once apon a time I bought used doll and dyed them with RIT dye and got some great colors to use in various projects...(yes, my house is a bit on the creepy side). Lately, the dolls I have been finding, wont take the dye....maybe a new kind of rubber? Anyway, I want dolls that are blue. I painted a few with water based paint and then varnished them...several coats and they look pretty good but some of them flacked off...frustrating. I stripped those and bought some alcohol dyes and added that to varnish and painted them 5 days ago, putting a fan on them...cool color, but the varnish wont dry on the rubber and is now a tacky mess. Any chemistry geeks out there that can figure out a better way to get this "new rubber" to take color ? I am going to use some plastics spray paint as a last resort but I really want them to be durable and not flack or easily scratch...can I varnish over plastics spray paint...will there be another noxious chemical disaster if I spray plastics paint over rubber....help ?

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Blank Nutcracker Figurine?

Just wondering if anybody knows of a place I can find an unpainted wooden nutcracker doll? I want to make a personalized one for a family member for Christmas. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Do I need to secure the stuffing in adoll that I am going to felt?

My instructions are sketchy. Can I use any non-wool thread?Should I baste the kniited material to the stuffing inside or do I need to go through the legs, arms, hedd,etc? This is my first felting project. I appreciate any suggestions? Thanks?

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Draw Like Brian Ralph

Brian Ralph has some tips on how to draw a character? Who is Brian Ralph? I have no idea, but he put together an informative and amusing argument towards ditching those wooden dolls and the Marvel Way. In its place he recommends a looser style and more attention to shape and negative space.Worth a read even if you're still having problems getting your stick figures to look good. Draw like Brian Ralphvia Drawn!

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Help plz:)

Hiiiii! I'm Izzy, and next year ill be living on my own income for the first time. Now I'm a crafty person(duh) and on top of working part-time, I also want to start selling my art. However, I have no idea how to do this. So far I can knit, crochet, draw, paint, sew, and cook. I want to get into doll and squishy customs as well but I also have no idea what I'm doing in that aspect. Any helpful tips or ideas are much appreciated. SALUT!! :)

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Baking Polymer Clay on Plastic Straws?

Is it safe to bake polymer clay on plastic straws? I'd like to try making a ball-jointed doll, and one tutorial uses plastic straws as a form of armature for which the polymer is wrapped around to create a hollow core to sculpt on. The straws seemed in-tact, but is it safe? I know certain plastics let off toxic fumes when exposed to certain temperatures, which is why I ask. I would think it would be fine, since it wouldn't be much "foreign plastic" (AKA not the clay) but I'd rather ask and be sure, than find out the hard way. Thanks for any help!

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Moving Ears

Hello,I was just wondering if anyone could help. I have an idea for something I want to build, however I just need a push in the right direction.I’m working on a costume with antenna ears. I could just make them static however I want to add a bit of movement. Basicially I want them to, when I tilt my head down, the ears flatten (think a cats ears when angry) and when I lean my head back, they point up. The rest of the time they stay in the middle.I want them to be automatic. I really hate triggers or controls, as soon as someone notices how you are operating it, the illusion is ruined. I also don’t want to use electronics (the sound of a motor).I am absolutely sure I can oull this off, however I’m not sure the best way of doing it. I was thinking fluid filled tubes, as the water exits one it enters the other. Or the mechanism in dolls so they sleep while lying down.Does anyone have other ideas or pointers?

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Burning dummies for New Year in La Plata, Argentina.

Https://www.google.com.ar/search?q=mu%C3%B1ecos+la+plata+2013&ie;=utf-8&oe;=utf-8&rls;=org.mozilla:es-AR:official&client;=firefox-a&gws;_rd=cr&ei;=VWnFUt2CA83ksASqzIGIDQ There you can see the dummies made in La Plata, BsAs Argentina big area, during December 2013 to throw out the year. The dummies are full of fireworks, and went lit on at 1 or 2 am on the first day of January. Here is midsummer, with great heat. Burning New Year dolls is a tradition that has decades in the city. Almost every neighborhood makes its dummy, some very good, some acceptable, others ugly, but the task helps the boys (and many adults) to experience the problems of organization, design, implementation, coexistence, getting resources, etc. This country and its people deserve a better government that it has today. Another years: https://www.google.com.ar/search?q=mu%C3%B1ecos+de+fin+de+a%C3%B1o+la+plata&tbm;=isch&tbs;=qdr:w&cad;=h

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need ideas on greenhouse

Hi there,I live in Boston, MA and I am looking for some advice on Greenhouse construction for winter gardening only (and vegetables that are appropriate for that as well). I am looking to build a greenhouse that I can put up in the fall and take down in the spring for growing a winter garden. It will have to be able to be taken apart into its components and stored in a shed in summer months since my family has no need for it then. Due to the fact that it will be used in the winter, it will have to be highly insulated and have a heat sink that will be able to help maintain a constant growing temperature for the plants inside. Ideally I would like to avoid expending much energy heating the greenhouse. I am, of course, also doing this on a budget. Here is what I have come up with so far. 1. I will use triple-wall or 5 wall polycarbonate panels for the walls of the greenhouse2. I have found a few insulating products that look like they could be useful3. I am thinking of using a solar collector water heater as part of the heat sink- easy to construct on my own : https://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Thermal-Water-Heater-For-Less-Than-Five-Doll/ that could circulate hot water into the heat sink4. I am learning about heat sinks and thinking that I want to use the simplest design and organic materials (mud, rocks, or water) to hold the heat during the day and release it at night.5. The greenhouse footprint can’t be larger than 8’ x 10’ 6. I prefer the simplest construction that meets my needs (and the easiest to put up and take down)Questions that I have:1. What are the possibilities for using compost as a source of heat?2. What about a PVC frame?3. How would I circulate hot water through the heat sink?4. What are methods to reduce daily management of the project?5. Types of hinges to use?6. What type of material should I place the greenhouse on?- it will be sited on the concrete area around our swimming pool and I don’t know what sort of insulation is necessary after that. I had the idea of wood pallets with insulation inside them but that may not be enough at all.7. Any ideas of ways to re-use materials to do this cheaply and reduce waste?8. Any suggestions on the optimal shape of the greenhouse roof/sides to increase heat retention and circulation of warmer air.9. Any suggestions of retailers that might have the materials that I am looking for.Some links that have been useful so far:http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/solar-gh.html#storagehttp://growerssupply.com/farm/supplies/cat1;gs1_greenhouse_building_materials;gs1_corrugated_sheets_panels.html

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