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#804657 - 02/05/13 07:10 AM Doll Making Inspiring Other Creative Endeavors
Trish-D Offline
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I've recently been trying my hand at prim dolls and two of my creations have inspired ideas for a children's story. I'm still in the notes stage but plan to flesh it out.

Has your doll making ever inspired other creative endeavors whether it be writing or other handicrafts?
Trish Deneen

#839777 - 09/25/13 05:14 PM Re: Doll Making Inspiring Other Creative Endeavors [Re: Trish-D]
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Registered: 04/12/13
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Definitely doll making is one the best all time activity for me. I do always keep my self thinking of that with very innovative ideas. I am now a days implementing one Christmas gift for my family and hopefully it will be fantastic.

#839779 - 09/25/13 05:53 PM Re: Doll Making Inspiring Other Creative Endeavors [Re: Trish-D]
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Yes, definitely, I've started designing a line of young children's clothes.

Girl's Jumper

Susan smile

#861753 - 04/14/14 08:00 PM Re: Doll Making Inspiring Other Creative Endeavors [Re: Trish-D]
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Whenever I make doll clothes, I feel like I am trying out a design that could be for an adult or child.
I have only made a few dolls, but it was a really fun experience! I hope to make a few more.
Lisa Linnell-Olsen
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#868634 - 06/25/14 03:49 AM Re: Doll Making Inspiring Other Creative Endeavors [Re: Trish-D]
Linu Offline

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Talking of dolls ,makes me think of my childhood days when we would make clothes for them and doll houses.My kids are big now and I have to wait for my grandchildren to make something for them.Look at this link to get more ideas

#892744 - 05/24/15 05:38 AM Re: Doll Making Inspiring Other Creative Endeavors [Re: Trish-D]
Patricia Mal Offline

Registered: 05/23/11
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Loc: United Kingdom
I have made loads of dolls over the years. For my grandchildren and now my great grandchildren.
I just like making them. If my friends or family don't want them I usually give them to my local help the aged charity shop.

I am making the clothes for a 24 inch doll, which is a lot bigger than I usually make. The pattern calls for Stockinette for the body, which I have never used before. I am sure I will figure it out in the end.
If not, I will make my own pattern using material like my other dolls.


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