There’s been a lot going on in the doll making world about heads lately. It started with Berrie and her fantastic head tutorial then I’ve noticed other dollmakers talking about their heads. Anyhow, I just wanted to share a little trick I use to avoid what I call ‘ghost neck’. You can see a perfect example of ‘ghost neck’ here (it’s above the ‘d’). I gave Constance a gn doll to use as a sample body for sewing up clothing..low and behold it shows up on Etsy. Thanks Con! (you know I’m so joking!)
So, after you put your cover on the head I pull it down very tightly at the bottom and secure with a few pins. Then you machine it closed, making sure you pull down as you machine. Another hint to avoid GN is to have a decent sized neck, not a really thick one, but now a wobbly one either and to make sure thd ‘body’ of your head (underneath part) is substantial.
The next thing is to tie your neck. I do this by holding my hand above the neck groove, winding my string around a few times and then pulling while sliding my hand down off the neck. Does that make sense? Does this help at all?
So here she is.. the new 10″ doll with her big sister the 15″ doll. She grew after some head issues and tweaks. I love her and her cute little ness. She’ll be up on Etsy tomorrow.
Ten Reasons Why We Love TdF
1. man running naked along side riders ‘cheering’ them on
2. 5 people dressed up as witches running along side riders
3. man throwing water on all the riders to ‘help’
4. lots (and I mean lots) of men in very little speedos running around
5. the last 5 minutes when all the riders just ‘give er’.. man alive that is strength
6. feeling I get of accomplishment just watching the riders go up hills, mildly satisfying
7. man holding a kangaroo (blow up) cheering on Aussie rider
9. so much momentum gained that we saw a rider actually coast up the hill
10. one million spectators on last night’s part.