We were given several head style choices from which to choose, as shown in the first image. As a group we decided on the shape we wanted for the dolls' face, eyebrows, eyes, nose, and mouth as well as the wood color for the complexion, hair and shoe style. A survey was created based on the provided choices with the final results of the survey shown next:
Kor began working on our dolls shortly after the above-described features were selected. During the doll-making process, he kept us updated by sharing photos of the completed steps. Some of his photos are shown below.
|From mahogany wood, he carved the faces and heads.|
|The heads and cute faces|
|Face and bodies painted and attached to poplar wood necks, hair of head carved and painted; arms and thighs added|
|Lower hinged legs added, socks and shoes carved and painted|
|Another photo of the previous completed process|
|Side ponytails of three twisted braids added and dresses made but not sewn on yet|
|The approximately 8-inch girls with hinged arms, hips, and knees are seated on chairs and wooden stoops. After seeing this photo, a couple of group members wanted to know the cost of the chairs and stoops.|
|With the costs for the chairs and stoops shared, a few of us had Kor make hand-carved stoops, which were offered in two sizes, shown here.|
|One of the member's dolls is shown seated on one of the taller carved stoops.|
I named my doll, Kizzy, first shown here modeling a dress my friend made for her for Christmas. Kizzy will formally introduce herself in my next post.
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