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Turning whimsy into reality, one doll at a time

If you are familiar with making cloth dolls, you probably know that you can use a felting needle to root natural wool into a doll's head.
This makes the hair look like it's growing out of the scalp.  Working with a clay doll is different because the hair has to be glued onto the head, or the doll needs to wear a wig.  Here's a technique that allows you to root hair, even if the doll is "hard-headed."

The doorbell rang just before 2:00 this afternoon, and what do you know- Cowboy Slim did mosey on in! Cowboy Slim is my entry for Li Hertzi's new and fabulous book, Art Doll Adventures. He's such a character! I forgot to photograph him before I sent him into the wild blue yonder, and now that he's back- well I'mma round up dem photos!First off, lookit this silly hat. Not your typical cowpoke hat. I was inspired by an old kids book called Go