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heads faces & eyes Tag

Sometimes dolls tend to evolve on their own as we make them, and we surprise ourselves with left-field ideas as we go along.  It happened to me today.  As I paused to look at my work, thinking about the nose that I need to make next, I became enamored by the cuteness of my cat Melody.  I took a quick photo of her and placed the doll upon Melody's "throne".    That's when I noticed their similarities:  round face, large pretty eyes... and I wondered, should the doll be a catgirl?

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."