Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Worked all day yesterday, and finished my Hoffman doll. Now I'm ready to start her clothing, which is what the Hoffman Challenge is all about.I'm just under the upper size limit, so hopefully I can get her on a base without exceeding it.

I've not yet decided on hair yet, but want to use a fiber that will travel well.


Mary Ann Tate said...

Oh that I could make a doll to look like that :) Wow. Do you have any stuffing tricks. I read some where that a good tip for stuffing a body well
with no wrinkles is to lightly dampen each piece with a mister. I haven't tried it as yet.

Deanna Hogan said...

Hi Mary Ann,
Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I really hate stuffing. It's one of the trickiest parts of making dolls - a mindless activity at best, and aggravating at worst. I don't have any especially great tricks. I guess I do try to stuff into the center of the part I'm stuffing, so the pressure of the polyfil goes outward. That seems to be the way I can minimize lumps and wrinkles. I have stuffed parts that I've dampened, too, and that may help somewhat. I'm sure everyone has a method they use, but part of it may be dictated by the brand of stuffing used.