In doll design you don’t have to be perfect but it helps to at least have a character in mind.
In making these dolls I don’t necessarily know what the doll will look like in the beginning. I typically begin to make the body by starting at the feet.
By the time I finish the head, I choose the yarn for the hair. In most cases after applying the hair I have an idea of how I want to design her clothes.
In the doll above after I found the yarn for the hair, I knew I wanted her to be playful. After all this world could definitely use more cheer.
The last step is to create the face. For me this is the hardest! She is not supposed to be perfect but the face is a point of connection (guess that is an ironic statement since we are faceless now). I try to be as careful as possible to give her character.
Happy crafting and God bless you.