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    Dolly Donations

    Our church has a mission trip going to Uganda in July. In the past, church members would make dolls to take with them. This year, I volunteered to make some. I think the pattern is pretty straight forward. I'm worried about the face. The website recommends painting the face and has some instructional videos. I'm not a strong painter (unless it's on a wall ) and I'm afraid the dolls will look disturbed or freaky. I plan on practicing on some fabric, but if that doesn't work out, does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? The website says to use acrylic paint.

    Here's the website for the dolls - http://dollydonations.blogspot.com/

    I've looked on Pinterest and found some alternate ways for faces. I would like to know if anyone has done this and get some advice. Thanks!
    One yard of fabric, like one cookie, is never enough!

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    I'm wondering if you can get someone to make some iron on's made, or a screen print shop to help out. What a nice cause.
    🌺 Lorie

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      #3
      Re: Dolly Donations

      I would recommend the iron-on faces also. They are made by Fibre Craft. The pack I used had faces in 3 different sizes - don't know if you can get a pack with all the same size face. Got mine at WalMart but they're probably available at Joann's and Amazon.

      It worked well for me

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        #4
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        I was also thinking of fabric pens instead of the paint. I would feel more comfortable with that myself. An embroidery machine would work too. There are face designs out there. I just bought some monster faces, not scary ones, lol for a project. Do you have accsess to one?
        🌺 Lorie

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          #5
          Re: Dolly Donations

          I have a friend with an embroidery machine but it only does one color. She's also at a very busy point in her life and I don't want to ask her. I'll look into the iron on faces. That sounds like a good alternative.
          One yard of fabric, like one cookie, is never enough!

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            #6
            Re: Dolly Donations

            I have seen some really cute embroidered doll faces. You don't need a fancy embroidery machine to do these, as they fit in the smallest hoop.

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              #7
              Re: Dolly Donations

              Hobby Lobby carries some adorable Iron-On ones!
              Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
              it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

              "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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                #8
                Re: Dolly Donations

                This forum is so full of information. I learn something new every day! You all ROCK!

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                  #9
                  Re: Dolly Donations

                  Years ago there was fabric paint in tubes that you could draw with. I can't remember the name of them. but I'm sure they are still around and probably have gotten a lot cheaper. They were home party stuff.
                  Walk in peace with the Lord by your side.
                  Terry

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                    #10
                    Re: Dolly Donations

                    I would tape a face pattern on a window and then tape the fabric on top of it. Or use a light box if you have one. Then use the fabric markers and color the face.
                    Quilters never die, they just go batts.

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                      #11
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                      Thanks for the light box/window idea.

                      I looked for the iron-ons at JoAnn's and couldn't find them. I tried my hand at painting the face on a scrap piece of fabric, and it turned out pretty good. I like the idea of using pens instead of paint, too.
                      One yard of fabric, like one cookie, is never enough!

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