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Thread: Batting Dolls

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    Batting Dolls

    I have just recently discovered these wonderful creations and have been fortunate in having a friend who was willing to show me how to make these Victorian Batting Dolls.

    There is quite a history behind these dolls and they were used to decorate Christmas trees in Victorian times. They are made on a pipe cleaner armature and covered with scraps of left over cotton batting. the faces can be paper mache or a scrap face. Batting can be dyed as well.

    So far I have just made two but am anxious to make more in time for Christmas.
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    Wow so very cute

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    Those are seriously CUTE. Great job

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    Your dolls are wonderful!! I bet you'll be making lots of them as everyone will want one (or more)!

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    How sweet! Can you do a tutorial for QB?

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    We would love a tutorial for these adorable dolls. cute as can be. Good Job, and thank you for sharing

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    They are both beautiful and look so victorian!! Great job!
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    nicely done
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    Those are very cute. Would you be so kind as to do a tutorial on them?

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    Oh, they are lovely. I still love dolls!!

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    Really cute! I'm throwing in my request for a tutorial too!

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    Web Links for Batting Dolls

    Quote Originally Posted by Betty J View Post
    I have just recently discovered these wonderful creations and have been fortunate in having a friend who was willing to show me how to make these Victorian Batting Dolls.

    There is quite a history behind these dolls and they were used to decorate Christmas trees in Victorian times. They are made on a pipe cleaner armature and covered with scraps of left over cotton batting. the faces can be paper mache or a scrap face. Batting can be dyed as well.

    So far I have just made two but am anxious to make more in time for Christmas.

    Here are some Web links to Batting Dolls. I don't have any instructions for these dolls as they are quite simple to make. You start with a pipe cleaner armature and bind with cotton batting. Dress the doll and add accessories as you would like from pictures on the Web.

    http://wordsmith4hire.hubpages.com/h...s-You-Can-Make

    http://pinterest.com/pin/40250990391385668/

    http://pinterest.com/JudeD/make-vintage-repro-holidays/

    http://www.createanddecorate.com/pro...gornaments.pdf

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    Cute dolls, and so nicely done!
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    Those are awesome!!!!

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    ​Thanks for the wordsmith link! I can see how they are done and I hope my batting scrap dolls turn out as sweet as your batting dolls did. Yours look better than hers!

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    I would love to see a tute for the dolls as well, I can just imagine a beautiful Christmas tree adorned with the little dolls.

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    That is done with such great imagination. Thanks.
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    I love them! thanks for sharing and for links!
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    Very cute!
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    very cute good job!!!!!
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    Those are adorable and what a wonderful thing to pass down to loved ones someday. Thanks for sharing these.

    Vickey S.

    Quote Originally Posted by Betty J View Post
    I have just recently discovered these wonderful creations and have been fortunate in having a friend who was willing to show me how to make these Victorian Batting Dolls.

    There is quite a history behind these dolls and they were used to decorate Christmas trees in Victorian times. They are made on a pipe cleaner armature and covered with scraps of left over cotton batting. the faces can be paper mache or a scrap face. Batting can be dyed as well.

    So far I have just made two but am anxious to make more in time for Christmas.

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    Please could you do a tutorial. I would like to try and make one. They are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

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