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    you younger ladies 60 pluse might remeber a doll you made out of disc's and set on your bed. She had a big full skirt and came in a few different colors' try in vain I can't find her or anyone who knows anything about her. and Thought may some one on this board could help . She used to come in a kit. can't find those either. someone said I could buy coffee filter disc's and dye them . sounds like a lot of messey work to do it that way. I had a picture of mine on my bed untill my GD saw it and said OH grandma could you make me one. Well now im on a mision. She took picture and lost it. Please any help would be great. Thanks Ronda

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    Mine was made from filters for straining raw milk, I think. The "milk pads" were white and the yarn was purple. I thought she was beautiful!

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    try googling "milk filter dolls" - several things came up

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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Louise
    Mine was made from filters for straining raw milk, I think. The "milk pads" were white and the yarn was purple. I thought she was beautiful!
    My mom had one that my grandmother made of milk strainer pads. We had a dairy when I was little. Mom still has the doll but the dress is long gone.

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    Oh my goodness i forgot all about those. I was a farmer's daughter and remember sneaking to the barn and "stealing" the milk filters. I can't remember how the dolls even looked, but remember trying to make them. Hope you kind them and can post a pic.

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    OK for the first time in ages I feel really young. LOL. I am 54 and never even heard of those dolls. Of course, raised in the city. I remember crocheted ones. I'd like to see a picture if ya'll ever find it. GOod luck.

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    oops, haha. I messed up ;-)

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    http://www.thathomesite.com/forums/l...432397.html?13

    I didn't go in and look at the things that are linked too, but seems this might be them.

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    that's not it but it sure was pretty wasn't it ? thanks Ronda

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    yes that's her . But you cold make the skirt way bigger. now how do i go about getting supplies for her? thanks Ronda

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    yes but they were made with disc's of some sort but beautiful colors like those shown . Thanks Ronda

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    debrak has a post on this and it has a picture but that's as far as i got still need supplies. Thanks Ronda

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    Here are some instructions, I think:

    http://crafterscommunity.com/forum/d...lter-doll.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by lnikkers52
    debrak has a post on this and it has a picture but that's as far as i got still need supplies. Thanks Ronda
    here's a source. They are called Radid Flo Disks. You can try using Google for other sites.

    http://www.filterfabricsinc.com/prod...ilkfilters.htm

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    You can also google "milk filters" - several brands seem to be available

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    I hope you find the pattern

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    I use to have one of those.. And I am 45 :wink: Gosh wonder what I ever did with it :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by lnikkers52
    you younger ladies 60 pluse might remeber a doll you made out of disc's and set on your bed. She had a big full skirt and came in a few different colors' try in vain I can't find her or anyone who knows anything about her. and Thought may some one on this board could help . She used to come in a kit. can't find those either. someone said I could buy coffee filter disc's and dye them . sounds like a lot of messey work to do it that way. I had a picture of mine on my bed untill my GD saw it and said OH grandma could you make me one. Well now im on a mision. She took picture and lost it. Please any help would be great. Thanks Ronda
    I think they were called 'milk disc bed dolls. I remember seeing one in my Aunt June's house when I was little. I doubt there are any kits left, but someone might have a pattern. I have a friend or two who collect vintage patterns for dolls. I'll see what I can find out.

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    You can order the pattern from www.Anniesattic.com

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    DebraK has the link for the right pattern. If you need an 8" doll, I think I probably have one or two.

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    E-How.com has all the directions for making these. I also used to have one of those when I was little..Brings back memories..maybe I should get busy and make one for each of my grandaughters.

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    http://crafterscommunity.com/forum/d...lter-doll.html Here's the directions, you need rapid flow milk filters. You might try a farm supply store especially if you live near Amish country. They might have them. They'd probably only be in white but you could use different colored yarn.

    You can also find them on ebay. I don't think they'd be that hard to dye, just dip them in some ritz dye, rinse them out and lay them out on an old towel to dry. Maybe not.

    My aunt had a beautiful doll like this made of circles cut from handi-wipes.

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