|Ready to be tagged...|
|Completed Candy Hat|
|Cleaned, brushed and Dyed Mohair|
|Preparing for Wigging|
Finally....ugh!!! Cindy Dolls are completed ready for their tags and bags!...Wigging is a time consuming affair for ten dolls....but I think its really the point where they receive their personalities!!! I mainly use Goat Hair because I love its silkiness and it just seems the most realistic. Hair has always been an Issue for me! Four kids in our family, I was the only one that had this huge head of frizz and curls that grew out and up instead of down! Maybe that is why I take the time to prepare and beautify the hair ...Just a weirdo thing that is important to me!!!
I buy a whole goat fleece...actually many fleeces of different lengths and textures in a natural color after the "shearing" season. I have to separate the matted, dirty, smelly!!! hair into bundles..wash it many times and condition it. I dye the bundles with regular hair color....and then condition again...and de-matt, trim and brush ...what a job!!! But I love the results and the ability to have any color and texture hair on hand.
When the doll is complete, I cover her with plastic wrap and carefully drill the top of her head with my little walnut hollow drill...this is a great drill because it fits in the palm of my hand ...its light and I can control it. after drilling, I coat the raw paperclay with a tacky glue...and then I start to wig her.......
OK!!!! ON TO HALLOWEEN DOLLS!!!