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    Photo Babies/ Angels.........

    What you'll need for each doll......
    1 wooden doll head..... This has 1 flat side
    3- 3 inch pieces of 3/4 inch to 1 inch dowel rod... (wooden spools glued end to end can also be used...however the dowel rod is more frugal)
    1- 2 inch straw hat (2 inch brim)
    A small bit of doll hair....color of your choice......
    4- 3/4 inch mushroom caps (for hands and feet).....(I am using smaller ones in the photos)
    1-2 1/2X3 inch scrap of fabric for shirt....... ( boy and girl )
    2-2 1/2 pieces of denim for boys pants.... (enough to wrap around the legs)
    1-3x18 inch scrap of fabric for girls shirt...... (more or less, depending how full you want the shirt to look)
    Thread and needle.....
    Wood glue or white glue........
    Hot glue and gun.....
    Scissors......
    Pinking sheers (optional).... (cutting fabric with pinking sheers will not unravel as easy and gives a nice edge, no hemming required)

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    Cover the legs for the boy doll with the fabric, use any you like.... I prefer denim..... glue on with white glue, be sure it wraps all the way around.......

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    Cut a very small hole in the fabric for the shirt (the size of a pea )
    this will give the head a place to be be glued on to the wooden arms........ Glue the fabric to the arms.......

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    Using hot glue, glue the legs together.... (These are the legs for the girl doll ).... Glue them on the bottom so the glue doesn't show......

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    with hot glue, glue the arms on the legs....... (in this photo you can see the hole cut for the head to be glued to)

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    Use a bit of hot glue in the back for extra hold, cover with the back part of the shirt...........

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    Using hot glue, glue a bit of hair on the doll head, leave the flat part of the doll head facing forward, this is where the photo will go... You won't need hair on the top of the head, the hat will cover..... Use whatever you like for hair.... Doll hair, yarn, spanish moss... ect...... I use just a little hair for the boy doll and more for the girl....

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    Using hot glue, glue on the hats..... Press firmly and the hat will stretch a bit to fit over the head better......

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    Using just a bit of hot glue, glue the head on ..place it in the tiny hole that you've cut out of the shirt... this will ensure the head is glued to the arms and not merely to the fabric of the shirt...

    Tie a piece of ribbon to the neck or waist for a belt.... This helps if any glue is showing.....
    Glue mushroom caps to the ends of the legs and arms.......

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    For the girl doll's skirt....... Use the larger strip of fabric, with a needle and thread, gather the fabric near the edge....

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    Wrap the skirt around the waist and secure.......

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    with hot glue, secure the skirt to the body.....

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    The assembled doll......... Add any embellishments you like to these dolls, ribbons the hats, lace on the skirts,ect........ ....... Angel wings and halos can also be added....
    NOW ALL YOU NEED IS...................................................

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    The faces of your favorite Kids or Angels........ Cut out and glued to the flat part of the doll head........ Have fun making these !!!!

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    those are so cute Lori. Have you tried selling them at craft fairs? that is what i was thinking.

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