This is the Holsinger family, who has lived in the Knupp House since 1992.
I was about twelve when I made these dolls following instructions from Venus and Martin Dodge's book about miniatures. A few years later, armed with a brand new copy of Doll's House Dolls by Sue Atkinson, I redressed them and gave them hands and feet.

I've become a little suspicious of this family lately. My dolls are all over the place - but they're the only ones in this dollhouse. When I do put other dolls in there, they don't stay very long. Just what is going on, anyway?

This is the reason I redressed my old dolls instead of making new ones. I started out making new ones! She is hand sculpted, hand sewn and dressed. She's also over six inches tall. Too big for the house, she's become a 'floater' and moves from one shelf to another. Still, I learned quite a bit from making her. 1, keep a careful check on their size. One indicater is that if you have to enlarge the clothing patterns, she's too big! 2. Hands are hard to sculpt. 3. Sewing works. I didn't even THINK about using glue until much later. 4. FIMO isn't so bad. Learn how to look at what you're trying to sculpt, though.

Another attempt at sculpting in FIMO. I'm getting better at it, anyway! I love the way the hair turned out - just a light amount of viscose. Babies are hard to dress in this size, though. I also had a hard time with the pose. FIMO just doesn't flop like babies do.

I suggest for future dolls - have a pose in mind. If they're standing, that's great, but if they're sitting or lying down - what are they lying or sitting on? Have that on hand and pose the doll to fit that item. It'll give a much more realistic touch.

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