Made up my own pattern for this doll yesterday. I am hoping to make it look sort of like an old-time peg wooden doll. I have been working on a paper clay head and plan to attach it to the body with more paper clay. The fabric under this doll is what I'm planning on using for a voluminous skirt and over-skirt. A couple of notes: The nut-pick in the top picture is a handy tool for poking out tiny pieces. It is not overly sharp like a needle tool or scissors would be. The drinking straw is cleverly used to poke into the unturned arm or leg and the skewer is poked thru the straw with the fabric. This turns the smallest of tubes readily. I found this handy tip on Melly & Me.
I went to a small antiques fair this morning and found a whole jar of shell buttons. I love their homey timeworn colors.
Look at all the different kinds there are in this pile. Two holes, four, shank-backed, large size, small, so much variety. The ones with thread still all bunched up in a knot on the back make me wonder what they were stitched to. A sturdy workshirt or was it a small starched white shirt worn on the first day of school. :-)