Meet Holly Hobbie, my second doll I've ever made. I used the vintage Simplicity pattern 6006 and used the face molding technique from Cutest Creations. I had a hard time with the face and trying to get the folds out of the neck. Rather than using a sock for the head and cotton for the body like the Simplicity pattern said, I used a stretch knit fabric I purchased for making soft-sculpture dolls. For the dress, I used some vintage-looking fabric from my mom's stash that she had given me a long time ago. For the shoes, I used black felt.
I embroidered her eyes. I used crayola colored pencils for the lips, freckles, and eyebrows. I used a crayola crayon for the cheeks. For the face molding, I used polyfil and felting needles to shape the nose, lips, chin, and cheeks.
Though it was a challenge to get everything done to look half-way decent, my kids adore this doll and all want me to make one for them, too. I'm going to enjoy making more!