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Jan 19, 2013 09:27:30   #
Has anybody out there made apple head dolls. I have made quite a few of them and it always amazes me the look of the apple after it has dried. I make slippers, sweaters or shawls and I use toothpicks and knit a few rows and glue them in their hands. When I can find small chairs I'll buy up a few of them for the dolls to sit in.
Jan 19, 2013 09:48:35   #
I have the instructions from a great aunt who used to make them to sell at a roadside market - her characters were awesome- some were men, some were women- she would not decide until after the apple had dried. Thanks for bringing it up - it brought back good memories and I think I'll dig out those instructions I have had for 25 years and give it a try.
Jan 19, 2013 09:49:19   #
Hi would love to see them
Jan 19, 2013 10:13:54   #
As soon as I can figure out how to post pictures I will put them out there.
Jan 19, 2013 10:16:26   #
I made one once and it looked like an older man I worked with. He loved it and bought it.
Jan 19, 2013 10:42:33   #
Jan 20, 2013 07:55:43   #
I have a doll's chair with a caned seat (of string) that's about 3" wide and has a back about 10" high and due to being nagged to "downsize some of my stuff," I placed it in a box to go to Goodwill tomorrow.

Its a darling chair and likely the appropriate size for one of your dolls. It weighs about 6 ounces and I think it would cost a little over $2 to post it, which I'll be happy to do provided your location is IN THE U.S. You'll need to PM me your name and address, which if you can't trust me to keep private you can't trust anyone!

Let me know if you want it, okay?
Jan 20, 2013 08:07:21   #
Thank you for posting the site on making these dolls. Looks like a lot of fun. I'm gonna try making some. I think they are cute.
Jan 20, 2013 08:18:16   #
Goodness, I haven't seen one of those for at least 20 years. When I was a child there was a shop that had a plethora of them--grannies in rockers, old men etc etc. I dunno, to me they seem a bit insensitive, not terribly flattering to seniors (personal opinion only--no offence intended! :)
Jan 20, 2013 08:28:08   #
AHHHH nuts I live Canada, but thanks anyway
Jan 20, 2013 08:48:01   #
I know some of them are scarey but mine look really good. I showed a picture of one of my ladies and at first glance my daughters friend thought she was my grandmother. If you check apple dolls on the web, they are terrible. I put buns in their hair or I'll braid the yarn and wind it around the top of the head. They wear glasses, pearl earings, pearl necklaces and they all wear wedding bands. I spend a lot of time working on their faces until it feels very soft and has a natural look about it. I can tell the ones on the web site are just dried and their faces are painted and are not worked with. I'm glad my grandmother didn't look like them.
Jan 20, 2013 09:35:18   #
my mom made some when we were kids... she was always trying the newest craft idea or digging up old ones to try.. There use to be some great womens magazines back in the 50's and 60's that had everything in them.. and lots of 'hand' crafts.. she did them all and on rainy days us kids would try our hands at some of the easier ones... lots of moms did this kind of thing with the kids.. plus we were taught to cook, clean, sew, etc....
Jan 20, 2013 09:44:25   #
My Mom did the same. I have 2 brothers and my Mom taught them to cook, clean and sew along with me. My Dad taught us how to paint, strip furniture, stain and varnish. We had fun doing it too.
Jan 20, 2013 10:31:45   #
Please can we see them? They sound fabulous. Rachelle
Jan 20, 2013 11:36:32   #
rdmjazzy wrote:
Please can we see them? They sound fabulous. Rachelle

I second that, I don't think I have ever seen one.
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