and now for some buns

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Sorry if I left anyone hanging on the fairy doll! And sorry all my photos in last post are cut off, will have to fix that next. That's what I get for posting from my phone. We're having a technology crunch around here these days. Just one working computer and two people working from home full time. Not good math. Hopefully we can fix situation soon but until then I'm mostly on my phone. And man do I hate typing out anything of considerable length on my phone. Guess my age is showing but I need an actual keyboard if I have to do a lot of talking. Quick brown fox and all that.

So, okay! The fairy buns. You need to wind two little balls of yarn for the buns. About 2" diameter. I start by winding a few loops around my finger one way, then back across the middle the other way until I've got a nugget started to work with. 

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Then just wind and wind, evenly around until you have a fat happy round yarn ball. Mine are pretty dense when I'm done. I suggest you keep the tension more tight than loose. When you sew bun to head you don't want it to unravel.

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Cut off the yarn with a nice long tail, 20" or so. And to "tie off" the ball I loop around the base of the last few rotations of yarn a few times with my needle and pull tight. 


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Then to anchor the opposite side of the ball/bun I push the needle through center and out other side. Then I catch a few strands on other side and come back through. What you're trying to do is just anchor what you can to prevent unraveling. You can do this as much as you think necessary.

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Once you feel confident your bun is going to stay put then you can attach to head.

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Tack to head with stitches until it feels secure. I start at the base and then move out in a wider circle pressing the bun down flatter against the head. That way a wider surface is attached to the head – more secure.

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Looks like this when I'm done. Tonight I'll sew the other bun on and the arms and we'll get moving on finishing her up!

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3 thoughts on “and now for some buns

  1. Fabi says:

    I am so jealous of your ability to make dolls and this one is gorgeous! I am obsessed with them but have NO clue how to do it my myself! :(

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