I finally finished these postcards and have put them in my Etsy shop.
I thought I’d highlight Judi’s comment to make sure that everyone sees it. I love the story of how she invented the hidden button joint technique-
Thank You Mimi for the great explanation of my invisible Jointing method. It is such a great method for jointing and safe for children.
Safety for children was what made me invent it in the first place. I had a doll and craft shop in Idaho, and a customer came in and was exclaiming over the dolls, but would not buy on because the covered buttons were on the outside of the limbs. (I covered them with the dolls skin fabric so they didnâ€™t show much)
She said they were dangerousâ€¦sooooâ€¦.a bit of serious thinking transpired, inside they went, and WOW! What a better way to do it, unless the buttons are for decoration of course.
Mimi, your Emma Rose bears no resemblance to the â€œrealâ€ Emma Roseâ€¦.WOW! what an adaptation! A combination of a Vintage style with contemporary. Love It!
I hope all who try the inside jointing will persevere through the part where you are pulling the joints tightâ€¦.That is the hardest part as Mimi says. I have done it for so many years (1975 or 76) that donâ€™t even think about it,,,,but here is a hintâ€¦Pull, press the dolls body with the thumb on your right hand without letting up at all on the pulling. Then with the cords in the left hand do the quick wrapping between the body and limb, â€¦Then tieâ€¦
It is the Pressing down on the body that makes it a one person job. BUTâ€¦If you have a second person, they can press the joint area down after you pull, for the same result.
Dolly Hugs, Judi”