How I carved 2 little wooden dolls from an Arbutus branch

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

We had a branch from an Arbutus tree that was trimmed from our sisters’ tree many years ago, so it is really dried out and incredibly hard.

I used it to carve 2 little dolls, and then I wove dresses for them, using Lil Weaver looms from Dewberry Ridge Looms.

Here’s a short slide show of the making of the dolls:

So much fun!!!!



Filed under doll & dolls & dollmaking & doll making, Loom & looms & small loom weaving, weaving & handwoven, woodwork

6 responses to “How I carved 2 little wooden dolls from an Arbutus branch

  1. Laura-Lynn

    Wow! You are so talented! They are beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Karen

    You are very gifted and so generous to share your talents.They are so lovely.

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  3. They are sweet and perhaps indestructible! I hope they will be good companions for Tennie – and I hope your hands don’t hurt too much after all that carving on such hard wood!! Their outfits are very cute!

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    • Thank you, Kjerstin! My goodness- Arbutus is indeed hard hard hard! They took a really long time to carve because of the hardness and I won’t be carving any more arbutus 🙂 The Arbutus Sisters won’t be having any more siblings carved from the same family tree, I’m sorry to say. But, they will be joined by more little wooden friends, I am sure. As you know so well…. carving wooden dolls is very addictive! 🙂

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