at any rate I purchased a set of Dockyard tools for the woodcraftshop.com. The smaller tools made a difference. They are easier to get into small areas of the face. These are the Hitty's inspired dollies I have been carving and painting. They are made from basswood and butternut wood. They range in size from 6 1/4 to 7 inches. I love carving in wood. I use main softwoods and so easy to carve. But I also have dolls in walnut, mahogany and maple I am working on also. Each of the dolls have such distinct personalities. It is so fun to watch them come to life. I joined a woodcarvers group called the Fruit belt Woodcarvers. I am learning so much about carving tools. Working with SHARP knives really make a big difference. I have also been working on making a handle for my knifes also. Enjoy the dolls....more to come.
The girls are named left to right:
Zana, and Fiona