I discovered a tutorial for this cutest doll while flipping through a copy of Handmade Living magazine. It’s actually a UK magazine so it’s a bit more pricey than some of the other craft magazines at $9.25. But I think this tutorial is worth every bit of money, even though it’s broken up into 4 parts, each part being published in separate issues.
Part 1 can be found in the October 2011 issue (Issue #5). I found this copy on Etsy. You can find the issue below at Barnes & Noble right now. It’s the November 2011 (Issue #6) issue and has Part 2 for the Kiki doll.
I’ve completed Part 1. I didn’t pull the string tight enough so the indention for the eyes isn’t very apparent. Actually I used waxed dental floss, which is by far the best material to use for this, so don’t waste your money on special string. I think I wound the wool up too tightly and this made it difficult to pull hard enough on the string for a proper indention of the eye line.
I used the green pins to mark where I want to put her eyes. I really like how the nose turned out.
And I absolutely love how the seam on the head is constructed. Very neat and satisfying!
I’ll have another post in a few days with more information about the author of the tutorial and also resource information if you are interested in trying to make your own Kiki.
THE PATTERN FOR KIKI:
The pattern is printed in Handmade Living magazine (UK publication). If you are lucky you can find print copies on eBay. You can also purchase the electronic issues on Yudu:
Issue #5 (October 2011) – How to make Kiki’s head.
Issue #6 (November 2011) – How to make Kiki’s face and hair.
Issue #7 (December 2011) – How to make Kiki’s body.
Issue #8 (January 2012) – How to make Kiki’s clothes.