Tuesday, January 20, 2015
CD- Wiring the legs and toes
What I did was take 2 pieces of wire about 12 inches long. I bent the first piece in half and slid it all the way threw the body where I wanted the legs to to, then slipped the other piece threw the bend and interlocked them by bending it. Think of it like to U shapes with one dangling from the bottom of the other. I used the piece that was going threw the body to pull the other leg wire inside the body so the join is hidden in the middle. I had been trying to catch the spine wire at first to try and have the legs connected joined over it but I was not able to pin it down the way I was putting the wiring though.
I slid the legs onto the wire after I was sure the leg wires where locked together and wouldn't fall out. I took this time to sew the top of the legs into the body.
At the toes, I took the wire, bending one side to the front middle toe and the other to the back longer toe. I bent it back onto itself snipping it just short of the leg section, I found I had about 1 1/2 inch worth of waste wire. I then used my tail end of yarn to pick up the sides of the toe and sew over the wire with a whip stitch closing the toe up over the wire. I made sure to sew up the two front toes in the same manor, and criss crossed over the bottom of the leg to close up the small gap.
I did not stuff any part of the leg or toes although in hindsight I could have stuffed the top of the leg with a grape sized amount of stuffing and just rolled the leg a bit to get the stuffing to evenly distribute through it.
I just need to make an other set of legs for the back, then I will get started on all the small things and adding the hair along the spine.