"what a terrific idea, Noelle! I hadn't thought of making some to display outdoors, but you have inspired me. I will be giving this suggestion some serious thought. The only thing that might be a concern is our incredible humidity…"
"This is lovely, and when I looked on your blog I could instantly see where your inspiration comes from! What a lovely place to live. You should be proud to put this piece on the wall thoug, it is really wonderful."
"Your blog is delightful. As to your little mushroom sheltered by Mom. You wrote perhaps he should had been closer, more under Mom's sheltering cap. I like his position, near to Mom in case of a heavy down pour, yet bit away, seeking…"
There are so many books about doll making:) If I were you I'd go to my library and take a look to see what they have. A lot of the really good basic books are no longer in print. Also it depends on what type and style of doll your interested in making.
The Book of Doll Making by Alicia Merrett and Crafting Cloth Dolls by Miriam Christensen Gourley are two books that I used when I started out. There is also a recent book called Cloth Doll Workshop by Elinor Peace Bailey, Patti Medaris Culea and Barbara Willis.