wooden doll body (I got mine at Winterwood)
cotton pipe cleaner 5/6cm
circle of flesh tricot/t-shirt cotton - 4cm diameter
rectangle of tricot/t-shirt cotton - 6.5 x .5cm
strong crochet cotton
scraps of wool felt
scraps of wool roving to match.
Once you are happy with this tie it off again using the crochet cotton. Then snip the elastic band off. This is the easiest way I have found of creating a crease free evenly covered head.
Fold the ends of the pipe-cleaners in a 1/2 cm or so to round of the pointy wire bits then insert the pipe cleaner into the casing. Sew these pipe-cleaner encased arms to the body at the fabric that is sticking out from the head. This is the how mine looked from the back.
Now its time to dress your little root child and give her some character. Cut yourself out two wee dresses according to the picture below. They don't have to be perfect, you can adjust as you sew the dress on. Embroider on a flower if like just keep in mind that you may need to adjust the length and width of the dress.
Hide in the garden to be discovered (if its not wet and cold!)