As well as Son No 1, daughter is also a bit of a creative type. She is doing an illustration degree at Portsmouth Uni. She is not so much a 'drawer' as a 3D illustrator and she has let me share the images from one of her recent projects.
I cannot share the exact techniques with you, other than to say that she uses air drying clay a lot. This particular doll was modeled over string to give the doll flexibility at the joints.
I have helped her make dolls clothes in the past . Dolls are so fiddly because they are small.
I love her work and hope you do too.