Many dollmakers prefer to embroider the faces on their cloth dolls. The result is a child-friendly doll with more of a vintage look.
Just posted on the Craftsy blog by Marna Lunt Eye-Popping Embroidery: How to Hand-Stitch Doll Eyes. Marna gives the reader a mini-tutorial on different techniques for creating interesting embroidered eyes on your cloth dolls.
Adding Dimension to Your Hand Embroidery that also might be of interest to those who prefer to embroider for their dolls.