I decided to crochet the doll bodies and sew on the clothes for more details. There's a lot of cute embroidery to add here. Still no hair done so they're looking a little bald but I want to get it right. I think once the first set of dolls is done the second set should go much faster since I'm taking a lot of notes and making drawings and diagrams. The little snowman should be easiest because he has no clothes and there are tons of reference projects out there for him.
Need some motivation to get working on these again. I've noticed that if the excitement of the idea wears off before I'm done, it's bad news for that project.