I'm not familiar with the book you used as I don't use witchcraft. However I have made successful doll babies in the past. It's really not so terribly hard to do. But they do require diligence & patience as most tricks in hoodoo require.
You must have a personal concern of your target inside the doll baby. A hair from their head, fingernail clippings...try thinking of forensics on a TV show. Something with better possibilities for DNA on it are going to be better to use. A picture will work as a last resort, but the connection will not be as strong & therefore your will & concentration will have to be ever stronger for it to work.
Then also place some controlling herbs inside it. Calamus Root & Licorice Root are good controlling herbs. I like to also use some Poppy Seeds in the head of the dolly to confuse the thoughts of the target & make them more susceptible to my desires. Depending on what you are wanting to control you would also use herbs targeted to that need.
Pray over each root as you add it in, talking to the spirit of the herb & asking it to help you in your work. Keep your targets face firmly in your mind all the time you are working over the doll baby.
Once you have the doll baby completed, then you must baptize it with the target's name. Some people also use candle magic to reinforce the baptism. Some smoke their doll baby, it's up to you what you need to make your magic stronger.
Once baptized talk to it & refer to it as if it is that person. Take control over it & command it to do as you say. Continue talking to it as you feel is necessary. I've had some that I only kept a short time while I commanded them to do my bidding & then disposed of them in a proper manner. Others I've kept going for a long time & continue to care for them & talk to them as needed.
Hope this helps.