I sold the original cat doll, Felecia, made from my pattern Madame
LeChat available through Dollmaker's Journey
and Joggles so needed another sample. I had a
vote on my blog to pick the colors, but I really was leaning toward the blue all along.
Her bodice is velvet embellished with black and blue glitter and given to me by a
lovely friend. She bought it in Russia! She is available in my etsy shop.
I loved (and still do!) the original Soprana I made and sold in 2004. I had
modified a pattern by Patti Culea that appeared in Soft Dolls and Animals. I created
this one so I could teach the techniques I used on her - creating our own fabric with
stencils, stamps, paint, paint sticks, crayons, and gold leaf pen, her tail with layering
different fabrics, her fluke with hot glue and gold leafing, and her embellishements.
I took a class with Pearl Moon where we did lots of fabric manipulation with mixed
media, fibers, and free-motion stitching. The class didn't include a doll pattern,
so I created one of my own - a stump doll with a polymer clay face - my first! Her
rainbow is angelina fibers. I had sketched her originally and had different ideas
for the embellishments, so I may make her again "from the seeds of my
Your Imagination doll - Jazz Hands
A clever doll designed by those talented ladies of the 3D Doll Club who sponsored this
year's Day With Dolls in August, 2008. We were given a hangar, a piece of wood,
styrofoam ball and some pieces of trim and fabric. They showed us how to wrap the
armature with batting (I didn't - went right for the fabric!) to flesh it out and bend it
to create a doll. I decided to bead the face and used discarded styrofoam for the
shoes. Lots of fun!
This doll was made for an article in the November, 2008 issue of Doll Crafter and
This is the first of a series of tree witches inspired by my dear friend Colleen.
She is about 16" tall and is a rag doll in disguise.
Second in the series.
Third in the series.
Don't Hate Me Because I'm
She started out to be really ugly with sagging boobs and skinny hunched body, but that
Soon to be a class and/or Pattern
She was made for a dear friend as a gift.Her hair is Cellulose fibers.
In Private Collection
Haute Couture Witch
Made as a gift also for another special friend. Her hair is llama hair twirled
with angelina fibers. and her skirt and lace wrap are vintage fabrics that are over 50 yrs
old left to me by a great aunt in 1979.
In Private Collection
This is a smaller version of Dances With Butterflies that appeared in the August, 2007
issue of Doll Crafter and Costuming.
This is the version of Dances With Butterflies that is the cover of the pattern.
She is 22" tall and is dressed in shades of yellow, pink and peach. Her hair is
beaded and her wings are organza. The pattern can be purchased at DollMaker's Journey.
This doll is half cloth, half tree. It's face is cloth over clay over cloth.
The branches are fabric interspersed with wire that has free motion leaves,
crystals, labradorite, white quarts and pearl beads. The lichen on the side is real!
The wood part is embellished with pieces of collage fabric used for the arms and
top portion, as well as dimentional paint. OOAK, impossible to duplicate.
Created in an Arley Berryhill class based on his Madame Peacock. Her parasol is
stiffened with Paverpl. Her overskirt and hat are stiffened with Timtex and wire.
I added the fringe with the flowers to purchased beaded trim. Her stump
bottom is embellished with hand dyed venetian lace Hyacinths - the starting point for the
2008 Ms Peacock
Though she didn't win top prize, she did win a special prize for Best Use of Fabric.
Her shawl is the peacock motif that is beaded with seed beads, charlottes and
crystals. Her face is cloth over cloth with set in plastic eyes and real eyelashes.
Her dress is beaded with seed beads and crystals over fabric appliques. The
overdress (over the challenge fabric) is a silver glitter embellished sheer that the
feather boa matches perfectly. She is currently touring but will be available for
purchase upon her return.
Rag Doll Swap Doll
This doll is the same pattern I used for the witches, only she has a flat face. I
created the pattern specifically for this doll. Her bottom is flat so she sits very
well. She also has a matching chair. Here are Directions for the chair. She is in a good home with
Barefoot Valentines are featured on the cover of the
February/March issue of Soft Dolls and Animals. The pattern is included in the
Swap Napkin Doll
My GSDA doll club picked this free pattern by Judi Ward to use for this year's
swap. She is larger than our usual swap pattern, but fun to make and the first doll
I actually made that stands on her own! Just had to use that pink patent leather I
have had for years for the shoes so she became a Sugar Plum Fairy complete with crown and
wand. She is now residing with Margaret.
Christmas Swap Fairy
The other doll club I belong to, the Sew Sew DC, chose my ragdoll swap pattern to use
for their Christmas Swap doll. I made her a dimential face. Guess I am on a
pink kick! Another Sugar Plum Fairy. She is sitting on her own large cup cake.