This month, the challenge for the Textile Challenge Group I belong to is to make an Art Doll. Several of the ladies are making small Dotee Dolls (gorgeous!) for a swap, but this doll is an idea in Sherrill Kahn's Book called Creative Embellishments. There is no actual pattern, so I just made a card cutout pattern by drawing half the doll on the card and folding it in half to make sure she didn't come out too lopsided! I then drew around the card pattern, and that was the stitching line. She is about 5" high, and looks rather exotic on my new bag.
What do YOU think?.....
This is a small Art Doll I made by reducing one of Patti Medaris Culea's patterns. She is about 9/10" high (depending whether her legs are dangling!) and is sitting on a pottery mushroom tealight holder.
Here she is again, same mushrooms, same doll but with different wings and head dress!
Closeup of her face (about three quarters inch from forehead to chin, so this is bigger than lifesize!)