Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Textile Challenge - August

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!)

10 comments:

Sue B said...

Both of these are wonderful but I really love that little doll hanging off your purse. That is too much fun.

Doreen G said...

What do I think?
I think you are clever!
Love all the dolls.

Purple Missus said...

Crikey Val, how on earth did you manage to make something so small? - those tiny arms and legs, WOW. I would have been all fingers & thumbs.

quiltchick said...

What a Fab Faerie Val. Love the wings.

Alis said...

Wonderful dolls Val.
Your bag looks fantastic now.

Hugs, Alis

SuZ said...

Val...I love-love-love your dolls...the purse traveler would be a fun companion for sure & the pretty little fairy is just delightful to look at !

SuZ

Judy Rys said...

I love the little dotee doll on your purse. Sew much fun! LOL. I'm taking a 2 day workshop with Sherill Kahn this weekend. I wonder if dollmaking will come up?

Carol said...

Your dolls are fabulous Val. I particularly love your fairy dolls. I adore fairies and also love Patti's work. I did an online doll making class with her - she's wonderful.

Dianne said...

I love the doll on your purse Val - she's gorgeous.

Carol said...

Love the dolls Val and the weaving above. Well done and lovely to see your work as always!