I have been called “weird” on more than one occasion. It ‘s normal for my kids to come home to find a doll head baking in the oven, or an angel dripping with mod podge in the very spot where they normally eat. I can’t get enough of this beautiful, delightful, creepy and deeply healing hobby. I have always been fascinated by dolls of all kinds. I love them. I am sure it all started in my grandmothers sewing room where she took time out to teach me how to sew and where I created my first doll. It’s the eyes, the expression, the message and the feeling a doll conveys. I love anything colorful and weird. I love cloth dolls, sculptures from clay, and any other form I can get them in. I love sc- fi- and fantasy, wings and glitter, blue skinned aliens and flawless princesses. I adore a doll with a message or an attitude; a Santa on this knees praying for example. A fairy with her head in her hands. A simple Raggedy Ann reminds me of my grandmother’s needle pulling thread to create a friend for me. The point is that all dolls send some kind of message to the viewer.
I began looking for a ” doll Class” to hone my skills but I couldn’t find one that really did it for me. So I decided to challenge myself to making 100 dolls using patterns from skilled doll makers with different styles and ideas about what a doll should be. My goal here is to learn as many techniques as I can so that I will feel confident in creating my own patterns and techniques. I always have to put my own little spin on things but I will try to stick to the program, with in reason. I will update as I complete them.
So without further a-due….
Created from pattern ” A.J. Scarecrow” by This “n That Creations
Pattern BY Thread Bare Primatives
Pattern by Oh Sew Dollin’
Red Hen Designs by Raewyn Parker
Pattern by Kat’s country prims
D Hiller Productions Pattern
Monster conversion pattern
Pattern by Project puppet
Pattern by project puppet