As I posted from ArtUnraveled, I took a doll making class from Lisa Renner. It really was my favorite class - and this is from a group of classes that I totally loved. I returned home wanting to make dolls (well, first I spent a week doing very little except marinating in Michigan after my two week absence) and I started a few. I realized I really like making these dolls and wanted to go into production mode (I want to get my web site up and running again by this fall and I was thinking that I would like to start by stocking it with fabric dolls and fabric journals). I emailed Lisa and asked if she minded if I used the pattern she gave in class (great instructions, useful ideas) and she graciously gave me her permission (Thank you, Lisa).
So, I dyed and stamped and painted some fabrics.
I sewed some doll forms.
I stuffed some doll forms.
I made some faces and gave them some hair.
Today, I completed my first doll. I have several others in various stages, but I needed to finish one for a present. She is embellished with crystals, has silver hair with bauble embellishments, is holding a butterfly and has a draped bauble skirt. Her name is Ivy, but she might be renamed by her new person.