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Doll No. 293
Dec., 2005
The November 2005 issue of Soft Dolls & Animals magazine offered up a "Creative Cloth Collage Doll Challenge."  Dolls were to be made from a Patti Medaris Culea pattern featured in her book Creative Cloth Doll Faces.  This doll is made from hand-dyed muslin.  Her dress is of beaded velvet and gold stamped fabric.  Her sleeves and skirt are silk.  She wears tights and velvet slippers.  Her hair is fringed upholstery trim.  SOLD
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Doll No. 285
Oct., 2005
"Tribal Dance," made for the 2005 Treasures of the Gypsy challenge.  This year's theme was "Adventure of the Gypsy."  Dolls were displayed at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.  This one-of-a-kind original doll is made of doe suede, and stands about 21 inches tall.  She has armature in her fingers and legs.   Face is lightly needle sculpted, with hand-painted and drawn features.  Her finger cymbals are made from Apoxie Sculpt.  Tribal Dance won the Gypsy's Choice AwardSOLD
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Doll No. 256
Dec., 2004
Doll made for the Reigning Dolls & Bears doll club "Black & White" challenge.  This doll is 19 inches tall, and is made from a heavy white muslin.  She has buried bead joints at the wrists, ankles, elbows and knees.  Shoulders and hips are button jointed.  Her hair is knitted "eyelash" yarn.  Her face is made of polymer clay, covered with fabric and painted.  Click on the thumbnail to go to the Averill page (then scroll down).  SOLD
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Doll No. 249
Sept., 2004
"Zhorina," made for the 2004 Treasures of the Gypsy challenge.  This year's theme was "The Spirit of the Gypsy."  Zhorina is about 18 inches long, and is an original one-of-a-kind doll made from doesuede (fuzzy side out).  Her hair is Tibetan lambswool.  Face is needle-modeled and colored with acrylic paint and colored pencils.  Dolls were displayed at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. See more Zhorina photos HERE   SOLD
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Doll No. 238
8/2004
Vanessa is my 2004 Hoffman Challenge doll.  This year's fabric is a butterfly pattern, multi-colored with gold.  This doll is from my "Fiona" pattern.  She stands 20-21 inches tall on a wooden stand.  She is made from a woven fabric, and her head and arms are jointed.  Her face is needle sculpted, and colored with acrylic paint and colored pencils.  Her fingers have chenille stem armature. SOLD
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Doll No. 225,
8/2003
Jubilee is my 2003 Hoffman Challenge doll.  Participants in this challenge were required to use the "Black Cherry" Hoffman fabric. Jubilee is made from my Serafina pattern (angel stump doll), with a Creole flair.  She stands 15 inches tall, and is made from Springmaid Southern Belle muslin.  I used a cloth-over-cloth technique for her face, with some light needle sculpting.  Her fingers have chenille stem armature.  She was selected to travel with a Hoffman collection.  SOLD
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Doll No. 216,
4/2003
Delta Dawn is an original one-of-a-kind doll made for a doll club project - to make a doll from a song.  Dawn is 19 inches tall and stands on a mahogany platform.  She is made from Springmaid Southern Belle muslin.  She has sculpted features and applied eyelids.   Face is painted in acrylics, with colored pencils and pastels.  She has jointed head and arms, and leg armature.  Hair is mohair.  She holds a suitcase and wears a faded rose (as per song lyrics).  SOLD
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Doll No. 213,
2/2003
Bilbo, a character from JRR Tolkien's book The Hobbit, was made for my doll club's storybook challenge.  A one-of-a-kind original made from dyed muslin, Bilbo has armature in arms and legs.  His face is  needle sculpted, his hair is crepe wool (head and feet).  His fingers have chenille stem armature, as do his slightly pointed ears.
$350, includes shipping to US addresses.

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