I finished the challenge doll from Sherry Goshon's new group. This truly was a challenge - we received from Sherry one part per week - starting from the feet/legs and working up! It's tough to work in that direction - almost all of us agreed that we start with a face and develop the doll from there.
I'm calling her Surely You Jest (no other name suggests itself) because no matter what I did to build the flower-shaped hat, it turned out looking like a jester's hat to me. I didn't WANT to make a jester, but I seemed incapable of making a flower!
Here's a full length shot:And here's her close-up:
At the meeting of Cloth Souls this last week, we each brought a small blank doll, and as much ephemera as we cared to haul along. We then had the timer set for 12 minutes, passed the dolls, and worked as much as we could on the doll. Then when the timer rang, we passed them again. Each doll went through five other hands. I brought a small mermaid blank, and you can see how she turned out in the right-hand doll, below:
Aren't the others terrific, too?