“An article in Soft Dolls & Animals featured a doll by epb with silk ribbon embroidery, and since I was teaching silk embroidery for Michaels Craft Stores at the time I decided to try making a similar doll. There was no pattern, so it took several attempts before I had the doll I wanted. So I made my first “art” doll by designing the doll, and I haven’t stopped since. My work has been featured in Dolls United, Quilting Arts, Doll Crafter & Costuming, and Soft Dolls & Animals, where I was honored to be asked to be on their Editorial Advisory Board this year. I still indulge in other crafts, but designing and making dolls is my number one love, along with sharing with other doll makers.”
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We are all at sea on Doll Street. Since this month’s sign of the zodiac is Aquarius, we are celebrating the sea. Aquarius is the water bearer, so that led us to all things aquatic!
To that end, we are celebrating mermaids, of course! Plus, a new designer comes to Doll Street. Nancy Leigh-Smith presents Sydney the Sea Horse. This character is designed to hang and has fun fins made with easy machine embroidery. I want one, don’t you?
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Doll Street has something for everyone! There is so much going on for today’s doll maker – whether you create with cloth, clay, or mixed media. Won’t you join us?
a downloadable pattern from Patti Lavalley
Patti has been converting her paper patterns into PDF format and this is the latest one which is available for instant download. Ambrosia is a 15” invisibly jointed fairy sitting with articulated hands. Face painting, silk wing making, wigging, and more! She sure is a pretty one!