Today I'm going to share some really beautiful dolls made from my patterns and books. First, though, I'll show a couple of my dolls that are looking for new homes.
Her clothing is created using several techniques. Her velvet skirt was colored using Shiva Paintstiks on nappy liners (diaper liners) that was then heat transferred to the velvet. The bodice is made from silk chiffon with sleeves hand-knit. Her wings, shoes and wrist cuffs are free motion machine lace work and Tyvek beads finish her embellishments.
If interested, contact me via email and give me your phone number. I'll call you and arrange payment and shipping.
Arien is $500.00, which includes mailing and insurance.
The other doll looking for a new home is Calypso Caly. She's also 18-inches in height and made from 100% cotton batik. Part of her body and clothing are made from collaged fabrics that include Angelina, silk fibers, yarns, lace, trims, etc. Her face is a combination of water colors and applique. Hand embroidery and beadwork add to her embellishments.
Caly was created for a cruise I taught on 6 years ago. She's been a .pdf pattern, but that has been retired. When my patterns are retired, the sample dolls go to new homes.
Caly is $350.00, which includes mailing and insurance costs.
One final thing regarding PMC Designs and that is my Dazzling Daze 2010. It will be Jan. 11-14 and will be held at Angel Landing in Julian, CA. This is a fabulous Inn set on 53 acres of pristine land. A very special place to create and relax. For details contact me.
As you know, I love it when people send me photo's of dolls they've made from my designs. Here are a few I'd like to share with you.
Barb Tomczak made this wonderful doctor doll from various body parts from several of my books. I love the expression on the face and how it reflects the real person. Barb had a photo of the doll and a picture of the doctor the doll was representing, but I couldn't get it to transfer well.
The doll on the right is a first doll. Sheridan purchased my Frances Elizabeth, Mary Belle and Davey Bob pattern and this is her version of Frances Elizabeth. I love the colors used and the dress is darling. I also think her face is really good. Especially for a first doll.
The photo to the left is of a friend and her family. Valerie (the mom in pink in the front) used to stay with our girls when they were little and she also taught them piano. Valerie, at a very young age, has been diagnosed with colon cancer and has had surgery removing, they believe, all the cancer. She's undergoing chemo treatment to make sure no cancer cells are lurking elsewhere. I'm adding her blog to my favorite blog links. Valerie wants to make sure we all have regular screens for all kinds of cancer.
Soon, I'll be adding another blog created by a freind battling breast cancer. So, all of you, do get regular check-ups and eat healthy.