The Little House

The Little House

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Constance Elfsong - my 2013 Hoffman Challenge Doll

This is Constance Elfsong:

She is my entry in this year's Hoffman Challenge. I made her dress with the challenge fabric. 

Sulky thread is also a sponsor of the challenge so I made her hair from Sulky thread.

I named her for a friend and former visiting teacher of mine who always encourages me in my creations.
My friend, Connie, is an accomplished flutist so I've given Constance a pan-flute to emulate Connie.

Here is a picture of three of my granddaughters with Constance so you can see her size.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Baby Lulu - 2013 Baby Doll Challenge

Here is the doll I made for the annual cloth baby doll challenge. Her name is Baby Lulu.

Baby Lulu is a sweet baby but already a bit mischievous. Her hair is totally out of control but she has sweet dimples. She loves her new blue gingham dress that matches her eyes.

Lulu is soft sculpted of craft velour with tibetan lamb's wool hair. I made her dress, hair bow and diaper but bought her white tights.

She is adapted from Judi Ward's "Dionne" doll pattern.

Baby Lulu didn't place in the contest but she is one of my favorite baby dolls that I've made.

Here is a link to the contest:
2013 Cloth Baby Doll Challenge