a Forest Wizard, is my own design and was created for a swap - he
now calls Tasmania, Australia home. His beard is crocheted on
nylon thread and consists of beads, buttons, trinkets, and
sequins. This great idea is from a wonderful pattern by U.S.
designer Barb Owen called "Trinkets and Treasures
Thanks to the
help of an extremely talented Australian designer, Pearl Red Moon,
I was able to make the dolls shoes removable. It was my first
attempt at using paperclay but it won't be my last!
shoes are made of paperclay and enable him to stand without aid.
sword was crafted by my husband from a piece of aluminum. It has
gold metallic thread on the
hilt and "ruby's" set into the top. I
scanned and digitized the Celtic design on his tunic then embroidered it
on my sewing machine.
was created for a "no picture/no instructions"
challenge. The pattern was generously offered by
"global" designer Ann Marie Brombal. Ann Marie is
Canadian by birth but lived in Australia for many years and now
calls the USA home.
to check out the other fabulous creations made from this pattern by many talented doll
makers around the world. (See the Friends Of Cloth Dolls web site
for the link.) This was the first doll I tried using a felting needle
to attach hair with - it works great!
made Sequona about 25 years ago from a pattern in a crafts
magazine (it's been so long I don't remember which one). She's
made from felt - completely hand sewn - and is embellished with
yarn, embroidery and old jewelry.
or lost the magazine that had this pattern in it. If anyone
knows where I can get a copy of the pattern, please email me because I
would love to make another one.
I love mystical, magical dolls!