One day my son Jonno and his girlfriend were talking about toys and childhood and i asked her, Is there a toy that you did not have growing up that you wish you had? and she said a Cinderella doll. Right away i knew what i wanted to make. so fabric from my stash and my favourite store in the whole world is Spotlight where i bought the blue and decorated netting. The doll stand is an old wire lampshade that i covered in fabric. This was the perfect answer to keeping the doll upright without spoiling the hair and arms, as no part of the doll was supporting itself. The face and body were painted to look like wood. She loved it.
this was a challenge that we did with the cloth doll club i belong to. A.C.D.A . Australian Cloth Doll Association, and this particular challenge was called So You Think You Can Dance? I thought of my dad and Morris Dancing. The dolls clothes were made using an old shirt, the doll stands are toilet roll holders, and the shoes and belts were from a leather skirt. The backdrop is painted and the the flooring is quilted and all glued onto plywood.
The first two doll pictures were made for my sons' girlfriend for a story in her classroom. The story was about a girl who had polio and a red birthmark on her face, basically it was about being different and acceptance. The monkey and owl were made for a friends birthday Collingwood supporter. The main body of the animals were made using wool jackets from the opp shop and the monkey hands, feet, face and tummy is a curtain fabric, much like mini bear fabric.