Friday, December 23, 2011

What a thrill!

Just found out this morning my dolls were prize winners in a Male Doll challenge.  I was looking for variations that I could do to make my soon to be released Santa Pattern more versitile.  Then the Friends of Cloth Dolls announced a Male doll challenge and that was just the impetus I needed.  Jules H. G. Trilby and Ignotus Peverell were born.  Jules took first and Ignotus second in the advanced category.  Jules has lots of grunge board (by tim Holtz from the Minis and Elements collections here http://www.timholtz.com/grungeboard.htm).  The sprocket monocle is also from tim holtz sprocket collection.  The "watch", and gears trim on the hat were cut with Sizzix dies also from the Tim Holtz Alterations line.  His cutaway wool men's suiting jacket is lined in black satin.  His pants are green wool crepe and his boots are leather.

The other version of this pattern is Ignotus Peverell  though he did turn out looking alot like Dumbledore. 
All faces are cloth over cloth and have set in eyes.  Directions will be given for making eyes with wooden beads (Jules and Ignotus have wooden eyes) and purchased flat back plastic as in the Santa's face.  All the hair is needle felted in place and is loose locks.  Santa and Jules are from my good friend Colleen, (I dyed Jules).  Ignotus is cut from a skin of  Kidassia Goat I purchased from Dollmakersjourney.  If you would like to see more pics of my dolls, click here

Many thanks to those who voted for my creations, to the generous vendors for their donated prizes, and to Paul from the Dollnet who did all the hard work!

9 comments:

bubbygigi said...

Stephanie, you are amazing! These dolls are fabulous. I can't even imagine the thought process that went into their creation. Congratulations on your wins. Have a happy holiday.
Gita

ruthanne said...

Congratulations! You are a joy to watch and wonder what will come next. Thank you for sharing and also Happy Holidays.

Bonnie Lee Fontaine said...

I was so excited to see you had won! Congratulations on the awards!! I'm always thrilled with your work, and these dolls were no exception. Have a happy holiday, and CELEBRATE! :)

creativedawn said...

CONGRATULATIONS! on your win! ! ! Your dolls are just so AWESOME! I love them both...
Have a great CHRISTMAS, Stephanie....

hugz
Pam

Mary Ann said...

Congratulations. I thought your dolls were fabulous:)

Shashi Nayagam said...

That was a well deserved win. Congratulations!

Leonie said...

Congratulations Stephanie on yet another well deserved accolade!
Lovely work girlfriend! Wonderful news.

Colleen said...

Hey!!@! Congratulations..not like you never win...ha ha but this is really cool...I love the "men"....especially the steampunk guy... Beautiful dolls ,Steph!

Ketutar said...

Congratulations! I fully understand why you had such success :-) Your dolls are very nice :-)