Friday, October 21, 2011
Ayanna is finally finished. She is my club challenge doll....remember the fabric with the large flowers....well, those flowers blossomed into Ayanna. I used a Leta Benedict pattern that had a multi-layer skirt and a parasol. I could envision using the print as petals on the dress and part of the parasol. The pattern didn't include shoes but I just couldn't resist making shoes for her delicate feet. Ayanna is perched on a wooden candlestick that has been painted to coordinate with her dress. Wouldn't you know that I used the largest print fabric on the smallest cloth doll that I have made!! She's only 13" from the tip of her shoe to the top of her head and only 16" when you include the stand and parasol. She will be on exhibit at our annual Show and Sale on November 19th along with the other challenge dolls. There were 9 entries in the challenge and every doll was unique and wonderful. It will be very interesting to see who wins the People's Choice Award this year.