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Pictures of all Dolls can be found below the winners list.


The Winners Are...


1st Place
"Morgan Rose"
Doll by Kim Tufts
from... New Hampshire, USA

2nd Place

"Sofia"
Doll by Carolina Mera Martin
from... Madrid, España

3rd Place

"Chloe"
Doll by Kim Tufts
from... Goffstown, NH


Entry #I-1

Doll by Carolina Mera Martin
from... Madrid, España

People's Choice

2nd Place - Intermediate

Sofia

Sofia is 8" tall and 5" sitting. She loves playing in the park with her teddy bear. She is very nice and always cheerful.

My doll is made from the pattern by Vicky Riley (Dinky baby), Teenee Preemee.

She is made with craft velour. The nose is sculpted (Judi Ward's Instructions). The diaper and bib are made by me, the bib is embroidered with cross stitch. His teddy bear is also made by me, he is made to crochet.


Special Mention by Voters.  Why...

This baby is done so well.

I love the soft baby colors she chose and the darling baby duck bib.

She did an excellent job of adding just enough hair but not too much and he soft blushing that she did. Beautifully done.

Entry #I-2

Doll by Liz Farence
from... Marcus, Iowa

Patty


The doll's name is Patty. I have no reason to give for the name. I used Jersey knit for the body with interface ironed on to keep it stable. I never had thought of using interfacing before. It made her every easy to work with and stuff. Everything on her is home made, I made her shirt and diaper using cotton material and bias tape. I painted the face freehand. This is pattern #2809 from Simplicity.

Entry #I-3

Doll by Kay Warner
from... Eastbourne, UK

A Doll for Maisie

I wanted to buy a doll for my small granddaughter, but I couldn’t find one that looked and felt like a child. I didn’t want to buy her a Bratz or a Barbie or a plastic baby that wet itself. I decided to design and make it myself and this doll is an improved version of what I came up with.

I made the doll from polyester suede because it has a nice 'peachy' feel. The fabric is soft when made up but very hardwearing with just a little stretch so it withstood all the pulling around that I gave it during construction - and all the pulling around it would get afterwards! The hair is a hand knitted wig and the limbs are fixed with safety joints. I painted and lightly needlesculpted the face.

I designed and made the clothes to be loose and simple, with Velcro fastenings - easy for small hands and the version I made for my granddaughter had a tie-on nappy (diaper), this one has safety pins. I thought about making shoes but decided against it because I like the little fat feet.

 

Entry #I-4

Doll by Kim Tufts
from... New Hampshire, USA

People's Choice

1st Place - Intermediate

Morgan Rose


Please meet Morgan Rose. She is a big eyed little girl who has everyone around her wrapped around her finger when she makes her little Kewpie doll pout. She doesn't like to be put down. Judi Ward 6 - 9 Month Old Lifesize Baby with swivel head and jointed arms and legs. 100% mohair wig. She is hand painting with variety of artist mediums. She is needle sculpted with my own techniques. Arms are in different poses. Clothes are store bought. In photos is handmade cloth block and ragdoll, mohair bear and pillow all purchased.


Special Mention by Voters.  Why...

She is so sweet.

I love her painted face and the soft wispy hair.

Very well made and beautiful little face.

Love her big eyes.

Thank you so much. I think this doll is awesome!!!!!!!

Entry #I-5

Doll by Margaret Ivory
from... Waco, Texas

Alina

Alina is created from the Kezi Matthews' Bly and Colton pattern.

Her face is hand drawn with Crayola crayons and colored pencils. Her premmie onesey was purchased. No pattern modifications were made.

Entry #I-6

Doll by Abigail Vilchez Ortega
from... San José, Costa Rica 

Edu

Made using doll pattern by RUNO

 

Entry #I-7

Doll by Angela Wayenburg
from... Kaukapakapa, New Zealand

Julia

I have named this baby doll after my youngest daughter, Julia. Slightly Mischievous!

I have enjoyed making this doll, from the book 'Cloth dolls' by Brenda Brightmore. Julia has needle felted rolag hair, her dress is crocheted cotton, to my own design. Her Bunny slippers are made from felt with embroidered features. Julia's facial features are needle sculpted with the use of water colour pencils for mouth, eyes and highlights. The ribbon I chose has "It's a girl" on it. Julia is sitting on an embroidered blanket that I made years before.

I can see Julia saying "Up"!


Special Mention by Voters.  Why...

This doll has a sweet face and the entire doll, clothing and blanket were handmade, start to finish.

 

Entry #I-8

Doll by Kim Tufts
from... Goffstown, NH

People's Choice

3rd Place - Intermediate

Dollightful African
American Baby Doll Award

Selected by Sponsor Sandra Blake of S.O. Dollightful Dolls!

 

Chloe

My name is Chloe and I charm everyone with my sweet dimples. I am content to play on my belly but I can sit up too all by myself. Chloe was created from Judi Ward's 0 - 3 Month Baby Pattern and has jointed hips and shoulders. She has a sweet clear cap wig sewn in place and it looks like her hair is growing from her scalp. She has on a store-bought bubble and she store bought bear. She also has likes to play with the Jan Shackelford cloth baby in the photo. She is fun to pose!


Special Mention by Voters.  Why...

For a second, when I first saw Chloe, I thought I was looking at a real baby.

A wonderful face and darling pose

Display was tastefully done and the anatomy was believable. I wanted to just pick her up and play with her.

She is realistic and has such character.

 

Entry #I-9

Doll by PATRICIA PATIENT
from... CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UK

ALFIE

This is Alfie, he is being very good whilst having his picture taken with his favoureite teddy bear. Alfie is Nana's special boy and is wearing knitted dungerees with jacket and matching beret with tassell on top all hand knitted by Nana of course. He is made from felt with lightly sculpted face and hand painted features with curls of mohair. Alfie is based on Brenda Brightmore's design of "Thomas" from her gorgeous book of cloth dolls. Hand knitted teddy from Sandra Polleys beautiful book of knitted teddy bears, doll clothes designs by Sirdar.

Entry #I-10

Doll by ROSITA (ROSY) FOWLER
from... LONGWOOD, FL

Lydia

My baby doll’s name is Lydia. She reminds me of a little girl that grew up next door to me and is still very close to me.

I used the Judi Ward, Baby Doll pattern, 9-12 month baby. Her face is painted in fabric paints and her cheeks are rouged with powdered blush. She wears a craft fur wig. I made her a sundress and pantaloons to match, as she lives in Florida. I bought her little matching sandals. She has just dropped her teddy and wants someone to pick it or her up. The teddy is store bought. I took these pictures outside so her hair is a bit wind-blowned and cute.


Entry #I-11

Doll by Angela Wayenburg
from... Kaukapakapa, New Zealand

James


To me James looks like he is a bit shy, but could be a little naughty!

He is wearing a t-shirt, shorts, nappy, hat and slippers all made in stretchy fabric. The cardigan is made from my own design and crocheted in cotton. His facial features are needle sculpted with the use of water colour pencils for lips, eyes and shading.

The train set is my husbands, from when he was a boy.

I used Brenda Brightmores baby pattern.

Entry #I-12

Doll by ROSITA (ROSY) FOWLER
from... LONGWOOD, FL

BABY LILLY AND HER BABY ROSE

The doll is 20 inches and her baby is 7 inches. They are both black dolls. I used a brown cotton twill fabric. They are both painted in fabric paints. They both have eyelash yarn for hair. I made their clothing out of “Aunt Gracie”, a reproduction fabric of the thirties. I haven't make a black painted doll in many years, so this was quite a challenge. Making these two has inspired me to make more black dolls.

I used Sue Sizemore’s pattern of the Baby Rose and Lilly Doll.


Entry #I-13

Doll by Sharon Robbins Hall
from... Georgetown, Ohio

Penelope

Penelope has a molded cloth face with painted features and inset glass eyes. Her hair is tibetian lambs wool. Her body, arms, and legs were made by tracing around a vintage composition doll to create the pattern. She is made of 100% cotton fabric. She is wearing a vintage baby dress and new baby shoes and socks. She is holding a vintage cloth doll with molded fabric face. She is 15" tall in her seated position.

Entry #I-14

Doll by Sandra Wheeler
from... Westbrook, Maine

Amy Lynn

This is Amy Lynn. Today is her first outing, She is going to see Gramma, but it looks like she will sleep through the whole trip.

Amy Lynn was made using the Judi Ward Bare Baby pattern. She was made from craft velour and she has craft fur hair. Her romper is made of t-shirt knit by me. She has a pink fleece blanket, commercially made.

Entry #I-15

Doll by Sharee (Ree) Medina
from... Millington, TN

Baby Treena

Treena was made from my own pattern. I used Windsor Comfort for her body and then made her wig from synthetic human hair. She has jointed limbs as well as a jointed head. I made her hat, jacket and dress myself. I used Simplicity pattern 2908 for her hat and Simplicity pattern 2900 for her jacket and dress. The shoes were bought.


Special Mention by Voters.  Why...

Is so charming and amusing.

I was very impressed with the original pattern for her and I thought her handmade clothing was excellent.

I want to pick her up and hug and kiss her. She's adorable!! Tons and tons of personality!

Entry #I-16

Doll by Jerrie Berentz
from... Rohnert Park, Ca

BABY RAGGEDY ANN

Most likely, there is no doll more loved or famous throughout the world than Johnny Gruelle's Raggedy Ann. Not only do I collect Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls and memorabilia but as dollmaker I have made dozens of Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls of various sizes, ethnicity, and styles.

Thus it seemed only right to make a baby version of Raggedy Ann for this challenge. I chose to make my baby Raggedy Ann in a more rounded and babyish style rather than the traditional pancake Raggedy style. I used Kezi's Bly pattern with major adjustments. I reduced the body pieces size by about 25%. The hand embroidered face and hair style are my original designs. I used the Bly romper pattern but adjusted it for size and style. My baby Raggedy Ann has an embroidered heart on her chest to replicate the imprinted hearts on the original Raggedies. The heart theme is also featured in my choice of material and attached lace. The rabbit toy is an original design.


Special Mention by Voters.  Why...

She is very inovative, a baby Raggedy Ann - how cute!

Special looking and beautifully done.

 

Entry #I-17

Doll by Liz Farence
from... Marcus, Iowa

Emma

My doll's name is Emma. I don't know why I chose that name she just looks like an Emma to me. I used flannel for the body. I soft scupltured the hands and feet. I also did the face, working it like instructions said. Soft scuplture is not my strong point. I made the dress out of cotton material with a cotton lace. I made the shoes from felt and eyelets and a piece of heavy string. The socks are store bought baby socks.

The pattern is from a book by Brenda Brightmore titled, Thomas and Freinds
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Entry #I-18

Doll by Jean Burlingame
from... Bloomfield, NY

Lily

Meet my 24" baby, Lily. I used the Prince William pattern by Judi Ward.

Lily has strawberry blonde curls, individually sewn on and hand painted facial features. I made Lily's green dress with white polka dots and bunnies, and her pink diaper with white hearts by adapting an old doll clothes pattern. I made her pink shoes with white hearts and gave them Mary Jane straps of white ribbon with pink hearts and bunny button closures. I bought her white socks with green polka dots to complement her dress.

Entry #I-19

Doll by Estelle Katz
from... Canada

Victoria

This very elegant victorian baby doll started out as Heritage Ragg Baby designed by Shari Lutz. Basically it is a simple body shape and I don't recommend that her clothes be taken off as there would be nothing very interesting left. I knew that I was not going to antique her and designed on a very pale cream. Went to my favorite store and bought all the trimmings and fabrics in that colour that I could find. As you know dolls talk to you while you are working on them and I was prompted to add peach roses and cream coloured pearls to her dress, which I am very pleased with. I guess this one is dress first with a body underneath to hold up the dress. She is called Victoria. Hope you like her.

Special Mention by Voters.  Why...

Lover her dress and her face!

 

Entry #I-20

Doll by Margaret Ivory
from... Waco, Texas

Christina

This is my baby doll Christina, The Christmas Doll. She was created and modified from the Kezi Matthews' Bly and Colton pattern. The hands are my own pattern. Head, body and legs are from the Kezi pattern. Face was created with Crayola colored pencils and crayons.


Special Mention by Voters.  Why...

Christina has a beautiful, beautiful face.

 

Entry #I-21

Doll by Estelle Katz
from... Canada

Bonnie - Preemie Baby

This doll was made using the pattern by Sandy Eding based on Judi Ward's "Newborn Alice"

The minute that I saw the picture of this baby pattern I knew that I had to make her. Preemies do not come fat and rosie. I know. I had one.

The method used to make her was very interesting. The size was calculated so that when she was finished she would weigh what a preemie would weigh at the gestation time when she was born, She told me her name was Bonnie (all dolls tell you their name) Bonnie weighed in a 2 1/2 pounds which would be about right for 28 weeks gestation. The method used to make this doll was interesting. The outside was flesh coloured velour with a total insert of flannel. The stuffing is plastic baby pellets which would have made a very lumpy doll without the lining. Then she said she needed a basket. I found one, but of course I had to make it as beautiful as she is. I think everything came out just fine. I have never been as attached to any doll as I am to her and she will never leave my house.

 

Entry #I-22

Doll by Brenda Nicholson
from... Nicholville, NY

Violet

My doll is named Violet for her pretty purple eyes. She is an intelligent, bright-eyed baby, sitting up on her own now, ready to venture into the world of crawling. Her guardian angel is gearing up to keep her safe in the months to come as she becomes more mobile (don't all babies have angels watching out for them?)!

Violet is constructed from a pattern called "Thomas and Friends" from the book Cloth Dolls by Brenda Brightmore. Her clothing is all constructed by hand and her hair is hand-dyed wool needlefelted in place. She was born with lots of hair!

 

Entry #I-23 and #I-24
(by the same dollmaker)

Dolls by Norma J. Olsen
from... Spokane, Wa

Doll design is from "Cloth Dolls" by Brenda Brightmore. She has wonderful patterns for dolls, clothing and shoes.

"Party Time"

Florance (Entry #I-23) is dressed in an Oriental outfit and Rosemary (Entry #I-24) is dressed in a rose floral print, green coat and hat. They can hardly waite to be off to the party.

 

Florance
(Entry #I-23)


Rosemary

(Entry #I-24)

Entry #I-25

Doll by Sharon Robbins Hall
from... Georgetown, Ohio

Baby Iris

Baby Iris has a molded cloth face with painted features. She has a human hair wig and her body, arms, and legs were made of 100% cotton fabric by tracing around a vintage composition doll to create the pattern. She is wearing an antique silk baby dress. She holds in her hands an iris from the garden, inspiring her name. She is 14" tall in her seated position.

Entry #I-26

Doll by Patt Jenks
from... Helena, Montana

“Ivan” the huggable baby boy

Ivan was made by a Judi Ward pattern (William).
He is dressed in a blue checked romper. Ivan is a real boy with all of the parts.

He wears a diaper and carries a blue rattle with a soft yellow blanket. He just seems to want you to pick him up and cuddle with him or rocking him really seems to calm him down.



Special Mention by Voters.  Why...

I loved this baby boy. He was perfectly made and not too fat.

I see this pattern made up sometimes and they are stuffed too full and it makes them look stiff.

I think she did a wonderful job making him look soft and floppy and I love his shape.

She made him look so perfectly proportioned and I would love to buy this baby boy if he is for sale!

Entry #I-27

Doll by Melody Korlinchak
from... New Holland, PA

Molly Sophia

Hello my name is Molly Sophia! I was resized by my ‘mom’ from a pattern originally designed by Connie Ellsworth, published in a booklet, “Tiny Tots” in 1983. When my ‘sisters’ were younger, ‘mom’ made them each one; now, 25 years later, she is making them for her granddaughters.

Molly’s legs and arms are jointed, and her eyes and nose are hand-stitched. Her clothing is designed and sewn by ‘mom’. The dress has gold trim on the collar and cuffs and a short lacey ruffle along the bottom. Her jumper and panties are made from a flowered cotton print.


Special Mention by Voters.  Why...

This Baby Doll reminds me of my very own baby dolls that I use to carry around when I was little. 

The craftsmanship looks spectacular and I love the stitching on the eyes.

Her dress was beautifully detailed!

Entry #I-28

Doll by Judi Lennon
from... Port St Lucie, FL

Cynthia

This is my interpretation of Kezi's Baby Anne. I "tweaked" the pattern only a little. I jointed her head so she would be more poseable. I gave her curley hair to make her a little older. I used Kezi's clothing pattern but shortened the sleeves and skirt and made it a party dress in order to see more of the doll. Her bunny is a purchased stuffed toy. I call her Cynthia. 

 



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