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Thread: Interesting quilted dolls

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    You either love them or hate them

    Where do you stand?

    Maria

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    They don't do a lot for me, I am afraid - they remind me of teacosies with something sticking out of the top!

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    I am not a fan of them either.

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    I've never been into non-living dolls. :twisted:

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    clearly she is very talented and has put in a tremendous effort into each doll

    from an artistic stand point i think she did a great job but i wouldn't buy nor display one in my home.


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    Not my cup of tea either.

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    interesting ..... good choices of tehniques...I like my dolls cute and cuddly tho. Those prices are HOT!

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    Thanks a lot for your responses. I feel better now. For a while I thought I was nuts for not liking them, after seen so much about them in another web site. I feel that if I am paying $95.00 for a doll (which I would never do) it has to be beautiful.

    Maria

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catherine
    interesting ..... good choices of tehniques...I like my dolls cute and cuddly tho. Those prices are HOT!
    How odd, I never even noticed the prices - I was more put off by the twiggy looking 'dolls'. The skirt parts weren't so bad, but I wasn't even sure how one would display one of them. So it's not so much a hate, as not interested, I think.

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    hmmm... i think thats one of those dolls you sick pins into isnt it? lol

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    Wow!

    Don't look at the dolls for once and look at the quilt behind them. Is beautiful! It attracted me more than the dolls.

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    Though I thought they were interesting, I didn't really care much for them either - especially the stick parts.

    But, they did sort of remind me of Jim Shore pieces, and I really love his stuff. Why then did this not appeal so much? I think becuase there needs to be a little more cuddliness or softness to them.

    You could make a doll head/torso, then put on quilted dresses. Maybe long and flowing like a Christening gown. Add some wings to make it your quilting angel. Hang it on the door of your quilting room, or on the wall above your sewing machine as a good luck charm.

    Name it and give it a story (like they say so and so saint is the one who watches over people in such and such situations). For example: Mary is the the one who watches over your swatches at night, or Sandra patiently rips out the seams that aren't 1/4", etc.

    For such tiny skirts, guess we could always use Rhonda Woodsmall's templates for our blocks - right?

    It might be a fun swap. I have some simple doll patterns...........

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    They remind me of the crochet'd dolls my grandmother used to make that go over toilet paper rolls and sit on the back of the toilet.

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    I love the artistic part of it but it is sooOOOooo not me. I design stuffed dolls and these make me think that they got run over by a semi truck lol. But artistically I appreciate them but I don't see me making one like that - uh, ever.

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    Personally, I thought they were pretty darn ugly -- and did you see the one that was $220??????

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    Interesting, but not my thing.

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    They are pretty in their own way, and I find them interesting !!!!
    Art from nature !!!!!
    I like some more than others !!!
    Thanks for the link !!!!

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    i couldn't see them went to site no pics of dolls came up........

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    Mary Jane Butler, she also has a face book page , there are several photos of her work.
    She is very creative !!!
    I Like her work. some better than others !!!!
    I do like this one alot !!!! It is made from sticks, old blue jeans, and she is a blonde......
    I like the idea of using nature that is given for our pleasure !!!!
    She has taken something old and made it something new !!!
    A broken stick and some old scraps of blue jeans and added a little creativity and she has made a friend !!!

    I find her very inspiring !!!!

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