I finished the second "Day of the Dead" shrine for my friend Pamela (of "Treasures of the Gypsy" company). It's about 5 feet tall (notice the door knob in the photo). This is definitely the largest doll I have ever made. This will be a display piece in Pamela's booth when she goes to fabric/quilt conventions as a vendor. It will display and hold all of her "Day of the Dead" merchandise. Only the top shelf is in it right now -- there are more shelves that go inside.
The torso, head, and arms are all made of fabric that's been stuffed. I needle-sculpted the soft head to look like a skull, then painted it.
Since this piece is meant to travel, and to be set-up & torn down at every convention, I designed it to break down in pieces.
First, the skirt and hat come off:
Then, the torso is remove from the top of the "boat" shelf -- (she's held on to the top with Velcro). And, everything packs inside the shelf, to be put in the truck and carted off to the next show:
The "boat shelf" is about 3-1/2 feet tall. I bought it at Hobby Lobby. It was covered with all sorts of "nautical" stuff, but that got ripped off and the whole thing painted black.