Here's an old doll I made from the early 2000's. It's "Mary Christmas!"
She's the Hostess with the Most-ess for the Holidays!
I got the idea for this doll from a drag queen I saw when I lived in New York. (That queen was a hoot! -- So funny.)
This was one of the first cloth dolls I made. I think the design of the doll is good, but the technique is a bit amateur. I was still learning how to needle-sculpt. I was also learning how to color cloth. Because my previous doll making experience was sculpting with clay, I painted the cloth like I did clay -- with acrylic paint. So, I painted the entire cloth doll with acrylics. (Not a bad technique, but I think letting the cloth show though is a better way.)
I styled her hair like the top of a Christmas tree, complete with a star on top --which I got by doing the bee-hive hair-do like "Patsy Stone" from the British sit-com "Ab-Fab" (that show was very popular at the time).
I used red & green printed cotton for her bodice, and completely embroidered it with sequins, beads, and rhinestones. Her tiered skirt is also reminiscent of a Christmas tree, made of green netting with swags of beads and dotted with miniature ornaments.
And, to complete her ensemble, she sport red opera gloves and a green feather boa accented with red poinsettia flowers.
-- An "entrance maker" if ever there was one.
Someday, I would like to make her into a pattern.