In my travels through the net, books, magazines and email groups/lists lately, my interest in cloth dolls has been re-kindled. Last year our major project was to make a 3-d creature with created fabrics and in doing so I recalled that that is what I was doing (and loved doing) before venturing out and starting this course.
The dolls that I am interested in now are quite different from what I was doing in that I was always working from somebody elses pattern, except for the very last one that I started and didn't ever finish.
Art dolls are another thing that have caught my eye lately. These are not realistic, instead they are expressive and fun - I really like them.
The other thing that I have noticed and am off to research right now is hard faces on dolls. Another blog that I read uses Gesso on the faces and then paints them. I have seem this in books and am off to find out more.