Saturday, May 14, 2011

Winning Awards at AFIC

A little more catch-up from AFIC:  after the banquet, there were dolls -- lots and lots of dolls!  (Which was kind of the point of the whole enterprise...)

In addition to making new dolls in wonderful classes with amazing teachers, we also got to show off our previous creations, both singly and as a group.  Cyndy and her set-up crew gave our doll club display a really fantastic space.  It did make all the work of schlepping them there in boxes and suitcases very worthwhile.  They also let us put our club sign and some flyers with our display, which was much appreciated.

Indy Cloth Dollmakers display at AFIC
Dolls by: Jude, Mary, MaryJane, Nita, Julie G., Erin, Andrea, Ann R., Leslie, and Katie
There was also a challenge, called "Look Ma! No Stand", and two of our members entered their dolls.  Denise brought Blu, made from Allison Marano's Gwendolyn pattern.  Blu was chosen as the 1st place winner among the pattern dolls!  (There was also a category for original designs.)

Blu by Denise Dodd
Our other challenge entry was from Leslie, who entered her original fairy and won the People's Choice Award!  Instead of a doll stand, her doll is seated on a vine made of Apoxie Sculpt and wire.

GwynnEllen by Leslie Wright
And finally, because finishing a doll is almost as good as winning an award for it, honorable mention goes to Barbara, who finished her puppet from Esther Becher's class while actually still in the classroom!

Barbara Schoenoff and her Fellow of the Felted Sleeve

We are very proud of our talented dollmakers, and we are forever grateful to Cyndy Sieving and her family and friends for putting on such an amazing convention!!!

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