In our ‘HELLO DOLLIES” doll 
club in Sun City Summerlin, 
Las Vegas, Nevada, we had 
a challenge and had to use 
different items we found 
around the home to make a 
doll body.  I used a can, a 
water bottle and a spool of 
thread for the body.  I glued 
these parts together.

   I dressed this can, water bottle and spool with a dress and needle felted her head, scarf and cuffs.

For this May Mystery Challenge, we had to use 1 small 
rubber chicken and 1 tin can.  The following items had 
to be visible:  3 buttons: 1 red, 1 character and 1 – one 
inch or larger.  We had to use 1 zipper, any size, any 
color;  3 or more feathers  and 1 clothes pin, any 
shape.  The challenge was sponsored by the Las 
Vegas Silver Doll-ers doll club.

    Since I love to needle felt, I made a magician.  His 
bow tie is a clothes pin, his jacket has a zipper down 
the front.  He is holding a yo yo of large buttons. His 
pockets have a red button and a fancy button on it. 
 The  chicken  sits  in a magician’s hat which is filled 
with feathers.

     I named him Gedalya after my oldest grandson. 

    He received two awards:  1st for THE BEST USES
                                              2nd for CUTEST

"GEDALYA THE MAGICIAN" was also published 
on page 60 in the March 2009 issue of 
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I belong to the "Southern Nevada Handweavers & 
Spinners Guild, Inc." AKA "Fiber Arts Guild". 

We were each to bring in a brown paper bag with 
enough stuff to create a "masterpiece" related to 
weaving.   My bag contained 3 different colors of 
yarn.  I decided to weave Adela's body on my large 
peg loom, needle felt her head, and sew and stuff 
her arms and legs.  This doll is a combination of my 
"California Rag Doll" and my "Woven Tapestry and 
Needle Felted Doll"- except this doll is longer in size. 
My Sun City Doll 
Club had a Thrift 
Doll challenge.  We 
went to a Salvation 
Army store and had 
to buy different 
items to make up a 
doll.  I bought a 
plastic wine goblet, a candle holder, an old fashion orange squeezer, a skein of brown yarn, and a turquoise cotton shirt that I cut up.  I painted the face with acrylic paint.
The items glued together but not dressed yet
The finished doll