Here she is:
The Draidel Maidel.
The Draidel Maidel is a 14" cloth doll whose body is- you guessed it- a draidel. She holds a candle and she is ready to light the menorah and dance the hora!
She was a challenge to design- how to support her pointy draidel body on her legs? The solution was to create a sort of cradle. It worked out perfectly.
The Draidel Maidel is available as a pattern.
I should have started this project earlier, because Chanukkah is right around the corner. I didn't think of it until it was a little late- but not too late, of course! I have been working hard on this pattern for more than a month. There are 10 pages of clear step-by-step instructions with illustrations. You'll learn how to needle sculpt a face from the beginning, make beautiful eyes, and color a 3-dimensional face. This doll's face is made on white fabric, which makes it more challenging than on skin colored fabric.
If you would like a Draidel Maidel pattern, you can find her on my facebook page and in my ETSY shop. Chanukkah falls on 12/11/09 this year. There's still time to make a Draidel Maidel... remember, there are 8 days of Chanukkah!
Enjoy, and HAPPY CHANUKKAH!