2005 is off to a great start - I finished a class from early in 2004!
One of the best things about on-line classes is that the teacher always makes herself available even if you don't finish on time. Well, that is all except one that I've heard of.
I didn't have to contact my teacher with any questions for this little fellow but I know she would have been there if I needed her. One reason I didn't have any questions was because her class was so detailed. I printed it out and had a book full of photos showing each process step-by-step. Way better than a pattern - of course it costs nearly 6 times as much! I didn't finish the class I signed up for in December either but Anne said that whenever I was ready to pick it up again she'll be there for me. I think that is so cool! They don't have to do that - I mean really, contractually, they only have to be there while the class is in session. Probably one reason I keep signing up for these things!
I think I've only finished one doll during the time the class was given and it was a pretty complicated one. But anyway - this is a Wood Knot and was designed by Allison Marano. Everything except the ladybug on the mushroom is made from cloth. The tree stump was made by crinkling fabric, fusing it, and then glueing it to the support. Ferns were made with a couple of different batiks and floral wire. We had patterns for 3 different types of mushrooms but I only made one. Even the moss is made from fabric. It was fun to see what we could do with cloth. Cute, eh?
Click on the thumbnail to see him a bit better!