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Topic: Evelyn Evelyn Jr (Amanda Palmer/Jason Webley tribute--first doll I ever made!)  (Read 1434 times)
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« on: June 19, 2010 08:39:30 AM »

I'm a huge fan of Amanda Palmer, and her latest musical endeavor is a theatrical concept album about a pair of conjoined twins named Evelyn and Evelyn Neville who grew up on a chicken farm and performed their musical act in a traveling circus, only to be "discovered" by Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley (who dress up as the twins to perform in concert).  Well, they performed in NYC (where I live) last Saturday.  I was soooo excited and decided to make them a little doll to express my gratitude for the hours of entertainment which they have provided me. Smiley 

I've never made a doll before, but luckily I had just seen the Catrina Doll https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=349020.0, which had a pattern I worked from.  I used yarn for the hair instead of the felt bun (figuring out how to sew that in was a challenge within itself) and embroidered the faces.  Since I put this all together Saturday morning/afternoon, I ran out of time on a few things...I wanted to add legs and make a little guitar, and I had to rush a few details...but all in all I had fun and I hope they got a kick out of it when they opened the box. 

Here is a picture of them in action:

Not too shabby for a whim--comments/crit welcome (though I am pretty aware of its weaknesses, bleh).  Thanks for looking! Smiley
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2010 09:01:43 AM »

I totally knew what this was as soon as I saw the thumbnail! I love Amanda Palmer, you're so lucky you get to see her... I live in the middle of nowhere and she never comes anywhere near here. I'm sure they loved the doll, its too adorable!

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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2010 07:34:10 PM »

They are too cute! I love the expression on their wee faces Smiley

« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2010 12:06:20 PM »

o goodness, a Jason Webley reference on Craftster.  Happy tears.  Thank you...
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2010 04:20:19 PM »

I'm not familiar with Palmer/Webley so I'll have to check them out... when I first saw it, I thought of the conjoined twins from HBO's Carnivale! Either way, very cool!

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