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HELLO, AND WELCOME !

~ BEAUTIFUL WILLAMETTE FALLS, OREGON ~

My name is Patti LaValley and I live in the country near the beautiful city of Rainer, Oregon. I'm a self-taught cloth doll artist, using my skills in drawing and painting to create my character art pieces. I have been involved in many types of arts and crafts throughout the years. I discovered cloth doll making about 20 years ago after I inherited some vintage patterns from my dear friend Grandma Morgan, a 103 year old dollmaker. My passion for doll making developed through a love of textures and colors within a piece of fabric. I like the diversity that doll making allows, too. To me, the ultimate form of expression is accomplished when all my skills can be incorporated into one art form. When I bring a smile to someone's heart and face through my dolls I feel I have accomplished everything!

I love meeting other dollmakers at shows and gatherings, where we have a lot of fun and I have made many new friends.

On my website I offer original, one of a kind cloth and mixed media art dolls, doll patterns and doll workshops. I also have online classes offered at other doll-related websites.

Each doll is meticulously designed and hand crafted, using the finest materials. Many have posable armatures, right down to delicate fingers. I use accessories generously: beadwork, antique jewelry, feathers, fur, mohair, suede and many other fine materials.

You can see my dolls in the doll galleries, listed in the menu on the right.

There are dolls for sale in the Doll Shop and Stump Doll Shop and doll patterns for sale in the Pattern Shop. I have a few pieces of gourd art for sale in the Gourd Shop. There is a page offering dollmaking lessons on CD.

You can find the links to all these and more in the left-hand column of this page.

Enjoy browsing my website, and please take the time to sign my guestbook and let me know what you think.


~ NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS ~

NEW ONLINE CLASS

Moon Raiser


See her gallery page!

Available at
Doll Street Dreamers
February 1, 2013

Come join me on this incredible journey into the realm of Moon Raiser!

                 

ONLINE CLASS

The Little Tree Fairy


See her gallery page!

Available at
Doll Street Dreamers
November 23, 2012

The Little Tree Fairy is an online class featured at Dollstreet!

The class will be self paced, has 35 pages with tons of pictures and step by step instructions for all the processes.

                 

E-PATTERNS NOW AVAILABLE

I now have several e-patterns available. You will find them here:

E-PATTERNS

                 

NEW DOLLS

AQUANITA
Hoffman Challenge 2013 entry.

SHORTY
This piece was commissioned for Shorty Rossi of the Pit Boss Reality show on Animal Planet.

OCEANNA
Hoffman Challenge 2012 entry.
Oceanna won 2nd place!

ME^LADEE
A Renaissance-era inspired doll.
She was created especially for the
2011 Hoffman Challenge

                 

Read about a very old Raggedy Andy's miracle makeover! I restored my sister's beloved Raggedy Andy, and together we wrote a story about it. This story appears in the November 2009 issue of Soft Dolls and Animals! magazine, page 52.

Click on the images below for details

Read the story

 

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