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Artist statement - Christine Shively-Benjamin

My doll art took root in my joy of finding a penny in the lining of a pocket. First impression not worth much but with imagination, innovation, experimentation I would apply my life experiences to create my fabric figures. Turning the mundane into the marvelous has been a driving force in my creative life.


I have been creating my Art dolls since 1984. Born in Denver Colorado, now living in Carson City NV. A member of NIADA and ODACA, I have attended the Quinlan Doll and Teddy Bear show for the past 8 years and a number of doll conferences and events.

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White Rabbit Pin Cushion
White Rabbit Pin Cushion
Our Price: $35.00

Pin cushion is created using an Altoids tin container. It is transformed into a charming treasure keeper. The inside of the box is lined with a small flower on the inside of the lid. Outside is covered red colored wool blended felt. Top of the tin has black and white dot cotton fabric. Blanket stitch across the bottom of the box. Stuffed round scallop puff, has a hand stitched White Rabbit standing on the puff. Tabard with a heart front and back, and a gathered lace ruff at the neck. Fine wire glasses.

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Border Collie Pin Cushion
Border Collie Pin Cushion
Our Price: $35.00

Pin cushion is created using an Altoids tin container. It is transformed into a charming treasure keeper. The inside of the box is lined with a small flower on the inside of the lid. Outside is covered red colored wool blended felt. Blanket stitch across the bottom of the box. Stuffed round scallop puff, has a hand stitched border collie sitting on the puff.

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White Swan Pin Cushion
White Swan Pin Cushion
Our Price: $35.00

Pin cushion is created using an Altoids tin container. It is transformed into a charming treasure keeper. The inside of the box is lined with a small flower on the inside of the lid. Outside is covered white wool blended felt. Blanket stitch across the bottom of the box. Stuffed round scallop puff, has a hand stitched swan with layered feather wings sitting on the puff. Lace trim around the container.

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Bee Pin Cushion
Bee Pin Cushion
Our Price: $35.00

Pin cushion is created using a plain paper mache lidded box. It is transformed into a charming treasure keeper. The inside of the box is lined with a small flower on the inside of the lid. Outside is covered in warm honey colored wool blended felt. Blanket stitch across the bottom of the box. Stacked stuffed round puffs have a hand stitched bee hovering over a felt flower.

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Tuxedo Kitty Pin Cushion
Tuxedo Kitty Pin Cushion
Our Price: $35.00

Pin cushion is created using a plain paper mache lidded box. It is transformed into a charming treasure keeper. The inside of the box is lined with a small flower on the inside of the lid. Outside is covered in red wool blended felt. Blanket stitch across the bottom of the box. Stuffed puff, hand stitched black and white kitty leaping over the puff.

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Bee In Her Bonnet
Bee In Her Bonnet
Our Price: $100.00

Small seated pocket size doll is a fabric doll dressed in crimson, black and white blouse and skirt. Pantaloons under the skirt, striped legs. Fine black colored mohair styled in sculptural forms. Wool blended felt flowers in shades of red, green and gold headband. A felt bee sits on the flower. Face is acrylic paint, colored pencil, and pigma pen.

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Cat's Meow
Cat's Meow
Our Price: $100.00

Small seated pocket size doll is a fabric doll dressed in silk and cotton. Pantaloons under the skirt, striped legs. Fine rust colored mohair styled in looped pony tails. Wool blended tan, gray and white felt kitty headband. Face is acrylic paint, colored pencil, and pigma pen.

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Spells and Kittie
Spells and Kittie
Our Price: $100.00

Small seated pocket size doll is a fabric doll dressed in black and white cotton fabric blouse. Skirt has a fanciful masked cat design on the border of the skirt. Pantaloons under the skirt. Fine rust mohair styled in sculptural forms. Wool blended black tall cone shaped hat. Face is acrylic paint, colored pencil, and pigma pen.

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Surely You Jest
Surely You Jest
Our Price: $100.00

Small seated pocket size doll is a fabric doll dressed in crimson, black and white blouse and pantaloons. Red and black polka dot legs. Red and black cotton tabard, black tulle ruff at the neck. Fine red colored mohair styled in sculptural forms. Fanciful cotton hat. Face is acrylic paint, colored pencil, and pigma pen.

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Angel
Angel
Our Price: $110.00

Small seated pocket size doll is a fabric doll dressed in vintage hankies and laces. Vintage linen sleeves. Pantaloons under the skirt. Crinkle fiber hair in several blond shades. Dome like hat and gathered ribbon treatment at the ear level. Wings of wool felt in layered feathers. Face is acrylic paint, colored pencil, and pigma pen.

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