I've jumped on the Monster Doll-making bandwagon, but I want mine to be whimsical, not scary or gross. I'm calling this 13" doll "Frightful Freda", but she has a tiny smile. I drew the body shapes on cardboard, traced them onto unused fabric quilt blocks, then cut and machine-stitched them together before stuffing. Her face is wool felt, and her eyes are vintage buttons. Like everything I stuff, this doll has sage inside and a genuine crystal on the outside for positive energy. Then came a surprise when she was done -- I realized I may have channeled a few of my ancestors and my father who were Firemen, the subject of my fussy-cut fabric embellishments. The Superman image just seemed to validate that first responder theme. Instead of planning a project or following a pattern, choosing everything as it's needed is more fun for me, and it often ends in this kind of surprise.