This needle felted figure was made for a challenge. 
For this Mystery Challenge, we had to use 1 small 
rubber chicken and 1 tin can.  The following items 
had to be visible:  3 buttons: 1 red, 1 character and 
1 – one inch or larger.  We had to use 1 zipper, any 
size, any color;  3 or more feathers  and 1 clothes 
pin, any shape.  The challenge was sponsored by 
the Las Vegas Silver Doll-ers doll club. 

Since I love to needle felt, I made a magician.  His 
bow tie is a clothes pin, his jacket has a zipper down 
the front.  He is holding a yo yo of large buttons. His 
pockets have a red button and a fancy button on it. 
The  chicken  sits  in a magician’s hat which is filled 
with feathers.

I named him Gedalya after my oldest grandson.

He received two awards:  1st for THE BEST USES 
                                          2nd for CUTEST
"GEDALYA THE MAGICIAN" appears on page 60 in 
the March 2009 issue of DOLL CRAFTER AND COSTUMING"
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