By Melissa Carter
Stick dolls can be as easy or as intricate as a child likes. Small twigs lend an elfin effect; larger ones require less dexterity. Nests are a simple way to display your pretties; roll an apple-size piece of sheet moss into a ball, make a hole in the centre and wrap with raffia.
Cross a small twig over a longer twig with a bead glued to the top of it. Hold sticks together, wrapping fabric around neck, waist and arms first to secure, before gathering the skirt. Bind ballgown with ribbon, tying at back to create wings. Adorn her head with a cedar cone coif.