The Contortionist was made in Feb of 2009.
I was particularly happy with how her eyelashes came out.
At the time I was considering several (more contorted/ some siamese) circus inspired dolls. Unfortunately, I didn't account for the color-fastness of the black material of this one. Used to sewing in silks and other natural fabrics, it was a huge disappointment when she ended up getting wet and was stained.
It was pretty frustrating and I became more active in my other simultaneous project, a "Word Bird". Pictures of that later :)