Thought I'd just give you a book reference tonight as my long-lasting virus has now morphed into earache and I'm feeling like pants! Anyway, it's my plan to make a couple of art dolls before Christmas and one of the most amazing and brilliant books I've come across is 'Creative Cloth Doll Collection' by Patti Medaris Culea. As it's also Blogtoberfest, maybe you could pop over to her blog - her blog banner features one of her dolls. There is also a button for Amazon where you could get a peek at her book.
Off for a refreshing sleep, and hopefully painless ears tomorrow :)