I developed a love for creating 3-D characters while working for 12 years at Alinco Costumes. Now, as a school teacher, I still enjoy the process of designing and sculpting these imaginative characters. I recently completed this old woman I call Baba Yaga, after the Slavic folk tale. The figure is about 10 inches tall. The face and hands are sculpted in Sculpey. The body is shaped with foam and wire. Then the clothes are hand sewn, which is the most difficult part for me.