I am so saddened to hear this morning of the passing of Elly Knoops, a beloved and talented doll sculptor whom many of us were blessed to count our friend. I remember when the Luca doll kit first arrived on the scene how we all scrambled to get one! I ended up doing at least 3 or 4 of Luca myself. Elly used to send me PMs on Facebook frequently just to stay in touch and because that was the type of lady she was...super friendly and easy going. She will be missed.
I think maybe some of us might want to try to create a tribute page to her on Facebook. You can look for it by searching.