Sunday, October 24, 2010

More WIP's!

No, it isn't as perverse as it sounds; WIP's are Work-In-Progress :-)

Paton's Astra sportweight/dk yarn is the perfect yarn for making the little Pocket Spirits, and I had to have skeins in all of their many flesh toned colors.  And then, of course, I needed to make a doll out of each of the colors, and give them all different hair styles.  This yarn is a pleasure to work with, it is soft without splitting, and works up nice and tight so no fiberfill shows through the stitches.  Find Paton's Astra here:

Paton's Astra at Mary Maxim

They are all sporting hair using Nashua Hand Knits, Creative Focus Kid Mohair yarn.  This is a wonderfully 'hairy' mohair yarn, and you can find it here:

Nashua Creative Focus Mohair yarn at Fabric.com

Now to get them dressed :-)
Paton's Astra in Aran, Apricot, Medium Tan, Dark Tan, and Soft Tan

13 comments:

  1. Your dolls are always so precious. I enjoy stopping by to see what you are making. :)

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  2. Your dolls are such an inspiration I have downloaded the pattern to try! They are really cute!

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  3. Thank-you so much for your good words, Lois, kachasek, and TypsTatting :-)

    Beth

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  4. elles sont superbes!

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  5. first at all.big thanks for your wunderfull blogg.
    I am here nearly everyday take a look.
    I really love your doll.

    you put sun in my life whid this sajt.

    sorry my english not perfekt.I am from sweden.

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  6. i love seening your dolls. the Astra yarn does have a lot of nice skin tone colors.i can't wait to see the little ones with outfits. have a great day! :D ~Anne~

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  7. Thank-you for the great words :-)

    Beth

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  8. Wonderful Beth. You are so prolific! It's amazing how they are made with the same pattern, but each have their own personality. Can't wait to see the clothes. Maybe........winterwear?

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  9. I love your dolls, they are wonderful! I´m trying to make one, but have allredy made at least three mistakes. But I think she is going to be cute.. It´s only my second try to read pattern in english so maybe it´s working better next time. Thankyou for the pattern!(excuse my english, I´m from Sweden)

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  10. Lisa, I'm working on some Victorian outfits for these little Spirits from a pattern I've had for some time. Its nice to 'coast' and work someone else's pattern...with just a few tweaks :-)

    Sara, your English is outstanding...much better than my Swedish :-) If you have trouble with the pattern, let me know and I'm sure we can work it out. I'd love to see your finial results.

    Beth

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  11. Hi Beth love your doll patterns and I use Patons Astra most of the time and yes it workes up beautifully. haven't got around to you pocket spirits yet been busy with my Dowling Dolls,but I'm going to get at them real soon ,want to make a couple or so for my granddaughter for Christmas,thankyou so much for the patterns...Diane

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  12. Beth, how wonderful and creative your dreams have come to life in these beautiful creations!!! I can't wait to create my own!!! Thanks for your patterns, but I do have a question: I have some difficult with "faces", do you have a tutorial on your faces? My email is two.thommies@verizon.net!
    Can't wait to create!!!
    Leslie-K

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