Saturday, February 5, 2011

Ready to travel

Claire says "I'm outta here!"

Claire has packed her bag, put on her hat, and is ready to leave the frozen Midwest.  But where will she go?  Five inches of snow in sunny Dallas?  Frostbite and freeze in the Deep South?  Maybe she'll head for the Caribbean and catch a cruise ship. 

Claire's pretty hat and bag are from the Annie's Attic series "Annie's Miniature Shoe Society," and her mock smock dress is available here on this blog (it is the Christmas dress with cap sleeves and Spring colors).


Closeup of the mock smocking on the bodice.  I love the texture that post stitches give crochet :-)

I sure hope that Groundhog was right; I'm ready for Spring!

36 comments:

  1. Just lovely - I find your work very inspiring!

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  2. my girls are outside in short sleeves and shorts today (it's in the 70s in the bay area). it has definitely felt like Spring here for the past few weeks. blossoms are even appearing! i wouldn't mind a bit more rain and some cold days.

    Claire is adorable! I love her pout and how her eyes even coordinate with the gray in her clothing/accessories.

    All your crochet work is just beautiful, as always.

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  3. Bybido, thank you for your good words; sound like Claire should head for the Bay area :-)

    Thank-you, Christine!

    Beth

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  4. She is adorable and the dress is a great addition. I am just starting to use post stitches and I love the effect.

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  5. Love the outfit and maybe Claire would like to visit here in hot Queensland Australia. She would just love the weather.

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  6. Oh Beth, she is my new favorite! Love the bag and hat. More stuff for me to search out and buy. You'd be surprised at the stuff I buy because you talked about it on here. My wallet never knows what to expect when I visit your blog.

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  7. Beautiful is the only thing I can think to say.

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  8. She is lovely! I hope she find a warm place to be in her beautiful dress! Here in Sweden we have about half a meter of snow, so spring is far away!

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  9. Very nice - I like your dolls :o)

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  10. Hi Beth, This one is just too cute. Lovely.

    -Carolyn-

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  11. so am I...ready for spring! you cutie look like my little daughter, two and a half years old *giggle* when she's ready to move out of home, she puts her hands on the hips and shouts out: I've got enough, I'm moving!! ;O)
    great job, beth...your work is fantastic!
    greets from germany, snowfree for at least 48 hours...
    andrea

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  12. she's so sweet....and yes i'm sure ready for spring here in Canada too. It seems like we've had a snow storm almost once a week. Bring on spring! :D ~Anne~

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  13. C'mon down, Claire! I'm on board Freedom of the Seas right now ready to sail out of Port Canaveral to the Caribbean for another week in the sun. ;)

    Your dolls are so very precious. I love the little stories with them, too. Your work is awesome.

    Hugs,
    Lois

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  14. Hi Beth, gotta ask, which hat and bag? Once again you have created a real keeper. I can hardly wait to finish the sweaters, I'm making some of these wonderful garments. Soon as I finish.

    'til next time
    Connie

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  15. Beth your series of little pockets is stealing everyone's heart. We're having Breakfast at Tiffany's and now traveling to warmer climates with Claire. Your attention to every little detail is quite inspiring.

    Stay well and warm,

    Joyce

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  16. Beth, what can I say! Wonderful as always. And it looks like you are having fun with those hat patterns! I think YOU are the one that's ready for Spring.

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  17. Wow! Thank ALL of you so much for the good words!

    Beth

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  18. Connie,

    The hat and bag are the 'Daisy Blues' pattern from the "Annie's Miniature Shoe Society' series. I'm delighted they fit so well :-)

    Beth

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  19. Beth, Claire is so pretty! Always look forward to seeing your creations. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. She is absolutely adorable. I love the hat and dress. Thank you for sharing your fantastic creations with us.

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  21. Adorable again, :-O a lovely sunny spring dress, I love your dolls and dresses.

    Than you for sharing your pattern

    Love
    Anne-Marie in Denmark

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  22. Lovely creations once again! Thanks for all the inspiration!!

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  23. Thank all of you so much for your good words! They warm my heart :-)

    Beth

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  24. Hello! I just want to be sure i understand lol. You make the basic doll just plain or however, and you can make the clothes separate to actually put on the doll? So you can switch out between clothes and things?

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  25. Hi Anonymous,

    Yes! As a child I was always frustrated with dolls without removable clothing, so all of my dolls can be dressed and undressed; a lot more fun this way :-)

    Beth

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  26. You have such a talent, I love all that you do, I am so glad I found your blog. :)

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  27. Thank-you, cats-rockin-crochet!

    Beth

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  28. Absolutely delightful, thanks for sharing! Hugs Suex

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  29. Your dolls are to die for! My three year old was looking at your blog with me and wants me to make her some pocket spirits with fairy wings, a dollhouse like you made, clothes for her dolls, and "outside" I've got my work cut out for me now :) can't wait to get started! They have been put at the top of my project list

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  30. Sue, thank-you for your good words!

    Meg, sounds like you and your daughter are going to have some fun! I love making dolls for children :-)

    Beth

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  31. I just found your BLOG. I love these little dolls. Oh how I wish I could crochet! Do you sell the finished dolls?

    Sandra

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  32. Hi Sandra!

    You know, crochet is not at all hard to learn, and these little dolls are made with just single crochet stitches. The outfits are a little more complicated, but not much.

    Sometimes I do sell a doll; if I have one someone wants, and they aren't put off by the price :-) If you think you might be interested, you can email me at dollmaker46203 [at] gmail [dot] com.

    But, I'd love for you to be able to make your own!

    Beth

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  33. What a lovely work. You have an amazing hand.

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  34. Es preciosa!Me hago tu seguidora y espero que tu te hagas la mia.

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