Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Teacup Spirits

Here is a new pattern for an even smaller Spirit doll.  Teacup Spirits!  They are just under five inches tall, and inspired by my little Lati White Belle.    They have movable heads and shoulders, and pose-able limbs.  Once I got the pattern the way I liked it (took four tries!), it only takes about an hour and a half to crochet the little doll.


Tiny wigs from laceweight mohair, fingering weight yarn, or embroidery floss cap these little darlings off very nicely.

This wig was made from laceweight mohair/silk yarn.  A little goes a long way!  It is 7/8 oz and 195 yards.  I used a size 1 steel hook, and made chain loops for the curls.













This wig was made from fingering weight wool yarn.  It is 1 3/4 oz, 310 yards.  I used a size 1 steel hook, and this wig is removable.  If you make the cap a little smaller, I bet it would fit a Lati White or PukiPuki BJD :-)










This wig is made from embroidery floss, which is fantastic at this scale.  All those colors!  It takes three or four skeins of floss to make a wig; for this long wig it took three skeins.  To make crocheting the wig cap easier, I wrap the floss around a floss bobbin before crocheting.  If you need another skein to finish the cap (I did) just wrap it around your empty bobbin and tie it on to your working strand.  Make sure the knots are on the inside of the cap.











This cute, curly cap is made from worsted weight boucle yarn.  A bit big for this scale, and the stitches are not so easy to see, but still doable with a size C crochet hook.  And any mistakes are invisible in all these curls :-)









Click the link for the Teacup Spirits Pattern,  or you can also find it on the left sidebar of this blog.


Think small!  Clothing patterns to follow :-)

37 comments:

  1. Beth! Teacup Spirits are so tiny. Love them. Thank you.

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  2. Eeeeeep!
    So sweet and tiny. I love them all!
    Wanted to let you know that I've finished my little doll- do pop over and see her, i'd love to know what you think!
    By the way, I made her 9inches tall- a bit bigger than your pocket sprites- do you have any clothing patterns I could try?!!

    Thank you so much for your fab patterns and tutorials.
    I can't wait to make my next doll.
    Xx

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  3. My goodness Beth, these are even cuter than the others! I love these. Some day I am going to save enough money to order a doll from you!!

    Sandra

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  4. Very cute and clever, I just love the hair ideas.

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  5. Thank you all so much for the good words :-) These little guys are so quick to make, you can be overrun with them in no time!

    Beth

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  6. These are so cute! And a teacup could would be a great place for a relaxing herb-infused soak for these guys!

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  7. Well done Beth, another outstanding job with your wonderful dolls.

    Thank you so much for sharing.
    `til next time,
    Connie

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  8. Dear Beth here michela from Italy. tea cup spirit are great as all your doll patterns thank you dear friend. we are all waiting for dresses. thank youuuuuuuuuuuu

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  9. Thank you for the good words, Michela, Connie, and Lyn :-)

    Beth

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  10. Oh! They are just precious. I can hardly wait for their clothes..... You are so inspiring and so generous with your talent. Thank you so very much for your blog. My dolls and I LOVE it. Cordially, Colleen

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  11. Beth, I do so much love your patterns and ideas and I was wanting a small, small doll and there it is!!! Thank you so very much. Pat

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  12. These little lovelies are so precious!!!
    Thank you so much for all you share with us Beth.

    Hugs,
    ♥Anita
    http://aseknc.blogspot.com/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/aseknc/
    To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping. - - Chinese Proverb

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  13. No doubt about, certifiable. I can't keep up. First the Free Spirit, then Mini, then Pocket, now Teacup. Oh, then there were the felt dollies too. Oh, and need I say...Prairie Flowers?

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  14. Colleen and Kate, Anita and Pat, thank you so much for the good words! I love your original work, and the little dolls you make from these patterns :-)

    Beth

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  15. Beth, I finally made it over here! The are just toooo precious! Your dolls have so much personality, you just want to hug them. :)

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  16. Hey, Lisa! Like I said earlier, so good to have you back in the blogverse :-) Thanks so much for the good words.

    Beth

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  17. What cute little dolls! You're very talented! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. Beth, it just gets cuter and cuter!! :D

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  19. oooh, how very darling! I just love them!

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  20. Lois, Eva, and Millasew, thank you so much for your good words :-)

    Beth

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  21. Just me again.
    Little Chloe is now dressed. I adapted your camisole pattern to make a dress!
    She's on my blog if you fancy a peek!
    Xx

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  22. These are just too cute...I've been wanting to make the mini spirits and now these. I will eventually.

    It dawned on me to open firefox and see if I could leave comments this way on other blogs, and it worked. I'm so relieved now. For some reason I cannot leave comments through internet explorer, that's weird.

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  23. Hi Carolyn, thank you for your kind words :-)
    I'm glad you've figured out a way to leave comments; Firefox is my browser of choice too.

    Beth

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  24. Hi Beth, I would love to say a big thank you for your lovely patterns,I made myself a mini free spirit and put some pics on my blog maybe you would like to take a look.
    have a nice day.
    Marjolein
    http://ravelein.blogspot.com/

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  25. Marjolein, she is beautiful!

    Beth

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  26. Beth i hope you dont think i m cheeky asking but could i possibly try and sell items made from your patterns , love them all .....carol x

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  27. Hi Carol,

    No, I do not mind at all if you sell dolls you've made from my patterns. I would ask that you give me designer credit on your hangtag, that's all.

    Good luck!

    Beth

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  28. Thank you so much for that ......i m not to sure how i m going to get them past my daughter though x

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  29. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely patterns! I don't have flicr to share pics of my teacup spirit doll on the group, but I posted them on my crochet blog here: http://lunascrafts.livejournal.com/5589.html#cutid1 Thanks again!

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  30. hola,me encantan tus muñecas,muchas gracias por compartir patrones,ya tienes otra seguidora y te invito a mi blog:amigurumis marga.

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  31. can anyone help me. i cannot find the link for the tea cup spirit doll pattern

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    1. The link is in the last line of the above post, just above the last picture. Click on it and you should see the pattern.

      Beth

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  32. Your website is the BEST I've ever seen! I love everything you do!

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  33. Your work is beautiful, i'm just wondering where to find the eyes, and what size? I'm going to give this doll a chance and only hope it can come out as lovely as yours, your very kind to share for free with everyone.

    Liz

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    1. Hi Liz, thank you for your good words :-) There are a couple of places I buy eyes from, both of them have links on this blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the blog page to "Links I Love," and at the bottom of the list you will find a link to Suncatcher Eyes and to Animal and Cat Eyes. The Teacup Spirit pattern will tell you what size eyes to use.

      Beth

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