Thursday, August 18, 2011

My latest obsession: crochet for Kish!

These little dolls, Helen Kish's Riley (known to me as Kate), and Tulah (I call her Nell) are delightful to crochet for.   Small, but not so small that you'll go blind trying to see your crochet stitches; nicely shaped, and made of vinyl, so you don't have to worry about breaking off a finger.  Kate and Nell now have some dainty crochet underthings, always a great place to start.






These sweet little dainties are crocheted with size 8 perle cotton and a size 7 steel hook.  There are three variations of pantaloons, and three variations of camisole.  Each of the camisole bodices could be the basis of a dress, sundress, rompers, t-shirt, you get the idea :-)

I have a feeling these girls are going to get a new sister, and a much bigger wardrobe!

Enjoy the crochet.

22 comments:

  1. How very darling! I love them all. :) You do such gorgeous work.

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  2. Thank you so much for your good words, Lois; they always warm my heart :-)

    Beth

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  3. "Underthings"? That's a nice term! They are so cute. Thanks!

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  4. those are so cute...wonderful work

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  5. Oh goodness! My Tulah and Anjali will get new underthings. And pretty ones too!

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  6. Oh yeah, do you know how wonderful you are?

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  7. Thanks for the great words, River, Lady, and Kate :-)

    Beth

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  8. Adorable dolls and very pretty unders! So cute!

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  9. Hi Beth,

    I think you have just made a lot of Kish doll owners very, very happy by creating and future creation of lovely clothes. The are such beautiful dolls and now they will have some equally beautiful clothes. Great work. Enjoyed my morning here with you.

    Joyce

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  10. I LOVE the undies you made for Kate and Nell1 And their wigs. Thank you so very much for sharing your inspiration, talent and patterns! So much fun. Cordially, Colleen

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  11. Good morning, JOYce! Thank you for spending the morning with Kate, Nell, and me :-)

    Thank you, Bama and Colleen, always, for your good words :-)

    Beth

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  12. Aw Beth these are just fabulous. You continue to amaze me with your talent and creativity and I thank you for sharing it with us!!

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  13. I got the impression the dolls shown are small. I went to the Kish site, but I saw only 12" and 18" dolls. If the dolls shown are smaller, where did you get them? I am interested in buying a couple.

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  14. Hi Yvonne,

    Yes, Riley is small, about 7.5 inches. It looks like the 2011 Helen Kish collection does not include any Riley dolls. However, here is a link to a retailer that has the 2010 collection with Riley and Kiley, both 7.5 inches.

    http://www.twodaydreamers.com/kico20coclhe1.html

    Denver Doll Emporium has 2008 Zsu Zse, who is an Asian friend of Riley (mine just arrived in the mail today!)

    http://www.denverdoll.com/helen_kish.php

    If you do a Google search for Helen Kish Riley you should be able to find other sources. Also, there is always Ebay.

    Hope this helps,

    Beth

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  15. Oh ! Very cute undies ! I love them !
    Thanks a lot for sharing the patterns with us ! :-)
    Hi from France,
    Sylvie

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  16. Merci, Sylvie in France; and that is the sum total of my French :-)

    Hi Sandra! Thank you :-)

    Beth

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  17. Thanks a lot. I used to be a doll dealer, but this artist is unfamiliar to me. I am assuming she is rather new to the field. Loved the vintage underwear you made.

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  18. These are really lovely, thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  19. These are fabulous! I think I will have to make some. :)

    ~Melimeli

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  20. Oh, I sure hope you do, Melimeli :-)

    Beth

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