Thursday, November 3, 2011

Kaitlyn, a Christmas commission

Kaitlyn is a sweet little cat-eared Pocket Spirit, commissioned as a Christmas gift.  She was a lot of fun to make :-) 

Patterns for the doll, and her outfits, are available free here on the blog.  Look on the left sidebar for 'Links to Pocket Spirit Patterns.' 

I'm starting to run out of time!  Still have several Christmas gifts of my own to make, but I can't stop knitting :-)  I'm enjoying the heck out of learning something new.

Kaitlyn in her birthday suit :-)

23 comments:

  1. She is so precious!! I love so much your dolls and your works:)!
    hugs,
    rux

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  2. She is very cute. But I love all of your work.

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  3. Glad to hear you are having fun with knitting still! What is the little green dress she is wearing called? =) It's splendid!

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  4. wow, she's realy lovely, nicely done.

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  5. I didn't see where I could sign in with Yahoo! Anyway, I found your blog and I am amazed by the beautiful dolls and types of dolls featured on your site. I am interested in links and resources re: crocheting dolls. I would like to make a set of ancestor dolls...ie grandparents, great-grandparents. My email is kristinhammit@yahoo.com I didn't find a way to contact you (Beth) so I am posting this comment:)

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  6. I SWEAR, Beth, I was going to EMAIL you (or send a search party - LOL!) if you didn't post soon. I was worried you may have caught the 'creeping crud' that's been going around! Anyway, I clicked on your blog, and - VOILA! - I found this post with such a precious new doll! No WONDER you haven't posted lately! You were busy 'giving birth' to this lovely sweetheart!

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  7. OMG she is amazing! Painfully cute! And as Mother Goose said, I love all your work. And I have a question. I can't seem to find where to send you a picture of something I have done from one of your patterns? Anyway, thank you for all your inspiration. You are currently my mentor! (really!)

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  8. Thank ALL of you so much for your kind, kind words :-)

    Risurocket, if you have a Flickr account, there is a group on Flickr where you can post pictures of the dolls you make from my patterns. It is:

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/freespiritamidolls/

    This is the best place to post them; you can share them with everyone this way!

    Kai, thanks for your concern; I've been teaching myself to knit, so it has been occupying my time :-)

    Kristin, all of the patterns for my dolls are available free here on the blog. Just look on the left sidebar, and you will find several different kinds of dolls to crochet. Hope this helps.

    Thanks again, everyone!

    Beth

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  9. Sarah, the green dress is crochet from a lace pattern, then the top is gathered up with crochet to make the bodice. There is a tutorial (on the left sidebar of this blog) on how to do this.

    Beth

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  10. Can't tell you how much you inspire me! This doll is so sweet! (Good luck with that knitting thing, I admire you for that!)
    Charley

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  11. Thanks for the link, Beth! I will try to get a better picture of my doll and post it for you. I have at least 5 more I want to make, so I might wait until the whole set is done. :)

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  12. Hello Beth!

    I just love this little sweetie and whoever asked you to make her is going to be very happy indeed! Love those tiny kitten ears!

    So sorry I haven't popped in for a while, but wanted to come and say a quick 'hello' while I have a minute.

    Hope all's well with you:)
    hugs,
    ~Shelly

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  13. She is very precious, Beth! Someone will have a lovely Christmas. I love the purple dress, especially. :)

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  14. Thank you for stopping by, Shelly :-)

    Lisa, I know you have a purple passion :-)

    Beth

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  15. Hi Beth,
    I have question: What is the size difference between the pocket spirit doll and the mini free spirit? Mostly with the clothing, actually. I have a pocket spirit I've made for my daughter for Christmas, but she is naked! I haven't had the courage to try any of the pocket spirit clothing instructions, though, and there doesn't seem like there's that many.

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  16. Hi Just Stitched,

    You can use the Mini Free Spirit patterns to make clothing for your Pocket Spirit by changing the thread and the hook. For the Pocket Spirit, use either DMC size 8 perle cotton or size 20 crochet cotton and a size 8 hook. Then, you can use any of the Mini Free Spirit patterns.

    Hope this helps,

    Beth

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  17. Oh how I wish you sell these...I always envied ppl who could crochet. I tried and failed but this one takes my breath away. I know a teenage girl that would love this precious doll...
    Thank you for sharing it.

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  18. Hai Beth, I'm Ratna from Indonesia. I really love your pattern and I already made some doll using your pattern for my friends graduation gift. I posted them on my page and give a link to your blog. And now a lot of my friends ask me to make another doll and sell them. I'm planning to use your bleuette pattern and pocket spirit doll pattern, with some modification. So, can I sell the finished doll made out of your pattern? I promise I'll mention you and your blog as the designer and print them on my tag card.
    I'm waiting for your response. Thank you before.

    PS : If you want to see the finished doll made by me, maybe you can go here. But It's in Indonesian
    http://ratnamanikpratiwi.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/gifts-for-graduated-friends/

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    1. Your dolls are lovely, and you may certainly sell dolls made from my patterns. Thank you for giving me designer credit, which is all I ask :-)

      How kind to give dolls as a graduation gift! I gift people with dolls all the time.

      Have a lovely day,

      Warmly,

      Beth

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