Monday, February 20, 2012

Embyr, a Fire Elf

Embyr is a fire Elf, based on the dolls from Fiona McDonald's 'Knitted Fairies' book.  This is a wonderful doll form, and has been great fun creating my own special Elves.

Fiona has two other books, so I will crack the pages of a new book and see what new creation emerges :-)

24 comments:

  1. Love your fairy Beth...did you see the e-mail I sent you with an address for the blog with the little crocheted mice? Some of the outfits remind me of the clothing you have made.

    Susan
    http://artsculpts.blogspot.com/

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  2. Beth, I just love it. You do so well. I have the book, and it tempts me...

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  3. ТАКАЯ ХОРОШЕНЬКАЯ! ТОЛЬКО ГРУСТНАЯ)! БРАВО!

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  4. You are a creating BALL of fire, Beth! She's an absolute beauty! And I am determined to find a copy of this book! I love these dolls! By the way, please could you email me & give me YOUR email address because I would like to ask you a question! THANKS!!!!

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  5. Thank you all for your great words :-) Fiona's books are filled with dollmaking inspiration; I highly recommend them.

    Beth

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  6. She is really precious! I keep coming back to see her!

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  7. oh wow! I love your knitted elves, both of them are beautifull!

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  8. Each elf is so amazing that i can't decide which is my farvorite. lol You have really mastered knitting these lovely dolls. i love her outfit and hair.Her skin tone in so lovely and her dress matches it perfectly. Could you please let me know how you increased the arms to make them bigger to fit a pipe cleaner in them. i would love to make mine with movable arms. the pattern is worked from the hand up so i'm just wondering how you did the increase. thanks! :) i can't wait to see what other dolls you come up with from Fiona's other books. My Gothic Knits book just came in and i'm picking it up tomorrow. i can't wait to see the dolls in it.:) ~Anne~

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the firey streak in her hair.

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  10. Thank you Anita and Umulia, for your good words :-)

    Thank you, RocketKnit!

    Anne, all I did for the arms was increase from six stitches to eight. Then, I wrapped a length of pipe cleaner with double sided tape and tightly wrapped some fiberfill around this. I place the pipe cleaner inside the arm before stitching, then stitched the arm up with the wrapped pipecleaner encased inside. Oh, I also didn't make the thumbs :-)

    Hope this helps,

    Beth

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  11. Hi Beth!

    Wow, you sure have been busy knitting up a storm of fabulous dolls! Your workmanship is just superb and I love all the little details you put into your creations! Hope you're doing well:)
    Shelly

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  12. thanks Beth, it was the thumbs that had me confused for the increasing. :) i'll give it a try. ~Anne~

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  13. I love these girls, I'm so proud, you are such a wonderful crafter Beth. this has to be my favourite blog.

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  14. Hi Beth...my laptop has been out of commission...I had to get the motherboard replaced twice.

    Wow Beth waiting was worth the wait to come back and view all your new creations I so love all the new doll knits you've created...they are so sophisticated and lady like.

    I made a new version using your mini free spirit doll pattern and created a 5" crochet doll miniature dollhouse size using cotton crochet thread size 10 and some clothes and felt clothes. I was wondering may I put the pdf pattern up for others to make on my blog? I will send you the pdf first so you can see it...it's not quite finished yet because I haven't made the tutorial for the felt clothes yet. Let me know what you think.

    Carolyn

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  15. She is exquisite! After seeing all the adorable ones that you have created, I have to add this book to my wishlist!

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  16. Hi Carolyn, it is good to have you back! I wondered why you had been so quiet; now I know :-) As long as you credit me with the original design, I don't mind at all if you post it on your blog.

    Hex, Fiona's books are well worth having :-)

    Fiona, you have created such a wonderful pattern; a sophisticated doll that is easy to make. What could be better! Thank you for your good words :-)

    Beth

    Shelly, thank you for stopping by and leaving such kind words :-)

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  17. My dear Beth,

    She is quite the Goddess of Fire. From the embers glowing in her hair to the her firey clothing and jewels. She would live in the lava fields of Kiluea with Nephele and Anak if you would let her visit.

    Joyce

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  18. Thank you so much, Joyce, for all your good words :-)

    Beth

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  19. Dear Beth,
    I would really love to talk to you about something - how can i reach you on email? Can you please contact me at copilarim[@]gmail[.]com or leave me a message here with your email. Thank you very much!!

    Hugs,
    Rux

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  20. She is a real beauty. Love the colours you chose.

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  21. I would buy here. She's beautiful. The outfit, the hair, the face. Perfect.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words.

      Beth

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