Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Erin, from Fiona McDonalds book "Babes in the Wool"

Erin is a red haired beauty from Fiona McDonald's book "Babes in the Wool."  I am so impressed with how Fiona created instructions for such a beautiful, yet simple, knit doll.   These dolls have been a joy to knit :-)

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful work, Beth! I love all of these...but Flytt is my favorite :).

    Perfect for Spring...

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  2. Thanks so much, Jill; they have been a lot of fun to knit :-)

    Beth

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  3. I love them all. Their faces, hair & outfits are so dramatic!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous Beth. Love the blue and green color scheme

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  5. Again another beautiful doll! i love seeing them. i love the dress,is that one from Fiona's book? you find the most amazing colors for yarn and but them together beautifully.i would love to go shopping with you at your LYS. lol. :) ~Anne~

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  6. Thank you so much, Kate, Ellen, Rocket, and Anne!

    Beth

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  7. WOW!....I just found your blog and I LOVE IT! I'm a six year old girl trapped in a 65 year old body. I've always loved dolls and dollhouses so your blog is like a piece of heaven for me. As a matter of fact I just bought my first LaLaLoopsy doll plus some mini ones. I've been crocheting for over 30 years so I plan to make all your crochet dolls and I also plan to make your dollhouses.

    THANK YOU so much for sharing your amazing talents. Bless you!

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  8. I just love how very unique the all turn out. Very special individuals, lovely work!

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  9. Thank you, Anita :-)

    Joyce, that is just how I feel...a kid trapped in this fifty-something body :-) Enjoy the crochet!

    Beth

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  10. I just found your blog today while google searching "crochet fairy dolls." I can't believe I've never seen it before! What a wonderful treasure trove of inspiration and ideas! I can't wait to use one of your patterns to make a doll for my daughter's Easter basket this year. I just started crocheting dolls (mostly disney princesses) last summer. Thanks so much for all the free patterns, I will make sure I credit you and this blog.

    -Brooke
    Omaha, NE

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  11. She is superb, I am sooo glad you started to knit although I adore the crocheted dolls and am still meaning to revise my crochet skills.

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  12. She is fantastic.......well done

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  13. Brooke, I'm glad you've found us here :-) Enjoy making a doll for your daughter's Easter basket...this sounds like so much fun!

    Fiona, it is hard to express how happy it makes me to add knitting to crochet, and surely your dolls inspired and prodded me to learn!

    Beth

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  14. Hi Beth,
    What a lovely dolls I have orderd the book of Fiona "Babe's in the wool"but I would love to ask you, those eyes are the difficult? They are so beautiful and make the Doll somehow so real.
    Thanks for showing them.
    have a nice creative day, Marjolein

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  15. Gorgeous! I especially love the coat in the top right.

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  16. Hi Marjolein,

    Fiona shares an easy way to make eyes by painting them on felt. What I love about this is that you make the eyes separate from the face, so if you don't like the way they look, you can try again. I practiced making eyes on paper before painting the felt.

    Fiona has templates for the eyes, and if you feel nervous about using a tiny paintbrush (I do!) you can dot the paint on with a toothpick. I do this all the time :-)

    Enjoy this wonderful book; it was Fiona's beautiful faces and eyes that drew me to this book.

    Beth

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  17. Love this doll Beth! Her hair is fab. Wish mine was this color.

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  18. Hey Lisa, thanks! Wish mine were this color too. Of course, we could find it at the drug store :-)

    Beth

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  19. Thanks for this great easy pattern, the dolls are beautiful.
    I took an idea of making the hair on a crochet base came out fantastic.
    I have made 3 dolls gili, tali ,and sprout she was my first:)

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    1. Awesome! Thank you for the good words :-)

      Beth

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