Friday, July 6, 2012

A new work in progress

A new work in progress; Bleuette in crochet!  Elbows and knees are jointed in a manner to imitate how Bleuette is jointed, and her head is jointed to move as well.

The body proportions are shaped and similar to Bleuette, even down to her cute little butt :-)

This doll is my first prototype; she's a little long in the torso, and her shoulders belong on a football player.  Mark II should be tweaked to take care of these.  Still, all in all, I'm happy with how she is developing :-)

I've had the idea for this doll in the back of my mind for some time.  I'm fascinated with Bleuette, her history, her wardrobe, and her little-girl look.  When I'm happy with the results, the pattern for her will be freely available here, just in time to celebrate the third birthday of this blog, and over 1000 followers!

More on Bleuette, and the pattern, coming soon :-)

31 comments:

  1. Wooow she is amazing! I love her:D
    hugs
    rux

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  2. You are such a genius! And a true inspiration :)

    Thank you for your generosity :)

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  3. It looks great so far
    Britt

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  4. she even has a belly button!! What a darling figure she has--you have so much imagination--the knee sections are just fantastic. I need to get out the crochet hook and join you in this fun.

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  5. I've never heard of Bleuette before today so I did a bit of research. I note your US Ebay is well endowed with them whereas Ebay UK has half a dozen books and two pairs of shoes. You seem to have many more doll enthusiats in the States. Love your dolly creations as always. Hope dolls and humans are managing to keep cool (ish). What a contrast to the Noah's flood going on over here.

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  6. Thank you ALL for your lovely comments; it is too hot here to do anything but crochet :-)

    Beth

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  7. She is wonderful. I love everything you make. But the problem is, I want to make them all and I am way behind! Keep up the great work.

    Sandra

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  8. Thanks so much, Sandra :-) Remember, make what's fun first!

    Beth

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  9. She is darling!!! And a fantastic prototype! Beth, I don't know how you do it!

    Sandie

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  10. Ditto to the previous post above yours, Beth!!! And I agree with you as well...it's TOO HOT here in Mississippi to do anything but crochet! And that is just what I have been doing :)

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  11. Your Bleuette is DARLING! I can hardly wait to make one. My Bleuettes will LOVE her (Them!!!--Bleuettes are like potato chips .....)And they are so much fun to dress.... Maybe some crochet shoe & boot patterns????
    Cordially, Colleen

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  12. I never heard about that doll type - it's because non-barbie dolls are VERY expensive in Poland - paying 1/3 of your monthly payment for one PukiPuki or Blythe doll is a pure madness... )
    And about the crocheted doll - she looks so adorable and I'm sure she'll be fun to make, so I can't wait to see the pattern!

    Cheers,
    Alex

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  13. Thank you all so much for your great words, Alex, Colleen, Anita, Jane, Bev and Sandie!

    Keep cool :-)

    Beth

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  14. Oh Beth...you have captured her likeness.

    I too have admired Bluette and been wanting to make one with cloth.

    I so love, love, love her wig. You know that's my favorite kind of hair on a doll. I'm so excited to see her finished with her clothes.

    Carolyn

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  15. When I've finished my latest project I am going to crochet a doll- so inspiring, so desirable.

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  16. Absolutely brilliant. There's no way my meagre crochet skills would stretch to making something like that!

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  17. Will the elbow joints be done the same as the knee tutorial?

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  18. Carolyn and Fiona, thank you both for your good words :-)

    RocketKnit, the only stitch used for this doll is single crochet, so if you can single crochet, you can make her!

    Anon, the joints for this doll are more like the simple head joint. I did not use button jointing for this doll. I'll have a pattern up soon...sometime this week :-)

    Beth

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  19. Oh my she is so cute I just adore her features! I also have never heard of these dolls.

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  20. oh Beth! I can hardly wait for this one to come out. I LOVE Bleuette and she's absolutely adorable!
    ellen

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  21. Oh dear,
    I´m so happy, that I found your blog!
    I love it.
    I´m sorry for my bad english. I´m from Germany.
    And I can say "Einfach klasse!"

    Valentina

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  22. Hey Ellen! It is great to hear from you :-) I know you have such lovely Bleuette girls, and have made beautiful Bleuettes from Judi's great pattern. It will be wonderful to see your crochet version. I'm working on the pattern today, when I get time. A lot more pictures than usual for me, but I think it will be a good pattern :-)

    Valentina, thank you very much for your good words; I'm glad you've found me here :-)

    Beth

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  23. Hi there. I have just come across your blog when I googled'crochet dolls' and I just wanted to say how FAB your blog and dolls are...... soooo different from the usual doll patterns on offer. They are really beautiful. I can't wait to have a go. Thanx soooo much for sharing your lovely work with us. Hugs, Jayne xxx :)

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  24. Hey Jayneyd, that is cool; it never occurred to me that I could be found by Googling :-)

    Beth

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  25. Hello Beth,
    I made a doll from your pattern and her name is "Beth" :)
    if you want visit me and you can see our little girl :)
    I put a link to your blog on my post - because I like your blog so much.
    I hope it´s ok. (sorry for my grammar - I´m from Germany)

    Hugs,
    Valentina

    http://unserkleinerkonvent.blogspot.de/2012/07/was-ich-noch-zeigen-will.html

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  26. Valentina, your doll is delightful! And you know, your English is MUCH better than my German :-)

    Beth

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  27. I love this pattern just finished her and i'm so proud of how she turned out. You are a crochet genius ^^ I named her lilian. I'm so glad i found your blog, crocheted almost every pattern i've found here ^^
    http://yuriko72.deviantart.com/art/Lilian-317185298
    Here is her just in case you want to see it

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  28. Ashlyn, she is beautiful! Such a lovely color for her skin, and your crochet is perfect :-) Thank you for your good words, too.

    Beth

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  29. Hallo Beth!
    Erst einmal liebe Grüße und vielen vielen Dank für die schönen Puppen zum schauen und die super Anleitungen.Ich muß immer wieder hier vorbei schauen.Zu süß.
    Ich habe eine Frage .Beim häkeln vom Oberschenkel : was bedeutet BLO?
    Vielen vielen Dank und noch viele super Ideen.Mit freundlichen Grüßen Regina

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