Thursday, September 26, 2013

Nightshade

Nightshade is my first Forget-Me-Knot with wings!  The whole idea of making butterflies was to create wings for these tiny dolls.  Nightshade has Mourning Cloak wings (appropriate, don't you think?).  They are crocheted right into her back.  For the next doll, I think I will crochet them inboard a bit closer; the clothing will fit better.

Her dress is from a lace pattern from the Leasure Arts leaflet 20 Beautiful Edgings (they are!).  I wanted one with popcorn stitches that would look like Nightshade berries when crocheted in red.  I don't enjoy crocheting with black, but the lace wasn't too hard to work up.  Putting a white sheet of paper in your lap helps to see the black stitches.

Her hair is Lionbrand Fun Fur, crocheted with a size 1 steel hook.  This is a much smaller than recommended hook for this yarn, but it made a great cap.

Nightshade among her namesake berries.  Very poisonous...Do Not Eat!

19 comments:

  1. Bonjour Beth,
    Congratulations, it is very successful.
    Michèle

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  2. Beth once again you have come up with an adorable doll I just love her your patterns and ideas are so inspirational.

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  3. You had me at the post title, the name suits her very well. You make such lovely dolls. :)

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  4. Nightshade looks very lovely! Her outfit and the wings are just sweet. Are those buttons on her feet? :)

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  5. Oh my, she is lovely. You put such character into all your dolls and Nightshade is no exception. She is so well thought out. Love her skin tone and fuzzy hair. Her lace dress with the berries is delightful, as are her wings. Another amazing doll.

    Joyce

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Joyce :-)

      Beth

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  6. Очень красивая куколка!

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  7. Спасибо! and Thank you! for all of your good words!

    Beth

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  8. Owwwwwwwwwwwwww...what a sweet little cutie! I'm totaly in love!

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  9. Aww sooooo CUTE! Her hair looks like mine when I wake up in the morning...a cute mess, love it!

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    1. Thanks for your sweet words, Carolyn :-)

      Beth

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  10. She's so beautiful...i love her dress! :) ~Anne~

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    1. Hey there, Kate! How great to hear from you :-) Thanks so much for your good words, my friend.

      Beth

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  12. She looks like a flamenco dancer to me :-) so cute.

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  13. Nein so etwas "Süßes" wird nicht aufgegessen :-)

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  14. are you going to post a pattern for the forget me knot doll with the wings and her new clothes. I would love to get a copy. Thanks Michelle

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