Monday, December 16, 2013

Rose is ready for Christmas!

I have always thought that union suits, those red one-piece undergarments worn in the 1800's, were pretty cute on dolls.  Probably a pain to wear in real life, but dolls live uncomplicated lives and enjoy looking cute :-)

So I knitted up a red union suit for Rose to wear for Christmas, and topped it off with a Santa cap.  Here is the pattern:

Travel doll union suit and Santa cap

We also had a lot of fun knitting up some other Christmas treats.  The stockings are made from a free pattern available on Jean Greenhowe's site; scroll down a bit, they are toward the bottom of the page:

Jean Greenhowe Christmas Stockings

The teddy's and rabbit are from a free pattern from Little Cotton Rabbits:

Teddy and Rabbit

And the blanket was a free pattern from Jennifer Jackson on Ravelry (you need to register, but it is free!)

Doll Blanket

All of these are quick and easy to knit, and the dolls and young (or old) girls in your life will love them :-)

One last item is the Christmas tree!  This one was crocheted a few years back from a free pattern available on the Michaels web site:

Michaels crochet Christmas tree


Rose and I wish you a Merry Christmas, and Happy Holydays!

27 comments:

  1. Just love the outfit and it is so festive looking thaks for sharing the pattern. I have also made the Travel Doll it is on my blog! And I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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    1. Hi Typs!

      Thank you for the good words! I just strolled through your blog and love all the sweet knit dolls you've done from Flutterby Patch; not to mention the sweet doll clothing and your shy Travel doll :-) Have a happy Holyday season!

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  2. Hi Beth, She is so sweet. Love the union suit. Nothing like red longjohns in the winter.
    Hope this Christmas time is full of joy and happiness, shared with all your favorite things.
    Merry Christmas
    til next time,
    Connie

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    1. I agree; red long johns are the fashion statement of the season :-) Thank you for all your good words, and have a happy Holyday season!

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  3. Aw, how sweet and beautiful! You do such a wonderful job. I just love your tiny creations. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Lois. Your good words always mean so much to me :-)

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  4. Oh my gosh by golly, it's time for mistletoe and hooky. In This case Rose. This is over the top of the Xmas tree adorable. Love it. Can't wait to sit down and make a travel doll of my On my way! and dress her in all the cute outfits you provided. You Rock.

    Hugs,

    Joyce

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    1. Hey there, Joyce! I'm looking forward to seeing a Travel Doll in your own way :-) Your doll creations are always a joy to behold. Have a wonderful Floriday Christmas, my friend.

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  5. Oh, what a pretty christmasdoll she is.
    A Merry Christmas to you too.

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    1. Thank you for your good words!

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  6. Gorgeous Christmasgirl in a wonderfull setting. It gives a warm and cosy Christmas feeling to look at your photo's. I wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Love, Margaret

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    1. Thank you, Margaret, for your kind words. I hope you and yours have a joy filled Holyday season!

      Beth

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  7. Such a cute Christmas doll, and I just love the tiny bear and bunny, the clothes, the stockings and the Christmas Tree. In short: everything you do! Merry Christmas Beth, I hope you and your family has the most wonderful Christmas holiday, and thank you for all the inspiration you have given me this last year!

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    1. Thank you so much for all your good words, Anita! Have a joyful Holyday season with those you love :-)

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  8. I just love it! Thank you so much for your beautiful blog. I love visiting it and looking at your creations.

    Merry christmas to you and a very creative and happy 2014

    Marrigje ( the Netherlands)

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    1. Thank you so much for your good words, Marrigje :-) Merry Christmas and blessings this holyday season.

      Beth

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  9. Hmmm...I was sure I left a comment earlier! Good old cyberspace!
    I wanted to say thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful patterns Beth. I love your blog and visit when I can since finding it. I'm not a doll maker but am going to use some of your doll clothes patterns to dress some of my dolls. Your patterns are so cute :)
    I also have a couple of the Gingermelon patterns but haven't made them up yet. You have inspired me to get to and do it. I love your felt work, it's beautiful.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Safe & Happy New Year

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    1. Hi Lynne! Thank you for your good words. I love Shelly's felt patterns, and there is also another dollmaker that offers free felt patterns...her blog is 'Nuno Life' and you can find a link to it under 'Blogs I enjoy' on the left sidebar.

      Have a lovely Christmas, and a creative New Year!

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  10. dear Beth I've had a really tough year, but your blog has really made a difference in my life, thank you for a wonderful blog and i hope you have a wonderful 2014

    love Laila

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    1. Dear Laila, i hope that 2014 is kinder to you, and thank you so much for your good words. Take care,

      Beth

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  11. Your dolls are always so amazing!! Are you on fb or Instagram? So I can follow you there also. I do have a doll question for you I want to try sewing little clothes for my crochet dolls. Do you have a suggestion of what pattern, website, or how to learn to make little skirts and jumpers? I see a lot of sites for AG dolls but the crochet dolls are a little smaller. thanks for your advice!!

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    1. Hi Deedee, thank you for your good words :-)

      No, I am not on facebook or instagram; its all I can do to keep up with a blog and email!

      As for sewing for your crochet dolls, there are some simple patterns on this blog for making hankie dresses (see under Crochet Bleuette) and also attaching fabric skirts to a crochet bodice (see under Pocket Spirits and Crochet Bleutte). Also, there is a cloth doll here with a fabric wardrobe, the Prairie Flower doll. She is about the same size as Crochet Bleuette.

      Beth

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  12. hi, I have just found your blog and wow there are some stunning projects on it.i love the Christmas tree but cannot find the pattern anywhere so wondered if you could help me locate it at all.im not very good on the pc and cant find anywhere to email you that is why I have contacted you here. I really hope I haven't upset you by doing this.angie angie.dragonfly@ntlworld.com

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    1. Hi Angie,

      The Christmas tree was a free pattern from Michaels, but I can't seem to find it either! Rats; it was one of my favorites :-(

      Sorry for the disappointment. You might try a google search for free crochet Christmas trees, or try www.crochetpatterncentral.com.

      Beth

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  13. HI Beth, It's Connie, I'm being lazy and not taking the time to log in but wanted to drop you a line to let you know the Micheals Crochet Christmas tree, is a broken link. I was trying to cheat and use your page to get the tree pattern instead of going through all my patterns on disks. I'll look it up.
    Thanks for all your shares.
    Hope you have a great Fall and Winter time season
    til next time.
    connie

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    1. Thank you, Connie. I found this out a few weeks ago when someone asked me for the link. Fortunately, I kept a copy of this pattern. A shame Michaels took this down, it was one terrific tree!

      Beth

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  14. Beth, your dolls are amazing! I love them all! I too tried to find the pattern for the Michael's tree, so sad that it's no longer there. I love that tree!! Hoping I can look at your photo and see how to make it!!

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