Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A Merry Christmas to All!

Here is hoping that all of you have a blessed Christmas day, shared with those you love, and filled with wonder and joy.

My final project for 2014 is a sweet Waldorf doll with a knit body.  Ivy Rose is about 12 inches tall, with a classic Waldorf head secured to a body knit in worsted weight yarn on double point needles.  No seaming!!

The pattern for Ivy Rose and her pinafore is here.  The instructions include a link to a picture tutorial for making the head that I put together several years ago:

Head tutorial

and a tutorial for making hair:

Hair tutorial

Both of these tutorials are also available here on the blog, along the left hand side.

Ivy Rose and I wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

23 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas Beth and a very happy 2015.

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  2. You did it and so quickly. She is awesome. Love the fair isles pinafore and her colorful hair. I can see many of these in your (and my) future. So wonderful Beth. Thanks for another year of friendship, creativity and so much inspiration.

    Merry Christmas

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    1. Thank you, Joyce, for your good words and your wonderful friendship. Here's to a New Year filled with the joy of Make :-)

      In friendship,

      Beth

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  3. Merry Christmas, Beth!
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful projects, patterns and ideas.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Petra

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    1. Merry Christmas, Petra! Thank you for your friendship and your good words :-)

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  4. A happy christmas and a good, cretive 2015 to you. I always enjoy your dolls and blogs. Ivy Rose is again a very sweet little one. Thank you. Hartelijke groeten, Beerta.

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    1. Merry Christmas, Beerta! Thank you for following along all these years :-)

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  5. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a the best ever Happy New Year!
    It will be a treat to see all the new things you will create in the year to come.
    You are always such an inspiration!

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    1. Thank you Anita, and Merry Christmas! Good friends inspire one another; it is good to have you as a friend :-)

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  6. Thank you for the xmas wishes and blog on Lottie alternate foot and clothes. I just recently started following deena' dolls group and I am more a crocheter than knitter but learning. I love your jointed doll and will be making them. Thank you for your excellent patterns, dolls, clothes, and tutorials. They are so complete. You are awesome

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    1. So glad to hear you've joined Deena's group! I have been a crocheter since I was ten, and only recently taught myself to knit. I love both :-) Knitting is a wonderful skill to add to your crochet talents.

      Merry Christmas!

      Beth

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  7. Vaše panenka je moc krásná, přeji krásné sváteční dny.

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    1. Děkuji mnohokrát a veselé Vánoce!

      Beth

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  8. Gracias por estos preciosos patrones
    ¡¡¡Feliz Navidad!!!

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    1. Eres muy bienvenido y feliz Navidad!

      Beth

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  9. Thank you for sharing your dolls this year. I've not made a doll in years, but yours are so lovely I have quite a few of them on my 'To Do' list for 2015. So lovely! Happy Holidays and a very wonder filled New Year!

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    1. Thank you, and I hope 2015 is filled with dollmaking joy for you :-)

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  10. Hi Beth,

    I refreshed my memory on how to make a Waldorf doll head. It looks pretty daunting to me. You know me, your non sewing friend. So I went to Weir and A Child's Dream Come True Websites to do a little recon. On a child's dream they have a head already made for $9.99. You would just have to purchase the outer fabric. At Weir, they have a waldorf kit to make a knitted body with all supplies to make the doll for $26.99. I'm going with either of these options. Or, maybe even both. To purchase individually would cost more.

    Thought this might be helpful to your followers and first time Waldorf doll makers.

    Inquiring minds,

    Joyce

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    1. Joyce, these are both excellent websites; I've ordered from both of them. And the idea of a pre-made head is a good way to get started making Waldorf dolls. But I am sure you could make a Waldorf head. There is actually very little sewing involved; I know I was intimidated the first time I tried it, but when you finish this head, with its endearing childlike shape, you will be enchanted :-) And it isn't as hard as you might think!

      Thank you for the great suggestions!

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  11. She is just adorable and speaks of Spring! (Yeah I know it's only the end of December, but I've already had enough of winter here in VT).

    Happy Holidays - can't wait to see what treasures you come up with in 2015!

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    1. Thank you for the great words! Yes, she makes me think of Spring as well...it cannot come to soon :-)

      Best wishes for a happy and creative 2015!

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  12. Thank you for you tutorials. I loved.

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