Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Lavender

Lavender is the second doll I've made from the wonderful (and free!) Yun Shu pattern, available on Ravelry.  She is just eight inches tall, and has lovely lavender hair (Knit Picks Wool of the Andes sport in Sprinkle Heather).  Her body is worked in Red Heart Super Sport; I don't know if they still make this yarn...I've had this in my stash for a couple of decades.

Her dress is a size 3/sport crochet cotton, and her eyes were crocheted from this wonderful tutorial:

Crochet Eyes

Lavender loves all things purple.  Sadly, all of my lavender has died out over the years, but we found lilacs, violets, and bugle weed.  We will replant some lavender this spring, for sure!




21 comments:

  1. Oh she is just beautiful Beth. Your dolls are always so full of charm and beauty. The flowers are lovely as well I can just imagine the scent of that lilac.

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    1. Thank you, Lorraine! Our lilacs were hurt somewhat by freezing temperature a few days ago, but the ones that survived look, and smell, heavenly :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  2. Your Lavender doll is so pretty! I love the way you made her hair part to the side and the colors are all my faves.
    Blessings,
    Ann

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    1. Thank you so much, Ann; she was so easy and sweet to make :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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    1. Спасибо! Я настолько вдохновлен прекрасные куклы, я вижу, российский dollmakers сделать.

      тепло,

      Бет

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  4. ¡Preciosa! Me encanta como la has vestido.

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  5. Oh Beth she is just so adorable and in my favourite colour as well love her eyes.

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    1. I love this color too, Typs; thank you so much for your sweet words :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  6. Qué dulce resulta con ese vestido!!! ♥

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    1. Thank you so much, Anita :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  8. Ze is zo mooi .twijfel altijd of het haar me lukt.

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  9. Oh master crochet guru. Lavender is amazing in every petite, sweet way. But I must doll talk about the eyes. I did it, but I won't be doing it again in small scale, which is required for this size doll. I settled on using embroidery floss, 3 strands and a 9 steel hook. I could barely see the stitches and had to get out the magnifying glass with the search beam on the end of it. That helped somewhat. The floss kept splitting and falling off the tiny hook. After 30 minutes of only 3 rounds of crochet it was complete. But oh no, I had to make another one. My mind told me to make a cyclops. Drats, the eye was too small. So, my hat is off to you my dear Beth Ann as well as to all micro crocheters. This is an art form in miniature proportions that is not for the average crocheters that won't go below a size B hook.

    Not mini me, Joyce

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    1. My dear, thank you for the kind words! I think it would be a LOT harder to make these eyes with a plyed thread, like embroidery floss. I suspect you used this instead of perle cotton 'cuz you didn't have any perle. I agree it is harder to make the eyes this size, but a single ply of size 8 perle would be marginally easier.

      You could also paint eyes on fabric backed with fusible interfacing...this works quite well, or try embroidering right on the doll. This is a skill I do not have :-(

      warmly,

      Beth

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  10. I love lavender n she is so cute.

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