Friday, July 1, 2016

Helene's Wardrobe and Fox Box


Helene, and Fox, from the book Jane, The Fox, And Me

Based on the lovely illustrations from the book Jane, the Fox, and Me, I decided to make Helene a wardrobe.  When we first meet Helene, she is in school, and her basic school outfit is a long sleeve pullover and leggings:


And she also carries her school supplies in her backpack:


It is winter, and Helene wears a knit jacket,  cap and scarf to keep warm:





Before her friends became her tormentors, they all dreamed of having vintage crinoline dresses, and Helene's mother makes her one.   But, it isn't vintage, and it has become last year's dream.



At camp, Helene wears shorts and a tee shirt and sneakers.   These outfits are made from some basic patterns for Yun Shu

Wardrobe Basics for Yun Shu

Some items from Wardrobe Basics for Yun Shu




Put it all together in her Fox Box, with a cross stitched fox banner, peg rack of shank buttons and grossgrain ribbon, a flower garden afghan, and a chest made from a tea box and cardstock.  

I used three free crochet squares from Ravelry for the afghan, and some freely available printables from Pinterest to cover the tea box chest.  Shank buttons made great pegs for the peg rack, sewn onto a length of grossgrain ribbon, which was then glued to the back of the box.

All the patterns should fit Yun Shu, with the exception of the shoes.  I altered Yun Shu so that she has very tiny feet, and this is what the shoes fit.  Otherwise, any very slim bodied eight inch doll should be able to wear these outfits.

Enjoy the crochet!

19 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Yolanda :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  2. Oh my you have been busy and what a glorious array of goodies you have made, utterly brilliant, such a talented lady, I may just have to make one of these dolls... well done...Amber

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    1. The doll is amazingly simple to make...enjoy!

      warmly,

      Beth

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  3. Oh Beth you have done it again that doll and her outfits are way to cute!

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    1. Thank you so much, Typs!

      warmly,

      Beth

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    2. Please tell me how to get the patterns for the doll and clothing as well. I'm on yourblog andI don't see the patterns??please help!

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    3. Hi Betty,

      The clothing patterns are hyperlinks within the blog post, and the doll pattern, which is not mine, is freely available from Ravelry. It is also hyperlinked as Yun Shu.

      The fox is my pattern, also hyperlinked in the blog post, and the box is out of my imagination :-)

      I hope this helps,

      warmly,

      Beth

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    4. Actually, Betty, you have to go back one post to get the fox pattern; sorry about that.

      Beth

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  4. Oh you have made such a delightful doll,and her gear. I was over at Ravelry and love the stitched fox banner. The more you look at this beautiful display,,the more you find. Our neighbors sometimes put items next to the trash bin and yesterday I found a sealed pack of craft foam cards that would be great to make little books. Yes, I pick through the trash. I know how much went into creating something like this and I also know how much you enjoyed doing it. Thank you for sharing the patterns and links. You have made all of us very happy. Well done...I give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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    1. You know, that fox banner is a cross stich pattern I pinned from you! I loved it, and it worked up so quick and easy :-) And, yes, I loved making the box, and figuring out what to put in it and how to make it. The teabox chest worked out better than I expected, and I like the ribbon 'peg rack' better than a closet rod...easier to put and keep in place!

      Mostly, though, just as you, I love making :-) And sharing with you!

      warmly,

      Beth

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  5. Es todo precioso. Gracias por las explicaciones.

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    1. Muchas gracia, Isabel :-)

      con gusto,

      Beth

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  6. So adorable! I wish I could knit! I love crocheting, but knitted doll outfits look so much cuter! You did an amazing job. Love the fox too!

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    1. Thank you, Kat; I believed for 40 years I couldn't knit :-) Maybe a friend or a local yarn shop could teach you...or you could teach yourself. I found books in the library and YouTube videos very helpful.

      warmly,

      Beth

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  7. Me encanta la muñeca y todos sus accesorios y la idea de la caja para contenerlo todo me apasiona! Es una delicia acercarse por aquí! Un beso! :)

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    1. ¡ Gracias Zuleta tanto! Me alegro mucho de que viene a visitar :-)

      con gusto,

      Beth

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  8. Beth,

    She's simply adorable, and I love her fox and her box! You must be busy alllllllllllll the time!

    - Momma Cat

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    1. Thank you so much, Momma Cat :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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