Saturday, July 9, 2016
So there I was, busily working on my next crochet doll, when I received a sweet note asking if one of my patterns could be used by a Hitty group for a challenge. But of course! I love it when people use my patterns as a jumping off place for their own imagination. I was also kindly asked if I would like to join the group :-)
So I did. Then I began a deep dive into Pinterest images of Hitty and other wooden pegged dolls. I made two Gail Wilson Hitty's several years ago...
But I wanted to make a wooden one. I am no carver; I'd probably slice off my arm trying to carve one, but then I remembered this delightful tutorial that Joyce sent me a link to:
How Penny is Made
So these are the instructions I used to make my Clothespeg Hitty :-) She is more slender than the Gail Wilson dolls
So she had to have her own patterns for undies and such.
But I had such a good time making her. It has been ages since I have painted a doll; discovered that my matte varnish had turned into a lump :-( Still, she is painted and now dressed in a camisole and pantaloon, and I have a friend for her in the works. If I make her just a we bit smaller (five inches instead of six), she will fit perfectly into a Celestial Seasonings Tea Box Trunk :-)
I now have the pattern for Clothespeg Hitty's underwear and her wig. These items will fit this slender doll, but may need to be adjusted for other Hitty's. The wig fits a 1 inch diameter wooden bead.