I first read The Lord of the Rings
during a summer semester at college. Since then I've probably re-read the trilogy 20 times, not including reading The Silmarillion
, The Hobbit
, Lost Tales
, and JRR Tolkien's
letters. It is my favorite book of literature; a story of courage, friendship, and ordinary people achieving the extraordinary.
So when my latest Pocket Spirit got a curly hair style from some mohair boucle yarn I have, she told me in no uncertain terms that she was a Hobbit, and by jove, she was indeed :-)
So here meet Violet Willowdown and Rose Fernbrake, two dear Hobbit children. I used the camisole pattern for the bodice of their dresses, and made their skirts from some lovely fabric that was a gift to me from Stepheny at Katie What Can You Do
. Stepheny has a delightful blog, and is a very dear person of great insight.
And this is Ivy Heathertoes, wearing another sweet combination of crochet and fabric. The pattern for the bodice and dress is here:
Link Bodice and Dress
The fabric for Ivy's dress was another gift, this from the very talented dollmaker Kate Erbach. If you'd like to see some of her amazing dolls, you can find them here at My Sister Kate
Violet, Ivy, and Rose say 'Have a lovely day!'