Friday, March 25, 2011

Sometimes I can be a bit obsessive :-)

When I find a pattern a really like, I can be a bit obsessive :-)  I love the little dolls this pattern by Shelly at Gingermelon Dolls makes up, and couldn't resist making  some additional clothing.  This is Wren, in her overalls and tee shirt.  The clothing is removable, and very simple.  Each garment is just one pattern piece.

So the fun continues!  There are more dolls in my head waiting to be born...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fun with Felt!

Thanks to Shelly at Gingermelon dolls, I've rediscovered what fun it is to sew and embroider on wool felt.  This little doll is from Shelly's Pocket Pixie pattern; I made her a very simple felt Kimono, and embroidered it with simple featherstitching, spiderweb roses, lazy daisy leaves and French knots.  The doll is entirely hand sewn, which I find to be very relaxing and rewarding.

The doll's name is Chikara Nagusameru, which is Japanese for Strength and Comfort, according to the online translator I used.  Please continue to keep the people of Japan in your thoughts and prayers.

Chikara and Chie (for Wisdom)

Here is Chikara with her faithful friend, Chie, also a pattern from Gingermelon dolls. 

Monday, March 21, 2011


Nicole Pocket Spirit.  The hat and bag are from the Annie's Attic Miniature Shoe Society patterns; I love the way the bag pattern turned out.  She can even put some treasures in it; it really works!

Her skirt is one of my favorite calico prints.  I love the blue roses on the yellow ground, and this is a fun a quick way to make a dress.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Thank-you, Shelly!

This doll is from the delightful imagination of Shelly, at Gingermelondolls.  I was one of seven lucky winners of this pattern in a drawing Shelly had on her blog.  Better than winning a lottery!  

The pattern is very well written, easy to follow, simple to make, and the result is a most endearing little Pixie.  The doll is made of wool felt, as are her dress and shoes.  I added a little felt bag and a crochet sweater.  This doll will be a delight to crochet for.  I envision many outfits of felt and crochet.  And many more dolls :-)

Thank you so much, Shelly, for your wonderful creative vision.

Seven inches of Pixie charm!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Weep for Japan

What a nightmare for the Japanese people.  Please remember them in your prayers.  

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A gift for a friend

Meet Jennie, a gift for my dear friend Bev.  As you can probably tell, her favorite color is blue :-)

The hat is another great Annie's Attic pattern.  I really wish these were still available.  They fit the Pocket Spirits perfectly.

The dress is an adaptation of the camisole pattern, an easy side to side bodice that is very forgiving.  This Pocket Spirit has a jointed shoulder, similar to the way the head is jointed, using a 9mm acrylic eye as the joint.  Gives her a little more pose-ability, but the armholes in the clothing need to be a little larger to accommodate the joint.

Hi Bev!