Friday, October 26, 2012
This doll is 13 inches tall, and has a beautifully proportioned and balanced body. The faces capture the innocence and wonder of childhood. Jennifer, my Little Darling, was painted by Helen Skinner.
And the other delightful thing about this doll is, she can wear many of the outfits already available on this blog!
Look on the left sidebar for Crochet Bleuette and Prairie Flower Cloth Dolls for simple patterns you can make for your Little Darling.
Monday, October 22, 2012
These collars are detachable, and button up the back. They are made from size 10 crochet cotton using a size 6 steel hook. They are an easy way to add a touch of old time elegance to any dress.
Bleuette detachable collars
Enjoy the crochet!
Friday, October 19, 2012
Took a bit of a break from dollmaking to knit this lovely shawl. The pattern is free on the Lionbrand site: it is the Rosy Glen shawl. You need to register to access the patterns on their site, but this is free, and the patterns are well worth it.
The yarn for this shawl is Lionbrand Amazing, and it is! It self-stripes beautifully and has a lovely halo. The yarn is 53% wool/ 47% acrylic. Blocking is important to achieve the stated size. I wanted a shawl slightly larger, so worked an extra set of repeats.
Kedikekik on Etsy. She has many styles, and all of them are beautiful and affordabley priced. So much so that I purchased one for my sister, and one for my sister-in-law for Christmas :-)
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Here are the patterns:
Basic pleated hankie dress dress with the purple flowers
Simple hankie panties and nightie nightgown with red roses
Simple hankie sundress/pinafore sundress with blue roses
I hope you enjoy making these sweet little outfits, and hunting for hankies to turn into Bleuette frocks :-)
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Tibetan lambskin wigs for Bleuette
Victoria's tutorial is full of pictures and easy to follow. The process is a bit time consuming, but well worth the effort, as you can see! Thank you so very much, Victoria; this is a wonderful way to make realistic wigs for cloth or crochet dolls.