Sunday, February 9, 2014

Winter 2014

This winter has been relentless and bitter; beloved friends and family with serious illness, and cold and snow with no end in sight.  It has been nearly impossible to muster the positive energy for dollmaking, or making anything at all.  This is the worst of the winter blues.

But today I have finally completed a doll from a free pattern courtesy of Fiona McDonald.  The pattern is available on Ravely, and here is a link:

Babes Little Sister

You need to register with Ravelry, but it is free and well worth it!  The doll, like all of Fiona's patterns, is easy to make and makes up beautifully.  Mine is 17 inches tall with a nine inch waist...about the same size as an American Girl doll, but two inches more slender.

Meet Patience;  she has needed that quality as much as I have these past few weeks.  But I'm happy we both perservered; she is a delight!

Here is hoping the coming weeks bring us the promise of spring, of life after death, and health for all of those we love.


  1. Oh she is adorable :)
    Hugs and a glimpse of a shining sun from me :*!

  2. Patience is a delight. I am sure she kept your mind from straying to less happy thoughts, if only for a little while. There are so many beautiful doll clothes for this size doll.

    My thoughts are with you and your family. The winter will let go towards Spring and a renewal of your spirit. Until then, hang in there.

    Hugs, Joyce

    1. Hello, dear Joyce; thank you for the good words. I think of you on the warm coast of Florida and it does my heart good. Will you be knitting one of these dolls?



  3. I want to knit this doll as well as Fiona's fairy dolls. I purchased the book. Just need to cut out some space to do it. I'm creating but not dolls right now.

    1. Can't wait to see what you will do with Fiona's fairies! I love the fact that all of her patterns are knit flat :-)

  4. Me too!! Haven't knitted anything round yet.