Monday, December 29, 2014
Ivy Rose and Ginger Kate are flanking the favorite gift I ever received as a child...this sweet stuffed tiger. I was eight or nine, I think, when I found him in my stocking on Christmas morning. And nestled between them is the 2014 White House Ornament, a tradition my Mom and Dad began several years ago. Our Christmas tree is now heavy with them.
Ginger Kate has joined my sweet family of knit Waldorf dolls. We want to share her rompers pattern with you!
Ginger Kate's Rompers
I am going to call these dolls Cottage Flowers, as that is what they make me think of. Knitting a doll, and thinking of flowers, in the middle of Winter is a happy pasttime. I hope all of you are having a happy day :-)
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
My final project for 2014 is a sweet Waldorf doll with a knit body. Ivy Rose is about 12 inches tall, with a classic Waldorf head secured to a body knit in worsted weight yarn on double point needles. No seaming!!
The pattern for Ivy Rose and her pinafore is here. The instructions include a link to a picture tutorial for making the head that I put together several years ago:
and a tutorial for making hair:
Both of these tutorials are also available here on the blog, along the left hand side.
Ivy Rose and I wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
Friday, December 12, 2014
Something better to share is Cassidy, a doll I worked on, slowly, once I started feeling better. She is based on Deena Thomson-Menards Lottie doll pattern, which is freely available on Ravelry. Those wonderful hands are from a tutorial available on her Ravelry group We Make Dolls. I modified the feet so they would feet those darling baby booties that Cassidy is wearing, which is also a free pattern on Ravelry: sneaker booties on Ravelry.
Alternate foot for Lottie
Romper Pattern for Lottie
Cassidy's puppy, Noah, is from a crochet pattern offered here a few years ago. You can find it by scrolling down the left sidebar. Look for the picture of the kitties and 'Links to my Animal Patterns' :-)
Happy Holy Day season to all of you!! Stay well.