Thursday, March 1, 2018

A great week!

Last week was a great week!


First, I cleaned up my workroom...the last time was in 2014.  Really, my Mom did raise me to do better than this!

After everything was nice and clean, I made these simple, inexpensive, fun little curio shelves from cardboard boxes.  The perfect place for my little bead and dowel dolls to live :-)


And the girls got some new dresses!  These are based on clothespin angel patterns published several years ago by Leisure Arts


And these are made from size 10 crochet cotton.  The dress is a length of lace from a Leisure Arts pattern; the pattern for the rompers and the cardigan sweater is here:

Twiggie Rompers and Sweater


And finally, more friends in the making, including a Hitty!  Meet Hitty Twig :-)


And patterns for her undies in size 10 crochet cotton:


So listen to your Mother!  Extraordinary things happen, when you clean your work room :-)



14 comments:

  1. Me encantan esas muñecas.Los vestidos son una parte muy importante.

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    1. ¡ Gracias, siempre, por tus buenas palabras, Isabel!

      con gusto,

      Beth

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  2. Eeeek, I love the Hitty especially, she is gorgeous! Lovely job on painting her sweet little face and the adorable wig.

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    1. Thank you so much, Anna! I really love the way she turned out; and she is so simple, both to make and to paint, that anyone can do this. A Hitty for every family :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  3. Que bonitas!! Son muy dulces esas muñequitas con esos vestidos y esas caritas.
    Besos

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  4. Hi there!! I am completely new to this site and having a really hard time figuring out how to ask you a question. Apparently I can only leave a comment? I desperately need your help! I'm making the crochet doll by Isabelle Kessedjian, and I've been using your blog post from 2014 to help guide me. I am completely stumped on something, and I tried messaging the author on Etsy, to no avail. Here we go: Under the section "Finishing" in the doll pattern, it says to "make a little stitch on each leg to mark the ankle". I can't even begin to describe how hard I've tried to figure out what this means. I'm at my wits end. Do you have any advice? I'm really sorry to trouble you like this, and I apologize if this is inappropriate.
    Thank you so much!

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    1. Hi Sarah,

      This is what I did to make the feet. After you've finished making the doll, take the bottom of the leg and just bend it up a bit, about 1/2 inch to 1 inch from the bottom, and tack this bit to the leg with body yarn. And there you have a foot. The foot is just the bottom part of the leg bent up to look like...a foot! Really pretty simple once you understand what she is doing. Look at the pictures and you will get the idea.

      I hope this helps!

      warmly,

      Beth

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  5. Okay, sadly, that's actually what I've been trying to do (I looked at all of the pictures zoomed up really big on my laptop to figure it out) For some reason I can't get the foot to stay bent. The tack stitches just lay down on top of the leg. Maybe I have them stuffed too much? I don't know, but at least now that I know I've got the right idea, I can keep working on it. Thank you so much for your time! I really appreciate it.
    - Sarah

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  6. I figured it out! Hahaha. I was using vertical stitches and trying to zip an upper and lower row together. Nope. It wouldn't hold. Then I did one big stitch horizontally - like a yarn keychain - (and went back through it several times) and that did it.
    Thank you again!!

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    1. Bravo!! Perseverance is the key!

      warmly,

      Beth

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  7. So good!
    Bonne soirée.
    bisous
    Marie-Yvonne

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  8. The other day I was at my mom’s showing her my latest dolls (of which she now has 3) and showed her the ones you made. She loved your dolls of course. But then she said something that I consider the highest compliment. She said if you put them all together, they look like they were made by the same person. She said they are all so beautiful. You being my super hero doll maker, this was indeed a compliment. Love your latest 3 dolls so much.

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    1. Joyce, I am touched by your Mother's words. There is the DNA of the maker in every doll made. Your's I know by sight as well, even when we are making the same doll. I should say, especially when we are making the same doll...the same doll does not emerge, but a unique creation.

      Thank you, and thank your Mother, so very much. God bless.

      warmly,

      Beth

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