January has been a long, grey, difficult month. I've kept my sanity by almost obsessively making dolls from Sandy Nordwall Eggers' patterns. You can find them on Ravelry here:
Patterns by Sandy Nordwall Eggers'
All of the above dolls were made (or slightly adapted) from Sandy's Puddin' Doll
pattern. The pattern for the doll, and a very simple summer top and pants, are freely available. Sandy has a wonderful collection of outfits for this 8 inch doll, that are inexpensive, simple to make, and wonderful in their results. The sitting version is my adaptation...do it just like other patterns of mine that have swing legs. You can find them on the left sidebar of the blog.
Sandy has many other patterns as well. This beautiful collection of No Face Indian Dolls are perfect in every detail, and remarkably easy to make:
From left to right are Cherokee, Navajo, Pottawatomie, Lakota, and Seminole. She also has Chippewa, Apache, and Iroquois.
In addition to these, she has a slightly larger free doll, Marci,
with another extensive and inexpensive wardrobe. Marci is about 10 inches tall.
There are animal dolls, and earwarmers, and scarves, and bags. All beautiful, and all simple to make. Treat yourself to a look at Sandy's Ravelry store!
Enjoy the crochet!