Saturday, June 13, 2020

Sweet Small Dolls by Sleepy Sheep


Great skin colors in size 3 crochet cotton.  From right to left:  Aunt Lydia's Coffee; Nazli Gelen Garden 3  Medium Brown; Aunt Lydia's Copper; Thread Art #16; Thread Art #02. 

All of these dolls were made from the pattern Joy by SleepySheepPatterns.  Using a size 2.25mm hook (size B) she is about six inches tall before wigging.


With such a small and skinny doll, clothing makes up pretty fast, especially if you use size 3 cotton for the clothing as well.  The pattern comes with a cute dress that can be made either long or short sleeve.  I had great fun creating a 'capsule' wardrobe for this doll; inspired by my friend Dawn Smith and the Tiny Rag Doll Nation on Ravelry making capsule wardrobes for their dolls.


This is Jasmyn, wearing a tee-shirt dress and short sleeved knit sweater; red pants and a white tee-shirt; blue tee-shirt and yellow pleated skirt; and blue tee-shirt and pocket shorts.  A cloche and a sunhat cap her ensembles.


And this is Joy, wearing undies, lacy cap sleeve dress with long sleeve knit sweater, pink tee-shirt and blue jeans.  This hair style is the one that comes with the doll, along with the hair band with the rose.   I made the doll's feet without shoes, so I could change them with her outfits.  The pattern for the capsule wardrobe, that includes all of these outfits, is freely available here:

Joy's capsule wardrobe

There are a lot of other adorable patterns on SleepySheepPatterns Etsy site.  You should check them out!


12 comments:

  1. I am always amazed at your talent in making these dolls and their wonderful characters and fantastic clothes. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words, Lorraine! Your tiny knitting always inspires me, as well as your love for your dolls.

      warmly,

      Beth

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  2. How fun, Beth! Sweet little dolls and wardrobes.

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  3. Me encanta la colección que has creado!!!

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  4. Jasmyn and Joy are adorable. I can see them having great adventures together. You are so talented.

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  5. Thank you all so much for your sweet words!

    warmly,

    Beth

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  6. Hi, I love your dolls. I have tried to subscribe to your blog, but when I click on subscribe, I get a page of codey looking stuff. Is there some other way?

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    1. Thank you for your good words. I'm not sure what is going on with the subscribing thing...do you have a Google account? I think you have to have one to subscribe, but I'm not sure.

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    2. Thank you for your good words. I'm not sure what is going on with the subscribing thing...do you have a Google account? I think you have to have one to subscribe, but I'm not sure.

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  7. Is this doll pattern similar to any of the ones you designed??

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    1. It is a bit like the 'whoever welcomes a child' doll if you made her with a thicker yarn/thread. Dolls are dolls, and a lot of what makes them unique is the touches you add yourself. I liked this pattern a lot. It was easy to follow, and fun to make a wardrobe for. But you might try 'whoever welcomes a child' and get a similar result.

      warmly,

      Beth

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