I wasn't sure if this is where I was suppose to post this project. This is the first time that I've done the shell stitch other than the day that I learned how to do it. I've made basic double crochet baby blankets, but never a set, or anything this elaborate. I didn't use any patterns for anything that I made. Just freehand. Any comments / criticism welcome.
Some details of the blanket.
My daughter's doll showing off the blanket and the baby hat.
The Hat and Booties
Close up detail of the flower on the top of the hat.
I learnt to crochet 19 years ago. However, I didn't do it for about 15 of those years. And just recently started again. I really don't do anything fancy. Single, double and triple crochet. That's about it. I have done a shell blanket once. I have become a pro however at making clothes for baby dolls on the spot. (My daughter will want a new dress for her doll, so I'll make it while watching a movie.) Nothing fancy, just easier to crochet around something than use a pattern.
So the issue. I'm making a baby blanket for my new nephew. And I need idea's on how to finish it off. Patterns boggle my mind. I do much better by watching someone else do it. Anyway, do anyone have any ideas for a simply border to finish off a blanket for a boy?
Alright, so this weekend, I finally got tired of my 7.5 year old daughter tying everything she has in knots. I mean, things were tied across her room. I threatened to cut anything else she ties up. Together, we decided the best option would to make something that she could tie whenever she wants. Sooo, we cut up her favorite-no-longer-fits-but-still-wants-to-wear Tshirt. And one of my tank tops. Then we attached a ton of yarn that she can tie as much as she wants. She named her clover, for the fact that she is entirely green. And the eyes are bizarre, because that is how she wanted them. And she has already asked that the next one we make is red. So, without further ado, the no pattern knot doll.
The start of the knots
My kiddo showing off Clover
Showing the different lengths of the hair, depending on how many knots are in it.
My DD (the taller one) and my niece, wanted some new dresses. So of to the fabric closet we went. They helped me pin, and cut....and I did the sewing, since they were too busy playing. The one for my daughter, I used a simplicity pattern and modded it a little, okay, a bunch. And for the life of me, I can't find the pattern in all my craft stuff from this past week. When I do, I will add the number. The dress for my niece was a simple from scratch project. No pattern, just an image in my mind.
Hope you like it....any comments or criticisms are welcome.
p.s. sorry for the sucky pic....will get a better action pic (as soon as our snow is gone here)
I showed my daughter some yo yo animals. And she told me she wanted a butterfly. I looked everywhere for a pattern, and could not find one. So, just went with the idea, and voila! We went through my scrap fabric, and she fell inlove with the flames. So, I put her to work. She had to make the 6 flame yoyos. I traced a cereal bowl to get the size. Then I used a measuring cup for the tail yo yo , and mixing bowl for the head. The wings were just basic quilting. And the eyes, everyday acrylic paint.
Hope you all like her.
Here is my daughter showing of her FLAME. (Ignore the messy hair, I made her get out of bed to take the pic...rofl)
Here is a pic of my daughter and neice sewing their yoyo bodies... (The pink one isn't complete yet. Will post later) And of course, one of our many fur balls had to supervise.
Hi all, I posted her in the Poppet Along, but she was disappointed that she didn't have her own post. So, I thought I better put this on so she stops pouting...(at least that is what my daughter told me...lol) My daughter named her Gabriella. Gabby for short, since they will be gabbing buddies. She's done entirely by hand....body, hair, clothes...etc. Hope you like her. P.s. the one with her and the basket, is her wanting her picture with the Easter Bunny.
Just curious if anyone here makes vinyl lookalike dolls. Doesn't matter if the body is fabric. My daughter's birthday is in october, and I would love to get one for her. I just don't want it to cost $200-400 like the ones I'm finding online. I'll even make the clothes if someone else can make the doll?