This is Mariam, the newest doll I made for my daughter. I'm so excited about it. I really think it's the best doll I ever made. I modified the lily doll from http://www.sugarncream.com/data/pattern/pdf/Lily_SugarnCreamweb100_cr_lily.en_US.pdf
to make it. I changed the shape of the legs and decided to crochet the shoes and skirt as onto the doll instead of as separate pieces - I don't want to work so hard making then only to have my daughter lose them. I also made her taller. I have to thank Beth from By hook, by hand because I learned a lot by reading her tutorials. I made the head able to move from side to side using her technique. And I made fingers!!! I'm totally excited about it - though I really hated making them! I love the way it looks. But I know I need more practice on it. I used Sharon Ojala's technique to make them http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGXbIgRLBz8
It was really difficult and frustrating but I love the way it looks. I put curly hair on her because my daughter has curly hair and wants her dolls to have it. It's also a pain, but worth it. I just wish I hadn't run out of my blue yarn so that I could have made her hair more full - although it does make the head heavier and I don't know if I could have made her head moveable if I put in more curls. It's obvious that I wasn't a crocheter before starting amigurumi when you look at the sweater. I really don't know how to make one and used the pattern that was provided in the doll pattern. I don't like the way it looks - but I think the doll needed that splash of color.
Anyways I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.