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« on: August 25, 2004 11:27:05 PM »

I got broed and needed a new way to put off my homework for a day or two (summer homework), so I started crocheting. I taught myself to crochet last summer, but never did anything more complicated than a square. This turned out alright considering my very limited abilities (and yet so sloppy compared to what I've seen here!)

The form, sexless (and nekkid! oh no!)

http://www.netxten.com/miranda/doll1.jpg


And then I added some hair.. and some absolutely horrible lips that look like a botched lip augmentation job. My mom swears it's a voodoo doll in the form of my younger sister... here she is modeling on my iron.. Naked. Still. I should make some clothes for her, I think.

http://www.netxten.com/miranda/doll2.jpg

And finally, with my sewing machine:

http://www.netxten.com/miranda/doll3.jpg



After I made her, I felt the need to carry her around the house with me. I think I'm too old to be playing with dolls, but I was somewhat proud after I finished her, regardless of the misshapen limbs and joints. The clothes will hide all that, though.. Smiley

I don't know what to name her. Any suggestions? (NOT Kristina, because then they'll really think it's a voodoo doll of my sister!)
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2004 11:46:32 PM »

wow.  that has got to be one of the most eye-catching subject headers i've ever seen... i had to read your post just to find out what you were talking about!
i really don't think it's that sloppy.  besides, every thing you ever make raises your skill level a bit more, so in my mind there's really no such thing as a bad crochet project.
it seems like it will be a lot of fun to make outfits for her.  it's like a yarn barbie!
the way that i name things is to take either an old lady name or a song reference.  i don't know if that helps, though.
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2004 01:35:14 AM »

I like her! Smiley I'd love to make her little clothes!! I think I'm gonna have to make my own... Thanks for sharing!

I just remembered anne claire petit. She makes crochet animals and figures. Try her site for inspiration.

http://www.anneclairepetit.nl/media/accbasis.htm
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2004 02:07:50 AM »

My favorite pic is the one where she is behind the sewing machine... like she's behind the counter of her own little doll shop.
She looks pleasantly helpful and craftily sinister all at once, sort of like "Can I help find you anything, soap recipe, knitting pattern, a bag tutorial perhaps? How about.......... this net I just crocheted when you weren't looking?! Muahahahahahaaha!"

You've managed to capture the true self of every crafter I've ever known.

You could name her:
Little Vanilla
Lilly Vanilly
Lolly Vanderwinkle (she looks like an L.V. to me)
or you can name her after the psuedonym used by Karen Walker in Will&Grace... Anatasia Beaverhousen
She should have something swedish or dutch I think.

As far as clothes go, maybe a skirt and a halter top- or maybe a bikini.


Great job, she rocks! If I had made her I'd make a pocket/seat on my purse so she can accompany me everywhere.
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2004 09:59:17 AM »

Thats really great Smiley I'd make one but I don't think I'd be able to Sad anyways along the lines of names the only names I can think of are Mrs.Robinson, but that sounds like an older lady not a hip young dolly, and Jenika (I LOVE the name Jenika thats the only reason I put it in). Also a foriegn name sounds good to me too.
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2004 11:35:22 AM »

ah! She's definately a lolly vanderwinkle! I love it Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2004 12:19:10 PM »

wow.  that has got to be one of the most eye-catching subject headers i've ever seen

haha, I know. Ive realized you have to have an interesting title to get any..well, interest.



As far as clothes go, maybe a skirt and a halter top- or maybe a bikini.
Great job, she rocks! If I had made her I'd make a pocket/seat on my purse so she can accompany me everywhere.

Thanks! Cheesy I'm putting her in my locker at school, and I'm making another doll to accompany. Except, this next doll is the exact opposite of this one. I cant wait to finish her! Ill definately need to make clothes for her, shes posing on top of my computer nude right now! oh dear. I was thinking a pleated jean skirt and a tank top out of this red fabric I have. So cute.


I like her! Smiley I'd love to make her little clothes!! I think I'm gonna have to make my own... Thanks for sharing!

I just remembered anne claire petit. She makes crochet animals and figures. Try her site for inspiration.

http://www.anneclairepetit.nl/media/accbasis.htm

Thanks! The Ducks on that site.. are SO cute. I love them. thanks so much for this link!
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2004 12:55:58 PM »

Hee! She's great. She's cute and also scary -- it's the big red mouth. I agree with Conley's assessment. And Lolly Vanderwinkle is a great name!

It should never be too late to play with dolls. A part of me still wishes it was okay to carry around a Cabbage Patch or something.
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2004 08:23:53 PM »

Aw, it's so scary-cute and little...
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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2004 11:45:38 PM »

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It should never be too late to play with dolls. A part of me still wishes it was okay to carry around a Cabbage Patch or something.
wait, since when isn't it okay?
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