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« on: May 11, 2010 11:19:29 AM »

  My mother has had Jean Greenhowe's Knitted Toys book for like forever. So I finally attempted to look at it and read how to make a knitted doll. It looked easy enough so I started knitting one for my future stepdaughter (5 yr old). I used the twin dolls girl pattern and used my choice of yarn for the body, a beige TLC yarn (very soft).



  I also had this crazy idea for yarn hair. Very colorful and I love it. The hair is very soft. I used a pink TLC yarn, purple Lion Brand yarn, neon yellow/green Lion Brand yarn, a multi colored Lion Brand Fun Fur and a turquoise blue yarn (lost yarn sleeve tag).



  For the shoes and under-roo's I used scrap purple yarn I had laying around. I think the panties turned out cute.



  The doll's face still needs to be completed. I need some medium/big sized dark purple buttons for the eyes or I might just stitch eyes on. I have yet to make up my mind. I did however add dark blue buttons for earrings. I liked how it looked after I placed them there for a nice added touch.



  In my mom's fabric stash she had this very nice purple flower print, very thick and not see through. I found a basic doll dress pattern on-line and printed it out, cut 2 of each the print and a basic deep purple solid for the inside. I sewed the shoulder straps together, left the arm holes open and sewed in the middle of the side dress to about 2 inches from the bottom, as to let the dress split on the sides. I love it and it's the first doll clothes I have ever sewn. Make that any clothes period.



Comments are of course welcomed! Any ideas about the face is greatly appreciated. I will update this post once the face is done and of course after she receives this lovely doll for her birthday. I can't wait to see her face and to learn what she will name it.  Thanks ladies & gents!   Grin
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2010 11:35:55 AM »

very lovely!!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2010 12:25:57 PM »

Oh wow, awesome doll! I love her hair.
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2010 02:36:14 PM »

Wow - what an undertaking! The result was worth the effort. I love how you did the hair and her accessories are great too.

Your stitches are lovely...all 4125 of them Smiley.
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2010 06:32:33 AM »

Thanks! I love looking at her. Still thinking about the face though.  Smiley
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