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« on: August 28, 2012 01:44:04 PM »

As soon as I saw ghilie's Cupcake Doll pattern, I knew I wanted to make one. I love the look, and the pattern is super simple.



I made this doll for my sister for Christmas (I work slowly, so I have to start early Tongue).



The only change I made to the pattern was to make the ears into more pointed, elf ears. If I did it over again, I would probably make the ears bigger, so the point is more noticeable.



The doll and her skirt and sock boots are all completely hand-sewn (I made her sock boots by cutting off the cuff of an old sock). For her hair, I used the knitted wig cap and yarn hair method.





I knitted her sweater and underwear, making up the designs on the fly.



I hand painted her eyes after gouging out the brown color the eyes were originally. There is still a little bit of the brown left in the eyes, but I like how they turned out. Cheesy My sister also loves the doll, so at least that's one Christmas present done!

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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2012 03:22:15 PM »

She came out so well and your knitting skills rock.
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2012 03:30:56 PM »

So cute.I really need to try that pattern
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2012 04:06:42 PM »

great job--your sister will LOVE her!
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2012 04:40:42 PM »

 I Love her!  The eyes are perfect! And~ I  really like the way the sweater fits.
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2012 06:25:54 PM »

super cute!  I know that you said the photos were over exposed, but I'm a sucker for bright colors.  Love the hair color and your sweater making skills!
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2012 06:50:28 PM »

Thanks, everybody! I loved making her. Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2012 11:35:54 PM »

She is amazing - I would be ecstatic to receive her. Your knitting rocks - I want a sweater like that for myself. I wish I had old socks that looked so great. I love that her hair color repeats in the sock boots, and that there are so many colors in the eyes. I say it's a good thing you couldn't get all the brown out!
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2012 06:32:58 PM »

Thanks, puamelia!
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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2012 12:53:34 PM »

I love your cupcake doll. Her hair is great & I love her sweater & painties & so neat you can just make it up as you go. The boots are wonderful & I love her eyes they are just right!!  Cheesy  Your sister will love her!! Wink
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