Yay for dollies! Well, yay for dollies being finished. For a while there, I didn't think I was going to get them done in time for Christmas, but I finished the last one this afternoon, and they are on their ways to their new happy forever homes!
I want to give mad props to ghilie
and her fabulous Cupcake
doll pattern. It's a wonderful pattern and very forgiving of mistakes (which I made aplenty, but let's not worry about that. They are ridiculously cute still!)
The first doll has been dubbed "Mara" who is made of baby pink fleece and has a gorgeous multi-toned purplish yarn hairpiece using Crafty.Canadian
's tute on using plastic netting
to make a wig.
Her dress is just a freehand crocheted piece using the same yarn as Kayla's hair.
I can almost stand up by myself!
I even have a birth certificate! (I made one for each doll, but this is the only picture of one. I had already sealed the box when I remembered to get a picture of the other two... cuz I'm cool like that
Yes, you aren't seeing things. Her arms are two different types. I was originally going to make both of them with a sewn joint, but I decided to make one a stiff-crooked arm so she could pose. My sweet girl (longtime friend's daughter, not mine) is a fashionable little princess, so I wanted Mara to be able to Vogue.
Then we have Kayla. She features hot pink fleece and a fuchsia fusion yarn for her hair using this tute: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8542954@N07/sets/72157606651877346/
It worked really well, and I'm planning on sticking with this method for the dolls I make for the kids. It's extremely secure, and with both the girls only being 2 years old, it's important it can weather some rough play.
Her dress is a halter-type with neck ties made from a piece of blue flannel.
Look! I can sit up! This will make it a lot easier to not fall off things like shelves. I'm afraid of heights... I blame Val. She is too.
And lastly, this is Marf (my boys named him. They're geniuses - I think it fits perfectly)
Marf is a glowworm style doll of my own pattern, and created from a green striped baby-knit fabric and a little green camo yarn detailing.
He is meant for a 1 year old, so in order to make sure nothing could be pulled off (or chewed off) easily, he has no hair or accessories except for his chibi eyes and a sewn mouth and "hair" covering the closing stitches.
I tried to pull the eyes off and couldn't, so I think he'll be secure for when he does get teethed on.
Hi. I'm cute.
Detail of the head covering.
I am squooshy and soft!
So there you have it.
Sorry for the overload of pictures, but I'm so proud of them
I hope they like them. I wrote in the letters that I sent along that I plan on making more clothes for the cupcake dolls later, and that I'll be making sister dolls for the girls. When the boy is older, I'm planning on making him a boy-style cupcake doll to go with his sister's.
Hope you guys like!