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« on: April 11, 2013 10:32:18 AM »

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.
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2013 11:00:54 AM »

Nice one ..I Like how the Hair is done!! Kiss
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2013 11:39:41 AM »

Mariam is very cool! Love her curls Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2013 01:35:40 PM »

I love it! I just made a doll too and the fingers made me really happy as well. Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2013 04:54:21 PM »

Thanks everyone.  I'm glad you liked it.
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2013 04:58:42 PM »

Wow, that doll is great! I love her curly hair.
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2013 06:10:06 AM »

I love her hair and jacket Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2013 07:44:56 AM »

Thanks.  I enjoyed making the hair, but the jacket was frustrating.  Even though I don't have any interest in making clothes for people I wished I had some experience to make a nicer one.  That one is the one from the pattern.
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2013 05:47:31 AM »

Fabulous hair on her! She's cute!  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2013 06:00:47 AM »

Thanks everyone.  My daughter always insists on curly hair - like hers- which makes it harder.  Got a lot of inspiration from the By Hook By Hand blog!
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« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2013 11:32:01 PM »

Cute doll, great work!
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2015 05:49:38 AM »

Thanks, I'm glad you like it.
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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2015 02:04:50 PM »

I love how you did her hair
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