In May a friend of mine sent a request for a 12 inch tall doll
to resemble the main character from the short called "When I am Sad" by Aglaia Mortcheva
My friend mentioned he requested the doll for a friend who watched this video religiously when she is down and depressed to help her feel better. The doll was made to remind her that people have her back. How cool of a gesture is that?! Good friends are awesome
I love being part of stories like this too
This being a very different character I was excited to get to it
! I first sketched the pair of them to be sure I had them to scale and went to the yarn and fabric stash to see what I could come up with.
I had to order yarn for her skin color which put the project on hold for a beat - giving me time to think on how I wanted to execute everything from her eyes, to her shape, placement of her arms and how I would go about adding her hair. I decided since the illustration of Sad Girl is 2 dimensional I would keep a raggedy anne "flat" look to her as you'll notice more predominantly on the lower portion of her body.
Once the yarn arrived I worked diligently on her head... I had made about half of her head and would pull it out realizing the shape just was not quite right. Increasing is sort of touchy when you aren't just going for a spherical look I found
here I was desiring more of an oval shape so I worked it up and then pulled it out a total of 7 times I think it was (?) each time telling myself that though I'm ripping it out... this is progress..
the shape would not have been right... anyone who knows amigurumi though realizes it take time to single crochet!
Chalk it up to lessons learned I suppose
I finished with her head I went onto the body - this part came with more ease... 3 times was the the luck number here
. Arms and legs worked up quickly and I really thought she looked complete without her dress.
After checking with my friend what their preference was though I decided to add it. I attached the lace edging and sewed the sides before drawing with permanent sharpie all the flowers
This was a fun project
though at times I was discouraged, thinking I might now get it done by the deadline of mid July (I started in the last few days of June) they were done in time for them to still be sitting on our bookshelf at the moment.
I did work up the fanged bunny rabbit too and plan to final ize that pattern before too long. I'm at a loss for what to call him though... Fanged Zombie Bunny? Hrm, Hrm
I hope you enjoyed the pics!
It was an interesting ride - very glad I did it