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« on: January 08, 2018 08:53:12 AM »

Kitty and Maya. They are naked as my young lady would like to make their clothes herself.
They are based on two of my daughter's lovely friends. I was thinking of giving one to each but my girl's face just dropped when she heard that and I didn't have the heart to disappoint her so terribly. We moved away so she only gets to see them in summer and misses them both very much.


I started these dolls last year but after making the limbs and a body I'd had all the itty bitty tight crocheting my hands could take and tossed everything into a bedside drawer. This is the ridiculousness I saw every time I opened that drawer, lol. I had to finish them off and get that out of there Cheesy.


The most nerve wracking part of something like this is getting the arms sewn on evenly, those and the eyes. I chose embroidery floss for their peepers. This girl's hair is done as you would attach yarn with a latchhook.

I copied tendstowardschaos' idea for the hair on her Annie ami for this one.


They have wooden dowels inside them to keep the necks stiff and a bag of beanie things in the bums for weigh and sitability.
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018 09:25:46 AM »

What a lovely way to play with your long-distance friends! Please share some of the outfits your young lady makes for them!

Also, I opened this expecting to see doilies, so I am going off to clean my glasses.
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018 09:57:54 AM »

Lovely pair of dolls and a nice way to remember friends she doesn't get to see very much anymore.  I agree with TheMistressT that you should update this thread with photos of any clothing that your daughter does make for them!

If you have the time/interest, perhaps you could make two similar identical dolls representing your daughter and give one to each of her friends instead?  That way, she'd have them, and they'd both have her.
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018 09:16:37 PM »

Such cute little dolls! I too want to see the clothes your little miss crafts for them!
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018 05:16:43 AM »

They fit in Groovy Girl clothes so they are dressed very finely for now. She's requested a boy but I have little interest in making another. They honestly take forever & the stitches are so tight, it's hard on the hands. I'm happy she likes them so much anyhow.
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2018 06:38:08 AM »

I've only got one of the smaller Groovy Girls (Oki, below), but, alas, the clothing on those isn't removable like it is on the larger version(s) your daughter doubtlessly has.  Anyway, that information, and the photo of your hand, holding the unattached limbs, gives me a good sense of the scale of the two dolls that you made.

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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2018 01:59:04 PM »

The dolls are both adorable! What a sweet gift for your daughter, too - having a way to keep her friends close when they're far away.

I love Patraw's idea of making daughter-dolls for her friends, but I totally get that amigurumi are hard on the hands (probably why I've spent years trying to finish a 2.5-foot dragon, lol).
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