Last weekend, one of my four nieces turned two. Erica is a deliciously gorgeous little girl, **strangely**, like all the children in our family (what great genes 😉 )
The sweet trees were made locally in Kildare by Hamper Moments; very reasonably priced and so cleverly made…
I made Erica a little Waldorf doll; I just love how each doll becomes a little personality: this little one was cuddly and shy. She had a crochet cap, velour nightdress and little fluffy nappy/diaper. I filled her with plastic beads rather than wool, I just love the feeling of bead filled dolls at the minute 🙂
I have been asked for the Waldorf doll pattern from a previous post twice in the past few weeks, serendipitously whilst making this doll and starting a few more, SO, I am working on another tutorial and hoping to bend one of my siblings ears in order to figure out how to attach a PDF file with pattern attached. Making these dolls are just pleasure and delight! (And tonight I was catching up on my blog-reading, and I came across this post by Triskel Threads, and the beautiful dolls she made. Complete with little hand knits. Ahh! cute!! )
Oh, and Happy St. Patricks Day! (NOT St. Patty’s Day: please, don’t make me cross. St. Patty’s Day is wrong, just wrong. St. Paddy’s Day I will allow, but just not Patty. NO no no)
Thanks for mentioning my girl’s dolls. Your doll is very sweet – I think you would pick knitting up in no time at all if you gave it a try – but be warned – its HIGHLY addictive!
I have a very simple doll jumper pattern here – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/reuben-2
Happy St.Patrick’s Day to you. (I loathe the St.Patty’s version too. I hear it waay to often over here in aul Ozland)
How lucky your children and your nieces and nephews are to have such great genes. Ye are very talented.
What a lovely party, and what a very, very lovely doll! As I’m sure you know, St. Patrick’s Day here is largely an excuse for excessive drinking, green beer flows at local bars and eateries, and I’m nervous to drive as a result! I have a friend who is a piper, and he enjoys the chance to have people hear him play, so I imagine it will be a fun day for him. I “celebrated” by making a green-frosted cake for my little Grands and a green pin using my fly-tying materials.
Yes the cakes were yum yum yum 😉 The doll is beautiful, lucky Erica! I’m off now to finish icing a St. Patty’s Day cake….. sing it with me: “you don’t have to be Irish to be Irish….” xxxx
@Gail, I was always completely fascinated by the fly-tying section in fishing shops!! I’m going to start on a cake now, not sure our boys would eat green frosting, though, they might think I’m making them eat vegetables, ha ha
@Joanna, my husband might say that the only genes we have is for making enormous messes (as I glance around our bomb-hit-it kitchen…)
dee, I think that’s why I’m a little slow to get started… I’ve no doubt I would be completely obsessed in no time. I used to think if I could only knit myself a pair of socks, but now I’m adding doll clothes to that list. Oh, I look forward to retirement 🙂
@Eithne, I’d love to just SQUEEZE you right now 🙂
you are so talented my dear emily!! i always love visiting your space. that doll is adorable. going to pass this post on to my sisters who just started getting into make dolls themselves 🙂