Sunday, 28 March 2010

Hello Dolly!

For those of you disappointed that me last post was not about shoes (it would have read size 5's if it was) - this one is definitely about a dolly!

On Thursday my Embroiderers' Guild had a workshop with Dot Waring to make dolls (they are more art that play if you see what I mean) and this is mine as far as today! When I got home there was still much left to do and I have been slowly finishing her off but I wanted to let you see her as I will be working 2 full days on Monday and Tuesday so probably won't have time to show you then!

I still have lots more hair to add and clothes to make but she has been great fun to do - I was thinking that I might knit her some stockings as her toes are not too pretty, I will need more practise to get better at these but I think I would like to make more any way as there is so much you can do to them. I wish I had more hours in the day - this work thing does get in the way a bit and the housework has been in sad decline (and yes I am in trouble for that!). I will put up more pics once she has a bit more decency - hope you enjoy her!


5 comments:

Sugar Hippo said...

Woah! That's clever! Did you actually make the doll or are you just doing the 'decoration' in embroidery? I am very impressed by her funky hair and I can't imagine how small the needles would be to make her stockings! I thkn you'd have to use cocktail sticks!!

Sugar Hippo said...

Edit: 'thkn' was supposed to be think! My fingers moved too fast .....

Sarah Knits said...

This was a bit of pale cream fabric last weekend and we had to sew the shapes before we went! I arrived home with a set of stuffed bits and assembled them and put in the hair so far, this weekend! The hair was actually indended for spinning but I used a felting neddle to attach it to the head once I had 'twiddled it' a bit!

I will be using thin needles for the stocking attempt possibly size '0000' - I used these for the knitted purse (need to experiment a bit' - will let you know how it goes!!!

Claire said...

This is really clever - I love her. Can't wait to see the finished doll. I would love to have a go at making one of these.

busybusybeejay said...

Loved the doll.What size is it?Are you making lots of different outfits for the doll?