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Monday, August 29, 2011

My Pretty Knitted Babe

Hi all! I'm back after weeks of laziness and procrastination....actually, I needed to find a new type of project to inspire and motivate me once again. I found what I was looking for in a fabulous knitting book called Knitted Babes by Clare Garland. Check out my first doll....

I'm really happy with how she's turning out, considering she is the first knitted doll I've ever tried to make. This is just one side of her. I still have to seam the back and front together, and stuff her. I still don't know what I'm doing about her hairdo...hmmmm, that could end badly if I don't take my time and think things through...but when I get to designing her clothes, she is going to be one fancy lady! Bellow you see a full view of the head and torso....

I am a procrastinator/lazybones at heart, so believe me when i say that I raked myself over the coals to achieve her sweet, detailed little face. She's totally worth it!

see you soon with the finished doll! If this goes over well, she might even end up with a sister or two...or three? Really loving this book so far.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


It's unfortunate, but I am one of those crafters who almost never finishes the projects they start. For each one I do manage to complete, there are about ten that I have abandoned. This is why afghans, throws and blankets are out of the question. The thought of making the same square 50 times, and then sewing them all together makes me want to lose my lunch....seriously, my hat's off to those of you who can pull large projects off.

In the photo above, you see my pathetic pile of unfinished dolls from the book Creepy Cute Crochet by Christen Haden. Remember the fabulous knight that I made from that book? Well, I only finished it because I promised it to a friend. When it's made with love, sewing pieces together is no longer a chore. Some of the dolls are from the book, others are from the expansion packs that Christen has kindly offered for free. If you own the book, you can check out the expansion packs here.

What you see above is my fabulous collection of armaments for the Creepy Cute gang. These are loads of fun to work on, and if you're into details, like I am, you can have a ball trying different techniques for getting them to look as realistic as possible. The golds and silvers, for example, are done using nail polish.

When I finally do get these guys assembled, I'll display them here, so be prepared for a group shot some time in the future. (Notice I didn't say near future....hence the title of this post).