Life has been very busy latley as I’ve been taking care of my Mum who is quite poorly at the moment, so apologies for not keeping the blog up to date over the last few weeks. I have managed to still keep up with my knitting though, creating mainly dolls and rabbits.
She is based on Jean Greenhowe’s Emily. I have made this doll before and just love the way she turns out, Jean is a brilliant designer, lots of fiddly parts to sew together but well worth the effort.
I used 4mm needles with DK yarn and she turned out 17″ in height, which gives a nice size doll. I used a spotted yarn for the blouse which contrasts well with the pinafore.
Being dressed in the Victorian style she has her long pantalets to keep her warm.
After making Isabella, I was asked to make another in different colours.
I used mainly pinks and greys here and was happy with the result.
With a little support she stands well on her own.
These dolls are really sweet and can make a lovey addition to both the nursery or as a gift for an older child.
Lucy is a smaller doll more suitable for an older child.
She stands at 11″and is quite a little fashionista, a doll about town so to speak!!
She could be made with different outfits as even the shoes are knitted separately. This would keep a little girl happy dressing her up….
…..in snug little cardigans
A few more Rabbits
I’m so addicted to these little bunnies that I get withdrawal symptoms If I don’t knit one after a certain length of time. They are a Debi Birken pattern and if I need to knit a rabbit this is definately my bunny of choice.
and their friend also complete with snug cardigan
Off now to work on some teddy bears!