Carol Turner

Nursery Knitwear


2 Comments

Three Best Friends!

DSCN5770

I do love making dolls, but they are a lot trickier than bears and rabbits. So much time and energy goes on getting the faces and hair just right. If eyes and noses are a fraction out you can easily end up with a ‘Bride of Chuky’ style doll! On the plus side though you can have a ball choosing and matching colours for your project.

Jenny

Jenny Doll

For all three of the dolls I used Ala & Ela’s Valerie Doll pattern for the head, I do like the shape of the head and the hair on this doll, although I have given the dolls ringlets rather than plaits.

Jenny is taller than the other dolls, measuring 13 inches. I made her legs and body slightly longer and gave her boots rather than shoes and socks. I knitted her a little duffle coat and and a pull on hat for cold blustery days.

Jenny Doll 3

She does look quite snug and ready to brave the elements.

PollyDSCN5624

Polly is a sweet little doll measuring 11.5 inches, and has a lacy dress with picot edging.

DSCN5618

She is knitted in DK on 4mm needles.

DSCN5615.JPG

and has a matching cardigan knitted on 3.25mm needles.

Amy

Dolly5.jpg

Amy is a similar doll, just in different colours

DSCN5654

The hair is knitted as a skull cap and sewn to the head, and you can add plaits or ringlets.

DSCN5775.JPG

A great gift idea for little girls of any age.

 


Leave a comment

Lily Goes to Ballet

Just completed another bunny, she is a  lovely cream coloured bunny named Lily. Ballet Buuny

She is based on Debi Birkin’s Bunty Bunny. She measures 11″ and is knitted in DK.

Ballet Bunny3

She is quite a performer, loves practicing her moves.

Ballet Bunny2 Her little tutu is made up of three skirts layered on top of each other, and she has a little ballet wrap to complete the outfit.Ballet Bunny 4

The ballet wrap is in garter stitch and an easy little knit.  I am in the middle of writing up the pattern and hope to publish it free on the blog soon.

Ballet Bunny1

I’m sure any little girl who is into her ballet, would love a bunny like Lily in her room!

 

 

 

 


2 Comments

Nellie & Neville

Among the projects I completed last month were two more little elephants.

DSCN5717

Not sure why, but whenever I knit an elephant I always feel the need to make a matching one of the opposite sex!

Nellie Elephant

Nellie is 11″ tall and is knitted in a grey DK yarn on 4mm needles. Thought I would dress her for a day at the seaside, so selected some red and a couple of shades of blue yarn from my stash to achieve a nautical look.

Nellie Elephant 2

Dress has a little sailor collar.

Nellie Elephant 3

A red bow completes the outfit.

Elephant2

Neville is just a little taller  measuring 12″ I used the same colours to make his outfit, a blue and white stripey sweater and a pair of baggy red overalls.

DSCN5714

Will have to knit them an ice-cream to complete their day at the seaside!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


5 Comments

Doll in a Moses Basket

I was asked recently if I could knit a little doll in a Moses Basket and I’m so glad I took on the project.

Baby

The Moses basket is knitted in a chunky yarn to make it sturdy and is 9″ in length. It comes with mattress and pillow and a  blanket to keep the doll warm and snug..Baby2

The handles of the Moses Basket were made by plaiting several strands of yarn, and securely attached to the basket. Baby4

The little doll is 5″ high in a sitting position and is knitted in DK and the clothes in 4ply. They  certainly have a lot of play value, and would make an ideal gift for a little girl who is about to become a big sister!

DSCN5500

Made another doll in a lilac outfit, who seemed to suit the Moses Basket as well

DSCN5503

Might be an idea to make a Moses Basket for twins!

DSCN5505

 


4 Comments

Yet Even More Rabbits

I can’t believe how much I’ve neglected this blog! Update long overdue, but in my defence I have been busy with lots of projects on the go. Here are some of the rabbits I’ve completed lately.

Rosa & Saffron

DSCN5541

These two best friends, both 11″ high are kitted out in pretty lacy dresses with little short sleeved boleros, all ready to be taken out for that special occasion or to be placed in the centre of an Easter basket..

Girl Bunny 1

Lily is from the same pattern but has a different style dress. Her pink dress has has a floral fair-isle border, and a moss stitch bodice.

Girl Bunny

The matching green cardigan keeps her warm on cool spring days.

Daphne Bunny

Easter Bunny

You can have a lot of fun choosing colours and making clothes for these rabbits, Daphne is definately dressed with Spring in mind

Tilly & VioletTilly Bunny

Tilly is a bigger rabbit, 17″when standing. She is knitted in a beautiful grey with lovely floppy ears that make her look very feminine.

DSCN5188

 

Violet is a similar bunny but knitted in white…..DSCN5369

Oliver Bunny

With all these girl bunnies about I had to make a boy just to even things out

Boy Bunny

He looks a mischievous character, with his stripey sweater and baggy overalls.

Boy Bunny 2

Off to do some shopping now for more supplies

 

 

 


2 Comments

Two More Dolls

Here are two more dolls that I have made in the last month. There were made from a fusion of patterns and were lovely to make.

Polly and Oscar

DSCN5319

This is Polly and she comes complete with Oscar her favourite teddy Bear. Instead of the usual dress and cardigan I went for a jumper and pinafore this time.

DSCN5321

Doll and clothes are DK and she stands at 13 inches. Little Oscar is about 3.5 inches, he is a cute little character but quite fiddly to assemble and stuff. First time I have knitted a teddy bear that small.

DSCN5326

Do think they look cute together.

Katie

DSCN5259

This doll is the same size but kept her in a dress with picot hem and button fastening on the shoulders. I decided to have her hair plated, and knitted two little bows which have been very securely attached to the hair.

DSCN5235

All her clothes are removeable, so you could make a few cardigans and dresses to increase the play value.

DSCN5249


Leave a comment

Two Elephants and a Fox

Can’t believe it has been a month since I updated the blog. In my defence I have been busy, mainly knitting toys. So here is a selection of them.

Esme and Edwin

DSCN5212

These elephants, are a good 10 inches in height, knitted in DK on 4mm needles.

Edwin Elephant

They are both from the same pattern, just the clothes are different.

Ellie Elephant

I used the same colours for their clothes, so they look very much a pair. I think they would make an ideal gift for boy and girl twins.

Frankie Fox

Frankie Fox

I’ve been wanting to make a fox for a long time, and loved the way this one turned out.

DSCN5275

He is a good 16 inches in height and looks pretty laid back in his polo-neck.

DSCN5261