for walking? Well if she could, little Rosalind would. These are actually the best boots I’ve made so far, I used the suede again and lined it with a silk Liberty print. They are just lush. And peeping out, can you see her socks? I’ve used the American Girl pattern again, the cable version this time. I had to make the foot bigger and wider to fit Rosalind’s feet, she has big feet bless her…..she’ll grow into them right?
You remember that slightly scary picture I showed Just a little gruesome? well here she is with hair and looking really quite sweet. She is a custom doll, and her family wanted brown hair and brown eyes – so I abandoned the pink (another time) and re embroidered the eyes, and here she is. Her new family are choosing fabric for a skirt so at the moment she is wearing borrowed clothes.
Oh these are so sweet! I made them using the cotton Pointelle, which is so beautifully soft, using the same pattern I got with the doll pattern. However this time I used the method for sewing elastic that you can find in Juliane’s amazing little tutorial. Really happy with the results it looks much more professional.
Update on the pink haired doll – she is probably having a hair colour change. She is going to be called Rosalind and her family is choosing hair and eye colour and material for dresses eeek!
Before I tell you about the bonnet – exciting news – Violet has found a new home! I’m so pleased. She’s tucked up in a shoe box as I write. Back to the subject – the new bonnet. I loved the one by Mum and Dot so I’m trying to recreate the lattice pattern. I’m just about there I think, I followed the tutorial by New stitch a Day . I’ve pictured it next to the new doll’s hair, as you can see……..it’s pink, sort of sludgy pink (although that picture is making it look very bright!)
I’ve started felting the head of the next doll, it looks a little gruesome I know. I’m still trying to make a face I’m really happy with – see this little beauty by Mum & Dot . Changes I’ve made are to felt the top of the head into a more ‘square’ shape, this will hopefully help with getting a smooth brow. I’ve also inserted a small piece of wire as a former for the mouth, so when I pull the threads they disappear in the hollow.
Violet is ready for a new home as she now has a snuggley (is that a word?) scarf to match her hat complete with pompoms. The listing has now gone live on More Than Somewhat shop on Etsy – go check it out.