Her upgrade is complete now, the Tibetan lambskin was a bit moth eaten in places and I wasn’t happy with it. What I’m going to do is create a weft with it, so it won’t be wasted. But any way – here is Daisy with blonde waves – still a little wild, but no bald patches.
Daisy is having a mini upgrade, I didn’t realise but the other jumper was synthetic – so she now has a pure wool jumper in a really lush burgundy which goes beautifully with her outfit. Jumper is still using the Suzie Sparkle Lily cardigan with modifications. Now, should I redo her hair? I’m not 100% happy with the mohair skin, it does get a bit matted.
I’ve been busy – here is Violet modelling her messenger bag. I followed a tutorial by merriment design and changed inches for centimetres to get the right size. I also added a vintage button as a closure. It’s super sweet.
I’ve made Violet her boots, still using the Alder Boots pattern. This time with grey green canvas and delicate flowered lining. A few days ago I was wearing the canvas material – it was a skirt, and I was at a home birth! The skirt was so old it had gone into holes, so now it will be boots for dolls. In the last post I said I was making velvet boots – this just didn’t work, firstly I didn’t have quite enough and secondly I’d chosen a satin lining – big mistake it slipped all over the place.
Violet has her skirt in lush peachy-orange with bias trim and a patch pocket. But does she need a petticoat? This skirt is pretty full already. I’m going to sleep on it I think, and make her some velvet boots.
Violet’s jumper is made using the pattern for the Baby Poonam jumper. I wasn’t that keen on the centre panel and I needed the jumper to be smaller, so I inserted the Six-strand cable – it was fun to do and worked well. The only other thing I needed to do was amputate Violets arms and give her thinner ones! Two reasons, firstly they were out of proportion and secondly I would have had to reknit the sleeves as they were far too narrow – oops.
One last picture of the lovely little boy who is now at his new home and called Archie. He’s sat in the sun with his bear tucked under one arm and his hand nonchalantly in his pocket. Such a sweetie.