Felting frenzy

I’ve been away in London for a few days and took a felting project with me. So, this is the new style doll I’m trying, it’s needle felted onto wires. The pattern I’m using is the Rosy Posy doll by LaliDolls. Why is it so therapeutic stabbing at some wool for hours on end?

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Elfins

I’ve been having a break from the large dolls and fancied making three little Elfins. They are 17cm tall (small!) with the inspiration coming from Scarlet Elf Cup and her beautiful wee dolls. The dolls won’t be photographed until they have hair – they’ve been sat here for a few days, in their pants but oh so bald! Because they are so tiny I decided to make my own weft using really soft mohair. Excellent no fuss tutorial by Monika Aebischer using a double needle technique. Up shot is Pippin has hair – a wild mop of it, I think she needs a bonnet to tame it a little! Ps. I’ve just learnt how to add ore pictures to a post !!

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Rosalind is ready

..and here she is, rummaging through the basket of wool – my favourite ‘prop’ for dolls. Did you know the basket was a Christmas present containing a bottle of gin! Rosalind is also show casing her cardigan knitted using the Daisy Chain pattern. I was going to add the embroidery but the colour is so dark it just didn’t show up, also it swamped the little cardigan. Anyway I put lovely mustard vintage buttons on that are a real ‘pop’ of colour.

Auntie Bertha’s bonnet

The last time this bonnet pattern was used was when my Auntie Bertha was making a set of clothes for my doll Jennifer, she used a brown needle cord to match the little coat. Now here am I making the same bonnet for Rosalind, this time in a camel coloured wool suiting and that lovely Rose & Hubble print and an edging of the vintage lace.

Dress up time

Beautiful material by Rose & Hubble in deep navy and camel, now made into a little dress with a Peter Pan collar edged in vintage style lace, The pattern was made using a tutorial by Martha Boers, she makes amazing dresses and accessories and very generously shares her patterns. I had to adapt the pattern as Rosalind doesn’t have the curves of a plastic doll.