Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Ta-daaaaaaaaaaa !

So, I am ready to reveal my little doll, now complete!

Well, complete-ish. She still needs clothes.

Anyhoo, before I get there, I just had to share this pic, taken on the walk to pre-school, along a pretty, residential road.
So Number 2 is in the buggy, saying 'Mooooooo', and I'm like 'Moo? No, darlin' there's no cows here.' And then I see what she is pointing at...

Mooooooo

Yes, a cow. A full-sized model cow. In a front garden. As you do.

Back to the doll. But just to keep you hanging on a bit longer, thought I'd show you how I made her wig..
Many thanks, AGAIN to the wonderful Beth for her brilliant tutorials on how to make these gorgeous dolls. (do go see her blog, it's fab)

This is my thrifted mohair. I crocheted a wig cap.

Dolly wig 1 Dolly wig 1

This made a little furry swimming hat!
Next, I made a chain. And wound lengths of yarn.

Dolly wig 1 Dolly wig 1

Next, I pinned the chain down and threaded the yarn onto each side of the chain. This creates a centre parting (I want my doll to have little bunches)

Wig 2 Wig 2

Now for stitching it along the middle of her head. And a view from the back..

Wig 2 Wig 2

... and now for my Ta-daaaaaaaaaaa!

Wig and doll complete

This is the moment in doll-making when Beth says that the doll tells you their name ...
And it's true.
Mine is called Chloe.

Xx

26 comments:

  1. Oooh, thanks for showing us the wig - I started to make a topsy turvy doll but couldn't get the hair right.

    Chloe is looking good - are you going to crochet her clothes?

    When I first started crocheting I tried a doll but I wasn't great at shaping and Mr G said she looked like a c**k in a frock!!

    S x

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  2. That's really great. She looks really cute. By the way there is a house where I have seen a full sized plastic giraffe in their back garden. Where would you buy something like that?

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  3. i love her! i'm so jealous of your crocheting skills! <3

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  4. Oooh, I forgot to say that on the way to my Mum's there is a house with a full size elephant in the front!!

    S x

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  5. WOW, check out that hair, it's divine! I'm enjoying seeing Chloe come to life.
    Anne xx

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  6. Chloe is the perfect name. She is adorable. Great work, can't wait to see her clothes.
    Meredith

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  7. Oh she is super cute! The hair makes such a difference!
    My neighbour has one of those cows at the front of her house! Luckily for me she's not my next door neighbour!
    They do look great in a big garden though!
    Can't wait to see Chloe's clothes!
    Rachel x

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  8. Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog! What a cute place you have here! And Chloe is quite sweet. Perfect name. :)

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  9. Anna, what an adorable doll you have created! Perfect hair, perfect name :-) Be very careful...this can be highly addicting!

    As for clothing, you might try the outfits that I have for my basic amigurumi doll. She is on the left sidebar down a bit from the top. This doll is 9 1/2 inches tall, about the same size as Chloe. The clothes are very simple, and made of worsted and sportweight yarn. Think easy and quick :-)

    If you have a flickr account, I'd love it if you would share this doll on my flickr group "Free Spirit Amigurumi Dolls." The link is here:

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/freespiritamidolls/

    Great work, Anna!

    Beth

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  10. She' is so cute! Can't wait to see her truly finished!

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  11. she's cute man!
    she looks quite pleased with herself in the last picture (maybe she's been desparate for hair!)
    fee x

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  12. Fancy having a full sized Fesian in your front garden...a leaping hair, or a Heron maybe, but a cow??? How odd!
    I can't tell you how sweet I think Chloe is...absolutely adorable.
    Will pop in regularly now.
    viv x

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  13. I'm so glad you found my blog because now i get to follow your sweet blog! I love Chloe she is so cute and her hair is absolutely adorable!!

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  14. PS. I want to follow you but can't find your follwers, wonder if Blogger is playing up!

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  15. Well, hello Miss Chloe! How nice to meet you! As her creator, I understand that she names herself. You breathe life into her...and she does indeed speak to you! I have made quite a few stuffed animals, snowmen, etc. Each time I give them eyes, noses, mouths I get quite nervous as all of their personality is dependent upon those features...all my crochet work can be ruined by an error in placement...or made cuter by an angle or size or color, etc. We breathe life into our creations...indeed! I adore Chloe! You're enticing me to have a go at creating a doll. And her hair! OH MY GOD! It's fabulous! And perfect for Chloe! Can't wait to see how you dress her! x&o, Annette

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  16. P.S. That cow is crazy funny! I love that your little one saw it and pointed it out! To each his own when it comes to yard decor, eh? I've seen statues of geese and rabbits in yards here in the U.S., but never seen a cow! Interesting idea!

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  17. Well, thank you gals for your amazingly kind comments.
    Glad you like Chloe.
    Am now feeling the pressure of trying to dress her suitably..
    Am off to Beth's blog to check out her patterns ...
    ..wish me luck!
    X

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  18. awww...how sweet is chloe. I really do wish i could crochet.xx

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  19. Such a cute doll. Brilliant idea with the hair. Can't wait to see her all dressed up.

    X

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  20. Oh, that is really clever! Very cute doll and love the hair! Looking forward to seeing her in her clothes!

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  21. What a cutie doll, the wig really looks amazing, wonder could i order one for myself for bad hair days :)pig tails & all!!!
    She's beautiful, good luck with the clothes
    Karen xx

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  22. Hey hun
    Sorry I haven't been around for a while. I absolutely love your creation. It is has been so professionally made, and I really aprreciate you showing us the steps of how you created the hair. As I said before, I seriously think you should sell them. I want one x

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  23. We have a wee friend called Chloe and that's just what she looks like :) So cute, you are very clever xx

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  24. Chloe is absolutely adorable!

    I keep looking on ebay for a cow like that but haven't seen one yet.

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