Saturday, 18 February 2012

Long tall Sally

I've been making crochet dolls for a little while now, since finding Beth's amazing tutorials here.
They change a bit each time I make one, and I make notes about how to improve the next.
So for this next doll I wanted different hands and feet, longer arms and legs and a shorter torso to make her more like a rag doll. 

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I love making the little wig cap. 

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Here she is with wig attached. 

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The great thing about her is that her hair can be styled in different ways!

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Oh, and I used buttons for eyes because firstly I have run out of safety eyes and secondly I was inspired by the wabbits I made previously. I think they're ok, but am not sure if she looks a bit freaky.. What say you?

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All in all I'm vey pleased with how she's turned out. I just need to make her some clothes. Must engage brain and oik out the old sewing machine for that one.

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Enjoy your weekend, all.
Xx

P.S. I have actually sold lots of things in my real life shop to real, actual real people! Am thrilled to bits!
P.P.S. am now a tweety-bird. Do follow me on Twitter, if you like that sort of thing (link somewhere in top left corner).

Xx

23 comments:

  1. She is so beautiful. I made a doll a few days ago, but was unsure of how to add the hair-I was looking at the one you sent me for Christmas to get an idea of how to do it, this makes it much clearer now. Well done!

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  2. Brilliant, love the hair..not freaky, but poor thing she must be catching her death in her undressed state!

    I'm really pleased your shop is doing well!

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  3. Love the doll and I like the eyes. As an alternative how about french knots (think that's what they're called) but overall she looks really sweet. Sam xx

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  4. I like her button eyes but if you have seen Coraline by Tim Burton you might feel differently. Well done for selling lots.

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  5. She is beautiful, sooo not freaky, you know where to look if you want to get your freak on crochet doll style!!! I love her hair, especially with the piggy tails, and those button eyes are adorable!!!!

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  6. She's looking good! All those luscious locks too - adorable!

    S x

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  7. She's gorgeous!!! I love the hair-dos! And I wish I had hair that thick and long!!! I like the eyes - buttons are best! Looking forward to seeing how she dresses.....
    Congratulations on the shop successes so far! :-)
    Carly
    x

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  8. Waaaaw, very nice!
    Greets Sofie

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  9. Congratulations on those sales :D

    The nameless one is lovely, and I was loving the eyes until Squiggling about mentioned Coraline. She does look rather cold though, standing there in nothing but her pigtails!

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  10. love the doll so cute now following you on twitter x sarah

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  11. She is very adorable and I really like her button eyes. I am so thrilled you are selling your beautiful crochet, you are so talented. I bet the people who happen upon your store are just thrilled as they can be.
    Have a great day,
    Meredith

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  12. Hahaha, you mad fool you...I meant for the eyes. Sam xx

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  13. oh, I love her, especially with her pigtails. Well done on your sales. Have a lovely Sunday. Liz xx

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  14. This is so cute! I'm definitely going to have to check this pattern out. I like the buttons for eyes and the hair is fab.

    Well done in the shop - that's great news :o)

    Have a great weekend x

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  15. Love her, I may have to give it a go.
    And congrats on your sales!!

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  16. I LOVE the doll, very cool. The eyes don't look freaky at all. Love the hair! It is so very exciting when someone buys your lovingly crafted goods isn't it. Well done x Kylie

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  17. She is absolutely adorable hon!

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  18. Lovely doll, the hair is awesome. I aspire to making such things but know my limits currently. One day (hopefully) i'll crack it. - Annie

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  19. Adorable like always! I love using buttons for amigurumi eyes! And congrats on the sales!!

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  20. Gorgeous darling! Thats one cute doll if very, very naked! 2You should have at least given her figleaves or something to protect her dignity :-)

    Look forward to seeing her all frocked up!

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  21. I love it. Must have a go at this as my daughter would love one. Great news about selling through a shop too - well done! x

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  22. Gosh, I kind of want one of these for my very own. I want to name her Bridget or Brenda or Shirley and make little dresses and do her hair. I am 43 years old. She is that cute. :)

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