SO, here was my first attempt at one of Claire Garland’s Knitted Babes.
The first doll was named Adahlia Adahlia by my 5 year old.
She is sporting a jaunty orange and yellow hoodie – perfect beachwear, except that it is snowing outside! I had fun making the doll but the head was wobbly and my husband kept calling it Rodger – American Dad, anyone? I couldn’t give my little girl a doll that looked like a goo-spewing alien, so I whip stitched about a 1/2 inch of the neck together and vastly improved it’s appearance.
The second doll was also for my 5 year-old, I called this one Diana Ross till it was done, it’s all about the hair. My daughter decided to name her Aluna and that’s that. I didn’t want to end up with another enormous head so I modified the pattern a bit and was much happier with the shape and stability that this one had. I decided she just was coming back from a trip to the islands so, I made a bright and flirty dress for her and accesorized with a feather boa and a floral purse.
After the overwhelming success with the first two dolls my daughter insisted that I make one for her best friend’s upcoming birthday and I did. Here’s Rachel.
My daughter picked out the yarn for the skin and hair because she wanted it to look just like her friend. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to take a pic of the doll in her “Brazilian Ballet” outfit. A saucy little red number with a ruffled skirt and matching toe-shoes, but you do get to see her “Mountain Retreat” get-up. Comfy sweater, jeans and a flopy hat.
I’ve finished a fourth doll for my three year old and though it only has underwear at this point, she has named it Keekee and won’t let go of it. I’m working on a little pink dress and I’ll post a pic as soon as its done.
If anyone is in the Framingham, MA area on March 8th check out Children’s author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka at the Barnes & Noble. His new book, Giddy Up, Cowgirl is awesome and he is a super sweet and funny guy.