Monday, July 16, 2012

waiting for Mr. Nilsson


Two Pippi prototypes, impatiently waiting for a loyal monkey friend. You can tell I'm having fun with crazy braid placement. The pattern* will allow you to attach the braids after the rest of the doll is completed, so you can experiment with the look you want. The braids don't have any wiring, they just stick out on their own from sheer mischievousness.

*Due to trademark concerns, this will not be available as a pattern. See this post for the details!

20 comments:

  1. I like! I assume there is no wiring for safety reasons, but it would be fun to be able to change the craziness at will. ;)

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  2. Liv has already put in a request for one. :)

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  3. Thanks, Pinksuedeshoe. It looks very Pippi-ish to me.

    Skooks, yes, and yes!

    Jessica, so good to see you online. Awwwww give Livvy a hug from us! And all the rest of those kiddos too. And yourselves. Just do a group hug.

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  4. Aww... too cute! I love the sticky-up braids! :)

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  5. P.S. If you need a pattern tester let me know!

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  6. Oh, oh, oh!!! Soon, soon, soon!!!

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  7. This doll is sooo cute! But as a 6-year old, when Pippi was my very favourite book and I was so proud to read it alone- I would have asked for a yellow dress, blue pants and one black and one striped stocking. And big shoes, just like in the book. ;-)

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  8. Pippi is great and you made her so sweet, happy, with the look in her eyes.

    Enjoy the holidays!

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  9. Thanks, everyone! I'm having fun.

    Needle Little Balance, which book was your favorite? I have the Astrid Lindgren one and it describes Pippi as having a homemade blue dress with red patches, one black and one brown stocking, and yes, very large shoes. The large shoes are coming later!

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  10. Oh....sign me up in advance for the pattern....Love those eyes and expressive hair!....Can't wait to make one!

    Susan

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  11. Oh wow, i love these! All of your dolls are so great and these are no exception.

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  12. Larissa, my favourite book was "Pippi Langstrumpf" (the german translation) by Astrid Lindgren and Pippi was described exactly like on the title, with a self sewn dress in a sunny yellow and blue undies with polka dots:

    http://www.amazon.de/Pippi-Langstrumpf-Gesamtausgabe-einem-Band/dp/3789129445

    Funny, do you think they change such details in translation?

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  13. Needle Little Balance, that is so crazy! Why would they change that? Don't they realize I'm trying to come up with a pattern? LOL. Hmmm. So does the majority of the world know the yellow pippi or the blue pippi I wonder? I need to ask a Swede what the original says, don't I? Although, you can sew her in any color dress and stockings you like, of course!

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  14. Hi Larissa! They are SO adorable and whimsical! You're very talented!

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  15. Amazing dolls! Love the one with the "up" braids!

    Since I'm a Swede I thought I'd chip in on the whole "which outfit issue". Like you say of course it's up to everyone to choose, but if anyone happens to be interested this is the original illustration by Ingrid Nyman:
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51oqNxDNmgL._SS500_.jpg

    Most Swedes will also know Pippi by her look in the films, the green/yellow:
    http://fhp.episerverhotell.net/Global/Bio/Rio/Klassiker/pippi.jpg

    Also, it's always fun to see the popularity of Pippi all over the world. The Astrid Lindgren characters are etched SO deep in the Swedish collective consciousness, they are just a natural part of childhood over here... Great to see some more kids are enjoying her too! :-)

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  16. The braids on these dolls are just TOO CUTE! I love 'em. :) What a great idea to make them after-construction add-ons so they can be placed "just so."

    - Jennifer @ JennJill Designs
    www.JennJillDesigns.com

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