Tuesday, September 18, 2012

transition doll


I made this doll a while back when I was transitioning away from the Pippi pattern and I don't think I blogged it. I wanted to make a pair of friends instead who are BFFs but verrry different. Like a lot of good friends are! In case you can't tell, this one is the mismatched, arty, outspoken, messy one of the pair.


I tried something a bit different with her face by filling in her eyes with embroidery. I like it.

I finished her and then other, more urgent things came up and I lost my momentum completely. But I like her. She needs a black pair of converse and a feather boa to complete her outfit. She and her neatnik, prim, girly, quiet, bookish friend will have to live in my head awhile longer, but they may come out to play again soon.

21 comments:

  1. Soon please. These girls would be perfect for christmas.

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  2. I love her eyes, they were the first thing I was drawn too!

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  3. She is so cute! I like her eyes, too... and her teeth, and that hair across her face, and her freckles, and well, just all of her! :)

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  4. Now you know, I have been waiting F-O-R-E-V-E-R for this pattern. Think of me when other things get in the way, hmmm...I know Kate is chomping at the bit for this.

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  5. Thanks, y'all! Kate, oh the guilt. The guilt! (flopping over)

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  6. Cuuuuuute!!! Definitely get busy on designing some felt Chucks, STAT, before somebody steals the idea and beats you to it.

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  7. I can't wait til you figure out her little friend. I would love to make the set for my girls. :)

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  8. This is amazing! What fabric have you used for the skin? x

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  9. Hi, Kirby Jane! The face is an oatmeal linen.

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  10. Adorable! She captures my heart as the way you filled in her eyes reminds me of a doll I made when I was a child (in the 60's). I still have her. She is made of recycled clothing and has bellbottom jeans and a cape! LOL! Thanks for jogging that joyful memory! I look forward to seeing the doll friend you make one day.

    Blessings to you!

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  11. I just love this doll! The face is unlike any other doll on the web Is there a pattern for her? If not I would love to see you come out with this face pattern for your doll.

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  12. oh i can't wait - i hope you have time for this soon!

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  13. Robyn, I won't be the first to include chucks on a doll, but I thought it would suit her personality!

    Christy Stock, I'm working on a pattern for her and her friend. It's in the works!

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  14. Hello! Just wanted to say that I adore your blog! Your doll is perfectly perfect...love her!

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  15. Love it! Kind of reminds me of Ivy and Bean books. Do you girls like them? My 7 year old loves them! I hope you sell the pattern soon!

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  16. meredith919, I'm not familiar with the Ivy and Bean books, I'll have to look those up. Thanks!

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  17. Must finish for Kate...must finish for Kate...must finish for Kate...

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  18. She has turned out great - the look on her face...

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  19. This may be an "in progress" doll, but she's still awfully cute! I particularly love the stray strand of "hair" that's fallen between her eyes. Darling!

    - Jennifer @ JennJill Designs

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  20. Kate...Kate...Kate...must make for Kate...

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