Thursday, March 25, 2021

Summer Nights Sweater

A quick post about what I have been crafting the past month or so - doll sweaters!

I found an 18" doll sweater pattern on line and using different yarn thicknesses and different hook sizes, I have turned out sweaters that fit 18" dolls, Wellie Wisher/GlitterGirlz size dolls,  Little Darling dolls, and finally a size that fits InMotion Girl Lia by Ruby Red Galleria.

The secret to adapt the pattern down was to find a Superfine/#1 size yarn and to use a 2mm hook. This sweater is done in Summer Nights - Treasure Island. Such a pretty yarn. It even has metallic sparkle in it. I should look for a mermaid tail pattern, it would look awesome with this yarn.

I will post photos of the other sweaters soon.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Easter Decorations 2021

 I have started decorating for Easter. This year, I decided to incorporate some new dolls I have acquired over the past couple of months.

Look at that clown! He is a cloth doll made by Priscilla Arkoin, an artist and former member of Dollology who passed away March 2020. He is really something else. I fell in love when I first saw him. And then I was lucky enough to win him in a doll club raffle.

Standing next to him is an Annalee bunny ballerina, a Mid-Eastern doll (I think), and an Eastern European doll (most likely). These three dolls were part of the raffle lot that the clown was in.

I am at a loss at what country this little doll represents. I am guessing that it is some where like Greenland or another cold climate country.

The African doll is also from the same lot as the other dolls. The china doll is another story. She was given to me by a work friend. The friend's mother, who died about 9 years ago, made the doll in the 1970s. I have decide to name the doll Jennie, in honor of the friend.

This past year has been so stressful, that I have not been posting much recently. Hopefully I will get back in the posting groove soon.