The idea gods had other plans. I spent the last three days designing and crocheting a new doll. Unlike the smaller pieces, I won't be making "sets" of these, each doll will be one of a kind. I got a few shots of the doll in-the-making and when she's fully accessorized I'll post a final shot.
|After doing some quick math to decide how many stitches I needed to get the right sized head, I got started at the top of the doll. Once I attached button eyes I knew what the rest of the doll would look like.|
|Here she is a few hours later, with a cone for a body and a single leg poking out from her skirt. I'm not thrilled with the way the ruffly skirt came out, but I figured out how to do it right next time.|
|The boots were done somewhat freehand. I kind-of remembered a technique I learned from a book six years ago and guessed a bunch. I love the way it came out, and this photo was taken simply to celebrate the cuteness of those tiny feet!|
|And here she is, mostly done! After I took this pic I added a cool skull bead necklace. I'm probably also going to make her a messenger bag.|
It's entirely possible that I'll do another one of these in the next few weeks, and I'll post if if I do. I'm also about to drop the prices on a bunch of dolls and jewelry (I'm heading to that part of the page next), so if you've been thinking about buying something now would be a great time, right?