more on my final project, drawing the Salvation Army band and starting the mini knitters of dent gloves.
An introductions to my final university project
Here is the complete set of Video Tutorials on the My Little Crochet Doll pattern.
I’ve just finished a series of video tutorials, made in my usual home made style. They’re available on YouTube and the first one starts here:
Some time ago I decided I wasn’t happy with my dolls having plain plastic dots for eyes. I tried painting onto the safety eyes, but the paint peeled off too easily.
The problem with crochet eyes is that the stitches don’t line up squarely as they do in knitting, so counting stitches doesn’t work either.
Week 6, finally we’re off.
A few days ago, while day-dreaming, I asked myself, When did my love of doll making start? I have been crocheting for over 6 years, probably making crochet dolls for 5 years, maybe less. But as I thought about it I realised my doll making history goes back a long, long way and it hasContinue reading “A doll making history”
Several years ago I first came across sock monkeys, they were crudely made animals made from left over socks and a great recycling use of those odd socks we find in the washing machine. Then the explosion happened and suddenly they were everywhere. What originally began as an upcycling project became ‘trendy’ and weContinue reading “The Ultimate Sock Doll”
You’ve all been very patient and I hope the wait was worth it (blame all the work at Uni).
Finally the next patten has been finished and is ready to make.
Following on from my comments regarding naked Barbies in charity shops I’ve decided to compare 2 designer makers who make use of these dolls in a creative way. Margaux Lange – www.margauxlange.com (All images are from her website) A jewellery designer I’ve been watching for some time, partly because of my love of Babies and partlyContinue reading “Two Designer Makers”