Sewing machine deprived, I picked up my knitting needles. I've been admiring those large knitted dolls for quite sometime and had a book on my shelf called "Knitted Toy Tales" by Laura Long that's been staring at me. The cover has the cutest little doll that sold me the book immediately. The patterns are well written and easy to understand and follow, plus all the projects would make great gifts for little munchkins. (I am not the book's marketing rep or anything if you were wondering :) ...
When the doll was half ready, I asked Lola what she wanted her to be called. She thought about it long and hard and with daddy's help "Pickles" was born ... London, of course immediately responded by demanding his own doll, who will be called "Bagel" (as he informed us). I've been hiding Pickles from Lola until Bagel is born, so no photos of Lola styling P's hair or tearing off her dress just yet.
Did you notice the barrette in P's hair? She is getting ready for Valentine's Day! Tutorial and pattern for the hairpin coming up next, so stay tuned!
FREE doll patterns I would also love to make and you may too :)
- Evie's Doll from dried Figs and Wooden Spools blog Her name is Eliza. Eliza and Pickles could easily be BFF's, though Pickles would be jealous of Eliza's cute little sweater. For a free pattern of Eliza email here: firstname.lastname@example.org
- An adorable Rag Doll from "Essential Knits" by Debbie Bliss. You can download the free PDF file pattern HERE
- Sally the Eco Fairy designed by Jennie Eveleigh Lamond is another cutie to add to the girl's club. I am sure she'd be adorable even without wings if fairies are not your cup of fairy dust (I mean tea, of course :)