*smack* ok. in reality world now. :) how's your christmas crafting coming along? because i really didn't go all out this year (and for very good reason), my list of FO's are little... but i thought this was the perfect opportunity to share with you a gift a made for my nieces 2 years ago. it was really a labour of love.. that year it was all about the kids... and then the year after that, i went crazy.. everyone got a handmade gift. ok but back to the girls...
not to toot my own horn, but it really was one of those gifts that lit up their eyes.. their smiles were so big, and the cuddles were priceless. loove...
i had never made a doll like these before. but there's really something to be said for a handmade doll, with dress and undies and everything. you know? there are so many toys out there that have replaced the favourite doll, it seems... my owen has his muno.. but that's a different post. :)
i named these dolls after the girls. and even stitched their names on their undies :)
i enjoyed knitting these little cuties, but after a little while, i was hating the seams. :) i decided to treat them as one project, so all limbs were knitted first, and all the seaming was done at the same time too... maybe next time it would be better to space that out :)
but here are the deets:
pattern: sally, the eco fairy by jennie eveleigh lamond.
yarn: sirdar snuggly dk
but you know, it's been 2 years now... i think i'm ready to make another soon... one for me. because i would like a knitted doll...
you know.. just 'cause :) this pattern is a good one, but so is this one..
|Leif & Astrid by: Jennie Eveleigh Lamond|
how are things coming along for you? are you letting yourself breathe a little now? or is it a tough push to the end? i'd love to hear how you're doing! xo