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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Size matters when you're hooking...

Ahahahahahaha!!! I couldn't help it, the title cracked me up so much I had to use it.
I have been working on a new project, some little crochet dollies inspired by the Black Apple dolls, and the dolls by Mimi Kirchner.  I've been having fun.  I thought I would make them with dresses, but after I finished the first one, I realized that the dolls would be a lot more fun if you could dress them up in different outfits. Thus the second version, in her modest undies.  I also wanted to try socks and mary janes on the second one.
Did you notice the size difference between the dolls?  No, it's not trick photography or forced perspective, I just neglected to use the same size hook with the second doll.  How annoying.  The one on the right is Mo Bear, and is a mini version of Mims, which I made with an F hook.  I used a G hook on Lucy Limelight on the left.

I'm trying to decide which I like better.  I am going to put this project on the back burner for a little bit, while I decide what kind of clothes to make for them.  And I will make another one, since I am not super happy with the green hair, which just didn't pop like I had hoped it would against the peach.  I'm not sure I like the braided bear ear hairstyle either...  Just thinking out loud... And I think the undies could be a little narrower, so that they would fit better under a dress... And what if I did the top row of the legs in white as well for a bloomers/panties look...?

What do you think?

8 comments:

  1. Haha! Love the title and I love the doll design. Keep up the creativity!

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  2. You are so sweet! Thank you!

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  3. hey! so glad I checked fb today (I've been off a lot lately) and saw your link to your blog -- what fun!! someday when I've cleared out my backlog of stuff I want to knit (which means, maybe in 10 years!) I really want to learn how to crochet too. :) These are all so great (love the bacon blanket!).

    Here's my 0.02 on the dolls: I kind of like the "undies" to be wide like that -- reminds me of dolls of old... and, I think making the tops of the legs in white for bloomers would be the perfect added touch -- so cute!

    keep up the great work! xoxo!
    Eliz Kim (Liz Martin of old! ;)

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    1. Oh Eliz! I will always know it's you!!
      Crocheting is so easy compared to knitting! When you get through your knitting backlog, let me know!

      Thank you so much for giving me your two-cents! I really wasn't sure about the dolls, so I really appreciate an outside (of my head) perspective. I think you are totally right. I am going to do the next version with the bloomers.
      xoxo!!

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  4. Love, love, love the dolls! Everything you do is so creative. Ever since I found your blog I've been checking in daily to see what else you've come up with. Thank you so much for sharing with us so often.

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    1. Thank you so much Sue! I've been working with the dolls for a while now, and I keep thinking that I should write them up as a pattern. I am so glad that someone else loves them too!
      And oh my goodness, Double Dynamo points for you for checking in daily! I love it!!!
      xo Jaime

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  5. Hi there!

    Do you have a pattern for these dolls?

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    1. Hi Erica! I do have a pattern for them, but I haven't published it yet. I keep fiddling with the collars and messing around with the dresses to see if I can make them better. I'd really like to do a book with them in 2013... I don't have any plans to put them up until I feel like they're the best I can make them.
      xo Jaime

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