Friday, February 22, 2008

Honey, I shrunk my sweater...

so I had to make a doll to fit it. See?



Nah, I didn't actually shrink one of my own sweaters by accident. This was one of my thrifted sweaters that I intentionally shrunk so that I could cut it up and make new things from it.

You previously had a glimpse of this red sweater in the felted teacozy I posted about. I obviously still have pieces of that sweater to use and just I couldn't resist making this doll (she's actually an angel in the book I got the pattern from, but I decided to skip the wings when making her). It was such a playful project and one that I'm glad I indulged my inner child in making. My sons really start wondering what's happening when they see me making a doll and my excitement in making her wardrobe. Uh-oh, they seem to express as they look at each other. Is mom losing it? Perhaps. It's just too fun not to make a doll and her clothes. Especially one as whimsical as this one.

9 comments:

  1. OOOh..I love that pink circle fabric...I think you used it for your little twin girl's outfit too. So cute...would look great with some recent finds of mine from Fabricland...was that a recent acquisition? From a shop and not a great thriftstore find...I hope, I hope...

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  2. I love the skirt fabric - Kaffe Fassett Rocks! I had a FQ of it and now it's gone... have to find more somewhere! That little sweater is so cute on the doll. Great job!

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  3. I love it! The sweater is so cute! And I love her hair!!

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  4. I adore the doll..cute sweater, hair and skirt, just lovely!

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  5. Gorgeous doll witt fabulous outfit and hair!!

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  6. This doll is so cute! I love her bright red sweater and those aqua knickers! One of my favorite color combos.

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  7. Thank you all for your kind comments. Can you believe that the biggest challenge was the doll's hair? The directions were so simple, but I definitely struggled with getting decent results. I decided to let her be with her "bad hair day" look. LOL

    Joanne - you're in luck, the fabric you like on my doll is from the designer Kaffe Fassett and you should be able to buy it locally at the quilt store like I did.

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  8. she is cute! I was wondering if that was Kaffe Fassett fabric.

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  9. Love your lady's new sweater :)

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