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30 September 2013

A doll for Alice

My little baby girl is going to be 1 tomorrow. Sob. Growing so fast, she is our little miss independent now, and has everyone in the house wrapped around her cute little finger!

I wanted to make her something to mark this very special birthday, and when I came across an adorable doll pattern by Hopscotch Lane on Etsy, I knew I had found just the thing.

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The pattern is a great one, very easy to follow, takes about 10 hours. I added a ruffly skirt (my own pattern) and also used a smaller flower for her brooch. I love the fact that her hair is so lush and can be put into any style, not just pigtails.

I posted a picture of her on the Down Grapevine Lane Facebook page a while ago. She was such a huge hit that I have been inundated with requests since! Here are two more versions I have made, one is a caramel blonde with a vintage pink dress, and the other is a red haired little miss with a mint dress. Which one is your favourite?
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10 comments:

  1. They are all completely adorable. What a lovely pattern and you are so talented!

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  2. I love them all! Sooo cute!!

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  3. This is absolutely adorable. Yours looks nicer than the one on the pattern. My granddaughter is turning one this month, but I may make this for a Christmas present as I need time to make it and mail (10 days) it. Thank you so much for sharing it. I LOVE it!!

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  4. Do you mind my asking what kind of wool you used? Your hair seems fuller!

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    1. Hi Carmen, it's just DK/Sports weight wool (8ply). The caramel blonde one has a different texture than ordinary yarn, it almost looks like dreadlocks (not sure of the correct yarn terminology sorry) so it works perfectly as hair.

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    2. If you are in Australia, they are all 8ply Moda Vera Marvel from Spotlight :)

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    3. Thanks Sedef! I am in Kamloops, BC, Canada. We have a limited supply, so may have to buy online. I have a 4 ply, so I think I'll use more for the hair. I love that full look. Bought the pattern the other day and have done the face and part of the body so far. It's a fun pattern! I will buy some of the wool you used for the next one. :) Thank you for sharing your dolls. Love them!!

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  5. Blogu, elislerini, cesaretini ve bizdiklari cok sevdim :)
    Bahce ile de ilgili birseyler yapiyor musun?

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  6. What a cute doll and such a perfect gift for a little girl :) great job Sedef !

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  7. To bought this pattern to make for my daughter and then realized the original pattern doesn't have a skirt! So bummed...do you have directions for your ruffle skirt? Arkent@svsu.edu

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