Monday, 7 May 2012

During the weekend......

......I had time to complete a couple of projects, that I've listed in this post (here), so I'm really glad and proud of the results!!
As you can see in the following pictures, I've knitted and sewn a doll (she looks like Pippi Longstockings!!) and I've finished the "love&peace" washclothes!!!!

I've taken the idea for the doll from the above book Knitting for Children by Claire Montgomerie. The pattern is on page 118 and is simply called "Rag Doll".
I've followed the notions (pair of 4,5mm needles, darning needle, toy stuffing, sewing needle and thread, buttons) and the pattern, but I'd had personalized it a bit...
Infact : body : I've added a button to act as a belly button
           head : for the front, I've used two identical buttons for the eyes, one for the nose and one (heart shaped) for the mouth; for the back, in the middle I've knitted a vertical line (in stockinette stitch) to give the idea of the hair's parting line!
           arms : I didn't stuff them and I preferred to not sew the hand short seam
            legs : I didn't stuff them and I added two cute buttons to pretend as shoes
           dress : I've knitted two pieces for the back (not only one), just to add 4 snaps (so the dress can be easily taken off), embellished with fabric roses. In the front I didn't knit/sew any pocket, only colourful buttons
            hair : no plaits for my doll, but a crazy fringe and two pony tails on the sides

These differences can be noted if you look at the picture in the book....Different, but still beautiful!!

And now the washclothes...!!! I've blanket stitched the loops, so you can hang them anywhere in the bathroom

....So, I've ticked off something from my long list!!! Yeah!!!! I hope to continue in this way!!

See you soon, xxxx


  1. I Alessandra, very pretty doll.
    Con quel nome parli anche in italiano?

  2. ahhh she is gorgeous...i love her little rose buttons too.
    have a lovely week
    love jooles x

  3. I"m loving those little striped legs! so cute!

  4. Such a gorgeous doll, I wont show my daughter because she will want one!!!!


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