Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Ballerina for Christmas


It's a first.
First doll, I've made.
A friend, Deanne, was making a ballerina from Stitched in Time.
Uh hello! I want to make one too.
(and so did Nicol, but she cut out 8 of them...8!
Hey Nicol, how's it going?)
I made one for Des for Christmas.
Note: Didn't know we were showing presents on the blog before the big day (or I could have shown you this!) I was not expecting Des to give me a hexagon caddy.
Thank you! It's much appreciated!
I loved every step of making the doll until I got to the hair. I was really whining at Deanne. My yarn choice was thick & it took a lot of yanking & a latex glove to pull that hair through. There's some stuffing or is it grey hair peeking out?
Wanted her to look like the cover girl --
found a vintage pillowcase on eBay & it was almost identical!
I did the arms & legs a little different. I inserted them into the seams & seamed the bottom of the hands & feet. Seems a little more durable.
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Well...I had to have one too.
More sewing & tugging.
But worth it!
Now the girls want one...
and Harry (my 4 year old). ?

17 comments:

  1. Okay Corrie, she is just too stinking cute!!!! I love it!! I might have to look into getting this book. My girlies would love these, great job and I'm sure Des loves it!

    :)Rachel

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  2. Darn right adorable..x 2...lol..there are easier ways to do the hair...I'm just saying lol. And easier needles too...love their hair though...no really I do...we are still little girls aren't we?

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  3. Your doll is sooo cute, so are there more in the makings?

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  4. Just the sweetest photos ever! What an awesome sis you are!

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  5. wow. your dollies are so adorable.

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  6. I love this book, I made one of these dolls last year, she was a princess and the pea doll, made a bunch of mattresses, I too found the hair to be very tricky....my daughters dolls head looks a little lopsided because of it, good job sister!

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  7. Very cute. They look like they would be fun to make - except for the hair.

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  8. I LOVE her soooo much. I love the hair, i love the dress, i love her cute little red lips, I love her skinny arms and legs. Well, shoot, she's pretty much a replica of ME!! I. Love. Her. and YOU!
    Thank you!! Such a treat!!!!!

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  9. Glad you like it!
    You can find the book on amazon. I got it from our library -- none of my distributors carry it?? I did make one more for a friend's daughter. She looks very similar ;), I guess they are triplets -- a long lost sister.

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  10. Wow you're good! Those dolls are sweet! Probably well worth the work now that they are done :) Great job!

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  11. So so cute! My mom would have made something like this...I did not get that patient gene.

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  12. Nice job Corrie! I see Des wrote you a note that she loves it, and if she didn't you could always send it to me. LOL Oh well, a girls gotta try right?

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  13. Oh so cute! I want one! I dislike doing the hair part too. Not nuts about doing my own hair either.

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  14. Despite the whining -- those are the cutest darn doll lips ever! She'd even look good bald! But, the hair is a good addition, too. .

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  15. Those are ADORABLE Corrie! I love the green polka dots -- it makes her stand out so much more than the original!

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  16. corrie...i just checked this book out of the library thinking about this doll. oddly enough though, I can't find the pattern (other than the head) in my book?? does your book have the pattern for the body???

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