Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Love in each stitch -♥-♥-♥-

I hope everyone is recovering from a peaceful, cozy Christmas! I am having a hard time getting back into the swing of things. There is a touch of post-holiday letdown, especially as I contemplate my plans for the looming New Year!
I am (FINALLY!) going to share a boat-load of photos of the handmade things that kept me busy in the last several weeks.

This is a little Batman-esque doll that I made for my friend's 3 year old son. She wanted to get him a doll, but her husband wasn't so keen on the idea. I decided to make him a somewhat "manly" one as a compromise.

I used the roly-poly-ish pattern of my penguins and freehanded this little Batboy. I gave him a cape with a "P" for Payton. Fleece made this doll very soft and squishy.

This is the tree frog/toad duo that I crocheted, reminicent of the amphibian pets we had this summer. My girls received these in their stockings. Although the same pattern was used, it is amazing at the size difference of the finished product just by using different yarn/hook. (I may go back and give them better mouths later on...I am not too happy with the plain red felt ones).

I have a few of these little vintagey, plastic baby dolls lying around, and one night I decided to crochet her some clothes. Then I remembered seeing some tiny baby bottle party favors at the dollar store...and it just evolved from there!

The end product is a tiny, pocket-sized baby doll that my 4 year old can play with anywhere! I whipped up a little Moses basket for her as a bed...she is still waiting for her blanket ☺
I was stumped as to what to get my mom for her birthday... when I had a great idea! However, I wasn't sure how to carry it out since I am not a portrait-type artist. After much deliberation and playing around on my photo program, I am satisfied with the results.

What I did was make a doll of each of my girls, using the Black Apple doll pattern (which can be found on Martha Stewart's website). Since I cannot paint lovely faces like Emily, I ended up ironing on their faces instead!
(Please forgive the horrible/yellowish lighting in these images)

My sweet baby, Isabella. Hair pattern was altered to be more Bella-like.
I used some of my mom's old quilting materials (that she recently destashed to me!) to make all of the clothing. I think it is regifting, in a good way. I also gave them coordinating cozy felt scarves.
Since 4 year old Brianna has longer hair, I added some brown locks to the front, overflowing her scarf.
They would never be confused with a Black Apple original, but my mom loves anything with the girls faces on it. I think they served that purpose ☺
Enough photos for today! I cannot take anymore of Blogger's anti-spacing gremlin attacks!! LOL


Hello, I'm Sally. said...

What great prezzies! Very cute stuff. Love all of it!

Mamma has spoken said...

Thanks for checking out my new blog :-) Love the cute dolls you made, they are adorable!!!

mushroommeadows said...

Wow, what great projects! The girl dolls are AWESOME!

bunzi said...

love the little batman he reminds me of the little aquabats torch bat. have you seen he's soo cute.


Nikki said...

Those dolls are awesome!!! I wish I could make one for Emma!
Randi, you are so talented. I can't even figure out how to work my sewing machine!

Happy New Year!!

Mytutorlist.com said...

Lol! They look so cute! Great idea.