Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Doll crocheting

If you have a certain experience with any crafting skill you might not actually need more crafting books, from the pictures you can make an estimated guess on how to make it. But we all know the difference between needing a new toothbrush and needing chocolate.  In the strictest sense the toothbrush is probably more useful and responsible to buy but who wouldn't go for the chocolate if they had to choose...

I need crafting books the way I need chocolate (and crafting supplies for that matter). A few months ago I came across this book online and bought it as a gift (because I already own a lot of cute crochet pattern books that are still waiting for their first use). The person I bought it for had not announced her birthday party yet but I assumed it would come. The friend in question decided not to celebrate her birthday that year and the book staid on in my shelves. It had been screaming out to me since I received it and after a few months I caved in and used the book myself.

I had created two Arne and Carlos dolls in the past which took me a bit under a week to make. This doll is super quick compared to those. The day I started I went to an indoor playground with my kids and when we went home a few hours later I had created the head, legs, body and an arm! At first I was a bit sceptical, especially the body seemed very weird, but after I joint all limps he/she became very cute.

When I was finalizing the first doll the son of a friend saw the book and loved the "superman" picture. He asked his mother if she could crochet but she couldn't neither did his 7 year old sister he found out. My kids have too much already so I decided he could have the doll. When he doll was ready to fly from our house my kids were actually sad that he would go which is why I created two others that would stay.

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