After designing 15 new animals for my new book I am longing for making some dolls. Here is my latest project. I thought it would be small and easy, but it wasn`t. After three failures I finally succeeded with the fourth one. She is perfect to me!
Meet Jester the Christmas gnome. This new doll design was so much fun to make. Enjoyed it from the first stitch till the last one!
Again I used some inspiration of Waldorf dolls which I adore so much. I was especially happy with how the body and legs worked out. The sweet little boots and those weird shaped pants – I love them! However, my daughter said his ears are most lovable ones :)
You will find the pattern in my shop – JESTER THE CHRISTMAS GNOME
I would like to introduce you my new crochet pattern – Chatterbox the Clown. After making the first clown I received many requests on that pattern, so I knew I would definitely need to write it down at one moment.
I will have to start with saying that after the TV clip my Chatterbox the Clown became unexpectedly popular. Many people saw him there in the swinger and asked if there is a pattern written of him. Also there was a lady who contacted me a few days after the broadcast and said she wants to buy the clown for her son. And, she wants one more for her daughter but that should be a girl clown. Well that sounded interesting. For me the clown is a boy and at first I coudn`t imagine how I could turn it into a girl. I worked the entire week and ended up with Gambol the Clown.
The story of this clown begins with my typical words “I had planned this toy for a long time, but never found time for it…”. But it`s so true! However, there is one other thing – I didn`t have the complete vision of how my clown should look like. That holded me back for a long time. In March I finally decided to start with it. I had finished two teddy bears and needed to do something completely different. I have experienced that you always don`t need a plan, good things might happen when you just let go. I think it worked this time too.
In the end of 2013 I started working on Anita doll pattern. Actually there was an Estonian woman, who wanted to order this doll and she was willing to wait about 9 month until I finally had time to work on it. So I thought I`d use this situation and create the pattern as well.
Today I will show you the little angel doll. She is my 3rd week Christmas project. First I draw the picture above and then started making it. I am awful in drawing, but sometimes it is essential to have the idea in front of your eyes.
Here is the long waited boy doll pattern. He is perfect as a brother to Sofia doll – same size (30 cm) and similar shape. If you have already made one, then making the other one will be a lot easier as they use similar details and techniques.