Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Meet Madeline

I was lucky enough to be given this cute little doll by a very generous friend, Connie.  As soon as I saw her I was smitten.  Immediately she appealed to something in me.  Connie pointed me in the right direction to find out Madeline's history of how she came to be.  What an interesting story this turned out to be.  On arrival Madeline was wearing a little blue and white striped dress with a sailor collar.  Of course I had to make her something new!  I made the long socks out of a pair of my pants that had seen better days, they worked out really well as they are very fine tee shirt type fabric.  Then the little dress I made up myself.  I wanted her to have a pleated skirt.  The pleats took a bit of puzzling out but I'm pleased with the result.  As Madeline is only about 7.5 inches tall I had a bit of trouble sewing the dress on my sewing machine so most of it is hand stitched.

Here's a picture of the Barbie in another dress I knitted.  You will also see a Kelly with her, also sent to me by Connie....
I made the Kelly some white socks too and knitted her the little dress.

You may notice that the quality of my pictures is much better.  I had the wrong setting on my camera, it was on very low pixels so I went up to the higher pixels and got much better results.

I've had to stop knitting for a while and I've also had to cut down on using my computer so much.  For quite some time now I occasionally had a painful hand and just lately it's been very painful.  I think it is just from using the mouse and the way I hold it , a bit of a break from this will hopefully ease the problem.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

A Little Party Dress

This little dress is almost the same as most of the dresses I've made for this doll, all that is different is that I put a layer of lace onto the skirt...
I also made the bodice shorter than I have done previously, it suits the doll better.

I'm still knitting for Barbie, it's a good way for me to practice my knitting as they are nice and quick to make, I get bored easily!  So far she has four two piece outfits and four dresses.  I also knitted a tiny little dress for a Kelly doll (Barbie's little sister).  As soon as the Kelly arrives here at my house she will have a little dress to wear.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011


I never thought I'd buy a Barbie.  However, there are so many fab Barbie knitting patterns on the internet, and I'm trying to get to grips with knitting, that I gave in and bought one.  Here are the things I've knitted so far, sorry about the terrible quality of the pictures, must have the settings wrong and a bit of a shake on...