Tuesday, 3 June 2014

I Love Pink

A good friend of mine asked if I would make her a doll for her good friend's birthday.  I was a bit reluctant as I never want to disappoint anyone but as Leslie is my dear friend, I agreed.

Now began the task of asking appropriate questions to try and learn more about what type of doll she might picture for her friend.

Well Leslie said that her friend has shortish hair (that she colours shades of brown),  blue eyes, loves the colour pink, loves to garden (flowers mainly) and loves cats.

I had my list and decided that with this description I  would make a doll that represented her friend as she was ready to garden on a cool day after having gone for a run earlier.

The doll is only 14" tall. I found the perfect pink runners (they were keychains).  I had a small wicker basket that I filled with flowers and added a butterfly to the handle.  I made lycra black running pants and made her wee pink and white socks and gave her a light weight pink sweater.  I used socks for all of her clothing!  I knew I would have good use for my stash of socks!

I then decided that a gardener could use a canvas gardening apron with a big pocket for her seed packages and clippers.  I made the apron she wears and embroidered some flowers on the front.  I then used my photocopier to reduce actual flower seed packages to fit the apron.  The clippers are mini jewellery pliers.  I also gave her a wee kitten necklace.

A close-up of her flower basket with butterfly on the top handle.

I made her gardening gloves as well.

Her cat is hanging on to her arm.
Next I used epb pattern to make her kitten that is riding along on her arm.  I also gave her a spade and added a watering can.  Her straw hat will keep her hair in check and protect her from the sun.

She was great fun to make and I hope that use is well received.

A close-up of the gardener with the beautiful blue eyes.

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