Sunday, November 5, 2006

Molly the Dolly


















No knitting content today, so to fill in the gap I decided I would show you what I made for Isabelle last Thursday, after seeing Ruby the doll over on Molly Chicken's blog. Her doll looks absolutely adorable, one factor I think I left out for Isabelle's doll. She named it Molly, (no answer as to why she chose that name), and promptly carried it around the house yesterday. Today she has been given a rest whilst Isabelle is playing outside on her scooter. I remember when I was about 14 years of age and I used to scrounge through the bags of outgrown clothes mum had stashed away, and pick something out of the bag, cut it up to make something out of it. I used to make dolls back then too, and they were all stitched by hand. Mum would not have let me use her sewing machine back then, even though I did do some sewing classes at school. I dont know where any of those things went to that I made, but making this doll brought back some of those memories. I would like to make some more dolls in the future, but on a much better scale. Does anybody know of any great books for doll and toy making out there. I have ordered a book called Toys to Sew, but if anybody knows of any other great ones please let me know. I would greatly appreciate it.

10 comments:

Donna said...

Sue, I think you've done a wonderful job, she *is* adorable!

kelly said...

Molly is absolutely adorable!

I can't believe you just woke up one morning and made her...that's so cool.

Noeysmommy said...

Molly is so cute! You did a great job.

Mimi said...

That's a cute doll! Is the doll's sweater hand knit?
Your daughter looks lovely with her new outfit. Good to know that Zara yarns are soft, I have some in my stash.

sandra said...

What a great doll! Isabelle must be the luckiest girl in the world!

Rhonda said...

Molly is the cutest dolly. Your very talented.

ferg said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous Molly Dolly. And, yes, did you knit the cardi on it?
I left a message a couple of posts back.
Cheers Gillian

Saltwater purls said...

Molly is adorable. My grandmother made me a miniature doll (Minnie) and my mother a me sized doll (Pippi)when I was growing up and I treasure them both. Recently my mother tried to throw out Pippi (something to do with the fact my childhood stuff is stored in her house), so we compromised and I unstuffed her.

Jan said...

She is just adorable. I wish my daughter was little enough for me to make her something like that!

Dipsy D. said...

My gosh, I *so* love this doll, she's absolutely adorable! I'm sure Isabelle is going to love it big time, it's something so unique and beautiful!