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Thursday, August 12, 2010

My Creative Space

It’s Maya’s first birthday in a few weeks and I’ve been preparing her present. We are giving her a dolly who is in desperate need of some cute, warm clothes and I plan to make them. And ‘cos I couldn’t leave my crochet hooks alone for too long, I started dressing her with this little cardi. Using the purple wool left over from Maya’s top and armed with the “Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Needlecraft (1980) and a cardi Mum crocheted for me when I was a baby, I began crocheting without a pattern. I had intended to crochet it in one piece, but I started at the bottom edge and then it all got too hard when I reached the arms. So I started another piece from the neck edge and stitched the 2 pieces together. It was certainly a work of trial and error with lots of unraveling and lots of recrocheting!As you can see I still have to tie in the loose ends and sew on the buttons, but I think it has turned out well. Just in time to keep poor dolly warm in this miserable Melbourne weather.

Now I have to work out how to sew a dress to go under the cardi…

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22 comments:

Knicky Knacks said...

Oh, that cardy is too cute for words. It's just adorable. Beautiful colour. I'm sure she'll feel nice and toasty in that one.

Sarah. Splish Splash Designs said...

Gorgeous! It's so pretty. Lucky dolly :)

Catherine said...

Very sweet. Your little girl is going to love dressing her new doll in her cardigan.

angelina said...

beautiful work.xx

Little Ted Canvas said...

That is gorgeous, so clever!

Penny (Pocket Carnival) said...

Ooh! So cute!

kirsty said...

wow, what a gorgeous little cardi, can't wait to see dolly dressed up.

x

Kate said...

Divine! I love everything about it from the colour of the yarn to where you got your inspiration from to how much your little girl is going to adore it. happy Thursday.

Catherine said...

such a pretty cardi! that's one lucky dolly!

Danielle McDonald said...

Oooh so sweet! Amazing detail for such a small little cardie!

Sarah said...

Adorable! You have done such a good job!

The Clip Cafe said...

Sweet design! Nice colour too :-)

Christina said...

Super cute cardi! Great job winging it!
:)

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

they'll make a handsome pair!

melissa said...

Awww, that is too cute, Lucky dolly and lucky birthday girl!

Pearlin J said...

ohh it has turned out soooo beautifully! Love the colour and the pattern you have used.

Vic said...

Aaw, that is looking very sweet, I especially love the gorgeous colour.

Heidi said...

Oh my that is breathtakingly beautiful and the rich color!!!

michelle said...

i think that dolly and the birthday girl will be a lovely pair in their matching cardi/top ensemble. so very sweet

Fruitful Fusion said...

Wow! It's SO gorgeous!

handmadehappiness said...

the cardi it so lovely the colour is ace..... good luch on the search for the dress xx

Nattie said...

awww... how cute! now I'm inspired to make so sweater for my teddy bears too :P Thanks for sharing!

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