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Old 02-18-2007, 09:12 PM   #1
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I've been enjoying knitting toys for the past several months.
These were made for twin 2 yr old grandchildren. I modeled them to look a little like them (but the real kids are cuter!) The little girl really has curls like these (I got these at Michael's craft store).

The fair isle sweater was a first...and it took to the second sleeve to get the patten right.

I love the shoes and socks best.

More photos to follow.
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:50 PM   #2
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How fun are those?! I love them, great work!
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:51 PM   #3
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:18 PM   #4
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Wow! Great job!
Your kids are gonna love these!
I'm looking forward to see your other dolls!
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Pretty cool. Good work.
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Those are wonderful looking dolls--love the personal details. Do you have a link to the pattern or book title? I'd love to make similar dolls to give as gifts.
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The book is called Homemade Beautiful collection of things to make
Cole's Library of Crafts (I found it in a used bookstore)...
page 106 Ruben and Rosie dolls.

Here's a bear I made for a cousin's baby shower gift.
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Another book easy to get is Toys to Knit by Tracy Chapman. 2006 Collins and Brown Ltd. I also made a doll from this book. Doll clothes, the elephant and the Teddy bear in the photo above. I made my Teddy look more feminine than the one in the book. Have fun. I sure am.
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I made this doll, my first for my daughter's friend who had a new baby...actually the elephant was for the new baby and the doll for his 2 1/2 yr old sister. She loved it. Started undressing and dressing it immediately, gave it her own name. I do try to make my dolls look like the kids I am giving them too. (Not that this one does much)...

Next dolls being made now are Grandpa and Grandma dolls. I bring a Grandma's bag of toys and books when I go to visit or babysit and these grandparent dolls and the boy and girl dolls will reside in my bag. They love digging in to see what's new and what old loved toys are still there. It's a fun ritual.
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Re: More dolls
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I made this doll, my first for my daughter's friend who had a new baby...actually the elephant was for the new baby and the doll for his 2 1/2 yr old sister. She loved it. Started undressing and dressing it immediately, gave it her own name. I do try to make my dolls look like the kids I am giving them too. (Not that this one does much)...

Next dolls being made now are Grandpa and Grandma dolls. I bring a Grandma's bag of toys and books when I go to visit or babysit and these grandparent dolls and the boy and girl dolls will reside in my bag. They love digging in to see what's new and what old loved toys are still there. It's a fun ritual.
Wow! Amazing!
You're so good at making dolls!, I love 'em!
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