Monthly Archives: October 2013

Patsy’s New Fall Outfit

Tonner’s Patsy doll has a new sweater and skirt set that she wants to model for you.  I tried something different this time and made her a gathered skirt with an a-line sweater.  This corduroy print is so pretty with so many different fall colors.

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I picked out seven colors of wool for the sweater.  Who could pick just one???  Yes, the weaving in of the ends was a lot of work, but well worth the effort, don’t you think?  I thoughtfully arranged the stripes to look their best and got to repeat the first three colors once more.  The sleeves and body came out the perfect length (and exactly the same!) which made me very happy.  I felt like I had good knitting karma (or the knitting gods) with this one.

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For more information about Patsy’s new skirt/sweater set please visit my website.

Amelia Thimble’s New Dresses from the Garden

Look what bloomed from my needles (both knitting and embroidery needles) recently.  I love making these hand knit and embroidered dresses for Amelia Thimble so much and my Amelia loves modeling them for you.

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These four dresses are quite a colorful bunch.  Each is hand knit with a different yarn.  From left to right:  kid mohair/silk (Aloft), bamboo thread (Aunt Lydia’s), hand dyed merino/silk (Gloss), and a tonal baby alpaca/silk (Shimmer).

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This yarn produces very faint stripes in baby blue, lilac, and a blue in between the two.

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I had tiny bits left from a previous knitting project of both of these hand dyed colors in my stash.  It was just enough to make this pink and blue set for Amelia.  The hat is knit with both colors also.  The photo doesn’t show it, but the top is knit in blue.  I added a very thin sparkly ecru ribbon embroidery thread for a bow.  It’s itty bitty, teeny tiny.

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I hope you liked seeing Amelia’s new dresses.  For more information about these dress please visit my website.

Patience & Amelia Thimble Show Off Their New Outfits

Patience and Amelia Thimble (both from Wilde Imagination) are so very excited to show you their new “sister” outfits.

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They love their super soft knitwear that I hand knit out of lace weight kid mohair/silk yarn in a shade of pink that reminds me of cotton candy.  I hand embroidered little forget-me-nots in shades of floss to match the print in Patience’s dress.  I gave Amelia an extra flower on her dress, my interpretation of the multi-petaled mum like pink flower.  They are happy girls, can you tell?

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I tucked my delicate new cotton cluny lace between a fold in the skirt.  Love this lace!

I think the colors in this print (Hope Chest by Josephine Kimberling) are so pretty for fall.  The pinks and turquoise blues are muted just enough for autumn.  The terracotta, rust, and green are more typical for this time of year.  I love all of these colors together!  I am always looking for fall color palettes to have “pretty” colors in them.  I typically do not like complete earth tone color palettes.

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Amelia says, “Thanks for stopping by!”  “Love you guys!”

Both of these OOAK outfits are now available on my website.