I fell in love with the tree elves of Alan Dart. The tree trimmers of Alan Dart are very small dollies, they will not take many hours to make. It is knitting, but a experienced crocheter will make them also in no time at all just by looking at them. But I like knitting and small pieces don’t make me afraid. so I made two Elves the last weeks.
The making of the elves from the little pieces is a bit complex. I had problems with the mattress stitch, because the pieces are so little. But you can use other stitches as well. The used yarn is Phildar pronostic + and some small amounts of Scheepjes invicta and a little bit of golden yarn. The elves are knitted on needles 3.0 mm. The elves are about 20 cm high.
Because it is Christmas Time, I decorated the Elves with golden yarn. Furthermore I put some pipe cleaners in arms and legs and now they can sit and climb up and down the tree branches of my christmas tree.
If you like sweet cuddly toys than you appreciate the Bunnies of Julie Williams and you want to hug them right away. Only you have to knit them first. On her website: http://www.littlecottonrabbits.typepad.co.uk/ You can find all patterns of her cuddly animals. I made my first Bunny Boy this month, I call him Brother Bunny after a dutch comic. He has a small brown patch on his right arm, because I run out of yarn. Only the ears are a bit weird. I think making them with smaller knitting needles would have made them better. Julie Williams has also patterns for the cutest sweaters and dresses, I made the green striped one after her pattern. Only the trousers are my own doing. For Brother Bunny I used sand colored Acrylic yarn from the brand SMC Bravo, for the sweater and trouser I used Colour Crafter from the brand Scheepjes, I used also knitting needles 3.5 mm. The bunnies are knitted on 2 needles. The pattern description is very extended and gives you lot of advises how to do the bunny parts. There is also a very little part that will form the tail. I am very pleased with my Brother Bunny or Broer Konijn.
A great man has died. I will honor him with a special blog about the David Bowie doll project. In 2014 I knitted this special doll. Read about it in David Bowie doll project. It was a special project for a client, who is a great fan of the musician and his music. She is inconsolable about his depart. I hope my special blog will sheer her up a bit. My client is very handy with he hook but not with the knitting needles. So she asked me to make her a doll, resembling David Bowie. For me it was a fun project, because i discovered that there were a lot of knitted costumes and outfits. In my enthousiasme I made several outfits for the doll. My client made him a guitar. The pattern of the doll is not mine, but easy to make. From the outfits are no patterns available, but maybe you are inspired to make your own David Bowie Fan doll for someone who loves the music.
Today I made a new permanent page in my blog. I want to make a section about dolls. It is nice to make these little guys. I crochet them or I knit them and dress them up. Sometimes they turned out to be very lovely creatures. I can blog about them but it is nicer to give them there own page. So the first doll is immortalized. It is a tribute to a great artist. >>> David Bowie Doll
The second page is about some special dolls I made last year. You find it in the project section of my blog.
My Stepmother was remarried last week. My present was a pair of bunnies, dressed up as a married couple. The original pattern is made by Alan Dart. I loved the the bunnies at once, so It was clear for me what to make. The bunnies are knitted on two needles. I found the ideal yarn for them in Phildar pronostic plus, a mix yarn of wool and acrylic. It was lots of fun to make the bunnies and dress them. A bit of time went into the bridal bouquet, for embroidery is not my strongest craft. The veil was knitted with an other phldar yarn, Phildar Strass Light. It is a more luxury yarn. The groom was more difficult to make for I had some questions like, how do I sew the feet to the trousers in a nice way. The description of the groom wasn’t very clear on that part. It was also necessary to block the grooms coat before sewing it o the body. But I succeeded and the result was very nice.
When I was searching the internet for photographs of David Bowie, I found a very cool costume and I wondered if I could make the costume. Not long after this I found out that this costume was also the favorite of my client and she liked the idea of making the costume very much.
The trousers were not very difficult, but the shirt was more of a challenge. I made it from multicolored catania fine, in the color blue-purple, -green. With some natural white I made the design of the shirt. I also made some nice booties to go by the costume. By the outfit belongs also a guitar and and eye-patch. These items were made by my client. She send me a very cool picture of the whole dress-up I think that meanwhile all readers have guessed that I wrote about David Bowie and his Rebel-Rebel outfit.