Tiny Makey Challenge
I remember my grandmother showing me how to make these Woolly Dolls when I was small. Mine never progressed beyond the style shown in the picture below.
http://www.momsandkids.co.uk/makewooldolly.tpl This is a link with the details of how to make the basic version out of wool scraps.
Urbantortoise has a great blog and has written a post about these woolly dolls after a friend showed her vintage/antique ones made by her Grandmother. There are fantastic pictures of these tiny little dolls with clothes and features added. Many of us will remember making these as children and these crafts are a dying art if they are not passed on. This would be a fantastic activity for anyone needing to occupy children for an hour or two, on a budget. Urbantortoise has set a prize competition, with the winner selected at random for anyone who submits a picture of a dolly they have made over the next couple of weeks. Nostalgia kicked in after reading this post and I set to work on my dolly immediately. Here she is...Wearing a smart Green and Pink ensemble, the skirt has pretty floral detail, the whole outfit is set off with the bling of a sparkly necklace and she has a Butterfly hairclip for her long ginger hair. She comes complete with a crochet hook and her Work in Progress is an unfinished crochet doily. Her shoes are very scruffy (I think she has had a night on the town!) Nice legs, shame about the face! (She is only about 8cm tall). I had too much fun making this!
|Lucy The Crochet Diva|