Saturday, November 23, 2013

ariel doll progress

leonardo was such a hit that john's sister requested an ariel and rapunzel doll for her twin girls maria and valentina, who are turning four in december. i couldn't find the right patterns, so i'm trying to make my own ariel with this free spirit doll pattern. (this doll was my inspiration.)

it was fun dreaming up and crocheting these dolls, but now i feel stuck with ariel's skirt and embroidered lips and nose. i tried doing the lips and they were a mess. sewing is not my forte, so i'm going to leave this one for a bit and start crocheting rapunzel. i also have other amigurumis to finish before christmas, so it may be quiet around here for a while.

i'm not a fan of the disney princess craze, so after ariel and rapunzel are finished, i'm going to make dolls to look like my nieces and little lady friends. i'm tempted to leave ariel as she is (with a finished face and right arm of course) and say it's ariel in her everyday wear. sounds good to me!=)

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  1. Very cute. Try a felt mouth. The eyes look really good. You could crochet a skirt that is attached permanently and a removable mermaid bottom that covers the legs and a skirt. She really is adorable.

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    1. thanks peggi! great ideas. i've thought of a felt mouth but don't have a color i like. i'm trying to make these with things i have and i've already got a pretty rose color floss for the lips. i may have to resort to the felt though - the lips i tried to do were really bad and pulling the stitches out made the yarn all fuzzy there. felt would be a good cover-up.

      originally i planned on a crochet skirt but now i think it will be too thick. i'm thinking of just attaching some tulle in strips (like they do for tulle tutus, but longer) to a tight hair tie for a removable skirt, or maybe sewing a light fabric on and covering the sloppy stitches with a ribbon around the waist. we'll see!

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  2. You are so talented! I love this...I could easily see these selling at Bloomingdale's, etc. Very cute.

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    1. thanks ameena! that would be crazy.

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    1. thanks bitt! i'm consumed by it right now. i'm also making a jack skellington in a santa outfit and little guinea pigs for gifts. i wonder how long my arm will keep up...

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  4. I agree, once you finish her face and other arm, leave her as is...she is sooooo cute!!
    Your talent amazes me, wish I had some of it too.
    Peace & Raw Health,
    Elizabeth Marie

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    1. thanks elizabeth! every time i try to take the easy way out though john says are you suuure? i say it looks like she's got cute tights on - cut me a break! glad you agree.=)

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  5. I also agree! She looks amazing as she is!

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  6. She looks soooo nice! Wow girl, you are very talented! :)))
    xxx,
    Lilla
    http://lilycupcake.blogspot.com

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