Patricia’s Skirt and Top – Pink and Grey Again!!

27 Mar

Bonjour mes amies!

Here is Patricia’s contribution to my Pink and Grey Theme (nearly finished with it!!)


The very smart skirt follows a lovely pattern by Vero at Le Petit Monde de Vero. The yarn I used for the skirt is Patons Diploma Gold 4 ply shade 4245 (Steel).


The knitting needles used throughout are size 3 mm.


And for the cute top I have followed Marie’s lovely pattern at Les Voyages de Capucine. The yarn is Sirdar Crofter DK in shade 60 (Loganberry) which has some matching grey speckles.


I am delighted at how this outfit has turned out.


And here is Patricia with Annie in their contrasting Pink and Grey outfits. I’m sure you will agree that they look lovely together.




Passez une bonne journée, à bientôt …

Another Pink and Grey Dress – This Time for Annie

25 Mar

Bonsoir, mes amies!

Here is Annie showing off her new dress – simple, but cute (and oh look at the colours – are you spotting a trend yet?)



This lovely little dress is based on a pattern by Odile of Passion Poupees (adapted quite a bit), but the colour scheme is inspired by this lovely dress by Sylvie at PoupeesdeSyl.


The yarn used is Sirdar Snuggly 4 ply shade 195 (Pale Grey), Hayfield Bonus 4 ply shade 992 (Pink) and the lovely pale pink is Patons Fairytale 4 ply shade 4308 (Sugar Pink).


Annie looks very sweet and innocent in this dress.


I used a size 3 mm crochet hook.


I love Annie’s gorgeous hair.


Passez une bonne journée, à bientôt …

Robyn’s New Tunic – It’s Pink and Grey Again!

23 Mar

Bonjour, mes amies! Je reviens 🙂

It’s Robyn’s turn to show off her new outfit. And it’s grey and pink again.


This is a lovely little tunic by Odile of Passion Poupees. But I think I have made it slightly too long and it is almost long enough to be a dress


The yarn used is Sirdar Snuggly 4 ply in shade 0195 (Silver) and I used a size 3.5 mm crochet hook.


The leggings are a cut up pink sock again.

I love Robyn’s red hair and freckles!


And here are three of my lovelies in grey and pink …


In the photo below it is from left to right – Jeannie, Carole and Robyn.


Bonsoir, à bientôt …

Patricia is Cosy Indoors – (And I Mutilate a Sock)

18 Feb

Bonjour, mes amies!

Here is Patricia in a lovely outfit from Odile at Passion Poupees specifically designed to keep our lovely little girls cosy indoors.



The only changes I made were to use a 3.5 mm crochet hook (despite Odile’s recommendation of 2.5 mm!) and to add a couple of extra rows here and there to lengthen any part that needed it. I especially made the collar a little longer so that I could turn it down like a polo neck.


The slouch socks are incredibly simple and yet look really cool – there is no shaping in them – yet they look well fitted.



And (… drum roll …) I have finally sewn something for my dolls – admittedly it is hand sewn – still haven’t managed to face my sewing machine (it is lurking in a cupboard reproaching me). Patricia’s leggings are a sock – yes – I managed to cut up and sew a sock to make a cute pair of leggings to go with the lovely jumper and socks.


The yarn used is Stylecraft Life 4 ply in shade 2303 (Oatmeal).


I’m sure you will agree that Patricia will not feel the cold indoors in this outfit.



Passez une bonne journée, à bientôt …

Web Page Creation – 100 Posts !!

17 Feb

Bonjours, mes amies!

I am excited to report that the previous post was my 100th since I began my blog. I am very chuffed to say that I have 50 followers (THANK YOU ALL !!) and have had over 11,500 views and 773 comments on my posts so far.

This is a huge thank you to everyone who has come to visit my blog and especially to those who have taken the time to leave comments. This is particularly appreciated, as most of my visitors come from France and you have been very kind to visit my ‘English‘ SCOTTISH blog.

Big hugs, kisses and thanks to you all …

Gros Bises et Bisous a Toutes. MERCI !

Isn’t She Sweet? – Carole in Pink and Grey

16 Feb

Bonjour, mes amies!

Here’s a lovely outfit for Carole. I have used this super pattern by Nelle, although I have added crocheted sleeves, instead of socks, and a wee pair of shoes. Nelle’s pattern can be found here.



The dress is made with James C Brett Supreme Baby 4 ply in shade SY6 (Pale Pink), Patons Diploma Gold 4 ply in shade 4245 (Steel) and Woolcraft Baby Care 4 ply in shade 700 (White). And the the crochet hook used was 3 mm.



Carole looks like she will be cosy in this outfit.


I hope you agree this is a very sweet dress.


And here is Carole with Jeannie in her pink and grey outfit.



Passez une bonne journée, à bientôt …

It’s Annie’s Turn – Lots of Blue

7 Feb

Bonsoir, mes amies!

Here is a fabulous pattern by Odile as adapted by Vero. I love it! Annie looks great in this outfit. Thank you to both ladies.



The yarns used are: for the darker blue – Stylecraft Life 4 ply shade 2308 (Cascade) and for the paler blue an old yarn from my stash that I have had for years – Hayfield Baby Bonus 4 ply shade 854 (Baby Blue).


I used a size 3mm crochet hook.


The shoes are adapted from another pattern by Odile!


I think Annie looks really nice today.


Passez une bonne journée, à bientôt …

Welcome to Sylvie – She’s Wearing My Dress!

5 Feb

Bonjour, mes amies!

Here is my first new wee Mini Corolline – all lovely and clean after a bath. I washed her hair carefully and then very foolishly combed it while wet. She had a parting that meant that you could put her hair in bunches – but I have basically ruined this by brushing her hair. I have painstakingly tried to fix this (only partially successfully) – but I will learn from my mistake and never do that again!


I have decided to name her Sylvie and she is wearing the dress I adapted from my favourite pattern by Sylvie of PoupeesdeSyl. You can find my tutorial here.


I used 3.25 mm knitting needles and the yarn is Woolcraft Baby Care 4 ply shade 706 (Mint) and the contrast is Stylecraft Life 4 ply shade 2357 (Aqua).


I designed the shoes myself based on a pattern by Laurence for an Itty Bitty doll – I used a size 3 mm crochet hook and added an extra row of double crochet before the shaping.


Sylvie’s hair is very soft and shiny now and I am pleased that I washed it – I just wish I hadn’t brushed it!


I think Sylvie looks very cute and I love her blue, blue eyes.


[Merci à Sylvie pour ton message quand je n’étais pas là – tes bons mots m’ont encouragé à revenir.]


Passez une bonne journée, à bientôt …

Look What ‘Santa Hubby’ Brought Me! – Woo Hoo!

3 Feb

Bonjour, mes amies!

I know that Christmas was a long time ago, but here is what my lovely husband gave me for Xmas. I only had to drop the unsubtle hint of directing my husband to the relevant Ebay page!


I’m delighted because (in addition to my four 2012 Mini Corollines) I now have a blonde with brown eyes, a brunette with blue eyes, an Asian (or Red Indian or Peruvian – not sure which!) and a coloured doll with lovely curly hair. Now all I need is a little redhead and I will be happy!


They came all the way from France, and I have not shown you them before as they all need a little wash and I have to finalise my decisions about their names!


And let’s not forget that my husband also chose my Les Cheries, Carole, for me for my Xmas too.


{Santa Hubby = Père Mari}

Passez une bonne journée, à bientôt …

Jeannie in Grey and Pink – Odile Does It Again!

2 Feb

Bonjour, mes amies!

Jeannie has a new outfit!



This is a very sophisticated pattern by Odile of Passion Poupees that I could just not resist. I love the border for the top. I have not used this edging before and would love to use it again for something.


Both yarns are Patons Diploma Gold – shade 4219 (Pink) and shade 4245 (Steel). And as usual I used a crochet hook one size larger than Odile recommends – size 3.5 mm.


I think Jeannie looks quite serious in this two piece – as if she was off to the office for an important meeting!


Passez une bonne journée, à bientôt …