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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?)

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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.

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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).

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Annie looks very sweet and innocent in this dress.

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I used a size 3 mm crochet hook.

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I love Annie’s gorgeous hair.

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

23 Mar

Bonjour, mes amies! Je reviens 馃檪

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

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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

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

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The leggings are a cut up pink sock again.

I love Robyn’s red hair and freckles!

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

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

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Bonsoir, 脿 bient么t …

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Carole looks like she will be cosy in this outfit.

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I hope you agree this is a very sweet dress.

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

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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.

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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).

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I used a size 3mm crochet hook.

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The shoes are adapted from another pattern by Odile!

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I think Annie looks really nice today.

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Passez une bonne journ茅e, 脿 bient么t …

Jeannie in Grey and Pink – Odile Does It Again!

2 Feb

Bonjour, mes amies!

Jeannie has a new outfit!

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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.

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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.

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

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Krissy in Pink and Black – Just Like Her Sister and Cousins

1 Feb

Bonjour, mes amies! Je reviens!

Here is Krissy finally getting her matching dress for her wee family.

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I love making this half ‘n’ half dress – the main part is knitted, and the top and bottom frill are crocheted. It is based on an original design by Odile of Passion Poupees, but I have adapted it each time I have made it.

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The yarn used is Stylecraft Life 4 ply in shade 2358 (Clover) and the black contrast is Patons 100% Cotton 4 ply shade 1712 (Black). And I used size 3 mm knitting needles and a size 3 mm crochet hook.

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I’ve enjoyed making these little dresses and here are all four of my 2012 Mini Corollines in their matching outfits.

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Left to right we have Kimberley, Krissy, Katie and Kara.

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Pink and Purple – Krissy’s Winter Warmer

8 Jan

Bonjour, mes amies!

Here is Krissy in an absolutely adorable outfit by Odile at Passion Poupees. It’s been a while since I’ve made an outfit for one of my Mini Corollines, and it has been fun and fast.

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This outfit was for a larger doll and I hoped that by using Odile’s recommended size of crochet hook it would turn out small enough for Krissy (I am a much tighter crocheter than Odile!). I was right and it is a very good fit. However, I did not enjoy using a size 2.5 mm hook – it was hard for me – I’m used to bigger hooks.

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I did adjust the hat to make sure that it stayed turned up by making the last row have several stitches crocheted together.

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The yarn is Stylecraft Life 4 ply in shade 2309 (Heather) and James C Brett Supreme Baby 4 ply shade SY3 (Lilac).

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I love this outfit!! I hope you do too.
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Happy New Year! – Shona’s Daring Two Piece

4 Jan

Bonjour, mes amies!

Finally the last arrival is at the Hogmanay Party.

Shona, my naughtiest little girl (who rarely brushes her hair) has arrived fashionably late.

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She is wearing a lovely little two piece outfit where the top comes directly from a pattern of Odile鈥檚 at Passion Poupees.

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Her skirt I made myself and unusually I started it at the bottom and worked up so that I could include two rows of the scarf yarn easily. It was interesting trying to figure out the decreases for the waistband!

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The yarn used for the skirt and top is Stylecraft Life 4 ply in shade 2309 (Heather) and the frill was created by the scarf yarn Papillon in shade 16 (Purple). I used a size 3.00 mm crochet hook for both.

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I am very pleased with how the skirt has turned out and I made it in one go without having to stop and try again!

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Shona looks ready to party with the others 鈥

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鈥 and here they all are together at the party.

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Bonsoir, 脿 bient么t …

Happy New Year! – Annie’s Hogmanay Party Outfit

2 Jan

Bonjour et bonne ann茅e, mes amies!

Here is Annie’s party outfit for the Hogmanay party.

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This really cute pattern comes courtesy of Odile at Passion Poupees. The only changes I made were to use a size 3.5 mm hook, lengthen the skirt a bit and, instead of sleeves, I added a little bit of the picot border.

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This lovely yarn was an impulse buy at my local yarn shop. It is Rico Creative Reflection shade 004 (Pastel) and changes through many colours, but with quite a long repeat. I love how this outfit has turned out pale blue with lilac. There is a thread of silver glitter throughout.

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This is a beautiful outfit that I think works well as a party outfit in this yarn.

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And here is Annie at the party with Patricia, Robyn and Jeannie.

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