Tag Archives: Shoes

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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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!

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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!

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

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[Merci 脿 Sylvie pour ton message quand je n’茅tais pas l脿 – tes bons mots m’ont encourag茅 脿 revenir.]

~*~

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Happy New Year! – Carole’s Multicoloured Sparkly Dress

3 Jan

Bonjour, mes amies!

Here is Carole after she arrived for the Hogmanay Party. Her dress is from the Sticka Till Barbie site and is pattern number 183.

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The yarn is the same ball as I used for Annie’s little twin set. It is Rico Design Creative Reflection shade 004 (Pastel).

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I have adjusted the original pattern by using size 3.25 mm knitting needles and have added a top of my own to give some shoulder straps.

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Once again the shoes are by Cathel at lagrandemaisonsurleplateau.

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This is a cute dress for Carole …

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… and here she is with the others (still one dress to come!)

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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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Passez une bonne journ茅e, 脿 bient么t …

Happy Hogmanay! – Patricia Arrives at the Party!

31 Dec

Bonjour, mes amies!

HAPPY HOGMANAY!!

Here is another Hogmanay party dress, this time for Patricia.

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It is based on a really cute little dress by Odile at Passion Poupees. I’ve already made this pattern as it is supposed to be. Click here to see my yellow summery version, complete with summer hat.

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But here is my party version. I used the same top and bottom as Odile’s pattern, but for the main body part I made a simple tube in a fuzzy DK yarn.

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The glitter yarn is Anchor Artiste Metallic shade 312 (turquoise) and the fuzzy yarn is Woolcraft Brushed DK in shade 02 (cream).

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I made the little shoes by following one of my favourite tutorials found here.

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Patricia looks ready to party …

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… and here she is with Jeannie. (The other little girls will join them soon.)

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Hogmanay is the Scottish word used for the celebrations of New Year’s Eve (31 December).

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Happy Hogmanay! – Jeannie is Ready to Party!

30 Dec

Bonjour, mes amies!

Well it’s Hogmanay tomorrow, so all the little girls are getting ready for their Hogmanay Party.

Here is the first of them – it’s Jeannie wearing a little cream dress with sparkly gold and copper frills.

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This cute little dress is from the Sticka Till Barbie site. It is number 897 and the only adjustment I made was to use size 3.25 mm knitting needles and 4 ply yarn. It has worked out beautifully.

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The yarn used is Jarol Baby Supersoft 4 Ply in shade 1813 (cream). The glitter frill is DMC Starlet in shade T143 (copper/golds).

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I think Jeannie will cause quite a stir at the party as she looks really cute in this dress.

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Bonsoir, 脿 bient么t …

Still Counting Down to Xmas 鈥 Annie Joins the Party!

23 Dec

Bonjour, mes amies!

So here is another Xmas outfit for my Les Cheries. This time it is Annie who is wearing the lovely new outfit.

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This pattern comes from the Sticka Till Barbie site and is pattern number 169. I was amazed that I did not need to adjust this pattern at all for it to fit the Les Cheries dolls. All I had to do was use size 3.25mm knitting needles and double knitting yarn (DK). This has opened up a whole new world of potential patterns and I have made a very lengthy list of other patterns I would now like to make (not enough time in my days!)

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I used the same red yarn as for Patricia鈥檚 dress yesterday 鈥 King Cole Big Value DK in shade 09 (red) and for the contrast this time I used Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake DK in shade 630 (white). This gives a lovely fuzzy effect which really suits the festive theme.

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The dress has a nice lace pattern in the skirt and is beautifully fitted.

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I made the same boots as yesterday, but with the new contrast yarn. I made them slightly longer this time and increased my needle size to 3.25 mm for the last 6 rows to widen it enough to fit neatly over her calves. This super pattern comes from Marie at Les Voyages de Capucine.

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And here is Annie with Patricia in their festive outfits. Although these dolls are the same, I am convinced that Annie鈥檚 skin tone is slightly warmer as if she has a slight tan. Annie is the Camille Horse Rider doll and her fringe is very flat (from being under the riding hat!)

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Here is a back view of the dolls and I hope you are impressed by their hair styles. They were both done by my daughter 鈥楰atie鈥. I think she has made a fabulous job.

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And here they are enjoying their Xmas tree.

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And without the flash …

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