Saturday, December 17, 2005

Satisfaction!


Well, with a day to spare, I've finished the dolls! Now, I'm not totally happy with Lauren -- her hair isn't right and she has no neck (in real life, she does indeed have a neck. A very nice one). Also, Scott's head is a little small in comparison to his lovely Laur. But, they're dolls, so I think the recipients will understand that they're not supposed to be perfect replicas. I'm happiest with the Jo doll by far -- I think she'll love it. Lauren is very polite, so even if she's secretly thinking "does Elizabeth really think I have no neck?," she'll be gracious as can be.

And, you'll all be happy to know that I've seriously chilled out after freaking out last week because I didn't get anything done with Ruby's illness and the crap weather. Today I made the last treat for our holiday party (yummy fudge!) and bought the ingredients for the punch (champagne and cranberry juice!), so I'm feeling pretty good. And if we have to get Ruby's passport done in Calgary, so be it. It's not the end of the world.

3 comments:

mamaloo said...

Gosh, those look like happy dolls! They'll enjoy the fudge and champagne for sure!

Hope you had a wonderful party, my dear. Smooches and hugs and good tidings from here to there.

PnP said...

Hello, I am so glad I found your blog. Travelled through craftster in hopes of finding out how to make a doll like yours. They're brilliant! My girls would flip if I surprised them with one. Granted I am attempting to speed read through your blog looking for clues as to how to make one, Ijust cant find a pattern. Can you help?

Hope your little one is feeling better, its awful when they are sick.

Take care and happy holidays!

elizabooth said...

PNP,

I'm glad you dropped by! I used the Knit Your Own Rock Star pattern from the Stitch N' Bitch Nation book by Debbie Stoller. It's not an ideal pattern and I had to tweak it quite a bit. If you're looking for other cute toys (and a little doll pattern), I'd also suggest checking out Jess Hutch's website at www.jesshutch.com