Sunday, July 31, 2011

New addition 8 Inch Berenguer Doll

Friday, I met a new friend at a craft shop. She encouraged me to try designing my own crocheted doll dresses and such. I was really hesitant to try to do this with a larger doll, like the American Girl Doll. So while we were shopping at Wally World, I browsed the dolly section to see if there was a smaller doll that wanted to come home with me. Well, of course they were ALL crying to me. I found one that really tugged my heart strings. This is a little Berenguer 7.5-8 inch baby. His/her smile and expression are so close to the expression in a photo I have of Bubba when he was 3 months old.
I then set about designing a dress, headband and booties! That wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I wrote down all the stitches, increases, decreases, etc.

Crocheted Dress, Booties and headband on ArtFire

Today I started to work on a pair of overalls and a shirt. So far so good.
Will I be brave enough to try sewing for this little darling? Maybe.....

The next dolly on my wish list is Berenguer's 14" Lola. Her gleeful expression is also very similar to Lil Bub's photo.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!