These were from the Topsy Turvy book and had many picture tutorials, which made them seem daunting. This was my first attempt at dolls, I really enjoyed making these because they took a lot of brain power and I liked the challenge.
You basically make two doll top halves and then you graft them together and then knit the skirts individually from there. They took me forever, but I think they turned out pretty well (despite my friends at work telling me they were creepy)!
I made these little bunnies since easter is coming up. I changed the one on the left a bit to look more like Miffy the Dutch bunny since Harriet already has a couple of miffy things. Original pattern is here.
The other one is a little reversible that turns into this duck. It was pretty quick and would be a good gift since I wouldn't have to invest quite as much time as I usually do. Pattern is here.
I recently found this little t-shirt that my parents brought back for me when they went to Japan in 1983. I was just about Harriet's age then. So today we will celebrate the 31st anniversary of Tokyo Disneyland (if that is still open)!
And for another japanese gem, here is Eloise in my little jumper. Post of Harriet wearing it: here.
Over the weekend Harriet and I noticed we had a nice river in the alley because of the melting April snow storm. So we googled "homemade toy boat" and got to work. Here is the captain with her boat after the maiden voyage.