Wednesday, December 24, 2008

topsy turvy delight

rags

rags - close

flip

ball - close

ball

I've used a Jean Greenhowe pattern, take a look here for details... you will need to scroll about halfway down the page

27 comments:

Anabelle said...

i love love love this!!!! I wish I knew how to knit.. i'd make one of my toddler.. ahh well, maybe someday haha

AuntieElle said...

So adorable! What a great idea! By the way, what is her hair made from? It looks fantastic :)

P.S. I love how when she is dressed up she has eyelashes and when she is busy "cleaning the fireplace" she doesn't. Ha! ha! Obviously fairy godmother gave her some mascara. :)

Queenie said...

this is so pretty. i went on the greenhowe site. wow! such beautiful items. all hand knitted? amazing! what is this stuffed with?

i wish i knew how to knit. i tried once to learn from a "kit" but i couldn't do a stitch even with an illustration! duh!

you are so talented.

Merry Christmas!

sue said...

Oh she is just so beautiful. I think I like the raggy cinderella best. Her hair did turn out really nicely didnt it.

Anonymous said...

That's awesome. I love the idea. Kudos to you. Hope you have a merry Christmas. Your kids have on great mom.

Stramenda said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I saw it on Rav, but I didn't realise the transformation this doll makes from rags to evening gown !! Wow Wow Wow !!!

Oh2122 said...

That's great! There used to be a doll like this when I was little. I loved it!

Happy Holidays!

misha said...

Wow! What a surprise! And what a clever idea! And so well done! (applause)

Zabigdog said...

We had one of these, for about a minute, as kids - ours was made of fabric. This girly is a peach.

Mrs. Goldfish, since I started reading your blog, what, 36 hours ago? I have made two (2) one-hour scarves, purchased a beautiful woolen sweater at the local Goodwill, and am listening to my dryer beat the snot out of it as I write.

Your theory about the any-three-yarns has held true!
I know this is a long comment but I had to tell you. I've put up pics on my blog (www.zabigdog.blogspot.com).

Wild Woman in the Wild Woods said...

Wow! My mother made one of these for my cousin, except she sewed it and used fabric.

Sam said...

Just stunning! She is so beautiful. I love her to bits and now I am completely jealous. Little Miss Four is going to be one very delighted girl tomorrow. :-)

Crafty Gardener said...

What an adorable gift for a little girl. Beautiful work.
Happy Holidays.

KAF said...

Yep it's gorgeous.

I hope you all have a lovely day tomorrow.

cats-rockin-crochet said...

How lovely! and all the details that have gone into it, this and your alien creatures are wonderful!

Kelly (Fairieknits) said...

I'm continually impressed with your creativity! She is super cute I'm sure you little girl is going to have a new best friend!

touchofnectar said...

Wow!! She's amazing. My daughter would love one of those. You are so incredibly talented! Great use of that yarn/hair.

cam90066 said...

One word: amazing! Your daughter is one lucky little girl.

I've been reading your blog for quite some time (intrigued by your bags and recycling) and am constantly in awe of your creativity. Always great pics and tuts. And you have the ability to combine colors and textures in ways that make your pieces so visually appealing.

Have a great Holiday! Look forward to more of your wonderful creations in 2009.

LisaB said...

What a beautiful doll, I saw it on Ravelry, but I wanted to tell you how delightful it is here. I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. It inspires me and makes life fun. Thank you so much.

lisasgarden said...

She's just perfect to the last detail. Your creativity (while practicing thrift at the same time) is an inspiration.

Also, thank you for helping me line my bag- the best tutorial on the subject I've seen.

Merry Christmas to you and family!

whatsonox said...

She's lovely. All the Christmas presents are great.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for all your blogging this year.

Bonnes Fetes from France.

Everyday Housewife said...

That's an adorable doll. Jean Greenhowe's patterns are lovely. I have a few of her patterns circa 1988 (including an adorable scarecrow) that I have not dared to attempt because I afraid with my knitting skill, my version will not be as nice and adorable!
Merry Christmas!

My Best Friend Calls Me Martha said...

Oh my goodness!!! I LOVE HER!!!

Astaryth said...

I'm new to your blog, but I really enjoy all of your designs... I especially liked the stuffed animal with all the arms and legs! I just wanted to let you know that I read and enjoy.

Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas. May your day be filled with family, laughter and love!

Puglette said...

that is so adorable! You did beautiful job creating this doll. Your daughter must be thrilled!
hugs,
puglette
:o)

Rima said...

She is a stunner all the way! Work of art!

Geraldine said...

Well done! I think I will take your tip and make some variations to my collection. I have loads of beads that are used in beading to decorate dresses (the really tiny sort) that I can use, say in the middle of flowers or earrings, or on a fan....

Sasha said...

:O I had this doll as a kid! my mom made one blonde version for my sister and a blackette version for me! I wonder if she still has the pattern, because I'd love to challenge myself to make a crochet version! I played with that doll for hours <3 Thanks for the flood of childhood memories.