I last did a 'Creative 2019' back in February just before I left for NZ, having reached week six of continuous creativity. Whilst I have been creative since, I haven't blogged about it apart from to show the dolls I made while in NZ. So I am getting back into doing a weekly post to show what I have been doing creatively.
My friend Dawn designed a fun little pattern for Tiny Rag dolls and asked me to test knit the patter which I was absolutely delighted to do. It is an easy to follow fun knit and you can make a little dress quite quickly which I like. You can find the pattern on Ravelry here: Cap Sleeved Dress for Tiny Rag Dolls
The first one I knitted was for my blue haired tiny rag doll, who is yet to have a name.
Next one for this little girl, again waiting on a name.
The third for 'Renee'.
The first three dresses together.
Gladys received the next dress.
And then there were four!
I knitted this one for Nancy, but felt she looked to washed out in it
So Barbara got it instead.
For Rose I knitted a little blue dress to go with her shoes.
All my eight tiny rag dolls I made in NZ now have closed. Thelma and Shirley, on the left already had clothing made for them, although I will make both of them one of these dresses as well, to add to their individual wardrobes.
Because the pink didn't suit Nancy I thought I would try the dark grey and I was pleased with how that looked on her. I think it could be dressed up a bit with a little bit of jewellery and a small shrug type cardigan.
Dawn also wrote a pattern for Hitty and AG dolls, which can be found here: Cap Sleeved Dress for Hitty and Mini AG dolls , so I tried that as well.
The first one I tried on 'Tiny Dawn' a Tiny Betsy doll as she doesn't have many clothes, and I love this on her.
I knitted one for Roshni, my Madame Alexander Travel Friend Doll.
Last night I wanted to make a dress for Anka my Polish Doll
I tried it on her, but wasn't convinced. I think it needs to be a bit smaller across her shoulders and a bit shorter in length so will knit her another.
So I tried it on Poppy, my Heartstrings doll, and love it on her.
Lastly I knitted one for little Eva, my Baboliy doll that my friend Sharlyn gave me last year. Love this on her!
I've also done a little sewing to add to my Etsy Shop which can be found here: Muriel Makes The dresses can be purchased either via my blog, or my shop.
This one is a pretty liberty style floral print and has a lined bodice.
Perfect for the summer if we get one!
This one is another liberty style print and oh so summery.
Each dress is £8.50 each plus postage.
I tend to only make two of each type of dress print wise, one to keep and one to sell, so the dresses aren't made en masse, and pretty much original - there won't very often be duplicates.
Quite pleased with my productive week. Makes me realise I did actually achieve quite a lot, even when I thought I hadn't!