I've made this beanie for SY's niece from Australia... She's one year old this year. I really hope she can wear it...
I'm using cotton yarn for this beanie...
Joel is 4 months old today. :) Specially for Joel, mommy and daddy are very proud to have you. You are God's best gift for both of us.
I think that's about all...
I'll like to apologize to those who wanted to see listing of dolls that I'm selling. I don't really have any ready made dolls. I made upon request. But following can be your guideline. ;)
It's better to contact me and at least 1 or 2 months in advance.
From beginning, I never like to make repeated dolls. I like to accessorized them and make them different. If you observed carefully, all my wedding couple dolls are different.
The foundation of the dolls is straightforward. It involves sphere, cylinder, square and cone shapes. So, it's up to me how to assemble them and accessorize them. With different outcome, it always gives people the 'WOW' effect and this motivates me to continue making...
I won't claim that my designs are original because most of these dolls are inspired by my buyers!! They requested and I made them. ;)
Ivy has bought a pair of wedding dolls from me couple of month ago. She brought them for her wedding shoot in Hong Kong! Wah, I've not been to Hong Kong before but my dolls did! Not bad!
Photo contributed by Ivy (with the blurry couple)
Their big day is coming soon. During month of March, she contacted me and wanted me to make 10 dolls for her sisters (姐妹). All her dolls had to be different. It was a challenge then, cos I was doing my confinement and not sure would be able to deliver. Thank God her big day falls in month of June and she needed them by end of May. THANK GOD! That's mean I have 2 months to complete them.
I had no clue what to do, so I asked for her all her sisters' profiles. To make my life easier, she asked me to make 5 angel dolls with different colors and another 5 customized according to her sisters character & favorite colors.
For these set of dolls, I'm using plastic eyes. My brother was the one who suggested that I should put eyes. Since he is the arty person, I should just listen to him. ;) The outcomes are AWESOME!
Doll 1: She's married. Has a bubbly & chatty personality. Also loves beaded stuff. Well, Ivy said she like to act cute. =P
I've made a doll with a bum at a centre and tie the bum with crocheted flowers. She looks mature but at the same time, cute.
Doll 2: She loves purple. Very artistic person and always tied her hair. She loves nature.
So, I've made a doll with side bum and wears a lilac dress with small flower.
Doll 3: She is romantic and likes to dream. Her favorite colors are pink and blue.
Hmm.... Dreamy, so I've decorated this doll with lots of flowers.
Doll 4: She's a teacher and has short hair. Her favorite colors are darker colors, like black, gray and dark red. Ivy said, she doesn't like cute stuffs...
Making this doll was a challenge because I don't really like to use dull colors to make my dolls. It took me awhile to think of what I should do. Well, the outcome is pretty cool! My brother likes it a lot.
I've made a red & black dress for the doll & crocheted a cardigan for her.
Doll 5: She's love pink! She loves to bake...
When I read her profile, straight away I knew what I wanted to make. A doll with a chef hat! Ivy loves her the most. Cute right?
Lastly, 5 angel dolls... Loving all of them.
I've made crown for them instead of usual halo. Besides that, all of them hold a heart.
I'm glad that Ivy LOVES them all!!! Her mom even asked whether any of these was for her. She plans to keep one of the angel dolls, but now, seems like she needs to give it away, to her mom.
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY USHA!!" Belated birthday greeting to Usha.
She is my swap partner for Birthday Swap that organized by Faizon from Shuttles and Needles group (SnN). But her birthday was in the month of March. Well, month of March and April, I was very busy coping with my new life. =P Fortunately, Usha is very understanding and had given me ample of time to prepare her gift. ;)
Usha told me she would like to have big size crochet needle that able to crochet 3/4 strings of 4 ply acrylic yarns. So I got her 3 big size crochet needles and she likes them!
Besides that, I also given her my new version of crocheted doll. Well, will blog about it soon. Then, 2 packs of button maker and also 1 pack of heart shape button since she also collects buttons.
Usha seems to like flowers, so I've also included some paper flowers that I got from Bangkok
And of cos, YARNS.... Hope she likes all of them.
Packed in a box and I've posted it FINALLY! But also with the help from Betsy. Hehehehe =P
With Joel around, I'm not able to move around freely or do whatever I want like before :( Thanks to a bunch of good friends who are always there to encourage and help me.
My brother, Jin ordered this pair for his friend. He requested for plastic eyes cos he finds them look more real. Due to his 'last minute' order, I had to rush so, I had simplified the dolls.
I'm surprised with the result. Pretty cute! My brother also find them quite cute especially with the plastic eyes. What do you think?
This pair is smaller than my usual wedding dolls. It's around 3.5" tall. Besides that, less accessories too.
Don't you think with plastic eyes, these dolls look livelier? I may use plastic eyes for my other dolls, including my wedding dolls. :)