Tuesday, February 24, 2009

This weekend's creation

I suppose I better start knitting for my kids. Or even taking more pictures of them instead of Gabby... but I'm just having too much fun whipping out these ensembles.

Just wanted to share this past weekend's creation. Some of it is my own design... like the flowers and headband. I think the Mary Jane's are just too cute and can't wait to make more. Very springy.

Isabel's comment to me regarding her doll's new wardrobe... "Mom, you can't stop knitting until Jesus comes back!" She also wanted to know if I could knit in heaven. I thought that was cute. Thanks for letting me share.

Does this make you thing of spring? I crocheted this dress instead of knit.

Flower Power.

Love the Mary Jane's.

I designed the headband. Can't believe I got it to fit the first time.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

My newest obsession

My latest addiction... knitting clothes for Isabel's new American Girl doll... Gabby (Gabrielle). Is she not the cutest thing? ... and she looks so much like Isabel. So far Gabby has gone to church, out to eat and violin lessons wearing her new wardrobe.

Every pattern I've made has been free off the internet and done with yarn I already have in my stash. I have a three ring binder full of free internet knit/crochet doll patterns. Do you have any idea what American Girl doll clothes cost in the store? Very expensive... Gabby will have an outfit for every week of the year at the cost of one American Girl outfit.

Gabby will be the best dressed of any of us here in this house :). Anyway, here are pictures of my two recent creations. More to come in the next few days.

Gabby wearing a knitted all-in-one sweater with matching jester's hat and leg warmers.

Jester's hat with tassles.

Tweed cape with matching fur muff.

Tweed cape back with hood.

Wouldn't this cape be too cute in Little Red Riding hood red?

Love how the hood frames her sweet face.