Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Yes, It's a Bun Cover

It's main purpose is not decorative, though it is that as well.

the real recipient

The primary purpose for a bun cover on a six year old is to hold the bun snug and prevent it from coming loose during a busy day of school and rambunctious playing!

back view

It's something a few hair pins cannot successfully accomplish on their own!

bun cover

Monday, February 25, 2013

Bun Cover?!

Things are still really busy around here so I haven't had a lot of time lately for crafting. I did manage to whip this one thing up yesterday though. It's not what it might first appear to be!

not meant to be a hat

It might look like a hat for a Pukifee doll, but it's actually a hair bun cover for my five year old (nearly SIX year old) granddaughter's hip length hair. Yes! Her hair is past waist length now!

back of the -not a hat-

At school (with the ever present threat of head lice, yuuck!), she keeps her hair tied back all the time, either in a ponytail, a braid, or a bun, or some other well secured style. She quite likes having a bun, but with the busy movements of an energetic young girl the bun tends to unwind in a big hurry. I thought maybe a bun cover might help contain it.

bun cover!

I wasn't at all sure how well such an old fashioned hair accessory might be received by either her or her mom, but I went ahead and made one anyway. They don't take much time, and it's easier to show how they work and look, rather than try to explain it. 

When it didn't initially seem to be well received I placed it on Neelie's head and was surprised how nicely it worked as a doll hat!

Is this a hat?

But now Kaylen does seem to like it and she wants to wear it. I guess we'll soon see if it works as well as I hope it will. And more importantly -- if it's well received by her friends and classmates -- which would mean it might see more than one wearing!

Hopefully I can get a picture of HER modelling it soon. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Roasted Rubber Chicken

A couple of goofy gigglers playing around with a rubber chicken.

Doing the "Rubber Chicken Dance"!

doin' the funky chicken

Shake it to the right, shake it to the left, shake your rubber chicken with all your might! Shoo-bee-dooby, shoo-bee-dooby.Ohhh, ohhh, shoobeeeee dooby!

nicely set up

My five year old granddaughter got my doll house all set up so that she could invite my Realpukies in for a visit --- supervised by Grandma of course!

roast rubber chicken

First they decided to roast the rubber chicken -- which led to the question: What do you serve with roasted rubber chicken? Woody peas and instant potatoes?

playing house

Bobby doesn't mind playing house with Becky but he sure wishes she'd serve real food.

lip smacking good

Well if pretend food doesn't exactly taste great, at least it doesn't taste too bad either.

up in the attic

When Bobby wandered off Becky decided to go up in the dusty attic with her baby sister to explore.

what's in this old box?

Hmmm, what do we have in here?

Sunday, February 17, 2013

It Fits!

Yay! The outfit I made for the Secret Doll Person fits, despite the fact that I didn't have an actual SDP model to try it on.

NixiPixie's SD Person

I knew that the head size was approximately the same as Minifee so I used Shannon as a size model for the hat. Shannon has since received an identical hat of her own.

NixiPixie's SD Person

I also knew that the body size of my friend's doll was approximately the same size as a Pukifee, so I used Serenity as a size model while doing the crocheted dress and the sewn, bloomer style panties. I just made the dress a bit longer because Secret Doll Persons are a bit longer in the body.

NixiPixie's SD Person

I think the resulting outfit was quite successful! I think Nicola was happy with her unexpected gift too.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Now Shannon Wants One!

I actually crocheted this hat for a friend's Secret Doll Person, but Shannon looks so pretty in it that I've immediately started on another, just for her.

I want one!

Can I keep it?

Mint Cloche

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

It's only about half of my crew,

Happy Valentine's Day, 2013

But these are the lucky ones that were able to find something appropriate to wear for Valentine's Day.

Bobby says his hat is too a Valentine's Day hat. He's wearing it to scare away any woman that might try to pinch his cute little cheeks.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Random Neelie Photo

I've been crocheting a little dress as a gift for a friend and Neelie has been an adorable and patient model. At the end of the day I set her down beside my Minifee, Panalaya, and she looked so cute posed there that I just had to grab my iPhone to take a quick picture.


Monday, February 11, 2013

Knitting for Strong Start

The Strong Start preschool program had a naked baby doll and the program leader said she had not been able to find clothing to fit it. She had one shirt that would not do up, and a pair of pants that could not completely cover the doll's bottom. I had to do something about it!

I borrowed the chubby little thing for the weekend and she/he went back with this outfit.

assorted knitwear

My daughter made the adorable earred hat.

Bonnet with ears.

I made the bib,

doll bib

a pair of panties,

knitted doll panties

and a little knitted sleeper.

sleeper for baby doll

I custom fit the sleeper and panties by using the numbers for the width of the largest size but knitting only to the length of the smallest size.

sleeper back

I also altered the pattern to include buttonholes rather than separate, crocheted, button loops.

knitted sleeper

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Baby Sister for Bobby and Becky

Bobby and Becky have a surprise, a new baby sister!

Can it be my turn now?

She is a "ElfinHugs" baby and she was a gift from SaraBeara2 of Flickr. SaraBeara2 also made the lovely mattress, bumper pad, and hood liner for the little buggies I've painted.

Baby Sister

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Beribboned Cloche

I found a hat pattern that coordinates perfectly with the little baby dress pattern I made earlier!

Neelie's New Hat

Neelie is modelling the first one, but Serenity is saying that she would like one too. Hmm --- I think they may have forgotten that both dresses and the hat are intended for the Nappy Choo baby I ordered. She should be arriving in late March or early April if Soom keeps to their schedule.

A crib for the baby has arrived. It was custom made by Bruce Dawson of Etsy. The baby in the picture is just one borrowed from my granddaughters. It's a stand in for the approximate size of the Nappy Choo.

rail height on 5 inch baby

The darling little quilt is a gift from "SaraBeara2" of Flickr. She also sent the cute little "Sophie the Giraffe" teething toy.

Quilt from SaraBear2