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Monday, 24 February 2014

What have I been up to this weekend???

Well I treated myself to these nummy knitting books...and am loving them!!!
I always wanted to try sculpting, but don't have the why not sculpt with wool?

I started my first project within hours of the books arrival....using Fiona McDonalds "Knitted Fairies" as inspiration....
 The main body for these dolls is really quick to make, and the patterns extremely easy to follow. I would say a relative beginner could easily complete any of the projects in this book.
I chose to mix and match the elements from several of the fairies, and added bits of my own to achieve the look I was after for this particular Faerie...
 and the "rooted hair" technique to build a lusciously full head of hair...
 which then needed a sparkly headband to tame...
before her hat could sit comfortably(also my own addition).
All self respecting "Steampunkettes" need button up boots...
and an ancient family heirloom on a velvet choker.
A frock coat edged in fur....
and floral hat band (well she is a Faerie).
She is to be my first Pay it Forward gift for this year, so I can't show her properly until the recipient has had chance to. So I am afraid I will have to make another one lol

There is a place, I know it well,
Where it's said ancient Faeries dwell.
They dance and play on gentle breeze
As I watch in awe beneath the trees.

There is a place I love to dwell,
Where Faeries dance, as I hear tell.
They spin and twirl on branch and breeze
As I walk beneath these ancient trees.

Enjoy :D XXX



  1. Oh YOu! amaze Me !!! Oh the patience you must have for the delicate knitting! I admire your imagination more than words! Cherry on top.....the lovely poem...which will go into my special book with the first poem! Standing applause! xoDebi

  2. Wow. You really are talented. The details are amazing.

  3. I envy those who knit. And your project is enviable indeed. How darling all the bit and pieces are that you've allowed us to see.....can hardly wait to see the fairy in all her glory.

  4. Well done. You're doll looks nice.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

  5. OH HOW FUN! What a great job you are doing. Mine would look like a pile of rubble. Obviously you are loving it! Rock on. hugs, Donna

  6. Oh, I want to see her now!!! She looks so cute! Gina, really, is there anything you can't do??? Love the poem ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

  7. You paint and knit and write too, wow, she looks great in the peeks you gave!

  8. I Love dollies, can't even knit a scarf, this looks so fabulous Gina, and the boots, oh those little pointy boots :D

  9. I better start working really hard on my Pay It Forward bits. And when I learn how to knit, I'll make a doll. With awesome boots!