I still can’t believe that I made it . . .
This was a rushed commission and it was due last Friday. I had only 4 days to make it and something like this take me like a month to finish it. Usually I do not like to work in a rush because I cannot afford to make a mistake [one mistake is too many] BUT I accepted because it was Hetalia England’s outfit, let’s be honest, it is not everyday that you have the opportunity to make a life-size costume like this and you’ll be paid to make it. Also it was a request from a boy…who can say NO to children?
All the materials were given to me but only one small reference picture. Well, with so little time to make the costume I couldn’t waste time searching for more pictures, so, I did what I could.
The coat was for a boy which is the reason why it looks small/short on my dress form [it barely fit].
I’m quite happy with my accomplisment… I wasn’t too sure I could make it since I’ve done only doll clothes and this was a real /life size coat.
It might not be perfect or accurate but it is my first cosplay outfit/costume and that makes me very happy.
I got yet another Strawberry Shortcake doll, only this time is a 15” doll just like my sister’s. My sister took the time to look for her and thanks to her, Strawberry is home with me. As my sister said in a previous post; we had being going crazy for the dolls.
Today, we received the package, My very own 15” Strawberry doll arrived home, safe and sound, maybe a little dehydrated due to the intense heat we are having. After freshened up she was ready for her close up.
She didn’t travel alone, she came home with her little sister; a 11″ Strawberry Shortcake doll. This little doll was a present from the seller, she had told my sister that she delayed the shipment because she wanted to send a little present. Just the thought that someone is kind enough to give something to a stranger, moved us, it really did. It never crossed my mind that the little present was going to be a doll.
Thank you Ms. you are so kind, words can’t describe what it means to both of us.
Big sis got white shoes with little pink jewels (which the seller included with the doll) and both girls have a pink bow on their hair.
And finally they met with their new sister Rainbow Sherbet.
When I gave the dolls to my sister I wasn’t sure she was going to spend some time on them since she was working on her Bratzilla and Barbie. To my surprise, my sister was the first one to make a cute little crochet dress for her Berry Fairy. After that she hasn’t stopped creating and making little things for her dolls and my dolls. Here are some of the things she had made for my dolls. A white fence, a children’s swing, a rocking horse and some hats.
What started as a project to make tiny clothes for my new friends it turned into a more interesting and fun hobby. I would say…Forget about making clothes I just want to take pictures of my dolls!
Almost two months ago I adopted 2 strawberry shortcake dolls for my project “scraps”. The minute I took my new tiny friends out of the box they completely stole my heart with their cute and innocent look. I absolutely thought they were the cutest dolls I’ve ever seen. I was so happy with my new friends that I decided to adopt two more for my sister.
For some weird reason I always want my sister to have identical items like the ones I have. Although I spend days searching for dolls identical to the ones I bought, I had no luck. Yet, I still managed to find a nice pair of dolls. The hardest one to find was the Huckleberry Pie doll.
As I was searching for Huckleberry I came across a nice strawberry fairy doll and this time the seller had a few of these identical dolls. LUCKY DAY!! I just couldn’t ignore such a great opportunity and a week later I bought two dolls. Finally, my sister and I have one identical doll in our rooms.
I thought my search for dolls came to an end. . . but it was far from over.
For some time I had been thinking in buying an 18 inch doll, so, I could practice sewing/dress making but buying an “American girl doll” wasn’t in my budget. While I was searching for the dolls for my sister I found a 15” Playmates Strawberry Doll and I couldn’t resist the temptation to adopt her. She looked cute and the size was perfect [she was not too small and not too big] for my small room [not enough space for new items.]
After my sister saw the doll she joke about the doll saying that she needed a friend to play with. Those words kept ringing inside my head and the impulsive me started the search again to find a friend for my Strawberry doll. Then, I adopted Rainbow Sherbet, so, Strawberry would have someone to play with. A few days later I adopted another Rainbow Sherbet for my sister and just two days ago I adopted another Strawberry doll for my sister.
Yup, I’m so impulsive…my bad! I must confess that it has been a really long time since I bought a doll or toy or a collectible for me. it is not as if I buy stuff too often, so, I think it is not as bad as it sounds.
I know it is way over due but they are finally ready to be introduced to the world. One of these little cuties made her debut a while ago modeling her new clothes but not with her brother and sister and without her original clothes.
They are around 5″ tall.
I always get excited for my sister’s birthday and seeing how excited she is with her new dolls I wanted to give her some props for her dolls. I made her a simple swing set and a white picket fence but I really wanted to make her a wooden rocking horse. But because I wasn’t confident enough I began looking for ornaments, but they weren’t bigger than 3 inches.
After looking around I saw this simple design and I thought it was cute and easy to make, and on a trip to the hardware store I bought the materials. After 2 days of work and with the help of my father, I asked him to cut the rockers, it was done and just in time for her birthday. The final size is 5 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″.
For my birthday my sister gave three Strawberry Shortcake dolls. After my sister got her little dollies she got four more, three were for me and the other one for her. I also got a 15” Strawberry Shortcake doll just for fun. Don’t get me wrong I still like my other dolls, Barbie, Jade (Bratzillaz) and Winx but there is something about these Strawberry Shortcake dolls that make me smile.
So, for the past week I have been trying to make tiny clothes for my new adorable friends. I was inspired by http://cindyricedesigns.wordpress.com/ and http://byhookbyhand.blogspot.com/ among others.
The pattern I used was for a Littlest Petshop Blythe doll. I only had white crochet thread size #10 and I use a size 7 hook, it was a little big on the chest but with a few stitches gone it was perfect. After the first dress my sister asked me to make her doll pantaloons, this time I use a pattern from http://byhookbyhand.blogspot.com/ but instead of 40 I work on 30 stitches and for the top I use the same Blythe pattern adding a few more stitches and row at the bottom.
For now I am sticking with crochet but maybe in the coming days I will try to sew tiny clothes again.