Saturday, January 24, 2015

New Sweaters For The Guys and A Gift

Here are the sweaters that I crocheted for the guys. What do you all think of them?

As I mentioned before, I found a pattern on the internet for a basic Barbie sweater. Here, I altered the pattern to make sweaters for Ace and Cruz. I purposely used them as models, figuring if the sweaters fit them, they'd fit the Kens as well.

Ace and Cruz couldn't resist striking a pose for the camera. 

I made this one a little bit shorter to fit Arty better.

Looks like he couldn't resist striking his own pose. 

I plan to make more sweaters for both the guys and girls, altering the pattern for different looks.

I know I said I wasn't getting any more dolls, and I didn't. This lady was a gift from Marianne. She will be re-bodied and given a Moreville life and identity.

Isn't she just beautiful? Thanks Marianne!

I hope to be getting back to posting stories again soon. I'm still in the middle of re-organizing Moreville so that I can find things without having to hunt around. I've made some progress, but I still have more to do. When it's all done, the residents will be able to start "telling" me their stories again. They don't like to stay quiet for very long. :-)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

New Year, New Stuff

I don't make New Year's resolutions for a good reason - I always wind up breaking them sometime within the first week of January. This year is no exception.  In addition to the usual goals of losing weight and getting in shape, I vowed not to get any more dolls. After acquiring the Fashion Royalty guys and girls, I decided it was time to stop for awhile. Then, like an idiot, I went to my local Walmart, and guess what I found? The City Shine Barbies, mocking me from within their prison boxes, daring and begging me to take them home. So much for my resolution. Marianne bought one, I bought the other.

Here they are still in their boxes. Funny thing about these dolls. I don't think they were supposed to be on the shelves yet. They weren't scanning, and no one knew what the prices were supposed to be. So I guess one or more of the big bosses were consulted, and the price became $18.88 each. Since I'm an avid believer in miracles and synchronicity, these dolls were meant to come home with me. And the remaining dolls were pulled from the shelf almost immediately. LOL

Here they are de-boxed.

Closer look.

Here is Ace, my newest FR Color Infusion guy. I'm sure you all saw him dancing with Adaline at the New Year's Eve party. They seem to have eyes for each other.

Speaking of Adaline and Darby, I crocheted a couple of sweaters for them. I figured if the sweaters fit them, they'll fit the Barbies as well.

Here's a closer look at the sweaters.

I found a pattern on the Internet to crochet a basic Barbie sweater. I altered it a bit so that it would fit the FR girls, and I'm very happy with how they turned out. I plan on crocheting sweaters for Ace and Cruz using the same basic pattern and altering it to fit them. I figure they'll fit the Ken dolls as well. Eventually I'd like to design my own patterns to crochet doll clothes. I also plan to get my sewing maching out and make some clothes with that. All ambitious projects, so we'll see how I do. :-)