Stay Calm & Put Your Crown Own

As I am settling into this whole entrepreneurial thing and working my crochet business full-time this quote “Stay Calm and Put Your Crown Own” is repeated daily sometimes multiple times per day. And because I am a doll maker I, of course, had to channel that energy into a doll.

Faux fur pom pom purse charm

Actually it started with the purse charm I found the cutest crown keyring and knew it would be perfect on an afro puff keychain but decided to take it up a notch and make it as one of the luxe editions with faux fur puffs and black rhinestone eyes after swooning over her for a couple of days inspiration struck again and keeping with the faux fur/crown inspiration I decided to add faux fur pom poms to her sandals and of course the crown.

Curvy crochet doll

The doll stands approximately 16″ tall from bottom of feet to the top of her head, her skirt and crown are removable, her shoes and top are not removable to ensure no wardrobe malfunctions. She has embroidered lashes and nonremovable gold stud earrings. This is an art doll and is meant to be displayed as such I do not recommend this doll for play she is meant as a constant reminder to stay in #Queenmode! She is a one of a kind work of art hand crocheted by me using my curvy girl doll structure and golden brown skin tone.

This set and will not be duplicated. You will receive the doll as well as the purse charm. Don’t miss this chance to own your very own My Pretty Brown Doll and Luxe Edition Purse Charm. It is rare that I have ready to ship dolls, if you are ready to add her to your collection just click the buy now button below. The set is $205.95 includes shipping within the US. I do ship worldwide if you need her shipped outside of the US please contact me so I can get the accurate shipping cost.

Crochet doll crown

The Making of A Unicorn Inspired Doll

I made a doll.

Inspired by a Unicorn.

She is the prettiest unicorn doll I have ever seen!

Unicorn inspired doll

This beauty was a custom doll request that I was super excited to receive,  although getting her finished would prove to be a little more difficult than I would have thought. Just a few of the road blocks included starting her in the wrong skin tone, not finding the right yarn for her hair and trying to make the perfect unicorn horn! But in the end she turned out better than I could have ever imagined and the customer who happens to be a repeat customer was very pleased so that is all that really matters.

The request was for a curvy girl with soft pastel colors with a focus on pink. I had so many ideas go through my head and even had one of my best doll maker friends hand paint eyes because regular black eyes was not going to do her justice. So with yarn and hook in hand I got started but I honestly was not feeling inspired so I put her to the side and started working on other orders.

Full Figured Crochet Doll

I had chosen several different yarns as possibilities for hair and after sending a few suggestions over to the person who would be the new owner of this beauty we finally agreed on a beautiful soft plush yarn from Premiere Yarns called Gelato in the color way Strawberry, I thought that would be the inspiration I needed to get her done and so started working on her again, I finished her head and most of her body but I still was not feeling the magical unicorn vibe that I was expecting and time was winding down for me to get this beauty finished and sent to her forever home.

The customer was also getting anxious and had sent me a few messages about the progress of the doll it wasn’t until her last message explaining the importance of the doll that I felt the inspiration I needed to get her finished. Instead of setting her to the side, I picked up my hook and yarn and this time I said a prayer. I asked God to guide my hands and create exactly what the new owner would need; what was created in a matter of hours is more than a unicorn this beauty represents life and I am so honored that He chose me to create this awesome gift not just for someone I consider a customer but for someone who is truly my friend.

We both cried tears over this beauty and I will never be able to express in words what really went into creating her but I am happy to report that the doll arrived on a very important date for my friend and was exactly what she needed on that day!

Crochet unicorn

So here is how she was made:

Skin Tone: Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton – Antique Gold (Golden Brown)

Doll Style: Curvy Girl (no written pattern yet, I promise it is coming)

Eyes: 15mm safety eyes custom design by Aniqua of My Kinda Thing

Hairstyle: Loose Locs (Premiere Yarns Gelato – Strawberry)

Outfit Details: Crocheted top Caron Simply Soft Party – White, Tulle Skirt, Faux pearl gems around waist as well as around feet to create barefoot sandals

Unicorn Horn: Horn created using felt, embroidery thread and pink glitter. Attached to lace headband with faux flowers on each side of the horn.

Doll without horn stands about 15″ tall. Unicorn horn is removable as well as her skirt and top. If you have any questions about this beauty feel free to ask, if you are interested in your own custom doll you can get more information here.

DIY Unicorn Horn