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

 

 

I’m A Grown Woman… The Full Figure Crochet Doll

I’m a grown woman… I do whatever that I want. Not really since it basically has taken me what seems like forever to get this full figured doll done. But I am so excited with how she has turned out, after two pages of notes… frogging her more times than I would like to admit I finally have a full figured doll I am happy with. Do you see those curves? This one is not for the babies!

Full Figured Crochet Doll
In all her full figured glory

There are a few changes that I will make to the next one but overall I am happy with how she turned out. This one has already found her forever home but if you are interested in customizing your own crochet full figured doll you can find her here.

Well hello there gorgeous.
Well hello there gorgeous.

She was outfitted with a black tutu and a simple black top.

Isn't she lovely
Isn’t she lovely

One puff, a black, white, and gold head scarf and some open toe sandals completed her look.

 

 

African American Crochet Doll Pattern

It’s here it’s here. I am so excited to finally be able to say the pattern for the “Mia” doll has finally been released! Mia was my most requested doll. I stopped making this particular doll around Christmas time last year for my own creative reasons, now if you crochet or know someone who does you can make your very own doll.

"Mia" African American Crochet Doll
“Mia” African American Crochet Doll

This pattern includes the doll pattern as well as the pattern for the scarf, cross body bag, as well as instructions on how I make her cute afro puffs.

Doll is made with one of my favorite yarns Hobby Lobby “I Love This Cotton” she is then filled with Poly-fil.  Finished doll is approximately 14″ tall.

Golden Brown Mia

You can get super creative by changing the color of her pants, top and scarf or even give her some bright color puffs like hot pink.  Whatever you decide the goal is to have fun! Pattern can be found on Raverly, Craftsy, as well as Etsy.

If you have any questions know that I am always available. Happy Crocheting!

Head Wrap Cuties ~ Brown Doll Collection

1st Doll in the Head Wrap Cutie Collection
1st Doll in the Head Wrap Cutie Collection

Introducing the first doll in the Head Wrap Cutie Collection. I was inspired by Shawn of Constant Covering you can find out more about her here, but the moment I saw her beautiful head wraps I just knew I had to create a doll with a head wrap. I found this scarf at the top of my closet and I just knew it would be the perfect head wrap for the doll and after a little trial and error I finally got it wrapped just right.

Getting the head wrap just right
Getting the head wrap just right

The yellow in the scarf/head wrap was jumping out at me so I decided to add a bright yellow cardigan. My intent was just to make this one, however after a trip to my local JoAnn’s I knew there would be a collection of these dolls in my future. Stay tuned as I already have one in a new shade of brown in the works and then of course I will do one in chocolate brown and light caramel as well. What do you think are you a fan of the head wrap? Btw the doll does have a full head of hair underneath so even when the head wrap is removed the doll still has her natural hair inspired hairstyle.