This is a picture of Maisy the doll. She is wearing her Christmas outfit and she was actually given to her little girl last Christmas. Both the doll and the doll mother are named Maisy, and evidently when Maisy the little girl is not looking, Maisy the doll sometimes gets up to naughty behavior that her doll mother (Maisy the girl) cannot really be held responsible for. They also bear a striking physical resemblance as well as sharing a name. And evidently changing the clothes around is one of the things that they most like to do together. This is probably the reason that Maisy's grand mother got in touch with me to see if I could create another outfit so that they could add a little variety to their lives.
And here is a photograph of the new outfit. It is being modeled by one of the dolls that still lives with me and consists of a pair of linen overalls, a hand knit cardigan and a winter hat. I am also going to be posting on the website, and on Ravelry, the pattern for the sweater and hat in case some other doll mother, or grandmother, wants to make them for their own doll children. These are soft bodied dolls that are approximately 15 inches tall and 10 inches around if you want to make comparisons to your own favored doll child. And do e-mail me if you would like advice on scaling up the pattern to fit a child as well as a doll.
If you would like to stay with us this is the room we rent via Airbnb. I would love to see you and give you a tour of the studio, some quality time at the knitting table, some scones and warm drinks.