Don't you just love these chubby, rosie cheeked kiddies in Lucie Attwell illustrations. When I was a child I remember their little faces gazing down at me from the pictures on my bedroom wall and their smiles always cheer me.
I've often wondered if I could knit a little doll with similar features. Just look at those plump little legs and Mary Jane shoes. If I knitted a doll I knew she must have Mary Jane's. So that is where I decided to start.
And here are my experimental shoes. The orange one on the left was my first attempt and it wasn't even close to what I was trying to achieve. Blue shoe number two came a bit closer. Yellow number three was almost there and last night I completed red number four and think it's just right. So now I'm knitting a dolly to fit the shoe. Typical of me to work backwards! If the dolly works out well I'll be putting a PDF pattern of her (wearing Mary Jane's of course) in my Etsy shop....... dollytime.etsy.com