Tabitha Meg has a head like an egg,
And her body is short and squat.
Though her legs are thin and her hair is straight
She's the beautif'lest dolly I've got.
She's a kind-of-a, sort-of-a homemade doll,
And a birthday gift for me,
For my Granny is clever at things like that,
And 'Tab' is her work, you see.
I shall always love my Tabitha Meg,
And when I am old and grey,
I shall keep her safe in a cardboard box,
And give her a cuddle each day.
Whilst creating new characters I like to imagine the many knitters around the world all putting a great deal of love into making little dollies for children.
Inspiration for my latest little girl came from the drawings my daughter did when she was very small, and so I made her with tiny tots in mind. She's very easy to knit and extremely huggable with a 'soft as a pillow' body. Her arms, legs, hat, hair and eyes are all firmly stitched on. Should she enjoy plenty of jammy kisses and falls from the baby buggy then she would be washable (with care) in warm soapy water. The knitting pattern for her is now in my Dollytime Etsy shop.
The very last thing I add to a dolly is cheek colour (in this case done with a beeswax crayon). I thought I'd show you pictures of before and after rosie cheek treatment. Just look at the difference it makes.
Dolly has now taken on her own personality and this little girl is very definitely a rascal. See what happened when she found my box of coloured pencils.
Thank you for dropping by today. Over the past few weeks I've watched on TV the many disasters and weather events that have occurred around the world and I sincerely hope you have not been badly affected by any of them. Wishing you the Very Best for 2011.