::Forgotten Crochet::

Do you ever make things, give them to someone, and then wish you had taken a photograph of them so you could remember them? I do. I often reflect on the many baby blankets, booties, hats, scarves, bags, baby toys and other goodies that I have made and never photographed.

Recently I recalled a little amigurumi doll
that I had made for my daughter several years back--a Coraline. I asked her to photograph it for me so I could "see" it again. 

Buttons eyes, a crazy blue bob (I would do this differently today), little ears...

 ,,,movable arms, embroidered face, a buttoned-up slicker...

...and even a dragonfly clip in her hair! (This belonged to my daughter when she was a little girl, making it all the more special.)

I think it is altogether fun. 

Although the design of the details (clothes, face and hair) was by me, I used the basic pattern shape of the doll from Elisabeth Doherty's Amigurumi book. It is an amazing book with lots of little tricks of the "amigurumi" trade that make such a difference in the finished product! Worth every penny, I think.

And looky looky what I got at the thrift store...

...for only $4!!!

Can you say, "SCORE!!" Lots of colorful, fabulous felt balls for "The Bag Lady!"--that's me, by the way. Did I ever tell you about the dozen or so bags I bought on my trip to Taiwan? Yes, I love bags. In fact, that's what's been on my mind lately...designing a bag--probably felted, probably colorful, probably with at least one button. Are you surprised? You shouldn't be. Remember this iPad bag?

I like color, and felt, and buttons, and whimsy. Yep. Suits me just fine.

I'm off on a yarn search for more yarn for my Falling Leaves pattern.

{On the Board} -- Not to spoil the ending for you, but everything is going to be OK.

Linking up with these wonderful blogs.


  1. Your bags are pretty and colourful! I love the hairs and hair clip of the doll:) Kids generally like some kind of imperfections in the handmade dolls. I have not made any amigurumi stuff as such but made a cloth doll for my daughter when she was 3. She loved it very much despite that it was not made perfectly. Even in shops while buying she used connect with the dolls face, don't know what attracted, she chose based on what the doll's face expressed, doesn't matter if it wasn't perfect:)

  2. Oh that doll is so super cute! You did a great job on it. And that thrift store find is awesome! Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!


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