12 September 2007

Annegurumi

A while ago I joined up with some other crafty kids to take part in a book-club-craft-along. The idea was that we'd chose a book to read & everyone would have to make a craft inspired by the book. We picked Anne of Green Gables! I hadn't read that book since I was a kid so I was eager to re-read it & what a perfect choice too, since there's a ton of crafting all up in that book! They're all knitting or sewing or making pies & stuff.

I made a little Anne doll! Amigurumi style...or, "ANNEgurumi" if you will.


I have only a little experience crocheting dolls, and I made this up as I went along so there are a couple of wonky bits (like, if you were to take off Anne's Wincy dress you'd see that her body is extremely gourd-esque)


I'd say her hair was the most challenging bit - but I'm glad that my technique used up so much of this bright orange acrylic yarn that's been tainting my stash for far too long now. I tried to make little french knot freckles but they just didn't look right - and I also tried to find a little straw hat but I guess they aren't as easy to come by as I had thought they'd be.


I think she's pretty adorable, I'm tempted to make a drunk Diana & a Marilla & Matthew.... but for now, Anne is all I need. And maybe a dress with puffed sleeves.

11 comments:

Susannah said...

This is adorable!

You HAVE to do a drunk Diana... you could do some red around the mouth for the redcurrant wine.

Next up: a crochet cast of Ulysses.

Jodi said...

Sweet as can be! How about crocheting a little copy of Ben Hur for her?

Jodi said...

BTW, isn't it raspberry cordial?

Amy said...

Oh! I love her!

An aside, it is red currant wine that is *in* an old raspberry cordial bottle. Remember? Marilla had moved the real raspberry cordial and forgotten about it.

Dipsy Doodle said...

Your little doll is ever so cute - I totally fell in love with her! I'd love to see the drunk ones too though ;)

Dipsy D.
http://www.millharrow.com

nicole said...

Thanks ladies! I think drunk dolls are going to be my new side project!

Miss Muffy said...

I don't remember so much drinking going on in Green Gables. I totally have to re-read that!

Your doll = wicked!

Reckless Glue said...

love her!

Brenda said...

Cute doll! I never read Anne of Green Gables as a kid. I was a big Laura Ingalls Wilder fan though.

alex said...

so cute! puffed sleeves!

pamela wynne said...

omg, TOTALLY adorable! I want to dip her carroty hair right in an inkwell! drunk Diana is a MUST.