Elvira almost all Finished

All Alone

I recently tried making my first ever knitted doll.   I planned to call her Elvira, but the youngest member of the human family fell instantly in love, and re-named her Lala…so it was lucky that in fact, I had knitted two sets of arms and legs and two body/heads.

Needle Felting

Not in any way to disparage Lala, but I hoped to give the second doll a rounder head and a more balanced visage. To do this I needle-felted the head, and while I was at it, I also needle-felted the limbs around my green pipe-cleaner armature (where did those white pipe-cleaners go?)

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Elvira and Lala

The result is a lovely plump Elvira with a nice shaped face.  Lala and Elvira are side by side so you can see the different faces resulting from the different insides…Next time I will remember to use black roving for the boots! Lala has already experienced a lot of dancing and prancing but Elvira is not quite all finished – she is going to have to wait for hair, features and clothes!!

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10 thoughts on “Elvira almost all Finished

  1. What fun dolls you’ve come up with. Lala and Elvira certainly bring a different feeling/texture to the QH household. Lala is lovely and I greatly look forward to Elvira’s eventual entry into your diverse household of dolls.

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