K and I are planning some seasonal themes for our next few markets so I thought I would try a doll in summery colours using one of the beautiful Steiner doll bases. I wanted her to look like a buttercup, which she doesn’t really, but I quite like her anyway.
Her hat is one of the gnome hats I can hardly stop myself from knitting, nineteen stitches at the base using my titchy little 3.0mm needles.
Her clothes are mostly the leftovers of a beautiful piece of wool rainbow felt, but her skirt is from two yellow jumpers I tried to felt. They didn’t felt very well but they’re firm enough to cut petals from.
I hope she will find her way onto someone’s nature table before the summer is out. She’s all ready to put a star in their summer evening sky.
In other news, there are still a few days left to bid on my own handmade contribution to the Queensland Flood Appeal auctions here and it’s also well worth a look at the master list on toni’s site. There are so many beautiful things to bid and buy raffle tickets for!