Wednesday, 11 April 2012


A long while back, I found a knitwear designer on Ravelry who makes beautiful clothing for Waldorf dolls - Tomboyknits. I just adored her work. I stared and coveted and longed for something amazing from her hands for a long time -- and then I worked up the nerve, and just asked her. And suddenly, we were collaborating!

The result is Penny. A blonde and pink haired, 14" Waldorf doll, with a lovely set of rainbow skirty overalls. She has light blue eyes, freckles, and she is even more adorable in person!

The heart applique on the front of Penny's dress is actually a pocket! How cute is that?

Penny will make someone very happy one day. If you'd like to see more of her, she is available here.

Monday, 2 April 2012

In the works.

If you follow Making Friends over on Facebook, then you know that about 10 days ago, I was going out of my mind with nerves and excess energy. Boober, my 15 month old son, went in to the hospital last Tuesday for a (very common, very low-risk) surgery. He came through it like a BOSS! and is back to his old mischeivous self. In fact, we were out and back home in time for lunch.

But, that 4 or 5 days of nerves and worry and lying awake at night led to some serious productivity!
There is the current collaboration project I'm working on with Tomboyknits - almost done! I just need to apply facial features and hair to the doll.
I found an indie dyer with a great sense of colour, and hit her up for a custom job for pastel rainbow hair.
I have started 2 more dolls - one is even a mermaid! The bodies are fully sewn, and the heads are rolled and tied.
There are 2 bunny suits that just need ears and elastic.

So . . . productive! But . . . only half finished. There should be lots to see in short order!