But I've been busy over the last couple of weeks making an order - a good friend of mine had spotted this pattern on the internet (it's got a lot to answer for, that t'internet lol!) and had asked if I could PLEASE make this for her cute little granddaughter's 3rd birthday. Along with many little girls (and boys!) she is a big fan of the Frozen movie, but my friend had said that she much prefers soft and cuddly dolls and toys so this would be the ideal dolly!
As she gained shape and character she became known in our house as 'Elsie' (rather than the Princess Elsa character in the movie that she is based on!). She is crocheted in Stylecraft DK and stands about 18" high. I've never made a dolly like her, and was quite pleased with the finished results. This was despite the rather sarcastic comments from teenage son about how he thought she was too scary to be given to a small child.....
The shoes, dress and cape can all be removed, as we all know that half the fun for little girls in having dolls is to dress and undress them! The eyes and fingers were probably the trickiest and fiddliest bits but the overall result was quite sweet.
The 'hair' also had some yarn mixed in that had a glittery effect which was suitable for the character, and the cloak was made with some organza fabric. This was different to the crochet pattern, but I decided to make up a pattern of my own for the cloak, added some fancy stitching and a glittery marabou feather trim.
And I had a very sweet "Thank You" message on my answerphone from the little girl who has now taken ownership of her today!
And I hope you like the pics of the finished result too. If you are interested, the pattern was on Ravelry from Mary Smith called 'Ice Queen' (with a few slight variations of my own!)