Sketchy Sketch

10.27.2010

It's a curious thing. I am not very good at drawing, and yet the moment an idea pops into my head for something I want to make, I run straight for paper and a pencil or pen, whichever is closer. PhotobucketI doodle out what I like to call "sketchy sketches," (not to be confused with Etch-A-Sketches, which I think I don't need to tell you always confuddled me, and yes, that is a made-up word), and often it's one of those very first drawings that makes it to the pattern drafting stage (or, as in this case, an amalgamate of several early sketches). Sometimes, I don't even bother attempting to draw the thing I want to make and I skip right to the pattern drafting because I already know how to construct it. Maybe it's because I got a degree in psychology instead of art. Although, that doesn't explain why I know how to make patterns. Hmm. Also curious.

A little doll popped into my head recently, and I knew I had to make her right away. The picture I envisioned: retro hairdo--check, mary janes--check, peter pan collar--check, little bow, freckles, and a vintage button--check, check, and check! I used a sweet new print from American Jane's Punctuation line for the dress, and yellow hand-drawn grid print by Cosmo Cricket for her tights.

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*swoon*

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*flutter*

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I think I must still be a little girl at heart, I love this doll so.

I'll continue playing with the pattern, and will hopefully be able to share her with you soon....

Bye for now!
Kim

29 comments:

  1. BTW, did catch this sweetie's name.
    Adore her shoes and tights.
    Hugs,
    Gerry

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  2. that doll is so supercute!!
    please do share if you get the chance-she's adorable :)

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  3. A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.!

    Just on a side note, my son was looking at some of my knitting patterns recently. He said, "Mom- how do you know how to make up this stuff?"
    I had to admit that I don't know HOW...it just makes sense in my little brain. So, I get what you are talking about!

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  4. I'm totally swooning too! She is adorable. I especially love her tights!

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  5. She is adorable. I know you hav other sketches of other dolls cant wait to see those and maybe a pattern.. hint hint

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  6. Thanks so much everyone! I do plan to have her available as a pattern, she is next on the list. And I haven't forgotten those of you who have requested bag patterns...that is next next on my list :)

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  7. Seriously cute! I love her hair! :)

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  8. o Wow she is utterly beautiful, i love her clothes, her hair, her face, the colours everything she is just so very lovely. Wow well done...Dee ;-)

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  9. She's adorable, Kim! What is her name?

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  10. Oh! Thank you for asking her name--I think I'll call her Margot :)

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  11. I just love your blog. It makes me happy!

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  12. wow:):)!!
    She (that doll) looks so pretty, retro and ... shy <3!

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  13. Oh please hurry as I know a little girl (my youngest niece) who would love one of these cuties for Christmas.

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  14. absolutely perfect!! The yellow stocking are dreamy, I want a pair myself. Wonderful!

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  15. soon like, with plenty of time before Christmas I hope- she is the cutest thing ever! My nieces would love this!!

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  16. This pattern should be available very very soon!! Thanks for all those sweet comments!

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  17. Olá querida, vim te convidar para um sorteio que estou fazendo no meu blog. Tenho certeza que vc vai gostar! Estou te esperando, boa sorte e bj.
    www.modaemcasa.blogspot.com

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  18. I'm speechless! They're simply beautiful and you're really gifted person!

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  19. I showed your blog to my quilting fanatic mom who had so many sraps lying around I suggested she could make some of your adorable items w/ the sraps. After she made what she named "Little Addie" for my niece and I saw how absolutely adorable she was I had to "Lizzy" for my granddaughter. Now her mom's friend wants to make one for her own daughter. It's a wonderful snowball effect and pretty soon little girls all over the country will be toting around this awesome doll!

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  20. Thank you for sharing your story, Lori! I love how blogland can inspire so much craftiness!

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