Wednesday, June 27, 2012

YARN ALONG~ WILLOW

Doll cookery is not a
very exacting art.

~Marjorie Winslow









I would like to introduce you
to Willow, the doll I have been
working on non stop for days.
While outside collecting the
ingredients for mud custard,
Willow was spied hiding, where
else, but in the willow tree. It
only took a quick climb to reach
her and an even quicker time
to fall in love with her. It's
nice to have a little friend to
play with, even if she's made
of wool and stuffing.
We have been reading and cooking
from Mud Pies and Other Recipes,
a cookbook written for dolls. I
think I am enjoying it as much
as the wee one.
Now, what is on your needles
this week?
Joining with Ginny for this
week's Yarn Along.

53 comments:

  1. Ugh. I just wrote this long comment..
    So, I love the doll. What a lucky one to have such a sweet little lady loving on her. We adore that book around here. It's been on my five year old's nightstand for about ten months. Good stuff in there.

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  2. Such a beautiful little dolly and one lucky girl. They look just right together.

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  3. Love that dolly must get knitting soon as we have a new little baby girl on the way - she would love a Willow I am sure. Beautiful white hair on the wee one.

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  4. I love the doll! did you invent it? I love her hair and her tiny heart :) Have fun this week with your little side kick :)

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  5. Tracey, Your wee one is adorable. There are so many dear little details on her new friend--I love the heart. What a wonderful book-it looks delightful. OH, All the adventures they will have!

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  6. I love the doll! I made my littles both a doll, an Ellie for Emma and an Eli for Jack :-) It is cute to see them carry their dolls around and talk to them like they are dear friends. The hair looks great! That was something I couldn't figure out, instead I put hats on them :-)

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  7. Willow is just adorable and so is your grand-daughter. perfect match, I'd say! You did a great job!!!

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  8. What a stunningly gorgeous doll, she is just perfecT!

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  9. Oh, what a great surprise! I love her completely. The little heart is perfect. I can see why she is loved. Great job, Tracey. You are a rocking grandma. Hope the week went well.

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  10. Really cute doll-reminds me of the toys Nanny made.

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  11. Willow is such a sweet friend! I love her and the little dress she's wearing. :) The mud pies book looks like fun too!

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  12. Oh Tracey, I love Willow! You did a wonderful job on her.

    The book sounds very cute. Hope you are enjoying your week. :)

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  13. What an Olie!!!! Willow looks so happy to have found her forever-person (who looks just as thrilled!). Save a mud-pie for me? I'll be right over. (missing my little folks already.) Have fun this week.

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  14. I love it!!!! How very wonderful Willow is! The little one is so precious too! I hope you guys are having a FANTASTIC week!

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  15. I adore the doll, and the heart - awww, what a sweet touch.
    x

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  16. Precious! You can tell how much she loves her new doll!

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  17. Willow is a delight, as is your sweet grand daughter. I'm sure they have many grand adventures ahead of them. Jacinta

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  18. Beautiful doll, great job! I've made a few waldorf dolls but have never attempted a knit one...maybe that is next on my list!

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  19. What an adorable doll for a lovely little girl! My Littler is quite taken with "a doll in a tree, a doll in a tree... knitted!" :)

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  20. The doll is adorable! Love the heart and little panties!! The book sounds fun too! What fun memories will be made...

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  21. Willow is adorable! So bright and colorful. The cookbook for dolls? I've got to see if my library has some.

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  22. Your doll looks amazing. Great job! (:

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  23. What an adorable doll! Your daughter will treasure her forever :)

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  24. Tracey,

    What a fun day that must of been finding Willow in the Willow tree....what a fun memory!! You did a great job on the doll by the way...smile..

    I have never heard of that cookbook...it would be a great gift for a someone I know...


    Blessings,

    ~~Renee

    A Knitters Notebook

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  25. I love it! Such a sweet doll. What a beautiful heirloom you have created.

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  26. That doll is spectacular! Wonderful job!

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  27. What a sweet doll!! Love her heart!!!

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  28. Oh my goodness ...she is like a little angel,what a sweet little girl. And so cute how she loves her doll.I think those 2 are a perfect match Tracey...and heirloom for sure.

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  29. What a great doll! I may have to make one someday. I love her hair! We got that book as a baby present. Mostly because mama loved to make mud pies as a girl.

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  30. That doll is amazing! That must be one of those projects that just made you want to tear up every time you see it. The hard work, and the joy that it is bringing is priceless. That book looks amazing too, and I have to look into getting that for the boys.

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  31. Willow is beautiful, what a lovely doll for your grand daughter, I am sure it will treasured for a long time.

    Have a lovely day Tracey.

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  32. What a wonderful new friend for your granddaughter, Tracey! I love those striped legs and little heart. What a good grandma you are. And did you sew that top your granddaughter is wearing too?

    I've seen that book online before - I must try and get it from the library.

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  33. i can't believe i've never read that book. must and will remedy that immediately.

    and willow. soooo sweet tracey. and i can see from the photos, already so loved.

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  34. I envy your creative talent.
    I love both these babies.
    hugs ♥

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  35. I LOVE the doll!! I am off to request that book now... Can't WAIT to see my Kate with it!

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  36. i always love seeing girls with their dolls. there is something so sweet, warm and innocent about it.

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  37. GREAT quote and what a sweet doll! You are the BEST grandmama!
    XO

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  38. Oh my goodness I want one of my very own. You are amazing!!

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  39. I've been pouring over ravelry lately looking for doll patterns. This one is simply perfect!

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  40. What a beautiful doll! I am making my first Waldorf doll right now, not knitted, though. Willow is beautiful!!

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  41. how adorable tracey! i made my girls dolls too! your granddaughters face says it all, JOY!

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  42. She is beautiful (and the doll too, teehee)! Awesome job. That's a great book too, I will need to look it up.

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  43. what an amazing doll! And what a beautiful girl!!

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  44. Tracey - the doll is adorable! Fantastic job on her! What a sweet gift....looks like you made one little girl very happy :)

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  45. I love that you hid her in the tree to be found! So magical for a young child! This post made me choke up a bit. They grow up so fast dont they? Hope your having a wonderful week!

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  46. Willow is adorable! And don't you just love that book? It's one of my favs.

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  47. Willow is wonderful...I love her heart and her nickers and tights...I bet she'll be a cuddly companion for many years to come.

    That book looks amazing too.

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  48. Aw, it sounds like you're have a wonderful time! Willow is great. I hope she's enjoying her special meals.

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  49. Oh, Tracey...she's gorgeous! The doll and the wee one! So glad you girls have been out and about, baking mud pies and the like. :)

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  50. Oh my word. SO adorable! BOTH girls, I mean. Full of charm.

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