I spent over two hours on Esmerelda’s sleeves other night. It didn’t feel like that long since I was watching Wolf Hall, immersing myself in Tudor scheming while fiddling with Esmerelda’s little puffed sleeves in an attempt to get them even. Despite trying to keep track of what I was doing when I made the … More Esmerelda – progress report
This doll was my third Ariel, and was a gift for a lovely friend I met at a Stitch and Bitch group in Melbourne. I used DMC cotton embroidery floss for her shell bra and body (DMC 3370, my go-to colour for un-tanned Caucasian skin), and DMC silk/satin thread for her hair and tail.
Some days, when I don’t know what I want to make, I sit on my bed and go through my threads.
Because I’m an adult, I had a Disney movies afternoon last week with a friend. We watched Mulan and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and by about half way through Hunchback I’d decided to crochet a little Esmerelda.
Ariel was actually my second doll after the ballerina. She was crocheted during a 12 hour train trip from Melbourne to Sydney in February of 2013.
This was my very first micro-crochet doll. Like my other early dolls, she had no armature, but held herself so naturally as a dancer when I put her body together that I just had to turn her into a little ballerina!
The other day I learned a new word: armature! Armature is the technical term for whatever is inside a doll or sculpture that allows it to be posed, which I have been referring to as a framework or skeleton.
This tiny Snow White came after Belle, and was a joy to make. Her costume is so iconic and uses lovely, bright colors, and I remember enjoying the challenge of her two-tone puffed sleeves.
This was my first attempt at Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
I really enjoy reading other people’s craft and sewing blogs, so I thought I’d bring Crochet by Calla over to WordPress and have a go at documenting my work over here.