Essay: What I Did on Spring Break by Kimara

Essay: What I Did on Spring Break by Kimara

As a child, it never failed, when you returned to school after any break or vacation, your teacher was sure to say, “I would like you to write an essay titled, “What I did on my vacation”. This was usually followed by a collective groan, except for Margo. Margo was the class know-it-all who actually enjoyed homework. As a matter of fact, when you asked Margo what she did do on her vacation, her list usually included writing an essay on what she did on her vacation. She liked to get a jump on things. For the rest of us, this task was tedious enough to ALMOST make us wish we hadn’t gone on vacation in the first place!

So, here I am, back from vacation, feeling like I should be writing on essay on What I Did on Spring Break. Well, lucky for me, no one is grading this, and although it will take me a few days to get back into my normal routine, I’m actually excited to share my adventures… at least my crafting adventures. So, here goes…

For some time now, Michelle and I have been talking about creating an all purpose doll pattern. Just a basic pattern in multiple sizes, that can be adorned in various ways to meet our needs. I spent the week pouring through my old patterns and books, visiting many websites, and unraveling many unsatisfying attempts. Finally, I put together an easy, very versatile pattern, that can be used in many ways, and can be made in many sizes. (The largest size is still on my needles, so it is not pictured!)

We begin with the basic doll:

You can add a little hair:

You can add gnome hats:

You can even make them removable clothing:

Over the next few months, we will start with the basic doll pattern, and share many variations. We will be making clothing, adding faces to some, and all sorts of fun hairdos. We will even be turning them into some animals! Tomorrow I will share the basic pattern that can be used to make:

Daddy – 12″
Mommy – 10″
Child – 8″
Toddler – 5″
Baby – 4″
Dolly – 3″ 

So, there you have it… my crafty doings over break! Hope everyone had a lovely week, missed you all, and it’s nice to be back! 
 

Kimara

8 Comments

  1. They are really cute and it’s very nice of you to share these patterns. I’m really looking forward…

    Muriel

  2. Such cute little dolls. I would love to make some. It is so nice of you to share the pattern. I will be back tomorrow.

    1. Thank you so much, Melissa. We always feel so honored when someone sends us a blogger award. We are especially delighted that you chose to include us in your list of favorite blogs. We hope Wee Folk Art continues to provide you and your family with useful crafts. Thanks again! 

  3. These look great – I was just wondering what on earth to knit next…but I have a short attention span, so a sweater isn’t up my alley. 🙂 Can’t wait to see the patterns!

    Jeni

  4. What a wonderfull idea! It looks so nice and easy… (hope it is!) It will may be my Spring break homework!

  5. These dolls are adorable and sure have taken you a very long time to knit them to their final product. I love knitting too but I am a fan of cross stitching and love to stitch those ready made frames.
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  6. very cute dolls! I like the doll with long hair. How can we add faces? I am very curious about it and waiting for your next post for it.

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