Thursday, 29 August 2013

Baby Bellingham

One of my purchases in America was this doll's head. She is bald and has no body, but other than that is perfect! I felt that she needed a hat so I crocheted one from lovely orange yarn I bought ages ago at the Unravel show. I wanted to do some needle felting to decorate it. I was inspired by all the fresh and delicious food we had in America and so the idea for Baby Bellingham came about. I now want to do her an Autumn, Winter and Spring hat. Linda Sue has given me a couple of ideas in her latest post for red apples, crunchy leaves, weird caterpillars and fallen feathers. She also sent me a link to a sunflower pattern and the picture inspired my own sunflower. It is made from variegated yellow yarn I bought in Bellingham.

Sketch ideas.

 She has strawberries, blueberries, cherries, an apple, a fish and a sunflower.


  
She lives in the back room on the almost usable blue picnic table with the plastic head girls. 
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These are two other doll projects awaiting. The red haired doll has been waiting for a long time for a dress. The wool haired doll has only been waiting since Friday when I brought her home from Battlesbridge. All she needs is one side of her hair re-plaiting and re-attaching to her head which is easier than making a dress so may happen sooner!

12 comments:

Linda Sue said...

You must have more hours in the day in Greenwich -I am not sure if you ever sleep! The hat is AMZ- ZING! Little doll head so pleased about it! I really love that hat! I am inspired to make hats for mine, now. Hand has healed nicely and is ready to do some poking. Loving my Sarah slippers around the house on chilly mornings and in the evening when I curl up with Dexter. They are incredibly soft and comforting. I should probably take up crocheting, When I do You will be my teacher.Which means, of course, that you must come and stay a while.

Kat Mortensen said...

I just have to ask, did you have any trouble getting that head through customs?

jabblog said...

I love Baby Bellingham - she reminds me of my little great-granddaughter - seriously.

Sarah said...

Oh if only you didn't live 5000 miles away!
No-she was in my hand luggage if that makes any difference!
Aah-she does have a very sweet face-as does your great granddaughter!

Queenie Believe said...

She is a beauty, I especially like her hat. So fun!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Carole Reid said...

Baby Bellingham looks rather pleased with her new hat. The other dolls look a bit jealous.
Where did you get all the paper music sheet rolls?

Chirasree Banerjee said...

Beautiful hat for a beautiful doll!!

Sarah said...

Thanks Chirasree!
I didn't buy the Carole, though they were tempting. I just took a photo of the pile!

elizabeth said...

What an inventive and charming hat!
wow!

Janine said...

Sarah, I think that hat would be wonderful for a real baby too! You are so creative!

Relyn Lawson said...

You are so creative. Each time I visit you inspire me. Plus, I share your fascination with dolls' heads.

snoopydog said...

Oh My Goodness, Sarah! She looks simply divine in that magnificent creation. It's beautiful!!! Hope all goes well for school this week. Ros