Last night, after my daughter was asleep, I started working on a special project. It’s a sweater I’m making for an 18″ doll. My daughters best friend,O, has three American Girl dolls, and because of the play dates at O’s house, she’s become quite enamored with them. I still haven’t purchase the doll, but I’m starting to create some lovely outfits; crochet, knit, and sewn. Of course I’m making a few items for O too, but for her… I’ll most likely stay away from knitting since her grandmother does that, and focus on some cute crocheted outfits for her dolls.
I’ve decided to include beads in some of the dolls outfits, and have already sketched a festive beret where I’ll be adding more bead work. Of course I have a ton of beads. I love making jewelry and still (occasionally) design commissioned jewelry items. I’ve already set aside some special beads for my daughter and her best friends outfit.
For those unfamiliar with how you add beads to knitting, check out the above informative beaded tutorial by Cat Bordhi.