Sunday, June 14, 2009

Reborn Baby Dolls by Amethyst

This beautiful sculpt, called
Aubrey Lynn , was reborn by
artist, Amy Nelson. Little Aubrey
has become the latest addition in
my nursery of models for my
infant's items in my shop on etsy.

Isn't she gorgeous!

You can contact her for your own
custom order at : or search for her listings on ebay under AmethystDawn.

Amy spends weeks creating each one-of-a-kind creation as each step in the process is done by hand, from painting layer upon layer to achieve a life-like complexion, to rooting individual hairs, 1 to 2 at a time.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

How To: Circumference of crochet hats

Have you ever wanted to make a crochet hat without a pattern, but didn't know when to stop increasing? Here's a helpful formula I learned from someone at CGOA (Crochet Guild of America).
First, measure around the person's head. Let's say their head measures 22" around.
Next, divide the circumference by 3.14.
Example: 22 / 3.14 = 7
That means that when your circle reaches 7", stop increasing and work even until you reach the desired depth.
Happy crocheting! :->

Monday, June 1, 2009

Bunnies, Bears & Babies!
One thing that I enjoy most is
crocheting baby blankets. Two of my most favorite are the bunny and bear blankies shown here.

My models are
Amber and Kennedy, two "reborn" dolls
I purchased on the Bay!