I have been a little quiet on this blog for a while, life has been a little too hectic. I have been enjoying the weather very much though. Here is a photo of me this morning
My hook has never been far from my hands and today I finally made a breakthrough! I've PUBLISHED my first ever pattern :o). It is on Ravelry which was not as easy as I thought it would be. I consider myself to be reasonably computer savvy but it took me FOUR attempts before I managed to get it on WITH the actual pattern.
So here she is Flossy Doll
She is named after my recently deceased mother who used to call me Flossy as a pet name. She is made from Debbie Bliss Eco-baby fairly traded cotton. I have put the pattern out for free because I am so grateful to the many people who do this. It is following other free patterns that has given me the skills and eventually the courage to get on and design my own dolly and I am completely besotted with her. Of course I am now thinking about other outfits I could put her in. It has to be an outfit with a hat as I really do not like doing hair! Any suggestions would be very welcome. I still want to have a go at designing a dolly that can be undressed, I have made a few of these but not for quite some time so maybe another pattern might be brewing.
Now for anyone on Ravelry here is the link http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flossy-doll-4. If you don't have a Ravelry account (I can't imagine why you wouldn't - it's free) you can always message me and I will send you the PDF.
I have been so overwhelmed at the number of likes and the 346 free downloads that Flossy has generated. I do now feel that it is time to see if I can sell any of the patterns, you can follow this link to the pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flossy-doll .