August 16, 2007

Sock Softies

I'm so excited to finally show you these. I gave them away to their new families last week, but it was hard giving them up : ( I love these because they are easy and inexpensive to make - something I could actually make a lot of without getting burnt out.

The patterns are from the same book the kitty is from and I adapted one of Hillary Lang's Make-a-Long-Story patterns for the outfits. These guys went to Santa Cruz where it's cold, so they needed sweaters. Both sweaters were purchase at Goodwill, then put through two wash and dry cycles to get them felted like they are.

Hopefully little Adam and Tansy enjoy these for a long time and the clothes don't get lost too quickly...I know this won't be easy - none of my childhood dolls have theirs anymore.


Kristy said...

These guys are so cute.I love them!

.::. ariane phillips .::. said...

They are truly lovely! I love the little details you put into them. Great work!

Brittney said...

I found your blog through the engagement pictures you took of emily and brian.
I went to bible school in New Zealand with her.
I love all your creative ideas and it is so inspiring.
Is there any way that you could tell me how to do those sock dolls, they are adorable.

Erin said...

I loved seeing these at the baby shower. I have been coveting getting this little Sock & Glove book. Seeing your creations REALLY makes me want it!!

raya said...

Hi Brittney,

Thanks for your comment! I borrowed a book from my mom which is where I got the patterns, but you can buy it on Amazon for around $10 I think. The title is "Sock and Glove". If you do a search with that name you should be able to find it. Have fun!

.::. ariane phillips .::. said...

Thanks for posting the name of the book. I have been really wanting to try and make one! I keep coming back to this post to check the little guys out :)

kt mac said...

oh raya these are amazing, so simple..but stunning!
I got so excited over your little creations i took your advice and went to amazon & brought the book!
i can't wait to recieve it and get started!

thankyou for being so inspiring!