Lockdown Ends

Dolls of COVID Christmas

Part 1

Fiona celebrates Lockdowns end by bundling up against the grey wet London weather, so she can go and do some Christmas shopping. Perhaps the Debenhams sales are worth checking out.

‘What am I doing’ she thinks to herself, having got as far as the gate. It’s already dark, even though it’s not 4pm yet, it’s lashing rain and freezing cold. This is madness.’ But she is all bundled up in her rain gear and warm winter woolies, so out the gate she trudges. Consumerism beacons

But the traffic outside is relentless, and the puddles are up to her knees. ‘Who am I kidding, I’m only a doll’ she thinks, and dashes back inside the safety of the gate. She gives a sigh of relief as it clicks shut behind her.

Safely back indoors, she concludes Christmas will just have to wait a bit this year.

Fiona is wearing her ‘Winter Troll’ hat, scarf and mittens during her mini adventure. These are made and designed by me, and the pattern will be released on Ravelry and Etsy on the 16th December.

The pattern fits 18inch dolls, and all sizes of humans from baby to large adult.

All other clothes were made by me, to other designers patterns.

She is wearing a rain cape and Wellie boots made from a ripped second hand table cloth. The rain cape is by ‘ Sami Dolls’ designs, available on Etsy. The wellies are by ‘Mitch Designs’ available on Pixie Faire.

The rain cape came out great, although the stiff plastic does make it a bit unweilding. I plan on using the pattern again for a little red riding hood, and expect it will sit very differently.

Please don’t zoom in on her wellies in any of the pictures. My first attempt at being the little shoemaker didn’t go exactly as planned, and a very keen eye might spot I made her 2 right boots, and no left boot.

Her face mask is by Oh Sew Kat designs, available on Etsy and Pixie Faire.

Underneath she is in her jeans and top made from cotton fat quarters, to Chelly Wood you tube instructional videos and patters, which are really simple and great if, like me, you don’t have a clue how to sew but want to learn.

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