Friday, January 12, 2018

These Boots . . .

. . . were made for walking.


Did you know that dolls have shoe fetishes just like humans? Well it turns out Cassandra is one of those dolls. I recently ordered her one or two pairs of boots to go with the outfits I was knitting her and a few more in different colours for other dolls I have with similar sized feet . . . 10 pairs in total.


And, guess what? When they arrived today, she claimed the blooming lot!!


Now I have been given notice to make her outfits to match each pair. Who would have thought this pretty little girl would turn out to be such a bossy boots?

She is wearing the second outfit, but the blue cardi turned out a little larger than expected, even though it was knitted with the same brand of 4ply wool and to the same pattern as the pink cardi. Go figure! Anyway I am going to attempt to shrink it by felting the wool.

Oh and before you go . . . I caved already and have just purchased a Kaye Wiggs Mini Layla.
I'd feel a lot better if I could just move the ones I have up 4 sale. :)


20 comments:

  1. Hello Sandy,
    Those shoes are great! I love the detail.
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Thank you Giac, they are pretty colourful, let me know if you ever want to borrow a pair. LOL!
      Big hugs,
      X

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  2. Hahaha what a cute little rascal.
    But to be fair she really looks cute with boots <3
    I think she will bring a lot of trouble in the future ...

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    1. Hi Rachel,
      Seems boots are her thing. :) I have no doubt she will.
      Hugs,
      X

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  3. What a lovely outfit....and yes, it doesn't surprise me that dolls have shoe fetishes too....they can be very demanding!!
    Is she going to turf the poor (and beautiful) teddy out of the cart so that she can take the boots away to a safe place in case anyone else borrows them?!!!
    I had to laugh at you buying Mini Layla....we doll collectors really are all as bad as one another, aren't we!!!!
    xx

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    1. Thanks Sharon, I used Knit Picks Felici for both outfits. I guess dolls are much the same as their owners, well at least Cassandra is, I love shoes (and handbags). :)

      Oh I don't know about her turfing the teddy, she likes to cuddle them.

      Yes, we definitely are . . . I did try, but resisting was futile, she wouldn't let me get off the 'puter until I clicked the PP button. LOL!
      Big hugs,
      X

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  4. Hello Sandi!
    You found the one you want - I see! Wonderful and I look forward to meeting Kaye Wiggs Mini Layla. Hope that you can sell the ones you have for sale.
    Beautiful boots and the new dress is pretty. Strange that one cardi turned out a bit larger, have happened to me too. Made Zipporah one and thought Esther could have one too, in different color but same yarn. Do not know what went wrong - it was too big. Oh well, better try again!
    Happy weekend!
    Hugs!

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    1. Hi Niina,
      Yes, but I think she found me. :) I hope so too.

      With cost of postage these days, sometimes it's better to order a whole lot together. I think the yarn may have been slightly thicker even though it was 4ply, sometimes the dye makes a difference to the yarn as well, but what is done, is done, I'll have to try and make the best of it or knit another one! Perhaps it was the same with yours.
      Big hugs,
      X

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  5. That is a very gorgeous selection of boots. I don't blame her for claiming them all. I wish they made human size ones! Love the colour of her little outfit. She's such a colourful little doll isn't she?

    I hope you are able to sell what you need!

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    1. I think they do Alasse, (Dr.Martens) but unfortunately not in these lovely colours, but they have a lovely black patent pair. :) Don't know she will always be clothed this brightly, I was just experimenting with different wool.

      Oh me too!
      Hugs,
      X

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  6. I swear, back when I had Estelle, Charlotte and some of the other girls there were a serious shoe fetish! I had so many shoes. It's gonna be a bit tougher with MSDs since there isn't nearly as many pretty heels, but my wallet is grateful XD Good luck on the sales! I hope you will find new home for the dolls, so you can focus on new ones :)

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    1. All my dolls seem to have that fetish, some more than others, but I have collected so many pairs of shoes it's not funny Lise!
      Etsy has a good range of MSD shoes, but you have to hunt for them. :)
      I guess they will go in time, just have to find the right Mummas.
      Hugs,
      X

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  7. Hi Sandy,

    All those boots are amazing. Now you know what's her fetish, lol. And that outfit is pretty and very colourful.

    Greetings ^^

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    1. Hi Lily,
      I can imagine you in a black pair of these. :) Thanks for stopping by, it's good to see you again.
      Hugs,
      X

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  8. Congrats on the new purchase!!!

    Also those shoes are all so cute, no wonder Cassandra refuses to share!!Cant'wait to see all the dressing ups you will be doing in the future! so many pretty colors~

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    1. Thank you Alejandra. I have a feeling there will be plenty of dressing ups with this one, she loves fashion. :)
      Hugs,
      X

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  9. The shoes are lovely. (Yes, my dolls have more shoes than me and my kids combined!)
    Oh my, your knitted outfits are WONDERFUL!!!!! I love how colorful they are. The patterns fit your dolls so well. Weird about the blue cardigan. Good luck with the felting.

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    1. Thank you so much Sam for all your kind comments. Every now and then we all get a spanner thrown in the works, I guess the blue cardi was mine. :)
      Hugs,
      X

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  10. Aww but the looks so cute!! Doll shoes can be so cute, honestly!! I love the lot and cannot wait to see the outfits! :D

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    1. Thanks Musume, you're great enabler. :) The outfits are coming, slowly.
      Hugs,
      X

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