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Crochet – Rediscovering an Old Love

When my kids were little, right up until about 1999 I crocheted a lot!  Beautiful Christmas ornaments, wedding accessories, and snowflakes — and believe it or not I sold quite a few; which helped to supplement my income and provide some extra cash for whatever.

When we started Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc. in August of 2000 – the crochet hook and all thoughts of being crafty/creative were pushed to the back burner and it’s remained that way until the last year.

In the last year I’ve rediscovered my love of crochet.  It started with a sweater that I did last fall, followed by some crocheted butterflies that I made and put on the back of some jean jackets for my granddaughters for Christmas and a couple of pairs of Crocodile Stitch slippers.

Earlier this summer I found an amazing website – By Hook, By Hand – and a lady by the name of Beth Webber who makes the most incredible dolls!  And to say they were inspirational is an understatement!

Meet Violet McFernleaf – she is a cross between Beth’s crocheted Bleuette and Free Spirit dolls.

Violet is 16″ tall (which is too big I think), but she was my “can I wrap my hands/heads around a doll project”.

She isn’t quite finished – she needs a hair cut REALLY bad, and her head and wig/hair is not yet attached – they are just sitting there.  She also needs a pair of boots.  Overall, I’m not displeased and when I do another (and yes, I think I will) the doll will be done using either sport or baby yarn instead of regular worsted weight yarn.

5-A I’ve had a few people ask me if I would sell them; that’s a good question.  While the materials cost isn’t all that much (around $20) the amount of time that goes into making one is incredible – I’ve worked 4-6 hours a day for the last month and still am not done.

What do you think?  Do you like her?  Would you buy her?  And if so, what would you be willing to pay for her?

Inquiring minds want to know!  LOL