Crocheted and Beaded Dolls

Each year I take two or three weeks of vacation at the end of the year just to hang out and do fun stuff: reading, movies, crafty projects. In 1998 I finally scratched that couple-year itch to make another doll. Inspired by a doll in a beading magazine, I crochetted a doll, adapting the pattern from the magazine to the yarn and other materials I had on hand. Then I added lots of hair, lots of beads, and a face. It was great fun and I started another one over vacation that I finished in January. These dolls take quite a long time, so once vacation ended, my pace slowed down quite a bit.