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Travel, dolls and plans!

I just came from the post office. Before of a small vacation, all the orders are sent, and now I can relax a little.
What to do in these few days before the flight?

Start collecting things in a suitcase? Too early))) a Little quiz about where I was going. This is one of the provinces of the large European countries. 1500383704_545882_27
She is known around the world for various attractions, holidays, and symbols. On holidays there playing the accordion and drink beer. In the vicinity of the capital of this region’s many castles.Neuschwanstein People seem open and friendly. I recognize this very soon and will definitely tell you on my blog!

To sum up the year and my blog? Too early.
Lately, my side has been a clear failure in writing new posts. But it is understandable. New doll chained my attention. As often happens, each new resident in my dollhouse too much I work on it. My new model is this Lady. 600She comes from a family of dolls from Heidi Ott. I already told you about them. So…this is quite a complex model. With a small increase only 5.5 inches, it has the proportions of the female body. And not a hike to my baby dolls.
She has a very Tokaj waist. Just like Dita von Tiss)))25166_DitaVonTeese_0 And this causes some complications in calculating and knitting. But I don’t know how to be depressed and not looking for easy ways)) So the basic closet turned out fabulous!344437303613ys3691ho6

A few days before you travel, to try new ideas and think about the new collection) and of course on those lovely kids who are waiting for me on my journey. They already bought one of them long-awaited doll from CACO!!! HURRAY!!IMG_4359

By the way. In the vicinity of this city where I’m going, there are lots of Flea markets. I’m looking forward to the occasion and happiness from the expectations of new discoveries and new dolls!!!

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Heidi Ott dolls family

Doll collections are not always made quickly. They are replenished slowly, and often consciously. The beginning of this collection was launched a few months ago when I bought a Toddler doll. When I got used to it and loved it, I thought I’d be able to create clothes for the little doll from the collection of dolls for the Dollhouse. So I got the baby from Heidi Ott.

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Heidi Ott dols family

 

As I wrote, these dolls strike a very delicate and attention to detail of the body and especially the face. It seems that the faces as living and never cease to wonder at this amazing drawing of faces.

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Heidi Ott baby doll
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Heidi Ott Toddler doll

 

So the other day my house finally came with the following doll from a large collection of dolls Heidi. This is the Doll Lady. Her height is 5.5 inches. She^s body is not a puppet in the usual our understanding of the meaning. It’s really the female body in a very reduced size. Quite harmonious and proportionate. Now my small family to gather.

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Heidi Ott lady doll

 

So I was finally able to implement my old idea to make a small collection of knitted dresses in one style and in one color. For the first collection, I chose the color pink. He is the best to dolls. Gives soft and mood puppet happiness.heidi ott dolls

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2018 – Hey Dog!

According to the Eastern calendar, the year 2018 will be the year of the earth Dog. The dog is by nature honest and friendly beast, but acting according to their own principles. That animal always comes to the aid of kind and gentle host and always ready to bite the enemy.9374540-tjtke

2018 – how to celebrate For those who pay attention to horoscopes, is of great significance, how to celebrate the year 2018. Preference should be given to modest classic costume in color scheme close to the symbolism of this cycle. Perfect:
shades of yellow and brown: Orange, Grenadine Red, Pale pink, Neutral Gray, Navy Peony, Golden Lime, Marina ….. see this picture.modnye-cveta-osen-zima-2017-2018-goda-ot-panton-2-1

In the year of Yellow earth, Dog should be avoided too revealing, short and open dresses that expose the shoulders and back. Need to dress modestly and with restraint, but the outfit should be of good quality.

If you believe the Chinese (Eastern) calendar, 2018 (earth Dog) the year is more than fair for the person because his totem will be a Dog. The year of what animal may be friendlier to us? It is the dog began many centuries ago best our helper in the hunt, in the protection of our homes and in many other aspects of life.

I’ve already started to prepare a new collection of holiday dresses for baby dolls. Each dress is made in a single copy because a lot of options and I want to make all of them. The beginning of this holiday collections are supposed to, and let’s see what I got.

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My adorable 2 inches doll.

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Gray outfit to 2,75 inches doll.

 

 

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White wool dress to Kelly doll.

Thanks to all that looked into my blog!

 

 

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Where to find for your doll a “dream dress”?

You love dolls and collect them. You have a collection of miniature vintage dolls and modern BJD. You admire the beautiful dolls in the doll outfits. Every day you change their images, coming up with a new one.  And is there in the doll wardrobe knitting or crochet dresses? And what if all the old dresses tired?0071
Then you should definitely attend the workshop Creativhook. Why did you ask?
Because that’s where you’ll find a handmade doll dresses any style and any color.

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My lovely Lati white Haru in orange!
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Lati white SP in nice blue modern dress
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American girl mini doll in new fashion dress

 

But if for some reason you haven’t found “a doll’s dress of dreams”, don’t worry!
I will be able to realize any of your ideas or propose a new idea of puppet outfit. Connected manually the dress will perfectly fit the body shape of your doll, the decor will only highlight its tenderness and beauty. Every set of dolls clothing or simply dress will be attached a small wooden hanger and a little surprise from my workshop.

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Brand style Creativhook is the completeness of the doll clothes. Each set of clothing for your doll will be perfectly matched in color and style. And the next new thing will not break this harmony.
Doll outfit made by my hands is unique. I use to create doll clothes only high-quality yarn and don’t like doing exact duplicates of my work. yarnsSo you can be sure of the individuality of doll clothes and of course its quality. Talking about this reviews grateful my clients.image39

 
Welcome to Creativhook for new dresses for the dolls!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Creativhook

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Pattern for Julia

Now I am asked to write a pattern for knitting dresses. I’m sure is written it. And I’ve already started working on it. I must admit that I find it difficult to do yourself. Definitions and abbreviations for the description of works in Russian and English languages differ from each other. And method of knitting, as I recently learned, is also different. But that does not mean to associate knitting my dress will be difficult. I will try to write easier and make more photos, so you will understand the process of its creation. But let’s focus on some of the complexities of this process.

1 Tools for the job.
I work very thin needles for knitting. Their size of 1 mm. In the American system, they have the number 0000.D9987-3 (1)
2 Yarn.
As you know from my previous posts, I also choose a very thin yarn. For example, yarn Nirvana has such data in 25 g (0,88 oz) of 340 meters (372 yds)
In this work, it is very important patience and attentiveness.

But I tried to make the pattern is not very complicated dresses. It turned out to be quite interesting and exciting for me. The dress I chose that.title 1

https://www.etsy.com/listing/531411794/pdf-knitting-pattern-dress-for-american?ref=shop_home_active_6

I like dresses for dolls, which you can then add different accessories or create a similar dress a second time, slightly change the pattern of knitting. Like this white knitting dress. It is patterned, but a little-added ornament on the front.2194

If you are interested in this dress, you can see it in my store on Etsy.

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Thinking out loud No. 1

Creative ideas fly directly in the air. It is only to lend a hand and to have time to catch the elusive thought, the time to bring it to life.

Not worth it for a very long time “to bear” the thought, wait for it to finally “ripen” in the head in the form of the desired option. It is often such a long wait does not implement the idea. The idea transformed and in the end lose their colors and original appeal.

Many may not agree with me and perhaps this approach is peculiar to me, but I think there is still the same as I do. I’m trying to implement your ideas immediately in hot pursuit. Once in my head, there was even a tiny bit of the idea, I immediately start trying to implement it. And believe me, she immediately begins to grow into the nuances, details and new colors. And it happens that she transformed beyond recognition and it becomes quite a new idea. And you have this happen?

Why am I still writing?!
Imagine that you have several kinds of creativity. How often do you visit the thought- ” why not combine my skills, not whether it will give me a new and not less interesting. Perhaps or even definitely they can complement each other.

And so it happened that little blue dress. The beads on it are not sewn and tied into the fabric.IMG_3056

My doll accidentally fell into the sugar bowl)))) and here in the photo. As always in thought)))IMG_3073

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Project for Julia

Continue to test the yarn Nirvana. For a new project, I chose shades of green and light beige color. The dress was conceived as an outfit for Julia to autumn period, with long sleeves and floral patterns. For flowers, I chose a dark shade of dusty rose. For the petals of pale green edging and part of the ornament of the marsh shade. I came up with to complement the dress a small headband with flowers and decorate them the hair of my doll.creativhook AG mini

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Yarns

 

So. Yarn to create the pattern for the ornament I found on Pinterest.

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Pattern of ornament

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After I knitted a dress, you should choose the suitable color of buttons. I chose buttons in tonal colors on the ornament.

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Buttons

 

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The dress looks very soft and warm for fall and winter. And ornament for the hair, too, was great.

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Ornament in the skirt

creativhook dressIn my collection, there are a few dolls of suitable size. I thought perhaps this dress has the size for example, Jia, by Lati Yellow.latiyellow beige dressThen I remembered my fascination with wire. And on light, there is such a basket of flowers.

 

So, my project is finished.

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Have you heard what is Coworking?

Today my post will be about the place about which I had never heard, but always wanted such a place was. Doing things you love, we will find people who share your interests and your Hobbies. In such cases, should be the place where you will be comfortable discussing important moments of your activities or just to chat about random topics, of course not forgetting to share your findings and your achievements and perhaps new knowledge.
I dream of such a place as the Women’s club that I could come and women go about their creative projects. Where over a Cup of tea or coffee in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere could talk on the town, but they understand women’s topics.

I have a friend and colleague, her name is Anna Aleksashenko. Remember I wrote about her playing with dolls)?

https://creativhook.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/playing-with-dolls/
Now we are like-minded and colleagues. We have recently come to the conclusion that we need to “live” meetings, and not just a conversation on the phone or social networks.
We decided to arrange a so-called “symposia” with discussions of our shared projects or new work. Of course, we have a lot of time is spent on work, but “stew” in its own juice is not beneficial to our creative process. We had chosen for our meetings, some cozy cafes, but …..we found a new place!! That’s just about it and my story! IMG_2896
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Have you heard what is Coworking?
In many countries, this field of communication is already more developed. In Russia, it became popular recently. So, a little historical and useful facts.
Coworking in a broad sense — the approach to the organization of work of people with different employment in a common space; in a narrow — like space, collective office. Coworking describes the flexible organization of working space and seeks to build communities of residents and internal culture.In the context of urban coworking considered as a kind of “third places” — public spaces, connecting people for communication and creative interaction. Often co-occupy buildings and premises, having lost their previous purpose: the factory shop, the former schools, and even churches.In close to the modern sense of the term “coworking” was first used by the Game designer and fun theorist Bernard Coven, to indicate the approach defined it as ” a collaboration of equal people”. Company training organized by the Cov included the joint decision of the working task through brainstorming and discussions and, in fact, called coworking. He also became the first owner of a domain name coworking.com which subsequently voluntarily handed over to the coworking movement.

Brad Newberg has also been a co-founder of the coworking Citizen Space in San Francisco, CA

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The first ever co-working opened August 9, 2005, in the house of the feminist community Spiral Muse in San Francisco.8dc6bbc1aac24d5691bb60bc1f1e4782 featured_47d918cde4Tired of the lack of communication in the office and the uselessness of the work at home programmer Brad Newberg has established a coworking as a non-profit partnership and invited potential participants jobs, free Wi-Fi, breaks for meditation, shared Lunches and joint Bicycle rides in exchange for a small monthly premium. A year later, Brad closed the first coworking and co-founded a new — Hat Factory.20150226-London-Soho-11

Tired of the lack of communication in the office and the uselessness of the work at home programmer Brad Newberg has established a coworking as a non-profit partnership and invited potential participants jobs, free Wi-Fi, breaks for meditation, shared Lunches and joint Bicycle rides in exchange for a small monthly premium. A year later, Brad closed the first coworking and co-founded a new — Hat Factory.
First in the Old world coworking appeared in 2005 in London and in 2007 in Berlin and now remain one of the largest in the world. The London Hub has become an international network of 65 spaces on five continents, and opened in Berlin Kreuzberg Business Class Net was the first network of coworking, a developing franchise.2014-02-22-11.08.27-1-1024x683

By 2007, the concept of “coworking” is entrenched in the English language, and in 2009 he published the first book on coworking — “I’m Outta Here: How coworking is making the office obsolete” by Drew Jones. In 2010, the coworking movement celebrated the fifth anniversary of the opening of coworking at Spiral Muse by carrying out the first #CoworkingDay. In 2011 hosted the first conference, which brought together the founders of coworking from all over the world — Global Coworking Unconference Conference.n3AbFt7q-UM

We found us in St. Petersburg such a place. It was amazingly creative and positive place. The young people were busy with their own Affairs, and absolutely no one no one interfered. At the entrance, everyone got a vintage alarm clock as the symbol of time. As a sign that you should treat your useful time very carefully. ( because time in this place is paid for) this time we studied the new resources that will help us further promote our small shops. And of course we have implemented is not yet large, but a joint project for a single client. Some photos of our workspace. And I have no one photographed))))IMG_2886IMG_2884IMG_2889IMG_2897IMG_2892

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AnnAToys and Creativhook cooperation

 

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“Everything is in our hands, so no need to put them down!” Coco Chanel.

I am 52 years old. In October 2017 will mark 53. I’m not ashamed to talk about my age, and saying that it is improper to ask a woman about her age, I’m not pretty.

So….I am 52 years old. As I wrote in one of my posts, I’m engaged in creative work. Knitting, as it turns out, that’s exactly my class! Even in the last couple of years when I worked in the hotel business, I still found time for my favorite pastime. And here a year ago the hotel business was finished, and I again focused on my hobby. And again made it my job. What I realized now, after a long break.

****The professionalism has no expiration date. With age, your professional skills are only better because they are enriched with experience.****
So. All I knew and know now helps me to create doll clothes. And the fact that she’s tiny, makes me continue learning and improving skills.
I’m not trying to repeat itself and to work like I worked before. It is not possible and in my opinion counterproductive.

“With age and experience changes our attitude to work and that work brings us joy and satisfaction”

In one book I read the following lines – ” Don’t be afraid to start a new business, regardless of years. There is nothing better for the brain than new experiences and challenges. There is nothing healthier than a case that is fun.” How is this formulated correctly and precisely? And here are a few rules or expectations which appeared to me important and worthy to share them with you.

1  Let’s start small but their own business. It will give you freedom and a sense of belonging, and most importantly, the ability not to depend on other people’s stereotypes about your age and your occupation. To obtain salary, you need to convince others of their abilities and, to get income — enough to convince yourself

2  Do not hire and do not hire. They sell the results of their personal work and their personal abilities.

3  Find what you love to do anyway, and learn how to get paid for it. This is the job of your dreams. Remember: what you like to do, is a hobby. That hobby became a business, you need to find a form in which it is claimed by others. It’s not always easy, but always possible.

4  Imaginary features are always more attractive than real. But the real good that they can be used.

5  Use your expertise and not your time. Selling your time, you will lose it by selling your experience — just multiply it.

6  Age when too late to learn a new profession, does not exist. Age does not create physical constraints. They create our perception of it.

And the most important thing for me – “With age, learning becomes more difficult and easier!”

I’m back from vacation, with a new mood and new ideas. I’ve had time to think about your classes. I know exactly what I want. Therefore, only forward!

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Creativhook secrets

I often get asked what needles and hooks, I knit. And what kind of yarn I use. You will slightly open the small secrets of my work.
When 2 years ago, I started knitting for dolls, I didn’t have suitable needles and hooks for knitting. Rather, they were, but it is very big size)

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The First crocheted dress

 

But as the desire to create clothes for dolls was unbearable, I, of course, tried to crochet from what was at hand.
How funny to see these first. Not because they are poorly made, but because there’s a discrepancy model ( doll) and knitted fabrics. The doll looks like a “Scarecrow” in the garden in a ridiculous hoodie.
So be sure to compare the thickness of the yarn and your model if she’s a doll!
This does not apply to knitting for adults. In this case, it is possible to play any thread and yarn.

And of course, the yarn thickness, in the process, began to purify.  Along with it was completely different rooms of crochet hooks.IMG_3522

And again a small tip. When you conceive of what model and product, try to pick up a crochet hook or knitting needles for each yarn.

In most cases, we make simple models for which you need the right combination of tools and yarn. Unless of course, you planned something special, here your imagination can stretch up to a complete mismatch of both)

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“Creativhook” studio

 

I tried to crochet from different types of yarn, trying to find exactly what will allow you to be my gentle and suitable for the size of my dolls. It was a bobbin thread for sewing and yarn for embroidery and many different types of yarn. By the way, the dolls also began to decrease. Now my favorite is the miniature doll measuring only 2 inches.

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2 inches dolls

I must admit that, at first, to knit a very thin hook and knitting wasn’t easy! But believe me, if your desire is very strong, there is nothing you can’t scare or stop along the way.   And that’s where I stopped. To create a fancy wardrobe for my dolls I chose thread for embroidery from Madeira company. This is an absolutely amazing thread, the gamma is so huge that it is possible to realize any idea. These threads sometimes I do a little embroidery on the dresses.MH
In these threads, I sometimes add the necessary color line of yarn Guterman.
For creating custom dresses or suits, I’m using the same yarn Madeira, but of a different quality. It’s a thin wool blend yarn for embroidery.MN

 

But the special “diamond” in my Studio, this yarn from the Italian manufacturer Grignasco Merino silk. It’s a terrific yarn that combines Merino and silk. It is thin and elastic, the fabric is excellent and smooth, it didn’t work. Whether it’s knitting needles or a crochet hook.N2

Dolls are very small and therefore any error or, for example, a flat loop will be noticeable on such a tiny canvas. Helps me at work lighted magnifier and these my most essential tools.NH

So, at the end of my post, I want to say that —-  If you want to see your work was high quality and accurate, be sure to make a sample. Test different knitting needles or hooks to achieve the desired density knitting. Swipe wet-heat treatment of the finished sample. Write down all the tools and types of yarn that you get. Believe me, the time that you spend on these simple steps will greatly help you in future work.

Thank you very much again, looked in my workshop. I was wondering if you have any questions. The only way I will be able to help you in your work.