Knitted Babes

This knitalong is for those interested in the knitted and stitched dolls featured in Claire Garland’s book, Knitted Babes. Please share your creations from the book and send photos of your Babes on their travels and with your friends and family. You can post as much—or as little—as you wish. Email knitalong (AT) Interweave (DOT) com to join!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Janice from Electric Mayhem

I participated in a Muppet, Sesame Street & Dr. Seuss themed swap on Ravelry. My partners favorite character was Janice from the Muppet band Electric Mayhem. I created this Knitted Babe then sewed on facial features like Janices. I found a little wooden guitar in the wood section at the craft store, since that is her instrument.
This was my inspiration photo. I also made her a beret but that will be mailed shortly since I didn't have it complete at the time I mailed it. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hi Everyone who loves the "babes". I am starting a Wisconsin chapter of the group. We will be sending our hats, dolls and bears to Children's Hospital in Milwaukee, Wi. I need volunteer knitters to knit and send me "knitted babes", dudes and horses! I can not keep up with the demand, and NEED YOU! These dolls go to kids that require longterm inpatient cancer care. A nurse or caseworker has to request a doll for a patient, and these kids get so much out of it. YOU CAN HELP KIDS THROUGH A REALLY TOUGH TIME. PLEASE contact me at: if you can help. Thanks a million from all the kids!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Baby Babe

I finally made a baby for my she is!!!
I used this pattern HERE

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Tina T. Sings 'Proud Mary!'

My tribute to the beautiful soulful singers of the 70’s to now! Forever youthful and their music timeless!
Difficult to find just the right hair color. Tina had so many! Her high heeled shoes were made from a disgarded plastic wrapping, bent to shape…and a split sponge type ear plug. Knitted silver thread for the shoe tops and jewelry. Babe altered of course for that unstoppable figure of Tina’s.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

My Suzy Q

I've finally finished a Knitted Babe to completion with wardrobe and everything! Her name is Suzy Q and she was really fun to create and design clothes for. I altered the Rudy's shirt pattern to create Suzy Q's teal peacock blue corduroy jacket, then added the tan fur collar and trim to jazz it up. In the second picture Suzy Q is showing the details on the backside of her dress, with vintage buttons, black grosgrain at the waste and black bias tape for the sleeves. The last picture is her little handbag I made from a scrap piece of fabric. It was my favorite part! It was about a 3"x6" rectangle with both sides sewn up, then the bottom corners sewn. It took a good hour to hem the top and get the leather cord through, then I glued green felt covered plastic canvas to the bottom. The flower was perfectly located!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Archie the Mustang

I'd like to introduce you to Archie.

He was much easier to make than I first thought, and I may make another one now.
He looks a little sad, but that's because he needs a friend.
I used rolled paper tubes in his legs to firm them up and he can stand by himself if positioned correctly.
I can see all my girls wanting one now.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

A bunch of babes

I found this pic of all the babes I've made. From the left, in the panties, an unnamed babe made for an auction. I call her Trixie. Then in black hair is "Bow - or maybe Beau" named by my daughter. She was the first, and has had a makeover. Then Jack Sparrow, whom I've posted before. Then "Dorothy" and Ron Weasley (also posted here before) and in the front, baby Fairy. :) I'm working on another Fairy, and will be making a set of mermaids for my girls. I love these dolls!