Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Vampire for Lucy

This was the little vampire doll I made for Lucy. She had her 6th birthday party today. We love Lucy--especially Beeper. I think she is probably his bestest friend. Also, while we love Lucy, we still sometimes call her Lucifer because she has this streak of cunning and a bit of wickedness that is often surprising to observe in a kindergartener. And naturally, given her dark streak, Lucy loves monsters. So, a little vampire doll to play with and cuddle up with at night seemed perfect for our little Lucifer--I mean, Lucy.

Yeah, it's kind of Edward-Gorey-esque. But I am okay with that because I love Edward Gorey. I made it from Emily's Black Apple Doll pattern you can find here. And then I added on the mary-janes and a little red velveteen capelet--which you can find my tutorial for how to make those, right here. I made the little white felt ghost too, but you are on your own with that if you want to make one of those.

And I might add, Lucy was 100% Lucy today at her party, and 0% Lucifer. Must be the added maturity that comes with turning 6.

6 comments:

inkie-mumma said...

How awesome is she! My daughter has been turned to the dark side of craft too lol

Tracey said...

oooohhh i love your version of the black apple doll. I enjoy makin these 2. Heres my most recent ones, slightly more angelic looking than your little vamp hehe

http://thriftnestsew.blogspot.com/2009/09/poppy-levi-like.html

My next one will definatly have to have stripey black and white socks and maybe even a capelette. Thanks for the tutorial.

My Love is..... said...

Ohhhhh wow... I love this what a cutie. Great work.

6p00e553feb2ab8834 said...

Totally awesome...she's wonderful. Lucky Lucy...and I ADORE your alphabet sets in your shop. I want them both. Off to count pennies...

the mama monster said...

wow that is cute! i'm thinking a boy version might be in order for my middle little lucifer!did you embroider or paint her face?

Holly said...

MamaMonster: I embroidered her face--but there is no reason you could not paint it. And a boy version would be fantastic.