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A while back we met Amy through the Francrochet « Our crochet universe » project. Indeed, Amy is the talented crochet creator behind Les Mailles à Mailloux that we know notably for her adorable and scrumptious scrunchy!
Click here to get to know Amy and Les Mailles à Mailloux (French interview)
By now most of you are aware that custom mini dolls are my absolute favorite things in the world right now.
Imagine how happy I was when Amy contacted me about working up a tiny familly for tiny Amy!
Tiny Amy was probably feeling a bit lonely given that baby Mailloux is going to be here in a few short months!
I first got to work on M. Mailloux with the help of a few pictures sent by Amy and overall made quick work of the tiny daddy doll.
The tiny baby doll, on the other hand, actually was a bit harder to work up… you know since the actual baby is still cozy in mama’s tummy!
Amy did say I could just work up a « burrito baby »… and oh my god if I didn’t almost do it; salad, aluminium foil and all.
Still, even if I had Amy’s permission to do a very basic « idea of a baby » tiny doll, I thought it was important to make an actual effort.
Given the even smaller scale, it was actually almost impossible to make a detailed face…
A bit of embroidery and a bit of pigment to blush the cheeks and I think I somehow managed to give this tiny bean a bit of personnality!
After working the baby wrap/shell/bed thing in an adorable blush pink, I was done… mostly… for now.
What took up the most of my time with this project was actually getting the hair and beard right on the daddy doll.
I think Amy wasn’t even certain I could pull it off…
Until I sent her this pic that is!
I don’t often make bearded dolls, but when I do… I’m actually quite proud of myself lol!
But really what I am most proud of is the tiny baby doll.
I thought it was a bit boring that the baby would be forever cofined to her tiny wrap/bed thing… lest we see that she actually was a « peanut » baby.
A bit of experimenting later and she had arms and legs as well as a diaper and a cute little bear hat.
And given that her mama is a talented crocheter, she might even get a few more hats since this one can be taken off. 😉
Hence the rest of the Mailloux family was realy to take the road to join tiny mama Amy at home!
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