The Christmas homemade extravaganza

This Christmas I surpassed myself. I may even have reached the pinnacle of homemade excellence never to be repeated again. The festive family treat was……..

………drum roll……….

…………a crochet mini-me doll.

Doesn’t sound that great, but the detail provoked the expected response of hilarity all round.

Now for the big reveal…….our family!


We do seem to be a bit of a wild haired bunch! I’m the one next to the lad with trainers. Sadly, I ran out of time for everyone to get footwear. The smallest members of the family were a bit tricky, especially the one not born at the time of the unwrapping - see below…..our youngest member of the family safely came into the world on 27th December. Obviously, he was tucked away under the dress for Christmas.

Apologies for the slightly blurry photo’s, it was all a bit of a rush to finish and wrap before the family xmas get together which was 3 days before Christmas!


Another little family group with the ‘big’ baby……he’s not actually that big, it was just a bit tricky to make to the correct proportion as I had to make it up as I went along.


Now for the brother and sister duo, which is already out of date as the lad now has blue hair instead of grey - it doesn’t show up so well on these photo’s but he is actually a dark blond in real life


This is AC….(everyone’s Aunty ), looking a bit ‘Adams family’ in my interpretation



Last but not least……me and Richard


Thanks to the inspiration and pattern from Kerry Lord ‘Edwards Doll Emporium’. For information these dolls were made using the smaller doll size from the Simply Crochet magazine calendar.

It doesn’t quite end here as I’m making a Shamus (the dog) and Tigger (the cat) to add to the daughter’s little crew…….photos will follow.