Thursday, 10 March 2011


Meet Mini-Mona. She loves to be surrounded by nature. In particular, she enjoy nature in a sun lounger on the terrace, in the garden. There she is enjoying the spring sun, preferably with a glass of red wine and with a good book. She really knows how to enjoy herself.

She is to be given to Mona, a colleague of mine, who turns 50 in April. Mona is the initiator of most social events at my work, with a very nice and cheerful personality. They have much in common, and I believe they will enjoy each others company. Mona also enjoys sunshine, and now she can do this in the company of Mini-Mona.

Mini-Mona is a midification of Beth Webber’s doll, Mini Free Spirit. If you have not visited her blog yet, By hock by hand, you should. She makes some incredibly sweet crocheted dolls, and she shares all her patterns free on her blog, including patterns for cloths and pets.

Mini-Monas hair is made of a thin alpaca yarn from Du store Alpakka, which is called Tynn Alpakka. Her terrace is made of a local Norwegian yarn called Østlandsgarn. The grass is made by a flossy yarn named On Line Linie 9 Multidream, and the cloths and flowers are made by various leftovers from old projects, which I do not know the name of.

I found the patterns for the flowers and the butterfly in two wonderful books. The butterfly and the small flowers in the grass is found in the book "100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet" and the big blue flower is from the book "Chrochet Bouquet".

I tried to make Mini-Mona resemble the original (see picture to the right). The thought is that birds of a feather flock together.

1 comment:

  1. You did a very good job making mini-Mona resemble the original. Another sweet gift made by you! I, too, enjoy Beth's site.