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Handmade for Husby: A Mini-Me Doll!


Dear fellow crafters,

My dear husband's birthday was last Saturday! 馃帀

Let me tell you, my husby's such an awesome guy.  An awesome guy who happens to be as obsessed with Lego as I am with crocheting!  So yeah, that's pretty darn obsessed.

This awesome husby surprised me with a Lego mini-me building kit several weeks back, and we had a fun stay-at-home date night piecing together miniature block versions of ourselves.

As much as I'd like to say that my fine motor skills are now well-developed from years of drawing and crocheting, I am sadly - but pretty undeniably - horrific when it comes to putting together the tiny Lego pieces!  I received a good amount of assistance from Husby (and had to borrow a big chunk of his patience, bless his soul)...but in the end, I was able to successfully finish my mini-me! 馃檶

Here are some pics!

I'm holding onto a paintbrush and palette, while Husby's wielding a nerdy programmer coffee mug! 馃

I got a little carried away taking pictures of our mini-me's!

Aaaaand.... here's the obligatory photo of us with our mini-me's! 馃槵

Getting back to the topic of Husby's birthday...

For my handmade gift this year, I decided to make a crocheted version of his Lego mini-me!  It was a lot of fun designing this doll, and he turned out to be my smallest full-limbed doll standing at just 5 inches in height!  He's so itty-bitty! 馃槏 (Previously, my littlest with arms and legs would be the 6" Chibi Doll Base.)

I wasn't able to figure out how to make rectangular glasses frames using crochet methods, so I ended up cutting the frames shape out of cardboard and using a black Sharpie to color it in... Pretty crass, but it worked! 馃槄

Of course, no gift is complete without a letter!  I create typed/printed cards each year.  Namely, it's out of courtesy since my Husby has a hard time deciphering my messy cursive (can't blame him!) and I cannot write regular print for the life of me! 馃槶 

I also love customizing everything down to the last detail, especially with adding my own graphics, drawings, and text!  This card in particular has a derpy-faced vegan muffin (we're both vegan) that has some pretty stellar biceps, just like my husby's. 馃槑

Anyhow, handmade is always my favorite way to go!  Husby always gives me the most amused expressions when he receives these unique and one-of-a-kind gifts.  He's the perfect reason for me to continue chasing my crafty ventures! 馃槡

I hope this little blog post inspires you to pursue handmade options too! 馃挐

(Also, if you'd like to make this little dollie, stay tuned for a pattern coming up!)

Wishing everyone a most wonderful rest of the week!