23 April 2011

An addition to the minifamily

I have got someone I would like you to meet. His name?


He's a gift for a friend who has been helping me out with my website, and who gave me the idea of making a Mini-Me. I figured the perfect 'thank you' would be a mini of his own!

I made several changes in construction from the Mini-Me idea. The most apparent thing, of course, is the fact that this mini has a face.

I kept his face simple and focused on the eyes and hair. The hair is quite stiff, even though it's all separate threads, but it looks much more lifelike than the thick red strands of hair on Mini-Me's head that make her look like she hasn't washed it in days. I used several different colours of embroidery floss to add some life to it.

Just like real-life Mike, Mini-Mike is wearing a floral shirt and is carrying his camera around with him. His arms and legs can bend slightly but cannot move around, which is a feature I might add to the next Mini I make.

Yep, I said it, the next Mini I make. Because these Mini-Me's are really entertaining me right now! I've been toying with the idea of making an Etsy shop and selling some of these, but I'm not too sure right now if this would sell. Would you buy one of these? What would you pay? And would you pay more for a crocheted doll that looks like you? I'd love to know!


  1. I think an etsy shop would be wonderful! I can just see all of the options you could offer to make a doll truly original! OOOOhhhh! So cute!

  2. I think it's awesome! Love the thought that went into the details.