Thursday, September 19, 2013

For the crocheters

After Annabelle's dress, depicted here recently, had spread around the international crocheting community like wildfire, a flood of three emails sought to see more of her wardrobe. Here are a few more ensembles:

Pleased to meet you, Mr Ambassador

Crocheters of the world, I greet you! 

I am delighted to accept this lovely, large parcel

What you are saying about your yoga is truly fascinating

You must forgive me for partially obscuring the lovely cushion
Beautiful!, you kindly think.  As Jen so rightly tells me, the poster struggles to reply thought-provokingly to a comment that simply says 'beautiful!' so I am happy to propose a mutually beneficial arrangement whereby you will save yourself the effort of leaving an admiring comment on this post and I will take 'beautiful!' as read.  We will remain best friends.

37 comments:

  1. You have excelled yourself in pinkness, Mise. That doll is the image of you, too.

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    1. Thank you for reading, Tom. I realise that I sometimes stray outside the confines of your specialist subjects.

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  2. How wonderfully chic she is. I find myself coveting her shoes!

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    1. I thought of your previous comment, Annie, as I chose outfits that covered her knees.

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  3. Come clean - this post just gave you an excuse to play at dressing up a doll as you have nothing better to do. And the cushion is - well, erm, beautiful.

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    1. I am very busy and important and certainly have no free time to dress up dolls. Indeed I had to interrupt the crucial eating of a slice of cheese to fit in this response.

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  4. I don't crochet, but am impressed, and enjoyed this mightily. I think Annabelle should be a weekly guest blogger.
    Beautiful!

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  5. I, of course, love the doll, where did you get her? a) your attic, b) high end charity shop or c) overpriced 'vintage' booteek (sic).

    Man oh man do I need this type of blog, you kill me and take the edge off my jealousy/anguish/insert negative feeling here.

    Susan x
    PS I write an honest 'misery' blog, I don't advise anyone reading. seriously.

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    1. She was a present, Susan, and a coachload of us are just on the way over to your blog now, eagerly looking forward to the misery.

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  6. I'd want to plait her hair. I never had hair long enough to plait, but I do have a rocking horse with a long mane and tail and it is still cheaper than therapy to plait it. Does Annabelle get different dos? Might that make a good post if you have exhausted her outfits?

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    1. My hair has always been long enough to plait and I don't like therapy: it all makes sense. Yes, the doll's dos would certainly be as fascinating as the usual highly fascinating stuff I post about, thank you.

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  7. The last pic has a certain air of "I'm desperate for the loo". No?

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  8. Ah, the lovely Annabel Tween with her sensibly proportioned legs and waist, and attainable bust size. The girls have one each, and I seem to spend more time on the Annabels' hair than on theirs.

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    1. She is the nicest doll I know, but I see now that I have been misspelling her name all this time, and shall have to change to Annabel, like poor Annabel Lee. I am glad your girls have one each.

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    2. Maybe it is my misspelling... I checked attainable but not annabel.

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  9. I fear I missed this charming one last time, she does have a certain chicness about her. Are you her manager, does she take bookings for modelling, maybe now is the time.

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    1. I hate to post when you are not free to read, sustainablemum, and am dejected that you missed my first doll's outfit. My posts will appear once a fortnight from now on, which I hope will be less of a burden.

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  10. Annabel's designer does a wonderful job. I too would like to see hair styles. YouTube and a persistent daughter have taught me mermaid plaits, but I fear that will not be enough.

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    1. Assiduously googles "mermaid plaits"

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  11. I'm not commenting ..... she speaks for herself. Do they have London Fashion Week in the doll world ? XXXX

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    1. She is slimming for it as we speak.

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  12. A couple of inches longer and I think I wear it. A wee bit smaller in the bust if you please.

    xo Jane

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    1. And very fetching you would look, Jane.

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  13. Oh Mise, you do make me laugh! My favourite outfit (and caption underneath) is definitely the parcel one.

    *Makes note to self not to drink coffee while reading Mise's posts.* Not attractive at all.

    Hx

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  14. I think she needs more facial expression. Perhaps Annabelle has given in to super model peer pressure to Botox? She does have fabulous hair.

    xx

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    1. Unlike myself and yourself, Deb, Annabelle is new to international blog superstardom and she has not yet perfected our trademark devil may care expressions. Time will heal that.

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  15. Ada here, dear Mise and Mise's friends. This may be a little off-topic (the dresses are just darling, beautiful), but I am feeling a bit left out. Why oh why, I ask myself, does everyone* have such charming pictures of themselves in the little teeny tiny box to the left of their incisive comments, while I appear to have the logo of a budget airline??

    *not you, speccy or lucille.

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    1. Would it help, dear Ada, to increase your price per seat a bit and serve Taittinger on the flights in order to be perceived as more up-market?

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    2. Indeed, dear Mise, your airline is a reflection of your innermost soul, as I was saying to Michael only the other day. (Poor, troubled Michael is a mature applicant on our PhD pathway - yet another seeking salvation in Runeology after years of meaningless scrabbling after mountains of cash). Remember, I said, trumpeting indecorously at people and selling scratchcards for the poor orphans is one thing, but the absence of decent champagne is quite another. Michael nodded his head thoughtfully, taking careful notes.

      But I fear we have strayed far from the point to hand, viz: the natty little picture conundrum. (I was hoping for a set of notes with diagrams, bullet points, and arrows, which I could pass on to Darren in IT). Ever yours, Ada.

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    3. Little did I realise, when I resolved to respond to all comments, that I would be dragged into a maelstrom of IT support. The procedure, dear Ada, is as follows:

      1. You select a suitable picture (I merely cropped a photo of myself that Mario Testino had taken for Vogue)
      2. You send it by first class post to Blogger Headquarters, Mountain View, California, labeling the envelope 'P1'. 'P' here stands for 'Priority.'

      I hope Darren will find this helpful.

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    4. I have forwarded your most helpful message to Darren, dear Mise, underling the part about the 'P'. Ada.

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  16. Oh Mise Your talents have no bounds! Shoes? I would love all of her outfits. Are these the mock-ups for the full size editions for Spring 2014 Fashion? So Missoni-like! I will take one of each (will mail size separately) and price be damned!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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