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Knitted Fashionistas (Fashioknitstas)

Diane is from Canada and she sells knitting patterns on etsy. Unfortunately, you can’t buy these dolls ready-made, as Diane notes that she doesn’t have time to knit them for you, but she will sell you the pattern so that you can do it yourself. And if I could, Diane, I would. Because I can think of so many people who would love your work. Ok, mostly me, but there will definitely be some other people who like them. They are kooky, they are bright, they are hilarious. Put them together and you could have a beauty pageant to rival Miss Universe. And I love that Diane has named all of her dolls and provided funny back stories on the site.

This pink doll mightn’t fit the pageant look, but I had to include her. Back in my day, there was a cartoon about a chick in a rock band called Jem. I can’t remember much, but that theme song has stuck with me since the 1980s. Probably because the lyrics were mostly a repetition of: Jem. Truly outrageous. Truly, truly, truly outrageous. I can’t remember if she really was, but since they said it so many times, I guess she must have been? Anyways, the pink haired, pink leg warmered doll reminds me so much of Jem. Although Diane says that she modelled this on an outfit she saw on Dancing with the Stars. Uh huh. I must try and find that episode to see it with my own eyes.

If the beauty pageant isn’t your thing, you might prefer your own knitted family. Or you can recreate (or dream about) your special day with the knitted wedding scene. Or adopt the doll that looks a bit like Marilyn Manson, with different coloured eyes. Diane’s etsy shop is well worth a look and you can find it here.

And the post wouldn’t be complete without a knitted streaker. Here he is.


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5 thoughts on “Knitted Fashionistas (Fashioknitstas)

  1. Sparks – Sometimes it seriously freaks me out how we HR chicks (former & current!) think. Wait until you see the post I have written for publication tomorrow. It goes hand-in-hand with your knitted beauties from today. F r e a k i e ! 🙂

    1. Ha, looking forward to it! And I keep forgetting to compliment you on your post on Sarah Wilson’s blog last week – nice one! 🙂

  2. Fantastic, she is just missing the toilet roll covers like my nan used to have, perfect for keeping the winter chill of your toilet roll, but adds a beautiful talking point at the same time! 😉

  3. I am not sure that the naked doll is necessary – this is a family blog afterall! These are brilliant and I think you should set a challenge to all your regulars to knit one of these beauties – you can then award ‘best in show’.

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