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The Making of my Twinkie Chan Doll + Content Poll

Hey, y’all!!! 😀

I’m still on my trip, so there are still more travel-related vlogs and photo shoots coming, but for now I have a post that has been in my draft bin for a while.

In case you don’t know, Twinkie Chan is basically the best crochet artist ever. She makes the most incredible food scarves and accessories in the world. The WORLD, guys. 😉 She also has amazing hair and an awesome style.

This is Twinkie, wearing her strawberry scarf. 🙂

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And her carrot scarf! 😀

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And one of my favorites, her ice cream scoop hair clips! 😀

 

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I’ve made almost all of Twinkie’s projects from her book, Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies, and I started wondering if I could make them for my dolls, too.

Since one of my favorite designs of hers has always been the carrot scarf, I first tried sizing down the pattern into a carrot to fit a 12″ doll (like Barbie, Ever After High, Monster High, etc.)

Aaand…it worked! I used orange and green embroidery floss with a steel crochet hook to make it, and I was pleasantly surprised with how similar it looked to the human sized version. I also worked up a tiny cupcake slouch hat more recently, but that’s a post for another time. 😉

Shortly after finishing my tiny carrot scarf, I ran across this Barbie Fashionista in Target.

 

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And she reminded me a lot of Twinkie. 😀 Perhaps it was a combination of her face, outfit, and accessories, but whatever the reason, she seemed like the perfect base for a Twinkie doll! 😀

I started by adding pink streaks to her hair. I used pink doll hair to add streaks to the doll’s already black hair. I rooted along the part line using the knot method, and it went surprisingly well! 😀

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Next, I made her outfit using stretch knit for the tank top and cotton print for the skirt. Sorry I didn’t take more photos of making it, but it was pretty simple.

Next, I decided to add some paint to her existing accessories. I highlighted the hearts and buckles on the blue clutch purse and the laces on her boots with acrylic paint and a special ultra-fine detailing brush. Honestly, I think they look a lot better with these details. I also painted a brush and added a second pair of shoes.

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I also added a bracelet from a Barbie accessory pack and a hair bow.

For her crochet hook and tiny ball of yarn, I took a steel crochet hook (I’m not sure exactly what size), and cut off most of the handle with pliers. I sanded the end, and attached a tiny ball of embroidery floss with a slipknot.

100_2469For the box, I used an Ever After High Alistair Wonderland box. I spray painted it pink all over, then added some custom lettering, Twinkie’s logo, and some sprinkles. 🙂

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I tacked Twinkie in with tripled thread (because I don’t have a plastic tab machine 😉 ).

But after taking these photos, I was poking around in my accessory box looking for anything else that might look cute with Twinkie, and I found the cupcake plate from my Barbie baking accessory pack. I removed the cupcake from the plate and attached it to a wire headband I painted black.

So without further ado, here is my finished Twinkie doll, which I boxed up and sent to Twinkie herself in San Francisco. (I stole this pic from Twinkie’s Instagram because I forgot to take any pics before mailing Twinkie. 😉 )

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And that’s how I made my custom Twinkie Chan doll! 😀 Let me know in the comments if you’d like to see more lookalike dolls! (I’m always happy to take requests)

Also, I’m throwing into this post a poll. I’m interested to hear what you people like to see from me, because I mainly do what I enjoy and I thought it would be fun to hear your preferences.

XOXOXO,

Grace

 

4 thoughts on “The Making of my Twinkie Chan Doll + Content Poll

  1. Oh my gosh, she’s ADORABLE! I haven’t ever seen a custom Twinkie Chan doll before, you did a fantastic job!! (The carrot scarf just made me squeal when I saw it, hehe.) And so cool that you mailed it to the crochet queen herself! 😀 ❤

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