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We are back with an update from our doll house!

It’s time to do an update on how things are going in our doll house, as well as to introduce you to our new tenants!

See the video here below:

OTHER NEWS THIS WEEK

Dream Knitting Cruise from Sydney to New Zealand. Yes!!! We are delighted to announce that we are returning to Australia and visiting New Zealand in 2020. Join us for this amazing 12 day, 11 night Knitting Cruise that departs from Sydney on March 27th, 2020 and visits all the amazing sights in New Zealand! More information is available here and here.

 

IN OUR WEBSHOP THIS WEEK

We have just published the pattern for our Knitted Doll on our web shop. Click here to get it now!

ENJOY!

ARNE & CARLOS

    • Connie on November 18, 2019 at 3:20 am

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    What is wrong with Arne, he doesn’t look well? Hope he is okay.

      • Minervita on November 18, 2019 at 7:22 am

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      He looks fine to me.

    • Christina Oldenburg on November 18, 2019 at 3:25 am

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    I recently made one of your dolls as a gift for a new baby granddaughter. I made the doll before she was born but waited until she was a couple of months old before giving it to her. She adores it – likes to chew on the arms, likes the eyes etc. I made it with a cotton yarn so theoretically it is machine washable, but so far it doesn’t look dirty. I think I will make another clothing outfit for the doll as a Christmas gift for the baby. I might make a matching “shirt” or something for the baby. Any ideas?

    • Kayann on November 18, 2019 at 4:03 am

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    I loved the wallpaper in my doll house when I was growing up. One paper was even flocked! After I got older, the dollhouse became my bookcase and it still had the same wallpaper. So 70s! I miss those designs. Thanks for the tour of your fabulous dollhouse!

    • Pam Sande on November 18, 2019 at 4:20 am

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    I think you should make a bigger doll house… I do think the eyes can be a little spooky!

    • Pam Sande on November 18, 2019 at 4:20 am

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    Beautiful doll house & I like the knitted house dress!

    • Carol on November 18, 2019 at 4:54 am

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    I love that you have a couple of the Blythe dolls. I collect Blythe dolls and you are right, there are collectors all around the world. Blythe dolls have a fascinating back story you might be interested in reading.

    • Anne-Marie on November 18, 2019 at 5:38 am

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    Thanks for the dollhouse tour and update. You guys always have something interesting to look at, very nice inspiration!
    Best wishes from Anne-Marie

    • Lesley Jolly on November 18, 2019 at 6:30 am

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    Love the doll house had one when was a young girl

    • Minervita on November 18, 2019 at 7:28 am

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    I love the doll house and the dolls. I think the dolls need socks or knitted house shoes. I don’t think I would like to be lounging around the house in a nice house dress and barefoot. That is a no,no.
    When I was young I used to make knitted shoes and sweaters for my small dolls. I still have them. I Really liked this video.

    • Minervita on November 18, 2019 at 7:35 am

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    I think the house is a bit small and it will look to busy with wallpaper. But it is your house, and if you like it go for it! If you wallpaper it, and you don’t like the result, you can remove it.

    • Helen Horn on November 18, 2019 at 7:49 am

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    Enjoyed the doll house,,wall paper one of the rooms would be cool. Enjoyed the podcast look forward to next weeks

    • Sandra on November 18, 2019 at 10:31 am

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    The wallpaper, I think, would be better in a larger doll house. I love the colors that are there now. The Blythe dolls are scary…

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    Lighting in each room would eliminate the need for painting the beautiful furniture. Bold wall paper would be a distraction and the tiny things would get lost. It’s such a neat way to display your tiny treasures from around the world!

    • Amy on November 18, 2019 at 1:28 pm

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    Great episode. Maybe try wallpaper on one of the walls in a room, I love all the paint colors. Just and FYI, your cruise links don’t work.

    • Marianne on November 18, 2019 at 2:12 pm

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    Love the wooden furniture with the cut out designs. Please don’t paint them, they are charming and old fashioned. As someone else mentioned, get lighting into the kitchen so the furniture shows up.

    • Marian Akkerboom on November 18, 2019 at 2:55 pm

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    Arne, you have a beautiful doll house. Yes, I have been to the Rijksmuseum to visit the dollhouses there. But the one I really loved was in LegoLand in Billund, Denmark. It is more then 25 years ago that we were there; do not know if it is still there. I am glad you want to visit our country, it is sometimes cold and wet here but we have lovely museums also some with textile exhibitions. Since three weeks I follow your podcasts and instruction video’s and I love to see you and Carlos in your house doing whatever creative things you do. Have knitted three Barbie doll sweaters and a skirt and planning to knit more clothes. Use the Norwegian way now instead of the English and it is so much faster. Perhaps I will learn to crochet some time; I have knitted a lot but never could get the hang of crochet. You explain it so clearly, I might give it a go. Thanks for all the hours of pleasure I get of watching you both. Freja is cute too.

    • Marcia on November 18, 2019 at 3:06 pm

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    Loved the dollhouse tour! You guys are super creative, it’s great fun to hear your updates. Blythe is super spooky. How about some yoga pants for her? Wouldn’t she get cold with just a house dress?

    • Usha on November 18, 2019 at 4:16 pm

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    I prefer the dollhouse walls the way they are – if there were patterns on the walls it would be far too “busy” and confusing for the eye to settle, and feel the peace Arne speaks of. And the wall colours are wonderful.

    As for Blythe, I personally find huge heads ‘ugly’. As a child I was freaked out by doll eyes that could open and close, and that I could see were disconnected from the surface – I worried that mine might rattle around inside me, or even fall out!

    • Kate on November 19, 2019 at 1:42 pm

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    Perhaps you can have the dolls demonstrate how to do the Norwegian purl. After all, you must keep those girls busy or they will get into trouble. A nice red and white Norwegian print ala Arne and Carlos’s sweater designs would make a terrific wallpaper. Paint the table green for the holidays. Than re-paint a bright yellow to get the ladies through the dark winter months!

    • Eileen Jones on November 21, 2019 at 1:11 pm

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    Wallpapering one room sounds like a good idea. Will you put the knitted christmas tree in it, complete with stitch marker ornaments? The new dolls house will also be an interesting project to follow. I must admit I don’t like Blythe. Staying with patterns for Barbie would be great, for both knitted and fabric clothes.

    I am enjoying all of the episodes.

    Cheers,
    Eileen

    • jan vinall on November 23, 2019 at 11:38 am

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    Blythe is a bit spooky but wouldn’t it be nice to change your eye colour just to match your outfit! Loved the segment, I also like doll houses and had one as a child. Mine got painted just as it started to rain so it lived out its life in Australia covered in English raindrops! Our first grandchild is due any day now and won’t it be exciting to soon share some treasured moments of imagination. May we never grow up! Love from Downunder Wombat lady, Jan. x

    • Donna on November 24, 2019 at 8:22 pm

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    Love the dollhouse. A bit of bright wallpaper would be great. The Blythe is spooky looking. I would enjoy seeing you all build a bigger dollhouse with your own knitted children and lots of your colored fabric and pillows.

    • cathleen on December 8, 2019 at 9:44 pm

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    Your videos bring such joy and your enjoyment of life shines through in your work – thank you for sharing all of these wonderful things! It makes me so happy to watch your adventures, and in this latest dollhouse project is no different! I hope you come across a miniature fireplace that lights up with moving artificial flames – it would give off a warm and mesmerizing glow. Definitely keep the walls on this one as they are – and perhaps save the wallpaper for a different house. Did they have any food to eat? maybe their bodies are so much smaller than their heads because they need a snack! 😀 I love you both and hope you have a blessed Christmas! (PS I knitted my first pair of finger gloves using your teaching and they turned out great!)

    • cathleen on December 8, 2019 at 9:57 pm

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    PS Please do NOT paint the wood furniture either – I’m no professional but I like the zen meditation house the way it is – furniture brown (walls painted solid color) because then your decorations and the girls will be center of attention. PSS Oh how I wish i had a comfy housedress like this for myself! 😀

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