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07 April 2012 @ 03:37 pm
For once, it's not TV characters...  
A lovely couple asked me to make these for wedding cake toppers :)

I'm rather lazy so I'll just put here a link to the photobucket album for more pics
Her veil and his cap are removable, and both dolls have wired arms so they can hug or hold hands etc. And of course their dogs were added too, to make the family complete. :)

For the bride, I used the usual DK skin color, but for her dress I found the perfect shade in a fingering weight, so it is worked by a finer hook and tulle petticoats help to keep the bell shape of the skirt. I didn’t want to add the drape first, but I was asked to give it a try and it actually works quite well. :) The bodice and drape have a lovely rose print IRL that I tried to replicate with embroidery. Her strawberry blonde hair is from embroidery floss, and a golden wedding ring and tiny rhinestone jewels at the bodice complete her wedding finery.

I was asked to make the groom’s skin slightly darker if possible, but sadly acrylics doesn’t come in many suitable skin colors, so I used tapestry wool instead. Can’t say it became my favorite, though it’s supposedly aran weight when worked it stretches to finer than DK, I had to trick to prevent the filling from showing through stitches. The end result is OK though, that’s the most important. :) His uniform has metal buttons, tiny “pins” on the lapels and shiny belt buckle, and he wears a silver wedding ring.

The dogs were adapted from my wolf pattern, the trickiest part being right sizing - they are NOT direwolf big. :) Once I got that right, changing the rear legs to a sitting position and floppy ears for the little black one were easy to do.
cha-langa-langa-lang: bright treeleenah on April 7th, 2012 01:46 pm (UTC)
that's wonderful. took my breathe away.
Katiluna1130 on April 7th, 2012 01:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Cee: Braided Hairpierra_cee on April 7th, 2012 04:18 pm (UTC)
WOW!! They are so pretty and perfect!! And the way they hug in this pic - simply wonderful <3 <3
Katiluna1130 on April 8th, 2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Stefsczep84 on April 7th, 2012 07:57 pm (UTC)
SO so beautiful!! I bet they'll love it <3 <3 <3
Katiluna1130 on April 8th, 2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks hon! *hugs*
elynrosselynross on April 7th, 2012 11:30 pm (UTC)
Those are really quite amazing! And what a wonderful gift and keepsake.
Katiluna1130 on April 8th, 2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
scifi_melscifi_mel on April 8th, 2012 12:52 pm (UTC)
Those are beautiful! So romantic! Especially with the dogs included :) I hope they don't get covered in too much icing.
Katiluna1130 on April 8th, 2012 05:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I loved that they thought they also needed the dogs there. My kind of people! :)
scifi_melscifi_mel on April 8th, 2012 06:11 pm (UTC)
Definitely :)
vixen1010 on January 29th, 2013 11:16 am (UTC)
Hi Kati,

Came across your croquet bride and groom with dogs on the net
Absolutely love them. You’re fab
I've joined so i could message you on the forum

Do you do commissions?
I am getting wed next february and been thinking off a way to get our labradoodle lola involved but she hates load noises and lots of people so wont be there on the day but is always with us so be odd for her not to present – (she goes to work with my partner, he sells motorbikes)
he's 6ft 2 and bald and i'm 5th 9 with short blonde hair, havent a clue what we will be wearing yet though!

or maybe even incorporate our nicknames also, he’s called ted and I’m vixen so a male ted, female fox, motorbike and a black/grey labradoodle be a hoot......

email me and i'll send you a few pics so you can see what we look like and if you could do something?

kind reagrds vicky x