Hello, Dear Readers.
I think it’s been awhile since I posted. I’ve made lots of things since then, knitted, crocheted, AND sewn (Yes! I’m falling back in love with my sewing machine!). But nothing’s been properly photographed and it’s now to the point where the task feels very overwhelming. I may attempt a quick crafty roundup post in the near future, but don’t hold your breath. I’m a notorious procrastinator, full of big talk and very little action. :)
However, I DID recently crochet a doll and took proper photos of it because I wanted to add it to my little Facebook shop to drum up some custom orders. The doll turned out adorable and I got 4 orders from it! Sadly, one customer backed out after I had already started her doll, but my other 3 orders are still there and I’m sure I’ll end up finishing and selling the one that got cancelled.
Hannah loves the doll and carts her around everywhere. She’s named her “Suzie.”
For a first attempt, I think it came out looking pretty cute. The hair was a bit of trial and error and I spent an entire weekend ripping out and redoing it several times. I think I have a better idea of what I’m doing now. Wig caps are a must.
You’ll probably be seeing a post with more finished dolls soon. I’ve been steadily working on them for the past 2 weeks and they’re turning out even better than my first one! Oh, the cuteness. I want to keep them all!
Yarn: Craft store, worsted weight acrylic
Pattern: Girl in a Dress, slightly modified
My Ravelry Project Page
Filed under Crafts, Crochet
I’ve been crocheting recently. A lot. It’s faster than knitting which makes it a much better option when I’m looking to sell or donate things. I save knitting for personal projects and gifts and, unfortunately, I’ve been too busy to do much of it.
I’m trying to “sneak” a little knitting into my week now that things have calmed down a bit. Hopefully I can share a baby knit WiP soon, but right now it’s just a boring strip of stockinette.
I have made SIX amigurumi bunnies/teddies (only 5 are pictured) in the past month. SIX! I practically have the pattern memorized and I’ve probably shaved off a third of the crocheting time. They are darling at 4.5-6.5 inches tall. Three were sold as Easter gifts and 3 were donated to adoption fundraising auctions. See those awesome fabric flowers in the top two photos? They were made using kanzashi flower templates from Clover. I’m starting to get better at them. Practice. Practice.
Right before I left for vacation, I received a custom order request for a Mickey Mouse photo prop set. I had a 12 hour car ride ahead of me, so I agreed to make it and ran out to buy the supplies the day before we headed to Tennessee. I’m quite proud of how the booties turned out, in particular. I used a basic pattern for the sole and foot and then played around to get the cuff to bubble out and curve inward to look like the tops of Mickey’s shoes.
Those adorable cotton egg bunnies were quickly whipped up for my daughters’ Easter baskets. They’re weighted with marbles in their bottoms to keep them upright. One of them was brought outside to play the other day and promptly dropped in a puddle. It’s looking “well loved” already.
Mickey Mouse Props
And now I’m off to try and nurse my awful head cold/sore throat whilst attempting to potty train my 3 year old. Day 5. It’s not going well.
Filed under Crafts, Crochet