New Methods

In a recent Mollie Makes edition, there was an article on making miniatures for a doll’s house, one of which was balls of yarn.

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They were made by wrapping the yarn around a small segment of straw, which is a better method than the one I used to use, and you can see the difference in the balls.

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On the left is the straw method, the right is my wrap-it-round-your-fingers method.

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I used old scraps to make a small bag’s worth, to start Sarah’s yarn stash off.

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I like how uniform they are, not unlike real balls of yarn, and the straw method is also less fiddly and looks neater than my original method. As I accumulate more long-ish ends, I’ll make more colours and the mini stash will slowly grow, like real stashes tend to do!

Anyways, see ya!

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Project Roundup

This little shield is something I started making on impulse, just for fun. It’ll make some fun photos, either way.

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I’ve also made progress on the walls of Sarah’s renovated kitchen/living space, here’s the exterior:

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and the interior so far:

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I want to glue the kitchen benches into the main box alcove, which is why the entire wall is not covered in brick.

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I also need to put the window in, frame it, and re-make the front door a little, as it looks a little flat at the moment.

Anyways, see ya!

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Beach Breton

Back when I went on holidays to the beach, I made a Breton top for Sarah, to take in her suitcase and take pictures of on the beach.

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I made the shoulders slightly wider, so the top offers more sun protection (which is definitely a necessity here!).

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The fabric came in a fabric pack as a freebie, and I was really lucky to get three squares of this striped fabric, which is the perfect scale. The top is made of two of the squares.

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It was so cold when I went out to take these pictures, Sarah hid her hands in her pockets.

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I love how big and blue the sky looks in these photos, it looks almost infinite.

Anyways, see ya!

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Mandala Success!

Previously, when I’ve tried to crochet mandalas, they haven’t really turned out very well. Perhaps it’s because I don’t read the pattern properly all the time, but when I make a successful mandala, it’s a small cause for celebration.

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I like the colours in this mandala, it looks very spring-y, unlike the cold, rainy weather we’ve had to start off our spring.

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This hoop lives on my bedroom door, and looks quite nice with the crochet wreath I made ages ago.

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It was nice to crochet something again, as I’ve spent a lot of time recently embroidering… various things. And doing a bit of designing, too.

Anyways, see ya!

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Cover the Walls

Sarah’s notice board is finished, and she’s already started putting some things up there.

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There’s a few lists and such, and what looks like a crochet project of some kind…

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I also printed off some amazing fanart to put up in Sarah’s room, because all empty walls need a little art, in my opinion.

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The first one Sarah picked, this Avengers one, is by Risa Rodil, whose website is here. She does a variety of different fandoms, too many to list here.

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Of course, we had to have a piece of Lunar Chronicles art, so Sarah chose this one for above the bed by eerna on Tumblr, who does a lot of Lunar Chronicles artworks. I would definitely recommend checking out these two artists, all of their work is amazing!

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic