Crochet Colours

I borrowed this book out from the library recently, and tried out some of the patterns.

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I made two mandalas and two flowers with various shades of yarn.

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The little pink mandala reminds me of this felt peony I made a while ago, the colours match really well!

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The second mandala has a few extra rounds than the first one, and because of the colours, it looks like the sun to me.

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I reckon the centre of these little flowers is a little plain, so when I figure out what to do with them I’ll probably sew a bead in the middle, just to make it more interesting.

I’m thinking I could perhaps make a garland of the little mandalas, or use them as patches for old clothes. I’m welcome to other ideas if you have them!

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

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Soft Spikes

It was a friend of mine’s birthday not long ago, and I decided to make her a little crochet cactus for a birthday gift.

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These French knots are cactus flowers, which I think look adorable on real-life cacti.

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The pot is stuffed, and I put a circle of cardboard in the base to help it stand upright.

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Yeah, Sarah, this succulent is a little large for your living room, I’m sorry. It’s probably quite heavy, too. “It is!  Ughhh.” *rapid footsteps, followed by a sigh of relief*

My friend loved her gift, so much that she named it Steve. (I’m all for naming inanimate objects, especially plants.)

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

2017 In Review

Whew! What a year!

I believe last year I re-capped the year in 12 photos, and I thought I’d do the same this year, so we can see how my skills have developed. Starting with January:

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February:

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March:

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April:

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May:

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June:

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July:

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August:

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September:

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October:

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November:

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December:

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Looking at the pictures I chose, I seemed to do a lot of sewing and crochet this year! There were quite a few big achievements, including the knitted socks, the shawl (my first crocheted item of clothing), and publishing the Occamy pattern.

I was also able to make some miniature food this year, including the delicious cinnamon rolls – don’t they look delightful? I also think my miniatures skills have improved alongside my sewing/embroidery and crochet skills, what with the trophies.

Hopefully next year I can continue improving, and try to make a few more big projects, like sets (*cough* Diagon Alley), as I find them just as fun as the little projects I make in between.

It’s been amazing sharing this year with all you wonderful readers, your comments truly make me happy, and I enjoy sharing in your blogging journeys too.

Anyways, see ya next year!

FillieFanatic

Oh Christmas Wreath…

I finished my crochet Christmas wreath recently!

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The little red seeds (?) on the holly are beads that I sewed into place to give the wreath some sparkle.

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I also put the sequins around the bells for sparkle, because Christmas decor should be sparkly, in my opinion. The fancy stitch around the edge of the bells is a crossed treble crochet (double in America). I’ve used it once before and really liked it, so this was an excuse to use it again.

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I love the pompoms – I’m not usually very good at making pompoms but these turned out really well, so I’m very pleased.

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It hangs on my bedroom door with the garland, where the miniature wreath was before:

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The wreath isn’t quite big enough for Sarah to sit inside, but I figured this was pretty close.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic