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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Project Roundup

In-between projects, I usually check over my previous makes and perform maintenance or give them updates, as I’m currently doing with this sword I made a long time ago.

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The blade is getting definition, I’m freshening up the crossbar on the hilt, and I might wrap the hilt in leather, or change its colour. I’ll also seal it, which will make it more durable in the future.

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I’m also designing a few embroidery patterns, mostly with quotes from books or music at the moment.

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The one above is from The Greatest Showman‘s soundtrack, which I’ve been listening to pretty much on repeat at the moment, it’s so good!

I’m designing them all to fit in the small hoop in the second picture, however as I only have one hoop and two designs (at the moment!) I want to put in it, I have a hard decision ahead of me!

How has your crafting been going lately? Any tough decisions?

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Hot Pink Kindness

One thing I love about free projects is the variety of things that come, because it’s always fun to try something new.

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Cross-stitching is not new to me in any way, and I don’t believe sewing on wood is either, but it is still a nice change of pace.

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This kit came with Mollie Makes #89, my most recent issue.

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I brushed out the tassels at the bottom, because they looked a little straggly as twisted yarn.

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The colour of the yarn matches Spice’s halter really well!

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It hangs under my other two hangings, though I do want to move the nail higher, so it’s further under the weaving above it.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Recommendations

Over the last two weeks or so, I bought three new books.

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Geekerella came from Book Depository, and I bought the Six of Crows duology at a local bookstore.

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I decided to get the Geekerella hardcover instead of the paperback because of the cover extensions onto the flaps of the dust jacket, and because the book without the dust jacket is so pretty!

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I love the shade of pale blue they used, and the silver Starfield logo on the front. (Starfield is the fictional TV show the main character geeks out over in the book.)

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I’ve designed embroidered badges for both of the new books, so hopefully I’ll make them soon. Both of these books are recommended reads from me, Geekerella is a contemporary Cinderella retelling based around a comic-con, and Six of Crows is a fantasy heist set in the Grisha world, made by Leigh Bardugo.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic