Crafty Weekend

Got a few things done this weekend!

1) Moogle outfit for doll. The hat is from Hello Monster on Etsy, I made the rest. The wings have wire in them so that they are posable.
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2) Tutu for doll. Actually, it was made for the same doll wearing the Moogle outfit.
Tutu

3)Rainbow yarn. I bought a batt of really pretty roving off Etsy and spun it up. I had trouble with it but it still looks pretty.
Unspun to show all the colors
"Traveler" batt
And now spun. It gave me very thick yarn.
Hand-spun yarn

I have another amigurumi in progress though I don’t know what it’s going to be just yet!

What I’ve been doing

Bad me, I’ve fallen a little behind in updating my blog. I have been doing more crafty things lately so have quite a few pics to share.
I made a dragon egg to use as a prop with my dolls, and maybe something else…
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I have been making icord with threads that are too fuzzy to do much else with. Right now I have started to make something with them, probably a rug, but we’ll see. I’m using the Embelish Knit tool I got at Joanns for $5 on clearance. It makes them very fast!
pink icord
icord in progress
I hand sew this one. Deciding on which color to attach next.
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A bracelet.
Blue bracelet

My first pair of earrings.
First earrings

And I finally go around to trying to make an amigurumi! I am very happy with how this little birdie turned out. I did not use any pattern for this but watched a video on Youtube on how to work in the round and do inc/decs. I am a new crocheter so this took a few times before I finally got it.
first ami

And more stashbusting

Here are some more things that I have done recently.

Organ Pipes
Organ pipes stitch

Present for mom (still needs a frame)
Embroidery for mom

Beaded accessory for doll.
Beaded doll belts

Doll dress.
Clover gets a dress

And last a doll sweater.
Aria's New Sweater

Some of this and that

Here are some things I’ve finished recently. A few are from my projects list for the year.
Leg warmers using two strands of yarn. One strand is really soft but I can’t remember what it is and the other is a strand of Moonlight Mohair.
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A dress for one of my bjds. I did this by hand so it took awhile. I ended up taking it apart a few times to readjust size.
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Kanzashi flowers. Both made from the fabric in the pic but one turned out blue and the other pink.
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And finally another knit sampler square. This one is basketweave.
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Organization

Two more projects down from my list. The first is a bag for plastic bags and the other are two binders to hold my patters and other crafty notes in.

Bag for plastic bags

Toy project patterns/ideas

Crafty projects, patterns, ideas

Baby blanket

I just spent most of the afternoon making a blanket for a co-workers new born baby. When I picked out the fabric, they did not know what the gender was going to be, but the baby was born today and it’s a girl. This was my first time making a blanket and so also my first time using blanket binding. It is not perfect, but I worked very hard on this and hope that she and the baby like it!

There is bad lighting in my room. The yellow is a soft yellow and the green is a soft mint green, really pretty. The color of the bears face is the same fleece I used for the back. There are cute bears, cats and clowns on the fabric.

Dotees #2 & 3

I don’t think one of my partners has received her dotee yet, but I wanted to post anyway. Hopfully if she happens to look here, she won’t mind a sneak peak!

This one I cut from a bandana meant for a dog. I liked the fabric which is why I bought it. the charm is turned around but it is a blue and pink dragonfly, really pretty.

Forgot to take a picture of the back, but there is a different fabric that has a unicorn on it. I could not figure out how to use that for the main part so it was made as the back. For the tail, I strung beads on craft wire and swirled it to make it look spiffy. The orange stands out but it was listed as my partners favorite color so i wanted to add it. The wire I used is purple.

Dotee #1

Since my partner has received, here is the first dotee I made. It is simple but I did put a lot of thought into it to match my partners likes. She really likes it too so I’m very happy.

Crafty update

I am finally posting some things I’ve been working on. I will post swap stuff later but I need to wait for my partners to receive for so they don’t get spoiled!

First up is a little felt man; the first item I have needle felted! I do not have any white, so for now he has no eyes, but I still think he is cute.

Next is a bracelet I made on my bead loom that I’ve had for years. These are even some beads that originally came with it.  I have some new things in mind, but for now I have been sorting the beads since they are all mixed together. I’m not even halfway done yet D:

And lastly, not counting swap stuff, is my very first bag! I did not use a pattern but made my own, another first, and I did my first fabric covered button too! I’m really happy with how this bag turned out. It’s simple but it’s just the right size. I even upcycled the strap from my old bag. The fabric I got from the July B-Day card swap over on Swap-Bot. Cute huh?

It has two pockets.

My mom wants me to make her a bag now too, hehehe. Next time I’ll finish the insides better so you don’t see the seams so much. I was just in a hurry to get this done before I lost my motivation since I get distracted so easily. It took me around four hours just to do this! My machine kept eating thread on me so I had to keep rethreading and ripping out a few times. But it was worth it.

Also, if you like swapping stuff, do check out It is super fun and there are swaps for everything, especially for crafty people.

Fabric coil bowls

I’ve seen these a lot on Craftster and thought they looked fun to make, and I was right.

I’ve had this fabric sitting around for a few years now and had no idea what I was going to do with it. I’ve been wanting to destash some of my craft stuff as I have a lot and thought this would be a good project for the fabric.
Flame dragon fabric
I found an easy to follow tutorial with pictures and cut out my strips and got started.
Bolw in progress 1
Bowl in progress 2
This was my first time using the zig-zag stitch so it’s not perfect, and I’m a newbie at sewing anyway…
Finished bowl
Finished bowl inside
It is not very big or deep as this was mainly a test run to get the hang of how to do it. Last night I made another slightly bigger and deeper one with the same fabric. I’ll add a pic of that one later.

Since making two now, they are very addicting and I’m looking around for more fabric to cut up and thinking up ideas of what to make. I want to try and make a bed for my kitten, Black Jack, and I think he’ll like it.

New crafts

I have not posted in awhile, but it works out since I had not done anything in awhile. I got quite a few things done this weekend in my effort of cleaning out some of my craft stash. It’s going a bit slow, but it’s getting done.
These I don’t know what they are, but call them bear mice. Made from Sculpey.
Bear-mice front and back

This is my first time trying decoupage. I love how it came out, but it’s not 100% done yet. The picture was the cover of a magazine.
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I made the beads for this necklace. I’ve had the turtle for awhile.
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An outfit for Pandorah, one of my bjd. The shirt was made from one of my old shirts and the skirt is a bandanna.
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I am also finishing up two knitting projects. One is the bag I started in the winter, and another is a test washcloth. I’m hoping to have my bag done tonight and I should get the other finished up as well.

Taste the Rainbow

I made Raelyn a whole outfit yesterday in a rainbow of colors. I used the blue wig I bought when I first got her and it all looks really good together. I think I’ll keep her like that for awhile.

I made her dress out of a pair of toe socks (used one), then made her bracelets, necklace, and belt with some kids beads I was given. I had some tiny hair clips in lots of colors but used the orange to match the orange bracelets.

Rainbow outfit 3

Completed Dress

Here is the dress I did for Mira. I adjusted the size a tiny bit from the draft version but it looks like I need to go a tad bigger in the waist area. It ripped slightly in the back when I was putting it on her.

I still need to practice more with the eyelets, they did not go in right again so the back doesn’t look good. If I can manage to make one without ruining the back, then I will add lace and such to the dress so it won’t be so plain.

Dress test 2

Nels room in progress

I started makeing Nel her room yesterday. I got the bed and bench done but I still have to finish everything else. I’m not sure exactly how everything is going to be just yet.

Nels room

As you can see, her bed takes up pretty much the whole room. When it is not time for her to sleep, the bed will be moved out and the other furniture will be put in.

And a picture without the bed in the room.
Little family

Upcycled Shirt= Dress for Raelyn

Yesterday I took one of my old shirts that no longer fit me and made it into a dress for Raelyn. It can also be worn as a skirt too. I need to make more casual clothes for her!

Raelyn in dress made from shirt

Also, I started on a tiny blanket for Nel. ^.^

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