I’m finding that, if I choose carefully, a project takes me about a week to complete. I don’t crochet all day, every day. Just when the time allows. But I’m getting a better feel for how long it takes me to complete something. So I was cruising around on Etsy, and I found an adorable pattern that looked like it wouldn’t be too difficult, but it would be fun when completed.
It’s hairdo day for my little doll! I think she’s very cute! This hairstyle is a wig that is crocheted flat and then stitched together. Next time, I will choose a lighter weight yarn, as this turned out a bit heavy. Fortunately, the “stub” neck style is very sturdy, and the head isn’t flopping over. I have to say, making the “curls” wasn’t a lot of fun. It was difficult to get the hook through the chain after each section of 2 single-crochets.
I’m so excited! Isn’t she cute! Her head came out perfectly and, as far as I can see, I didn’t make any mistakes! That’s a first! Now, to try crocheting her some hair! I think I’ll make her a dark blonde. Just dark enough to provide contrast to the body, but lighter than brown. Stay tuned!
I’m taking a short break from the Bina the Bear pattern because I found a cute, crochet doll pattern, for free, on Ravelry . It is Sweet Ami's by Beth Webber. I only had a minor problem, with the left arm, but I’ve gotten this far without any major issues. I’m much happier with the tops of the feet for this project. They are much better than Bina’s! Next I have to make the head.
Another Bunny
Did I tell you that I have a thing for bunnies? I do! This little felt bunny is from a pattern I created years ago. She also has clothes, but I’m still sorting stuff and haven’t found them yet. Oh, and yes, that IS carrots on the fabric! I bought it a long time ago to make clothes for bunnies! Enjoy!
I have a big thing about shoes. Personally, I have 3 pairs that I wear: flip-flops, at home, sneakers for hiking and walking a lot and sandals to wear in the summer. But for my dolls, it’s another story. It seems like most of them have more shoes than clothes! I normally make a pair to go with each outfit. I changed the Luna Lapin pattern to make Mitsuki and now the feet are longer.
I made Mitsuki a lounging outfit. And then, I couldn’t find it, or her! Oh my! After a few days, she reappeared, and I discovered she had gone to Santa Fe! What? Bad bunny! She says she went to get some ideas for clothes she wants me to make. Apparently she has some new ideas. We’ll have to wait and see how this develops.
New Bunny
In Japan, there is a traditional myth about a white rabbit that lives in the moon. Also, in the winter, snow sculptures are made representing small, white rabbits or hares. They are referred to as yuki usagi. I was originally going to give my new bunny a french personality, but I have changed my mind. She is going to be Japanese. So, I’m introducing you to Mitsuki Bun-Bun. She is based on the Luna Lapin rabbit pattern, but with some variations.
Space Patrol
I dug up this photo yesterday for another reason, but I thought all of you might like to see it. When I was a kid (i.e. a million years ago,) I started a business selling clothing for troll dolls. I created a lot of original designs, which made my clothing popular with my peers. Here are three characters from the Space Patrol series. From left to right: Guard, Medic, Officer.
Luna Partial
Yesterday, I got up later than usual, so I was running behind. After a trip to return unneeded things to the storage unit, and a walk to pick up the mail, I was further behind. My regular social media tasks also took up a good chunk of time. By the time I was going to sew masks, I realized I wasn’t really up for it. I decided to give myself a “personal day” to do whatever I felt like.
Luna Lapin
Sometimes, you just need some bunny to love! With everything going on in the world, I am having some issues with making art. However, I don’t want to let that stop my creativity completely. I’ve been making masks for myself and my husband, and now I will be making more this week for a few friends. But over the weekend, I decided to sew something just for the fun of it!