Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Lovely LiliPopo

 I have enjoyed hand embroidery ever since I was a child, and it appears that it is still quite popular.  There is something deeply satisfying about making small, even stitches that transform a piece of fabric into a miniature work of art.

The delightful spring fairy above is one of the many patterns available from LiliPopo, on Etsy.  I enjoyed every stitch, and even purchased (finally!) a light box, to make the pattern transfer easier.  My little embroidery is finished as a pillow, with a hanging tab on top to make it easier to display.

I have several more patterns, so I must get back to stitching!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Many Projects!

I've been working on many projects the last few weeks, so now its time to take a breather and do some posting.  First up is a crochet doll carryall that has been rattling around in my brain for a while.
Crochet Doll CarryAll

I love dolls with wardrobes, and boxes, cases, trunks, etc to keep all their gear in.  How about a soft crocheted carryall :-)  This one will work nicely for dolls nine inches tall and smaller.  It has a doll pocket, and three accessory pockets for her goods and gear.  I added some pop with crocheted flowers from an old Annie's Attic pattern I had on hand, and used a lot of stash Red Heart yarn to make it.

For my latest Jane Doll, Verity, I created a Red Dress Ensemble, with a cute cloche to wear with her dress.

Red Dress Ensemble

This fits an 8.5 inch Jane Doll, but by changing hooks and yarn it could fit a larger doll.

I also made a happy discovery that some of the outfits designed for my Simply Ami doll will fit the small Jane Doll as well, like this shrug

One last project, something colorful and whymiscal and totally fun!

This absolutely delightful Rainbow Tree by Vendulka Maderska.  You can purchase it on Etsy or Ravelry.

Make your world colorful, and enjoy the crochet!