New Doll

I just finished making a new doll. I used the 8″ Dinky Kid pattern from the Dinky Baby company. I still need to make clothes for her, but I’m just to tired right now. All my fabric is in a big plastic tub under other big plastic tubs. All of which are very heavy. Sooo.. her clothes are just going to have to wait until later.

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Teacup Pig

I have a couple of teacup pigs in my doll collection and after searching in vain for ANY kind of clothing pattern for them I resigned myself to the fact that if I didn’t want my pigs to be naked I would just have to come up with something myself. (Buying clothes for them wouldn’t be as much fun) Here is the little dress, hat, and scarf I came up with. I don’t think there too bad, but stupid me didn’t write down what I did and now I can’t remember! Grrr…

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Origami Tweet

I’ve been playing with my origami paper for the past few days. I just finished a little bird that I thought turned out particularly cute and wanted to share. I folded him with 6″x6″ origami paper and he turned out to be about 2″ tall.

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Watch “Sketchbook” on YouTube

A flip through of my 2013 sketchbook.

Drawing Again

I’ve been drawing again. This little fairy was done with prisma pencils, and the woman’s face was done with copic markers. These are three new marker colours I got with piggy bank change (I just love my piggy bank change) I thought it would be fun to carry three or four colors around with me to do tonal work. These are the same colors that copic sells with there sepia set for just that purpose. I liked the colors, but I didn’t want everything that came in the set… Or rather I didn’t want to PAY for everything they have in the set. So… I just bought the pieces I actually wanted.The markers are… Sepia E37, Sand E33, and Brick Beige E31. If any of you are interested.

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Rubber Bands

Here’s something fun I’ve recently discovered. Rubber band looms. The one I have is called a “Rainbow Loom”. I chose this one, because out of all of the ones I looked at this one is the most versatile. Not only can I expand the length and width by adding a second loom (something you can do with other brand looms as well) but I can change my loom set up from offset pegs to in line pegs. I haven’t yet found another brand that allows that. I also like the clear pegs. It makes it easier for me to see wich rubber band I need to hook. Rubber band looms are actually considered childrens toys, but I’ve never let that stop me before. I have no problem letting my inner child play. With that being said here are a few things I’ve made. Video instructions for all of these things can be found on Youtube. Just type in Rainbow Loom and all sorts of fun projects will come up for you to do. :-)

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The first rubber band charm I made.

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Baby Duck, Candy Cane, and Poodle Charms.

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Bracelets I made following along with youtube videos.

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Pink and white poodle I made following along with a youtube video.

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This is what my Rainbow Loom looks like.

Making Lace

I haven’t completed anything new lately, but I am crafting. I’ve been practicing my tatting. Just making a long piece of lace. It’s not for anything in particular. I have just been feeling like tatting. Nice thing about tatting compared to crocheted lace is that since it is a form of knotting, it can be cut to the size I need. If I was to try to do that with my crochet without a LOT of effort on my part it would come completely unraveled. When I use a crocheted lace edging I prefer to crochet it directly onto the item I’m working on. Tatting on the other hand, there may be a few stitches that come undone, but that’s it. It’s for that reason I like keeping a long piece of tatted lace in my sewing box. I can easily add it as last minute decoration to something.

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