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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Lacy Duster on: August 21, 2012 11:26:40 PM
That is amazing!  And it looks like something I might wear too... I am just getting into crocheted clothing.  Mostly, I make dolls.  I am impressed!
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: "Rikky- The Gem-Collector" Mouse Amigurumi on: August 21, 2012 11:20:51 PM
He is wonderful!  How adorable.  I really love the brushed effect. 
3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: The (new) Etsy critique thread! on: August 01, 2012 08:29:00 PM
Hello!  I, apparently, need some critique and/or help.  I've developed these dolls which I think are pretty cool, but I have yet to sell even one.  I admit right now my shop is kind of barren, so I suppose this critique is mostly for the Gossamer Girls themselves.  I do Etsy search ads and I write photostories about my models on my blog.  Should I just work on adding more stuff to the shop?  Maybe more premade dolls?  Do my dolls secretly suck and need to be reworked?  I have also thought about putting them in the Waldorf section, although they are not Waldorf dolls.  They are a similar size and price and seem to be similar in philosophy.

Anyway the links are:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/99687894/gossamer-girls-ooak-crocheted-18-inch-ag
For the dolls themselves.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/GossamerGirls?ref=top_trail
For the shop in general.

Thanks in advice for any advice.  I really want these dolls to be successful and I am becoming very discouraged lately.
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Sweeney Todd on: July 31, 2012 11:52:49 PM
You did such a great job on him.  I especially love his expression.  And his clothing.  Well done!
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Mini Poppet swap on: July 31, 2012 11:50:51 PM
She is amazing!  You did a brilliant job!
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Meet Bliss, my muse :) ( jointed cloth doll ) on: July 31, 2012 11:49:34 PM
She is lovely!  Her body looks very well made.  But my favourite part is her hair.  It looks like pink dreadlocks!
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Compulsive Shawl! on: July 28, 2012 01:14:00 AM
Thank you!  I do like pretty things.  Where I am, it will be far too hot for a shawl for several months yet.  I envy you your chill, actually.  I do want to wear some of the things I've been making!
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Compulsive Shawl! on: July 27, 2012 06:05:53 PM


So this is the first big project I have ever made.  Well, perhaps the Gossamer girls count as big.  They are certainly extremely complex.  I have tried to make things this size before, but I always lost interest. For some reason, I could not put this shawl down at all.  All I wanted to do was work on it.



The only problem is, I don't really wear colours.  I'm more of an all black all the time kind of person.  So I will hang onto this until the winter holidays and use it as a gift. 



Since I finished this, I started another shawl inspired by the beast of Gevaudan, which I am more likely to wear.  I want to make more shawls with images rendered in them.  It is surprisingly fun. 

9  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to crochet an almost perfect human body? on: July 26, 2012 08:36:23 PM
I work similarly to how she seems to.  Although I had not seen her work until today.  She really is great!  Thanks for bringing her to my attention.  Anyway, the thing to know is that decreases curve the shape you are working on inward, and increases curve it outward.  So, for example, on the back of the knee, you decrease a few times at the top of the calf and then increase again to begin the thigh.  Or you can increase in two clusters on the chest, and decrease between them, and then decrease again on top of those increases to form breasts.  Although, in my experience, there is a limit to how extreme you can get these shapes without them looking weird.  Does this help? 
10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to part wig-cap hair on: July 26, 2012 08:30:20 PM
As you are rooting the hair, leave a small line where you want the part to be.  You can root a strand on either side, but not on that line.  All the hair down the rest of the head can run parallel to this line.  Does this make sense? 
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