Two lovely dresses and a cape for my dolls! (modeled by Holly and Poppy)
I kid you not, I have been eyeballing the very same teapot fabric at my work for ages and trying to decide whether to buy some! It's just so adorable! So I was really excited to see a doll dress made from it!
Here's the heart dress without the cape on so you can see the neckline:
Some Monster High stickers and pins:
And I can now say I'm a Monster High collector as well as Ever After High, because amigurl also sent me an Operetta doll!
The Phantom of the Opera is one of my favorite classic novels and I love Operetta's design, so I'm excited to have her join my collection! Thanks for an awesome swap package!
I received a wonderful angel package from gotgrey today! Here's everything together!
I received a lovely Rapunzel doll! She's got her short hair from the end of the movie because I absolutely love the way Rapunzel looks with short hair, and her face was hand-drawn with colored pencils, which gotgrey said was a first for her! It turned out great!
There were three hand-drawn "Gravity Falls" pictures based on pictures I'd shared on pinterest. I can't wait to add them to my art wall (they're currently flattening under a book since they were rolled up for safe travels)!
A Wreck-It Ralph hoopla:
And a lovely decorated trinket box inspired by Frozen! It's lovely and sparkly with snowflakes on the top, and says "That's no blizzard, that's my sister!" around the sides! The inside is even sparkly and pretty!
There was also a surprise for me inside the trinket box. I was was warned the box might be a little difficult to get open, and that did prove to be the case, but a little bit of help from a nail file wedged into the gap got it open! (It also scraped a little bit of the paint off on the edge where I had worked with it, but oh well.) Inside was a Disney travel lanyard and a Disneyland pin!
Thank you so much for taking the time to put together such a lovely angel package for me! I really appreciate it!!
Well, we haven't heard from my partner in a while but the tracking shows my package should have been delivered a while ago, so whitterp told me I could go ahead and share what I'd crafted.
My medium was a Merida silhouette hoopla with a quote from Brave:
My large was a set of hat and slippers inspired by the Disney Fairies franchise. I made a hat meant to look like a flower (which I will probably be making again for myself, because it turned out great!):
And the slippers are based on Tinkerbell's shoes:
I also threw in some Disney stickers, but those were a last-minute addition and I didn't get pictures of them since they weren't a crafty item.
So for the past two years, I've crocheted my entire Halloween costumes. I finally got pictures from my second (2013) costume, so I thought I'd share!
I was Zelda from "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword" this past year. All of the costume is crocheted, save for the following non-yarn elements: tights, shoe soles, bag lining (my blue Hylian Crest banner on my belt is actually a bag), bracelet cores (bracelets not pictured because I'm a doof and forgot them on photoshoot day), and hair ribbons.
I had a lot of fun making and wearing this costume! I do intend to crochet my costume for this year as well, and will be starting on that one shortly, so stay tuned for pictures of it, but in the meantime, here's some more shots of last year's:
I've been working off and on since January on this blanket, and now it's finally finished! Based on the Disney Channel (now DisneyXD) cartoon "Gravity Falls, each of the 42 8" squares in this blanket are based on sweaters worn by one of the main characters, Mabel Pines. Sweaters featured were worn mostly in season 1; one was worn in the inter-season animated shorts only and one has only appeared in the unaired pilot. The 24"x32" center panel is based on the series' logo. The finished blanket is 50" wide and 75" tall, which makes it officially taller than me by 10", which is absolutely fantastic!
I'm working on a comprehensive pattern and instructions to share sometime in the near future; I'll post that here once I get it done!
I received a fantastic package from GrimInspirations today! Prepare for lots of pics!
The notecard that was in the package. (This might have to hang on my wall as well, it's just so pretty!
Lovely framed art of a very satisfied-looking Big Bad Wolf, and a wearer-less riding hood.
I don't think the Big Bad Wolf has ever been as adorable as in this little display! You can just barely see it here, but he's got one little fang sticking out!
Rumpelstiltskin inspired hoopla (look at the tiny little spools of gold thread!)
This may just be my favorite- Rapunzel's tower in hoopla form! The details on this just blow me away!
Only the fact that the school year ends in about two weeks and I'll have to take all the art on my wall down to move out of my dorm is keeping me from rearranging everything to make room for this right now. It's definitely going to join my hoopla/art wall next semester, though!
I received from WeeFreeRhie on Monday and just now realized that I never posted pictures! Ironically enough, it was snowing here on Monday when my package came in despite it having been much warmer a couple days earlier, so that was oddly appropriate.
I can't get these pictures to rotate for some reason, so I'm sorry about that.
"In Arendelle, only love can heal a broken heart."
"People make bad choices if they're mad or scared or stressed | Throw a little love their way and you'll bring out their best -The Love Experts" (that made me laugh!!)
"Kristoff loves me?" "Some people are worth melting for. -Olaf"
So back in August, Subway's kids' meals came with Gravity Falls lunch bags. Gravity Falls is pretty much my favorite cartoon in existence, so I bought all six of them on the spot. Then I realized I had no idea what to do with them.
I finally settled on making a lining and strap for each and turning them into purses. Unfortunately, back in August my sewing machine and I didn't get along at all (I'd been putting my sewing machine needle in backwards by accident for TWO YEARS) and so I only had the patience to finish one before I gave up.
Fast-forward to the present: I now get along with my sewing machine, and I've been carrying my Subway-bag-turned-purse for several months and love it, but now it's finally falling apart. So I decide to pull out my machine and one of the other bags and make my second purse, and I thought I'd share it here!
The lining and strap are cut from granny squares- one granny square is a little more than enough for the lining of one bag, and you can make two straps out of a second square (cut in quarters lengthwise).
I couldn't remember if I had meant for the green or the orange to be the strap color (I bought the granny squares for all the bags back when I did the first one), but this is what happened. The orange looked good enough on the outside anyway.
The back, in case anyone was curious.
I think I'll like this one even better than the first- it's deeper, and came with pre-attached velcro, so I didn't have to mess with that! If anyone's interested in a tutorial, let me know, and I can whip one up the next time I make one of these.
So I'm not a big fan of wearing women's-cut, fitted tees. I hate having to pull them down all the time and I've got just a few too many fat rolls around the belly to ever feel really comfortable in them. That said, I also occasionally find ones I just really like, and can't help but buy them, but then I don't wear them very often. Recently it finally occurred to me that I would like them a lot better as dresses, so I bought some fabric and elastic, sewed some skirts, and attached them.
Here's the first one I did (note the bow-tie applique on the skirt since bow ties are cool):
And here's the one I finished last night:
The Doctor Who one used one yard of fabric, while the Teen Titans one used one and a half yards of black and half a yard of yellow. In both cases the main fabric was cut from selvage to selvage in half-yard increments (two for the blue, three for the black) and sewn together along the selvage sides to create a tube before finishing with a hem and elastic casing. (My mother insists I ought to use gathering stitches instead, but I'd rather just spend the 88 cents on elastic and take the lazy route.) In the case of the Teen Titans dress, the yellow was cut from selvage to selvage into three 6-inch strips which were folded in half before being sewn onto the bottom of the black.
The latest addition to my fitted-tee dress collection! This one has a box-pleated skirt and Peter Pan Collar (which was not wide enough; live and learn) made from a repurposed bed sheet.
I do still intend to do a tutorial for the non-pleated ones next time I make one of those, but the pleated one is not getting a tutorial, mainly because I suck at pleating and there are plenty of better tutorials for that out there.
I received today from spikefan! She sent me a lovely little Anna amigurumi from Frozen (which is one of my new favorite movies, and I'm super excited Anna came just in time for tomorrow's digital release!)
Plus the cape comes off so you can see the lovely details on her bodice:
And spikefan was nice enough to add a couple of squares for my multi-crafter afghan, which were a very welcome surprise!