Archive for September, 2009

Laughing Washi Doll

I have another little washi doll to share. When I made this one I tried very hard to give her some movement and emotion. I wanted her to look like she was giggling. I think I managed to accomplish this. Her kimono is indigo and white. Her obi is pink. I tried a new back obi design. You can’t see it but it’s a big bow.

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Yellow Flower Afghan


I am finally finished with the yellow afghan. I am SO glad to be done. It seems like that it was a never ending project. I am, however, quite proud of it. It didn’t turn out as big as I would have liked. It is just the right size for snuggling up on the couch with. The blocks have 3-D flowers. It’s made from basic Red Heart worsted yarn. I adapted the pattern from two separate afghan patterns from Crochet Today. Most of all I’m just glad to have something pretty to snuggle with and that I got one of my big projects done. For the past year or so I’ve been trying very hard to not buy any new projects and finish all the ones that I have. I’ve done pretty good, mostly I’ve just bought stuff for learning new techniques and stuff for people gifts. I actually have a written list with all my projects (which is super long). Every time I finish¬†a project I cross it off, which feels really good.


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Dressed for Fall

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This is my new Victorian dress. I think the dress reminds me of Fall. Plus it’s a great Fall dress. It is warm and matches the Fall leaves. The dress¬† is made from Past Patterns Darted Bodice pattern. I really liked it and it fit really well. You can’t see it but the fabric has bouquets of burgundy roses and ribbons. I made the bishop style sleeves and tucked the wrists so they fit tighter. The belt and cravat are sewn on.

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This is my thistle needleroll. I finished putting it together yesterday. I have made this design before for a friend but in pale colors. I really like making needlerolls becasue they are quick and small embroidery projects. Needlerolls are meant to be pinned the chair that you are working in to keep pins and needles in. This design has lots of different techniques in it. There is cross-stitch and other embroidery stitches. There is bead work. I also did a small amount of drawn thread work near the hem. I was really nervous pulling threads out of the linen. I have never done drawnwork before this. I really like how it turned out.


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