Wednesday 26 October 2016

Knitted coat, hat, and scarf

It's getting colder and colder in our corner of the world so my daughter's doll needs some winter clothes.

I made her a knitted coat in dark red with a pinch of purple, it is a bit of a strange colour combination but I actually like it. The buttons are a bit bigger than it should be, but it is better for my daughter to button up the coat.

I also knitted a small hat and scarf in light pink. Still need to make some boots that goes with this colour scheme. Maybe next weekend?


Tuesday 18 October 2016

Frozen Elsa Doll Dress

A few years ago I decided to make a doll for my daughter. I researched all over the internet and came up with a pattern of my own. This is my first 40 cm doll and I learned a lot during the process of making it.

My daughter is still obsessed with Frozen so she got an Elsa dress for herself and then asked me to make a similar dress for her doll. Well… Challenge accepted, here is the result… (I know, Elsa's hair is not braun, but I could't change that.)

Do you recognise the memory quilt I used for the background? :) The shoes are made from felt, and you can use the following pattern to create something similar. Please note, that you should adjust the size of the shoe to fit your doll's feet.


Wednesday 12 October 2016

Felt Coasters

Here are some pictures of the felt coasters I made yesterday. This was a really easy project, I love it! Was a great, fun way to use some felt scraps. I can see myself making many more of these - quick and kind of addictive!

The coasters are 10 cm (4”) wide and I used some leftower felt in warm fall colours. The first one is a very easy maple leaf quilt pattern, for the second one I designed a basic pumpkin applique pattern, and the third one is a very abstract pumpkin.

And now let's have a nice cup of coffe...


Tuesday 4 October 2016

Crochet Acorn Necklace Tutorial

Happy fall y'all! It's that time of year again in our corner of the world: acorns everywhere. Why not use some of them to make a necklace! All you will need a is crochet hook, a small amount of yarn and some acorns.

Acorn Cup Pattern:
Rnd 1: Make a magic ring, ch 1.
Rnd 2: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 st)
Rnd 3: 2 sc in each st around. (12 st)
Rnd 4: sc in each st around. (12 st)
Rnd 5: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) six times. (18 st)
Rnd 6: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) nine times. (27 st)

As for the acorn nut, search two in your backyard of in a nearby park or forest and hot glue them to the crocheted cup. Check the acorns carefully because many of them are infested with acorn weevil larvas.

The adult acorn weevil is a brown coloured beetle about 10 mm (3/8 inch) long. The female uses her long snout to make a small hole in a developing acorn on the tree and lays several eggs within the hole. Her eggs hatch and the larva feeds on the developing acorn inside the nut until fall. In the fall, the fully grown acorn weevil larva chews a perfectly round 3 mm (1/8 inch) hole in the side of the nut and emerges. For more information please see this article: The dark side of collecting acorns.

So, if you’re planning on using acorns for your necklace or in your home decor, it’s a good idea to wash your collected acorns and bake them to kill their insect residents. Set your oven for 100-120 Celsius (200-250 Fahrenheit) degrees and bake the acorns with the oven door ajar for several hours to dry and debug them…turning them (stir them around) several times.


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