Here’s my table at the HoneyCraft Market for Groundhog Days in Woodstock Il that was today from 10 til 4! You missed it! There will be another one sometime this summer. I am too tired to write any more.
First, I would like to introduce to you Gretchen or Doll with Bear. She was created out of all cotton yarn, for her body and hair. The dress and bears are acrylic as are the shoes and hair ties. She has blue safety eyes, so they will not come off. Her nose and lips are embroidered. They are not perfect, but are any of us made perfectly? No, we all have flaws and true to life, my dolls are also flawed slightly. She is the first doll that I have made from this pattern. you can find it on amigurumiBB’s blog under Waldorf Inspired Doll. It is a free pdf file. I really think Vanja, who is amigurumiBB, is so clever. Her designs are brilliant! And this is not false flattery. I crochet her patterns for dolls and she thinks of everything! For instance, the foot of this doll is more vertical than horizontal as a child’s foot would be; so she created the shoe to fit the foot exactly! So clever! So, if you would like me to make you a custom doll, just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Second, I would like to show you the Ruffled Shawl/Cape I made from a Ravelry pattern by Linda Kay-Smith. I just call it my cape! I have always loved capes. When I was in my late teens I got a beautiful Admiral’s Cape from an Army/Navy Surplus store in the town where I was going to collage. There were two lion’s heads at the neck and a chain that hooked onto them both. It had a huge, deep pocket, on the inside and it was made from a thick, black wool. Do you think I liked it?! That was several lifetimes ago! I was very preppy in high school, but when I went to collage I turned into a rebel and wore only clothes (retro) from second hand stores. i wish I had a picture to show you but they have been lost along the way. So. back to this cape. It was made from 16 skeins of Lion Brand Heartland Thick and Quick Sequoia. Since that is a lot of yarn, it is priced accordingly. I am going to be a part of the “Honeycraft Market” for “Groundhog Days” since I live in the town where the movie was filmed. I will have all my stuff for sale, including this gorgeous cape!
Finally!! I can present to you, The Princess! She is inspired by “My Little Pony”‘s “Princess Celestia”! She took 20 days to make! That is SO long. For what I have sold her for I made less than $6/day and that is a 10-12 hour day! I am pretty impressed with her, if I do say so myself! 🙂 The pattern I used is complements of knitoneawesome.co.uk. I think CeeFax, the designer, is a genius! All of the “MLP” inspired characters I make are all her patterns. Pretty cool. If you would like to order one please e-mail me at email@example.com.
So, even though I haven’t blogged in a while, you can see that I have been busy! Please come and see me Saturday January 30th at Mixn’ Mingle on the square, in Woodstock, IL for the “Groundhog Days” “Honeycraft Market”! 10 am to 4 pm! There is a Facebook Event posted under the above names and it has maps and pictures of some of the vendors wares that will be there. It will be fun! See you there! Have a safe and blessed time before I write again!
Even though I haven’t posted, I have been busy! I made a pony inspired by “Rarity” of “My Little Pony” fame. The bottom small picture I call “blow dried”! i shook her and she looked like she had blow dried her mane! Little things like that make me laugh.
I have been working on a VERY time consuming project. I started it on December 28th and it is still not finished. I dislike that because I might have to charge a lot more than I had originally thought. I really don’t make very much money when I sell my creations. If you divide how many hours a day I work on a project and multiply that by how many days and divide that into the price I charge…well lets just say I am working for sweatshop wages! But the difference is that I love it! I will give you a hint. It is inspired by a character on the “My Little Pony” show and it is elaborate! I probably gave it away! Pictures to come in the next few days, God willing! The patterns for the mlp inspired ponies comes from knitoneawesome.blogspot.es (formerly: knitoneawesome.blogspot.co.uk). Thank you ceefax!
I also have been trying to finish up a hooded cape I started before the order came in for the elaborate mlp inspired character. So far I have used 15 skeins of Lionbrand Heartland Thick and Quick Sequoia color. It is lovely and very heavy. I know it is going to be warm. I would have never been able to afford the yarn to make it if I hadn’t discovered “Craftsy”. Awesome, name brand yarn at deep discounted prices. That is how I was able to purchase the originally, 14 skeins of yarn the pattern called for. no, the person writing the pattern didn’t make a mistake. I did. The pattern called for 14 skeins of yarn that totaled 153 yards per skein. I used a slightly different yarn and each slein only has 125 yards per skein. My bad. I will post a pic when it is finally complete too.
I want to let you know that I will be at The next Honeycraft Market here in Woodstock, IL on January 30th. Details in the next few posts. I hope everyone is blessed and safe, until we meet here again!
I would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe new year!
I know we live in uncertain times. There are threats of WW III beginning, or will we look back and say that it has already begun. Many are anxious and fearful of an economic crash that would result in shortages of food, water and fuel. Or of civil unrest in our streets due to whatever crisis comes next. I tell you that I have peace in my heart about these things. I have common sense so I prepare to a small degree what I can. But see I am truly anxious for nothing. My God will supply my needs according to His riches in glory. If you would like to lay ahold of that type of peace, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a blessed new year!
I will be sharing pictures of my projects…next year!!