It’s been awhile!

Even though I have not posted, I have been working on lots of projects! I have had an order for 2 custom hats, a cowl type scarf and slippers! If the recipients happen to share a picture of them wearing the items, I will surely share them!  I have made another lovely doll again, courtesy of amigurumiBB.com. The doll pattern is on that site under, “Waldorf Inspired Doll”. I had absolutely no idea what Waldorf Dolls were, so I searched it out on the internet. (Such a blessing! What did we do before internet? Don’t get me started.) I found that Waldorf dolls are used in a Waldorf type school where all instruction is given via art and music. I am not sure what that looks like, but it sounds cool since I am big into art and music. So, the Waldorf dolls have either no mouths or very small months so that children can imagine any situation with their dolls. If a doll has a perpetually smiling face, then children or more likely to pretend happy situations! Wherever they came from, they are darling dolls and Vanja is so clever when designing patterns for dolls or their clothing. The dress in this new doll is from crochetme.com. I didn’t think it would be cool to have all the dolls wearing the same dress! Here she is:

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I have named her Rachel, for the time being. Here she is with Gretchen:

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I also just finished a girl bunny for spring! The pattern was created by Stephanie Lau of allaboutami.com. I am in the process of making her companion boy spring bunny.

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That is about it for now! If you would like to purchase anything on my blog please contact me at Tanya@cabincrochetcreations.com! Coming soon! A shopping cart on this blog! I want to make it easier to purchase any of these creations. Have a blessed day!

New Contact Info (and a new hat, too!)

Yay!! My new website domain name is just cabincrochetcreations.com!! Hallelujah! And my email address is Tanya@cabincrochetcreations.com! Isn’t that cool?! Probably not to you, but for me it is pretty special. I am also going to be adding a shopping cart where you can use PayPal or any other card to purchase any of my creations directly from here! I will be adding specific “pages” of items so you can shop directly from here! Some stuff, that I will have to make per order, like the princess, will take about a month to make, give or take a week depending on other orders.

As promised, here is the new hat, in my line if hats, lol! This is the African flower hat. I have other colors available, or I can make you one with colors that you pick! Soon to be on my “hats and mittens” page for you to purchase! I just love it! It is a slightly slouchy beanie, but it looks more “beanie” than “slouchy”!

That’s it for now! Have a great weekend!

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Another Craft Fair Finished!

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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.

The New Projects That I Promised!

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 cabincrochetcreations@gmail.com!

 

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 cabincrochetcreations@gmail.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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry It’s Been So Long

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!

2016

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 cabincrochetcreations@gmail.com. 

Have a blessed new year!

will be sharing pictures of my projects…next year!!

My newest doll

As I stated in my last post, I have finished another doll. This one has a shorter layered (sor of!) hair-do. She is made from all cotton yarn, except her hair. I don’t have a name for her yet.

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This is the cat i mentioned in my last post also! I got frustrated with the yarn and also with how the limbs are to be attached. The lady who wrote the pattern had some very nice finished products, but as of yet, I have not figured out how to finish her!

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Ahh yes! This is going to be another “My Little Pony” inspired character. One more leg to do; plus the assembly ; then decorating with mane, tail, eyes and cutie mark!

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…that is all for now. I will post a picture of the pony before I send her off to her new home!

As always, if you would like to order something, please email me at cabincrochetcreations@gmail.com!

Update on my projects!

I have been working on a few things, but haven’t taken any pictures of my projects. I just wanted to write a brief update. I made another doll. These might become my specialty! If you would like to try your hand at one, there is a free crochet pattern at amigurumiBB.com, under BB dolls. Vanja has other free patterns for additional dolls and characters there too! I want to try and make a Waldorf inspired baby doll from her website some time. I also attempted an amigurumi cat but it looks like rat! So, I don’t think I will be sharing pictures of it! I even gave up (for now!) on putting it together.

I ordered some great yarn from Craftsy because I have been wanting to make this beautiful cape. It takes 14 skiens of yarn! Craftsy has great deals on yarn or I wouldn’t have been able to afford it. So, I got the yarn and I am now working on this large project. I will take pictures when it is finished.

If you would like to order anything that I have posted previously, please email me at cabincrochetcreations@gmail.com!

 

I’ve been busy!

This was my display table at the Honey Craft holiday Market last Saturday in Woodstock, IL!  As you can see, I have a wide variety of merchandise for sale! My amigurumi animals in the back, all the way to my jewelry in front. socks and hats and shawls, oh my!

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During the craft fair I was finishing up the little sweetheart! I sponsor a little Haitian girl through Love-A-Child, and I made a doll that looks like her. I wanted to send it to her but i just got a letter saying that packages are not getting through due to the political unrest there. So, I named her “Destine” after my girl!

 

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My best friend had a birthday on December 7th and I made her a doll that looks like her daughter so, this is “Taylor”!

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After I made “Destine’s” hair, I had to try it on a sheep! This looks so much like my logo!  This picture was taken before I realized i forgot her ears! I also think she looks like that sheep that evaded capture for several years because he didn’t want to be shorn! So, I have been busy! I am making another doll. i will post pictures when she is finished!

 

Inspired by Twilight Sparkle

I got a message the other day from an old friend from Jr. High and High School. She asked if I made any amigurumi inspired by the “My Little Pony” characters. I hadn’t up until that point. She told me that there are a lot of young adults that loved these classic characters. I remember when I was growing up, my sister had some of these “dolls”, for lack of a better word. I found out that there are new cartoons out with new “My Little Pony” characters. Again, I found a free pattern for the body, thanks to knitoneawesome.blogspot.co.uk! I crocheted the eyes and had a dickens of a time embroidering them on! I also found a pattern for a six-pointed star for her “cutie mark” on her rump. Again I embroidered the white stars around the “cutie mark”. I crochet! I don’t do embroidery unless I absolutely have to! My sewing, by hand is getting better, too. It’s funny. I learned all of these skills: sewing, embroidery, knitting, when I was, like, 8 or 9 years old. Here I am 40 years later actually using them! I never learned to crochet back then. I only learned about a year and a half ago off of YouTube videos! So…here is MY little pony, inspired by Twilight Sparkle. If any of you Bronies would like one, contact me at cabincrochetcreations@gmail.com!

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