To distract myself from the uneven bits of the yarn winder, and feeling the need to try out my YouTube learning, I decided I would try my hand at making a cute little crochet doll. Inspirations: repainting Monster High dolls using unraveled and straightened acrylic yarn for doll wigs and reroots (including plucking the hair off a Barbie…… Continue reading One does not simply make a doll pattern
I decided that the cardboard yarn winder needed to go up my priority list this week. However, I quickly discovered that letting the prepared pieces sit around so long meant I’d forgotten which pieces went where and why. This led to cutting and cobbling to make up for when some pieces got stacked (and glued,…… Continue reading Project catchup!
Last week, I was shopping in one of my favorite thrift stores to distract from other issues. It’s a favorite because sometimes a packer in the back gives up a bit and packages some things together at a price that’s difficult to ignore. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve got a new surplus of yarn in…… Continue reading A good thrift store is the best coupon
The trouble with having tons of yarn is that it’s continually ending up in plastic bags as a garbled mess that slowly tangles over time and times schlepped about. Now, the plastic does do a good job protecting the yarn from bugaboos, but the tangling is irritating on the smaller balls and tons of balls…… Continue reading Taming beasts with a cardboard sword
I’ve spent some time snapping pics of my new yarns and wondering whether cataloging all the old ones wouldn’t also be on the to-do list. I have quite a lot of kooky, confused, and charismatic yarns, after all. Yes, especially my 5+ skeins of vintage navy wool that are falling apart. I did want to…… Continue reading Cabbage: a yarn haul preview
I love making things out of crochet since it’s easy for me to build dimension without worrying too much about the number of stitches that will unravel. Plus it’s thicker than my normal knits anyway. On a whim, I decided to use some scratchy white acrylic monstrosity of a yarn from a recent attack on…… Continue reading Mathsolopod
Hello, dear reader! I am Faerie, and I like to dabble in a myriad quantity of crafts. I hope to use this blog to show my creative spins and struggles with found patterns and original designs. Look forward to sewing, crocheting, knitting, and trying out other creative techniques!