When I started to crochet I made this basket to stash the yarn I bought, but as I bought more and more yarn it was getting hard to find what I needed and I never new what I had.
Before I get in to what awaits us for December, let's take a quick look at my favorite buys of November!
This month my favorite materials were the white boucle yarn I used for the details on Christmas Elf Amy's clothes, and the variegated yarn I used for the slipper boots!
The boucle yarn, because of its structure, makes it very easy to make a special details. Love it!
I really liked how colorful the boots came out and really like the effect of this yarn!
And now, what you've been waiting for: What's going to happen in December!
As you know, I've already finished Christmas Elf Amy, and the pattern will be available very soon. The pattern will also include the pattern for the little gifts. The pattern for the little gifts will also be available for free here and on Ravelry (also very soon).
I also have two more projects I want to make in time for Christmas and that I'll make available for free here and on Ravelry.
Next week I'll make the announcement for a monthly activity/contest I'm thinking of starting next year, I'm just fine tuning some details. I think it will be lots of fun and will be a chance to get to know all of you and for you to get to know me! The only thing I can say for now is that it has to do with our passion for amigurumi! So don't miss that! =D
And of course there will be the Holidays, the geting together with family and friends, the festivities... I can't believe that's that time of the year already!
So, summarizing, remember to check in to catch the new patterns and updates!
Good morning everyone! (To be read with Dracula's accent =P )
You must have noticed that I haven't posted about hauls in a while now, that doesn't mean I'm not buying anything, I just realized that it might not be a kind of story that you are very interested in. But I still want to tell you about some items that I bought and think are special for some reason, so I thought of doing a selection of my favorites for the month. Thus in the last week of every month I will show you my favorites and tell you why they are my favorites. So... let's start?
This month my favorite buys are...
The brown boucle yarn I bought to make FrankenPurse's hair. That was a really fun project to see come to life and that yarn was perfect for him. I had a difficult time to find this yarn but it was worth it =)
And my second pick is... my first Tunisian crochet hook. I think it is always special when we first buy a tool that has a really specific use.
What were your favorite craft related buys in October?
Do you have any suggestions that you think it would improve Favorites of the Month? Do you prefer to see every yarn and tool I buy when I buy it? Do you prefer this new format?
Don't be shy, all comments are welcome!
Happy Halloween everyone!
A quick peek into works in other crafts and arts.
Do you know what your fiber and yarns do when you're not around? Are you sure they stay still and all wrapped up in a ball waiting for you? After seeing Andrew Thomas Huang's beautiful video SOLIPSIST I'm not sure anymore... =)
When I go to my mom's I know that I always have a little bit of time to crochet, so I always bring the project I'm working on with me. How do I do that in a easy and practical way?
I use a hold backpack from school to carry everything that I need!
When following one of my patterns, in the material section, you will see the yarn I used for that project. I don't give specific brands because they might not be available to you. I indicate the colour and also the yarn weight.
Yarn weight refers to its thickness. Using different types of yarn or hook can change the project significantly. Even though in amigurumi gauge isn't important (what's important is that you use a yarn, tension and hook that results in tight enough stitches that the stuffing doesn't show) I want you to achieve an end result that resembles mine (of course you can personalize it how ever you want).
So if a pattern asks for a medium weight or a light weight yarn, what does that mean? Do I mean aran, worsted, 8 ply, 9 ply... ? If you're not familiar with those terms or, like me, like simpler and more concrete measures keep reading!
Yesterday I went out with my mom to buy more supplies! I was able to get the supplies I needed to complete some surprises that I have for you!
The fluffy blue one and the two brown ones are for two projects I'm preparing for Halloween. The green one is for a partner in adventure of a mysterious guy that is coming out really soon! The white ones are for two projects that I have going around in my mind but I haven't had the time to get to them yet. The beige one is to make Ami's tail for a Ami doll I'm making for my niece.
I also bought some more wire (there's some cool stuff coming out of that for this fall) ;)
One of the things I wanted to get were these buttons I used for Ami's shoes. This ones I had found in my mom's sewing box and she only had these two. I wanted to use the same type of buttons for the Ami doll I'm making for my niece (when I'm finished I'll be sure to post some photos here). In one store we went they had similar buttons but only one of them was the right color and size =(
This afternoon I'm going to try some more stores we weren't able to go to yesterday. Let's see if I have more luck this time.
I also want to buy a yarn that I saw online that I think is the solution for a dilemma I was having lately (can't tell you, it's a surprise ;) ). The lady that I usually buy yarn from sells that brand and I hope she has it.
Just remembered, today is a holiday so the stores are probably closed =(
I think I was never more unhappy with a holiday. Oh well, will have to go tomorrow...
Be Happy and Creative!
Yesterday I was finally able to go to the stores to try and find the supplies that I wasn't able to get on Tuesday. And of course I took the chance to get some more yarn =)
So I finally found the buttons I was looking for. They aren't exactly the same as the other ones I had but are very similar and will work too.
And the yarn that I bought.
Unfortunately the lady that I usually buy yarn from didn't have the yarn I am looking for but she said that it will arrive soon. Fingers crossed!
What did you buy lately for your stash?
Be Happy and Creative!
Quick useful tip for today:
Do you want to turn this mess...
Into this cuties?
Yesterday I went out on a hunt to replenish my stock! I needed some yarn for a work in progress and went ahead and chose some new yarns for a project that I have in mind.