This past week, I started working on slacks for the Gentleman part of Newsletter Freebie pattern (see the WIP of the Lady part of the pattern here), and I ran out of black halfway through the second pant leg (not fun when that happens). So, I started playing around with top ideas for Ken, and came up with these...
Yesterday, I was sitting here thinking about the long list of items I need to get to complete all my WIP's (work-in-progresses), when I got to thinking, how many WIP's do I actually have?
I know I have quite a few, so I decided to make a list of all of them, and found that I have more than a dozen on the go at various stages. Some of these, I have shared updates and sneak peeks, and others, I have been working on in secret. Even though I've got quite a few on the list so far, I can't help but feel I am forgetting some...
After a whole year of thinking about what I would like to offer my newsletter subscribers as their special freebie, I have finally settled on an idea which I am sure you will love.
Since Barbies are what I do, I knew that at least the main freebie pattern needed to be fashion doll related. So, I have figured something out for the Barbie and Ken dolls, and perhaps in future I may add an amigurumi pattern into the mix.
For the Lady, the plan is to make a really stylish dress complete with a petticoat, a parasol, undergarments, a bag, a hat and of course some shoes.
For the Gentleman, the plan is to make an equally stylish suit, complete with a top hat, jacket, trousers, top and shoes.
I really think it would be fun to make a fun, scenic coral reef piece to go with the Fashion Doll Mermaids I have been crocheting.
The technique to get all sorts of fun coral reef pieces and designs is called Hyperbolic Crochet, and this is what I have crocheted so far...
I have been aching to try Irish Crochet, and I have been wanting a new top. So, I decided that I would finally give it a go.
Right now I am just experimenting with different motifs and colours.
I want to make it floral and in my favourite colours, so I have chosen a few purples, greens and blues. I may pick a few more colours to add to these ones, and I think that I will use a brown lace background, but we shall have to see...
On Sunday, my SIL came to me and asked if I could replace the lacy back of her sweater with crochet.
She is one of the sweetest persons I know, so I of course said yes!
First, I showed her some pretty lace options from this really great website called My Picot, so that she could see if any struck her fancy.
There were a few she liked as we were browsing, but the very last one (links directly to the PDF pattern diagram you can download) is the one she liked the most.
Working on the veils is taking a bit longer than I thought it would. Mostly because I needed to slow down this last week.
So I thought I would give you all a little preview of the crochet edges you will be able to add onto your veils.
There will be four different edging options. Each has a few variations, and is demonstrated in three different thread sizes using two different hooks.
Some of the variations include crocheting with beads.
Now that I am finished with "Happily Ever After" I can finally get back to working on my little brother's Chess Set.
And I did just that on the weekend by adding 4 more finished pieces - the King, the Queen, a Castle and a Knight - to the set for a total of 13 so far. Only 3 more red pieces remain, and then I'll need to go hunting for a nice blue to match it.
Technically the Knight isn't finished yet since I still have to do the eyes, but I am not certain yet if I want to do them in blue or another colour. So I am holding off on that bit for now.
I have been a busy bee this past week! Four dress ideas are finished for my new pattern coming up, and a 5th is underway. I have to start off by noting that I am really impressed with how quickly I have been crocheting these dresses. Though, I must say that this will be a bonus for the pattern because let's face it, who doesn't love a crochet project that works quickly?
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