Scottish Tweed Jacket Frankenpattern

The body of a jacket and the peplum of a similar but not quite the same jacket… Oh wait…

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DIY Anthro Dolls

I love my Blythe dolls, but variety is the spice of life. I looked into buying my ladies some animalistic friends but WOW those Wonderfrogs, Hujoo dolls and similar are difficult to find in the UK and pricey! Ouch!! I’d rather put that money and effort towards my next dolly purchase.

The solution, as the title suggests, is DIY. Read More

Easy Lace Shrug #80064AD

Easy Lace Shrug #80064AD by Lion Brand Yarn knitted in hand spun autumnal lovelyness. Details on Ravelry here. Read More

Folded Knitting Pattern

This is my finished version of Folded by Veera Välimäki

Details can be found here on Ravelry.

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From Instagram: Blythe dinosaur dresses

Can’t say no to dinosaurs with top hats and monocles. #stashbust #blythe #danbo #justsewing

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Conversion Pullover Knitting Pattern

Finally I’ve goten around to photographing some of the projects I’ve been working on these last 2 months. This is my version of the Conversion Pullover by Stephanie Lotven   Read More

From Instagram: Experimenting with crystal resin.

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From Instagram: Experimenting with crystal resin. Read More

Stylish Dress Book: U as top only

This is the first pattern I’ve made from this Japanese pattern book Stylish Dress Book but I think it’s a keeper. It’s the top section only from pattern U. I managed to find the English language version of the book and found it straightforward enough to follow.

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Blythe raglan dress sewing pattern (Free Pattern)

A few years ago I modified some existing patterns into a Blythe raglan dress pattern. I used it a batch of times and then forgot about it. It’s been languishing in a pile of human sized patterns until rescued in a recent clear out.

This dress is unlined and features raglan sleeves and a cowl neckline. As with previous Blythe patterns it should fit both the standard factory body, a licca body and/or a flection pure neemo XS. Photographs below are shown on a flection pure neemo XS.

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Barnacle Scarf

Recently finished the Barnacle Scarf pattern by Layla Chelache. This unusual multidimensional scarf was knitted in two skeins of Araucania Lonco Multy cotton yarn. Read More

From Instagram: Came across new moor market shop Mhacagi on lunch break and HAD to buy some of their beautiful fabric. @TheMoorMarket

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From Instagram: Second attempt at hand spun yarn. 100grams of spun happiness now waiting for a project.

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From Instagram: Second attempt at hand spun yarn. 100grams of spun happiness now waiting for a project. Read More

From Instagram: Ran out of craft projects so having a go at weaving for the first time. :-)

Ran out of craft projects so having a go at weaving for the first time. :-)

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Silk Slip – Knitting Lingerie Style

Recently finished this project using a couple of balls of Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk Aran weight yarn and less than a meter of almond silk. Very quick to knit up and relatively straight forward. I made the straps a bit wider than the pattern suggested and skipped the crocheting altogether. I’m not sure if I’ll Read More

Paperclay Doll Complete

Yes she is finished. Yes, she does look this creepy in real life. Well, actually, in real life, she looks even creepier. Read More

Burda 3/2008 114

This is the third time I’ve made this skirt to date. There’s just something wonderful about an item of clothing that has pockets that are actually big enough to be useful. The only difference to the original pattern is that I line the skirt. I find it hangs better with a layer of lining.

Burda 3/2008 114The fabric is the last of a 6 yard bolt of Vlisco Dutch-African waxed cotton I purchased in London a while back. Read More

Blythe Faceup

Finally I have learned to do a Blythe faceup.
This was my second attempt. The first ended up looking … kind of mehh… so I decided to take things much slower this time. Going slowly made a huge difference. Watching this youTube video by Gisele Bianchini was also very helpful. It helped that if anything went wrong with adding the colour I was able to sand it all off in a few seconds.

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Two of a kind – Simplicity 1364

Simplicity 1364 is a re-issued vintage top with a boat (bateau) neckline. It’s probably one of the easiest patterns I’ve ever come across. So easy I’ve made View B twice. Read More

Beekeepers Quilt Finished

Millions of hexipuffs, blood, sweat and tears later and the beekeepers quilt is finally finished. Claude Debussy said “Music is the silence between the notes.” I think the repeated pattern of absence of the hexipuffs gives this throw a little something extra. Plus I was able to get away with finishing the quilt faster 😉 Read More

Lampwork – playing with fire

Last week I got to try my hand at lampwork. If you’ve never heard of it before that’s where you get a blowtorch and some glass and introduce the two to one another. Now, when these two get together things get hot.. Very hot.. MOLTEN hot, literally. Read More

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