Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Christmas Troll is done

Well, she is finally done! I'm thrilled with how she turned out.  She measure 8" from head to toe.  I always learn something new when making one of my Trolls and she was no exception.  I learned how to make tiny bows using a fork.  

What did we ever do without Pinterest?!?  Yesterday I ordered Christmas cards with my new Troll as the cover.  What fun!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

I love when I get pics

I want to thank Zsuzsa for sending pics of her version of Oggie.  He turned out great.  This is Ragnar.  

Listed some of my Patterns on Etsy

Well, I have spent the last several days converting some of my patterns to PDF's.   I will try to do a few more in the future.  This is for my past patterns only though.  I have no intentions on writing patterns anymore.  Sorry!!!

I hope you enjoy some of my past work. 

Shortie is now available as PDF at my Etsy store.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

No explanation needed

Finally getting to the face and hair

Eyes, change everything!  Next some color to the face, ears and hands.  I played with hair yesterday, but nothing was quite right?!?  Maybe today?

Must go find some miniature lights and other Christmas do-dats.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Hand stitching has begun

I absolutely love this part.  I'm using an applied method for the clothes.  Yup, it's just what it sounds like.  Hold the fabric to the body, adjust to your liking, pin, cut and sew.  

Sunday, November 05, 2017

8 inches tall

Can you stand it?!?  I totally am loving how this little girl is turning out.  The clothing and accessories are always the fun part for me.  This is when cloth becomes a little character of sorts.

This is a Christmas troll, sitting on a large package.  Is he entangled in ribbon or Christmas lights???  Guess we'll find out soon.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Today's progress

Want to play

Yesterday I decided to start a new Troll and that it might be fun to invite my FB friends to play along.  

So here the 411........I'm providing the Oggie PDF, reduced down to 70% and am sharing it with you.  You get NO instructions, so if you're a beginner this might not be for you.  You novice sewers.......you know what to do.  

I can't wait to see pics.  Each day I work on my troll I will post some sort of tid-bit and pics.  This will be fun.  

Here's the link to get the Oggie PDF

Hint:  Steampunk Oggie is pictures in the banner above. 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Crocheting a Shawl

I bought this fun cupcake ball of yarn.  Paint Katia is the name of it.  Picked out some fallish colors, just cause!  Started it on the plane and finished it coming home.  I love that one skein, made a nice size wearable shawl.  I did the one that is on model 374.  As soon as my photo's load I will post the finished one.

And I had help from this lovely little girl.