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Even more crafts!

I was going through my stash the other day and found some black and red yarn. This of course meant ladybird! I found a free pattern from Lions Yarn and crocheted away until I’d finished a little ladybird amigurumi in just a few hours.

I even learnt a new snazzy way of starting my amigurumi’s so that I can chain 6 and then pull the leftover yarn into a tight circle. It makes things look far neater.


Then today I was struck by the urge to do yet another craft. Not crochet, knitting, sewing or even cross stitch, but embroidery. So I dug out my old cross stitch and found the leftover threads, used my scrap sewing fabric and started sewing.

I used the rough pattern from Doodle stitching, but did it by eye. I quite like it, but it definitely needs more bursts of colour, a colourful gnome perhaps? Maybe embroidery could make up for my complete lack of artistic talent!

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Foxy McGee and fabrics galore

I finally found my orange yarn and finished my fox amigurumi. My mum’s been reminding me about finishing him for ages; it seems she really likes my little crocheted toys. So I’m going to leave him nestled in one of her plants to give her a surprise.
Foxy McGee
The pattern can be found here.
Finishing him off was a nice break from knitting my vintage jumper which is taking quite a long time! I think after I finally finish it I’ll have to do a nice quick project!
The other day my mum gave me a pile of fabrics which she bought in the 80’s to have made into dresses for herself. So I picked out some, and though they’re mostly not my style I still want to make them into some nice summery clothes for myself.
There are 4 in total. All are silk except for the yellow and white floral print which is cotton.
I think the yellow floral would make a nice vintage style summer dress and I hope there’s enough for a fairly full skirt.

The blue one’s not really my style, and the more I look at it it reminds me of a dalmatian’s spots, but maybe once it’s made up it’ll look better! I have no idea what to do with the brown silk, and there’s loads of it too. Apparently it was used in an opera and they had a lot left over, so they gave it to my mum. I think it’s more of a wintery fabric anyway. Any pattern suggestions for the fabrics?