Stitch out of Time

A stitch in time saves nine, but a stitch out of time avenges them

23 Aug BBC Sherlock Holmes from my commission giveaway!
This little guy is NOT my original pattern (though he was crocheted by me); the pattern is by Vilma Ilona and can be found here on Ravelry.

BBC Sherlock Holmes from my commission giveaway!

This little guy is NOT my original pattern (though he was crocheted by me); the pattern is by Vilma Ilona and can be found here on Ravelry.

14 Jul

pavelchekovofficial said: A tutorial would be nice, but the wig cap tip already helps loads so if you don't want to you don't have to worry about it :) the hair you do just always looks so nice (especially Carol's and Rapunzel's, I am in awe) I figured I would ask.

I hope it goes well! Feel free to send me a message if you run into any problems. Thanks for the compliment; I was terrified of doing hair for the longest time, and it actually held me back from doing human dolls for quite awhile. I’m happy to pass along what knowledge I’ve scraped together to help other people out!

Rapunzel’s hair was pretty easy - wig cap, hair along a center part, pull back and braid - it’s just the length that makes it look fancy :)

Carol though…Carol was one of those dolls I finished and immediately swore never to undertake again because of her hair. I basically did it in two stages - I made a wig cap and put hair along a center part, and then I sewed each strand of hair down along the wig cap until it was all gathered at the back (for the fauxhawk). Then I strung another layer of hair in front of Carol’s face and pulled it back to get the ponytail on top. There’s got to be a less maddening way to do it, but I’m not clever enough to figure it out!

(I think of the dolls I have posted here only Grantaire and Legolas don’t have wig caps, but that’s because in both cases a wig cap would have added too much volume.)

14 Jul

pavelchekovofficial said: Quick question about your amigurumi, what's your method for doing the hair? my dolls tend to end up looking a bit like they're balding

I have a couple different methods, depending on the hairstyle. Did you have a specific one in mind? If you give me a few days, I can throw together a proper tutorial with pictures if you’d like.

For most of my dolls, I use a wig cap, which sounds like it could be the answer to your problem. The wig cap should be the same color yarn as the hair, so that none of the skin color shows through. Make the wig cap the size of the top of the head, position it so that the top edge of the wig cap in front is where you want the hairline, and sew it on.

Here’s an extremely unfinished doll:

You can see she has a red cap sewn on over her head. Now I’m putting hair along her part falling one way; once I’m done with that I’ll do the other way, and then a few strands falling down her back. I’ll probably also put hair along the bottom of the wig cap, except for where her face is, so that it looks fuller,

06 Jul

Cap Shield Earrings.

Just out of curiousity when did “create” these earings? Because I have them out of hooked on Crochet dating back to the Late 80’s early 90’s

Mine have yellowed over time. 

Hm, well, I made them right around the time Avengers came out! So about two years ago.

I’ve never seen any other patterns for similar earrings, or even finished version, but it doesn’t surprise me that other people have had the same idea. It’s a pretty obvious sort of project if you like comic books and crochet :)

20 Jun I stitched this up a few months ago but never got around to finishing it and posting pictures. Pattern is mine and can be found here.

I stitched this up a few months ago but never got around to finishing it and posting pictures. Pattern is mine and can be found here.

13 Jun

Crochet Legolas commission!

08 Jun Cross stitch commission! The last verse of the Song of Durin, from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, on a bookmark.
The world is grey, the mountains old,The forge’s fire is ashen-cold;No harp is wrung, no hammer falls:The darkness dwells in Durin’s halls;The shadow lies upon his tombIn Moria, in Khazad-dûm.But still the sunken stars appearIn dark and windless Mirrormere;There lies his crown in water deep,Till Durin wakes again from sleep.

Cross stitch commission! The last verse of the Song of Durin, from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, on a bookmark.

The world is grey, the mountains old,
The forge’s fire is ashen-cold;
No harp is wrung, no hammer falls:
The darkness dwells in Durin’s halls;
The shadow lies upon his tomb
In Moria, in Khazad-dûm.
But still the sunken stars appear
In dark and windless Mirrormere;
There lies his crown in water deep,
Till Durin wakes again from sleep.

21 May Hedgehog!!!
(Lightly modified from this pattern)

Hedgehog!!!

(Lightly modified from this pattern)

18 May Who the hell is Bucky?

Who the hell is Bucky?

29 Apr

A simplified, quick Rapunzel to go with my Merida.