moonrise amanita

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I was making this while watching Moonrise Kingdom. Kind of goes with the feel of the movie, I think :)

I followed this pattern for the round base, but made up my own mushroom. The cap is a cup shape folded in half, and the stem is 2 rows of slip stitches. The whites spots are made of french knots, and the grass is embroidered.

Sewed a pin back on.

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It’s almost Friday! Hope you have a good weekend with a spirit-nourishing dose of creating :)

 

springtime raglan

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Probably nice for fall or winter too :D And with this cool summer weather we are having, I was actually wearing it the evening I finished sewing it all together.

Really like those raglan shirts/sweaters with contrasting lace sleeves that I’ve been seeing on people lately. Have a lot of white yarn left after making this shawl, so I thought I’d try making something up.

Here’s a closer look at it :)

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I drew kind of a stitch diagram as I went along, but not sure if I’m capable to translating it into words… will definitely share if I do come up with a pattern.

Hope you have a good weekend!

 

 

pixie dust

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All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”
― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Experimenting with Peter Pan collars. Made this one following this pattern (though skipping a few rounds in the middle) with thread and a 2.5mm hook. Found a very nice glittery button to go with it, glittery like pixie dust.

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It’s a great improvement to my plain black sweater dress!

Wishing you a good rest of the week!

 

 

 

this week’s awesome finds

Beautiful sun print tote by Alisa Burke.

Super fun stackable burger pillow by Please Note.

Amazingly simple banana frozen ice cream by Now That’s Pretty.

Tiny kitty — so CUTE!!! — by While She Naps.

Perfect summer skirt! I love the print (apparently from Ikea!). On Make.

Love the simplicity and boldness of this necklace, especially love that it’s crochet. By Chabe GS Crochet Design.

I will have to make this when we have the space for it. T-shirt rug by Crochet in Paternoster.

I like this top, and it’s actually mostly knitted flat! By Lion Brand Yarn.

This! Made by a rice cooker! Must try soon. Epic rice cooker pancake by Rocket News 24.

A seashell headband (a crown, actually!) fit for a sea king, or queen, or mermaid. By How Did You Make That?

More oceanic fun with this build-a-squid website (thanks Amy!), spotted on Cute Overload.

More sea creatures to crochet, with this get whale soon tissue box cover, extra awesome with its punniness. By Moogly.

And while we’re at it, why knot making some nautical knot bracelets to add to the fun? (okay, I’ll stop. But you can find the how-to on the Etsy blog.)

Definitely making the mushroom one. And maybe the hedgehog one too… And is that an owl? :D These are so much fun. Crochet buttons by Ravelry designer Kathrin Bardeleben.

Have a crafty weekend!

Moshi

Meet Moshi! The pocket-sized and slightly elongated cousin of Yoshi.

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He was made for a swap :D requested by my very talented swap partner, who made a very sweet gift for my friend. (But I can’t show you the gift yet because I haven’t yet given it to my friend)

Here’s a closer look at him :D he’s made free-form crochet style.


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Like I said, he turned out slightly elongated compared to Yoshi, and his backside look a bit strange… but he does have his spikes, and saddle, and orange boots with yellow soles.


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Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

 

 

luna

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Made this shawl for a semi-formal event I was attending, following this pattern. The symmetrical fan pattern reminds me of a moth. A moth the colour of moonlight.

Here’s how it looks on the front, and the beautiful Winter Garden Theater where the event was held. Its ceiling decorated with dried beech leaves and lanterns, and the walls painted in watercolour… so magical…

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Now moving on to four projects to be done before September! So grateful for the time to crochet :D

Wishing you a lovely Wednesday!