Pictures & Amigurumi

For all my attempts, this border seems to be getting bigger every time I look at it! I've taken a break from the border, and instead begun below, starting on the other side of the pattern for the bottom half of the Maiden. And immediately hit problems! No matter how I count the pattern and what I've done, I can't catch where I went wrong, but it just somehow doesn't match up to the previous work. >_< Tomorrow I'm going to begin my search for a solid colour to replace the blend work in the border and fruit/grain bundle in earnest. Am I the only one to have blending not turn out well, as in never turning out well on any project with any colours? The only success I've had at it were the two incredibly close tints of green used in the wreath around her head. Oh boy.

I have discovered the awesomeness of Amigurumi over my absence as well! Check out some of these cuties!

From this Flickr set

From Etsy

Another Etsy

Linked at this site

David Tennant Doctor Who from DeviantArt

As you can probably tell, I'm a Doctor Who fan. XD

Anyway, Amigurumi is the art of crocheting adorable things! Okay, maybe not in those words exactly, but they are knitted or crocheted dolls, usually with faces and made cute (like the banana peel up there). Really super adorable. What's been slowing me down on Autumn has been this, as I've been attempting to create my own Zodiac doll based off these pictures on Etsy. No, I haven't bought any patterns, I'm just going by the pictures for the colour schemes and what goes where. This awesome free pattern on a basic doll body has been a great help as well. Let me tell you though - mine did not come out as good as hers did!!

Short post this time, but more in the next one! I've added plenty to the Freebies list during my absence. The ones by Vermillion Stitchery are limited-time patterns: they have a whole year or sequence of similar patterns, such as a snowman for each month of the year, or a doorway that is decorated for each month and a particular holiday when it applies. These patterns are totally free, and you can get them in colour, black & white, or for machine stitching. However, they are only up on the website for two years - then they take them down, and offer them for sale again. So if you think you might be interested, go check them out. There are three links for the three sets of freebies, so it won't take you long to decide whether you want to stitch any of them or not, and snap them up while you can!

Okay. So, not the pictures promised (I should stop promising them DX), but some pictures, as well as lots of lovely new patterns for you to swing by and look at. Hopefully there will be something to tickle your fancy, but if you have a specific theme or idea you have in mind (e.g. Halloween, Snails, Cute, Boats, etc.) post a comment, and I'll do my best to hunt you up some to fill in the gaps! Hopefully I'll have at least one link to patterns for every letter of the alphabet soon. (: Look forward to it!!

Until the next post, may your stitching be tangle free! ~x~