Hello, lovely friends! 🙂
I know there’s been a bit of a gap in posting, but this is in keeping with my new plan of “quality over quantity”. 🙂 Also, there will probably be more frequent posts after March, since then my 4-H season is over.
Today I just wanted to show y’all some projects that I’ve been working on, and although some of them are non-doll related, I’m super excited to share! 🙂
First up, I’ve been working on this metallic, chainmaille-esque crocheted shawl (it’s the ever-popular Virus Shawl pattern, in case you’re wondering 🙂 )!
Here it was as a ‘lil munchkin shawl:
(Also, shameless plug for my Instagram 😉 )
Aaaand here it is finished (in the obligatory arm-span pose 😉 )!
What do you all think? I am officially a huge fan of this pattern…and I’ll definitely be using it for more shawls in the future.
Next up, I recently had my first venture into (dun-dun–dun!!!) doll repainting!
Well, technically I didn’t repaint a doll, per say. I guess I just added to a doll. 😉 I’ve always been a big fan of Monster High’s Scarah Screams character’s fantastic retro style, the fact that she’s Irish (!!!!) and her flippy dark hair (Laura Petrie from the Dick Van Dyke Show, anyone? 😉 ), but there’s one thing.
She has no eyes. I realize that this is part of her character, but it’s a bit much for me. So after seeing Tiffany Bliss’s fantastic video on how she added eyes to her Scarah, without completely removing the paint and starting over, I thought to myself, “Hey, I could do that!” 😉
Aaaand I did! And I think that for the most part, it worked! I used acrylic paint and a really thin paintbrush, along with some toothpicks, and just added to her existing paint….and now I really, really like her! I know she’s not perfect, but I feel like I can much better appreciate her retro style now that she has eyes. 😉
And about that secret Disney doll project...well, I still can’t share much more, but just know that it’s deep in the works… 😉 I’m ridiculously excited to show you guys…but because this is by far the most in-depth project I’ve ever done, it’s taking up about 99% of my hobby time. So, while I am sorry that I’m leaving you all hanging so much in terms of frequent posts, just know that it’s leading up to something huge that I can’t wait for you all to see!! 😀
Oh, and to the wonderful folks who have nominated me for blog awards….thank you so much, lovelies! 🙂 I promise I’ll get to it ASAP! 🙂
Finally, I have a little poll for you. I’ve been planning out some more crafty-type videos for when I get time, and I’d love to hear which sort you all would most like to see. Just lemme know! 😉
I hope you all enjoyed this mash-up post! 🙂 It might be a while ’till I post again, but when I do, I’ll probably have something big to show you!