Author Archives: GirlNovember

Return of the LPDs

It may be Sunday, but it’s a workday for me!

Girlnovember's Lil' Pillow Dude (LPD) In Progress

Girlnovember’s Lil’ Pillow Dude (LPD) In Progress

Longtime viewers of my Twitch Streams might remember the LPD’s. On Friday, I received an unexpected special order for not one, but two Lil’ Pillow Dudes! I had a really nice conversation with the customer regarding color choices, and how the LPD’s are constructed, especially regarding safety for small children. I started working on the first LPD Saturday. There’s still a lot to get completed, but I’m excited to get crafting these custom orders!

Playing With Fabric

Despite two separate power outages today, I accomplished the goal of getting through a batch of face masks. 16 in total – a new record for me in a single day. And I gave my Bernina a quick tune up right before tackling the pleats. 🙂

Girlnovember's Bernina Sport 801 & Face Masks

Girlnovember’s Bernina Sport 801 & Face Masks

These masks are currently listed in my Etsy shop. A portion of sales will be donated to CCAP Winchester, VA (USA), a local non-profit that is funded solely by donations. In addition to operating a food pantry and clothing center, they assist those in need with rent, utilities and more.

My Etsy Shop Link: girlnovembercrafts.etsy.com/

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Spring Crafting Update

GirlnovemberCrafts Logo

GirlnovemberCrafts Logo

It’s been a busy few months! I’ve been learning how to knit and crochet clothing for 18 inch fashion dolls, and I am having a blast playing around with patterns (ok, and playing with the dolls), and creating some of my own patterns along the way.

Girlnovember's Spring Projects Photo

Girlnovember’s Spring Projects. Clockwise: Crochet Tops, Knit Sweaters, Knit Robe/Jacket, Crochet Hats & Scarves, and Girlnovember’s Studio.

Lately I’ve been trying to perfect a half double crochet top that I can start to offer in my Etsy store. But previously, I’ve been trying to make all sorts of things, from knit sweaters and jackets, to crochet hat and scarf sets. And of course messing up my studio along the way. Much of what I’ve been experimenting with has evolved during Twitch broadcasts, with some helpful advice from other crafters and viewers.

Probably my favorite project over the past month has been the Star Trek inspired knit sweaters and slacks set, which is available on Etsy.

Star Trek Inspired Sweaters for 18 Inch Dolls

Girlnovember’s Star Trek Inspired Sweater and Slacks Set for 18 Inch Dolls – Available on Etsy!

I’ve loved playing around with the pattern, figuring out how to create the multi-color sweater, and breaking out the sewing machine to work on little stretchy slacks to offer with the sweaters. Finally understanding how to make little elastic waistbands, and how to get everything to fit the dolls, has been a lot of rewarding work. I have a lot to learn, but it has been a lot of fun seeing my crafting evolve.