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Spring Crafting Update

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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.

Cabled Scarf Commission

I’ve been working on this one for a only a little bit – this is a cabled scarf that I’m knitting as a commission. Please excuse the lighting; it’s difficult to photograph dark blue and still see the detail, so the color has been brightened.

Cabled Scarf for commission- girlnovember.com

Cabled Scarf – Knitted on Commission
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Slipper Time

It’s summer, and acrylic slippers are too warm for this time of year. I’ve been attempting to make cotton slippers, and haven’t success as the fabric stretches. I also haven’t found the correct tweak to the pattern I’m using – it will be a whole new slipper pattern by the time I’m done.

FraizePlays Wears Oversized Slippers - girlnovember.com

FraizePlays Wears Oversized Slippers – girlnovember.com

I’m back to the drawing board, as this pair didn’t work either (I call these the ‘Blue Monday Slippers). They mostly fit FraizePlays, but they’re a bit loose in the footbed and shift a lot when walking. I’ll get it right eventually though!

Mr. Sticky Up Hair

Last Monday, I came up with a cute little project during my broadcast. I had been looking at making Hexipuffs, but wanted a new craft item that wasn’t already out there. I needed a new project that was quicker than my LPDs and Snarky Snakes as well. Ultimately, I ended up with this guy:

Mr. Sticky Up Hair - Created by Girlnovember | Girlnovember.com

Mr. Sticky Up Hair – Created by Girlnovember | Girlnovember.com

Mr. Sticky Up Hair has the same embroidered face as the LPDs and Snakes. But he’s gained a rockin’ haircut, and sports a key ring so that he can go on adventures with anyone that hooks him onto their keys. He’s currently a new offer on my Revlo Rewards Page.