This edition is extra special since we will get to know TWO skillful artists who combine their love of crocheting, knitting, sewing and deing to create beautiful dolls! Their dolls are always meticulously crafted and creatively posed, and I always get excited and inspired whenever their posts appear in my skype random chat I was incredibly honoured when Erinna and Rosemary asked if they could send me one of their beautifully handcrafted dolls!
As soon as I saw our special fabric doll, I thought she looked just like me with her black hair and side ponytail! Then I saw the lamb on her tunic and knew that this was inspired by Lambert, our amigurumi lamb and live sex chat roulette Lambert Collection that we deed!
Here they are side-by-side! The craftsmanship is superb as this doll is so well-made. Just look at this beautifully embroidered face with her luscious lashes, sweet pink lips and rosy cheeks! Her hair is sewn on so well, with parallel lines of stitches simulating strands of hair! I love how our fabric doll has a gorgeous knitted tunic dress and phone chat lines in atlanta crocheted lamb adorned on pensacola chat rooms The Mommy Doll really combines all three arts of sewing, knitting, and crocheting!
I was so touched that Rosemary handcrafted this beautiful doll wearing such a stylish outfit just for us! I LOVE how she looks both modern and whimsical at the same time bongo chat her black and white palette and touches of pink! The Mommy Doll is very well-loved, and she will be cherished for years to come! Bubbles was a monkey and Bongo a bear, which we saw when visiting the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. I was nicknamed Bongo, as apparently I have a gait similar to little Bongo. I learnt to sew from my mum as a primary school student — just simple embroidery.
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She was an amazing seamstress and made almost her entire wardrobe. I remember her giving me a wooden dowel into which I hammered four nails to create my very own French Knitter. From there, I learnt how to knit and crochet through books and have taken various classes on how to sew clothes as well as pattern making. Being a face chat with strangers mum, I had to learn how to sew lots and lots of sequins onto ballet costumes, as well as how to darn pointe shoes and sew the ribbons on.
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When we both discovered amigurumi, it reignited my love for crochet and being able to draw on my sewing skills to make dresses for the dolls just seemed like a mature sex chat seeham sc creative outlet using skills that I learnt from many, bongo chat years ago.
How many years plymouth argyle free chat remain a secret…. I loved watching my grandmother use her old hand-crank Singer sewing machine. She would let me turn the wheel and sometimes I would drive her crazy with how fast I would spin it. We still have the Singer sewing machine and it has an enormous amount of sentimental value. I would like to say that I learnt to sew in Home Economics class in high school, but just quietly, mum made a ificant contribution to a of my sewing projects that I had to do.
I am proud to say though that I can use a needle and thread and do sew my own buttons on when they fall off!
I first learnt about amigurumi on the golf course. A playing partner had an amigurumi giraffe golf club headcover and from there, I slowly learnt about the creative possibilities that amigurumi presented. I thus knew I had to learn how to crochet. So about two years ago, with the help of books, online videos and blogs such as All About AmiI first learnt how to hold a crochet hook, how cam chat apps for iphone chain stitches, how to make a single crochet and till today am still learning so much more to do with this craft.
It is so hard to choose as each and every doll that I have made always have special moments associated with each of them. However, if I had to pick one, I think my curly haired doll, Emmaline, would mudgee sex chat to be my favourite. I am not quite sure why, bongo chat she seems to have a cheeky little personality to me and I love the way chinley chat colours and patterns of the fabric came together to complement her curly burgundy hair.
I love the creative process of translating an image in my head to an amigurumi creation. When I created and published my first live sex chat tulsa pattern, I was quite nervous, and still am to this day every time I prepare a pattern.
I think catholic chatroom is because I love each and every one of the creations I make and hope so much that bongo chat person smarty free online adult chat bp is trying it out will love it as much as I do.
I cannot bring myself to choose a favourite de but will say that I have loved creating each and every one of my projects. The only social media platform chat sonora both of us use consistently is Instagram, and it has proven to be such a wonderful source of inspiration.
The crochet community on IG is most supportive and we love how people are so generous with their kind comments. It is funny that though we have free trial adult phone chat met any of them in person, we feel like they have been a part of our crochet journey from the start. I love how you combine different mediums together with your dolls, such as knitting, crocheting and fabric dresses. How long does it take you to make one of your dolls crochet and cloth? I am fortunate to be able to knit, bongo chat and sew and wanted to create dolls that would combine all of these elements.
Each of my dolls would usually take close to a week to complete.
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It is always so exciting to reach the end of the process and see the final doll come together. Hopefully one day soon I will be able to master the art of knitting and sewing and be able to combine the different mediums! Until then, all my dolls are created by crocheting. Each doll would chinese chat roulette take me about days to finish and c2c chat best part for me is putting on the outfit and styling the hair!
I think my amigurumi dolls have much better bongo chat for styling than I do…. How does it feel to be able to craft and run a business with such a close family member?
From a very young age, mum has always made sure to provide creative outlets for my sister and I. She put us through painting, copper tooling, decou and paper tole classes. Even though she worked through the week, swinger couple ready dating chatrooms always made sure she had time to ferry us around to these different classes on weekends.
And now, I am so lucky to be able to share my love for crochet with my mum.
I remember that we were both unsure how to online chatting with girls up an Etsy shop and when we finally put our minds to it and got the shop online, we were both thrilled!
The first sale was so exciting…then the first review…and now, even though we are still both learning so much about the process, we are just absolutely grateful for this outlet through which we are able to share our love for craft and crochet and fund our serious yarn budget!
Another plus that we both crochet is that she understands my need to go yarn shopping despite the stacks of yarn we have at home, and she understands that when I am counting stitches that I am not to be disturbed! I have always loved all sorts of crafting from clay modeling, cross-stitching, pergamano to making glass-beaded hand-sewn shoes and wanted to make sure that my daughters got a chance to experience using their hands and bongo chat to create things.
When we chat porn from greensboro discovered amigurumi recently friend for chat plus was just something that grew naturally between Erinna and I. We both helped each other learn the various skills that were needed for making amigurumi creations. But at the same time, we each developed our own style.
I love making dolls and creating little outfits for them using the different mediums, raz asal chat Erinna finds joy in creating original patterns. Apart from the unyielding need to do housework, I would say that crafting is a full-time job! As much as I wish I could craft full-time, unfortunately crafting is only an after-work or weekend activity.
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I am a cancer researcher by day and crafter by night! As mentioned ly, social media in particular Instagram has been an amazing source of inspiration and is just we coo chat bubbling cauldron of crafting creativity.
The diversity and originality of fellow crocheters and crafters is just so special to be witness to. We still have so much to learn with regards to running an Etsy shop and have no doubt that we would benefit from the advice from many of your blog readers! In addition, we also make sure to say thank you to those who take the time to leave lovely bongo chat bar a chat montreal we appreciate these very much. It has been a most exciting experience and reminds us why we enjoy crafting so much when we hear from happy chat with singapore girls with whom we can share our love for creating dolls!
We took a leap and could not be happier with the journey that we are now on! So go for it!!
I was really touched when Erinna mentioned how her mother always made the time to provide creative outlets for both her and her sister. Rosemary stated how important it was to her that her daughters had a chance to chat online free with portland maine girls their hands and imagination to create things, and I love how they now craft and run their store together!
How amazing would it be to craft together as a family? I am delighted that we could learn more about Rosemary and Erinna and be inspired by all that they do!
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Have fun browsing through their lovely shop! Thank you for taking part in this Craft Chat, Erinna and Rosemary! Rosemary: And Erinna still does! Rosemary: I learnt to sew from my mum xxx chat online a primary school student — just simple embroidery. Erinna: I loved watching my grandmother use her american online chatting hand-crank Singer sewing machine.
Rosemary: It is so hard to choose as each and every doll that I have made always have special moments associated with each of them.