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A little change… Mandrake Root

Just a quick little post. I thought I’d try something a little different. I brought a pattern by Mr Fox on Etsy for a Mandrake Root. I found the pattern a bit hard in parts but overall I love him! I also loved taking photos of him, I think he’s pretty photogenic.

Nothing more too add at the moment. I’m currently busy with work, working on custom and made to orders, and will hopefully be back to planning and making my own patterns again soon.

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Casually hanging out…

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The pot may be a little too big but plenty of room for him to grow into!

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My First Felt Plushie!

As the title says… yesterday I made my first felt plushie!

Plushie’s are something I’ve ALWAYS wanted to make but never felt I could. I’ve always hated sewing, and sewing has always hated me. I’ve tried a few times but have given up fairly quickly due to the impossibility of it all.

However, recently I’ve been addicted to scrolling through Plushies on Google, Instagram, Pinterest, and pretty much all kinds of social media seeing what incredible crafters have made. It seems so hard with all the different shapes and pieces that need to be sewn together to make them 3D. I always have a tendency to jump too far ahead of myself. This time I started off with the basics, buying some felt, thread and a little sewing needle.

I’m pretty proud of this being a first attempt…

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I love it! I originally tried to get the sewing machine to work because, like I said, I hate sewing. Nevertheless I’m clearly not good at setting up machinery either. I managed to get it working for five seconds and then it just stopped. So I had to hand stitch, and I think it went quite well! I made sure to use lots of small stitches close together and it seemed to work. As a beginner to sewing and felt plushies, this is a very basic design, but already I’m feeling so inspired to make more and develop on this design.

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This little creature has given me a lot to think about. Surprisingly this has made my idea of what I want to do in the future seem a lot clearer too. I love crafts and creating things. I want to make a difference, and I have so many ideas on how to make a difference with my creations. I still have a lot to improve upon. As you’ve seen by my recent creations I’m still having trouble with embroidery and getting my thoughts down onto yarn, and now onto felt. There’s so many designs in my head and now I’m finding a new medium to try new ideas and see what works best.

Downside is my wrists are killing me! This surely isn’t good. Crochet and needle work isn’t good for the wrists and fingers, especially with repeated use. Maybe I should be focusing on one at a time, but with the amount of ideas in my head it is so frustrating not being able to have the time to make them. I have a whiteboard full of crochet ideas, the last time I checked there were about thirty future projects I need to make! Some I have absolutely no idea how to make them. As an inpatient girl in her mid-twenties it’s so annoying when you feel like time is running out to make something of yourself.

Calm down… It will be okay. One step at a time, right? So back to being happy and proud of my first plushie attempt. May there be more in the future, and with more of a message to send across 🙂

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LGBT New Additions

I would love to stock up my shop with all different variations of LGBT++ Superheros but I have too many new ideas on things to make and I would never be able to make them all. However, I am extremely glad for people who purchase Made to Order items from my shop. I love making these and I take pride in making them to the best of my ability. I’d like to think they keep getting better.

I won’t write any more in this post, I will let the photos do the talking…

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Long John Silver

I’m so happy with how he turned out! John Silver amigurumi:

I personally LOVED making his legs and his beard. This is the first time i’ve tried curly hair, and I think I need to use a smaller hook to make the curls tighter. However, Silver’s hair isn’t as curly as Max’s so I think this is fine 🙂

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He’s a little harder to stand, but totally worth it!

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John’s back view. Also a better look at his curly hair.

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I’m currently relocating so I can’t open my Etsy shop just yet. However, once I have moved in I will add him to the shop 🙂 I love him so much though, I’m happy to have him around for a while!

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Captain James Flint

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Captain Flint! To be honest, this was one of the most difficult projects so far. I’d love to know what you think. One of the hardest decisions was picking hair colour! I stuck with brown hair and a red beard, but I’d also love to make Season 1 Flint with his little ponytail…

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I also would like to make his jacket longer next time. Again, this is one of my most tricky projects but i hope you like it and he looks somewhat similar!

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I’m in the middle of relocating but once i’ve settled in my new home I will add him to Etsy 🙂

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Captain America Amigurumi

 So the past few days I’ve been making Captain America, with the hope of making the whole Marvel team! Captain America seemed the easiest to do, but I also had a lot of fun making him.

He comes with an attachable shield, which i love. It feels very soft and padded to touch. Easy to come off and on.
  

Captain without his shield.
 
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Now available on Etsy (CrochetWithPride). I hope you all like it, it’s one of my favourite creations! I don’t know what (or who) will be next… So it will be a surprise for everyone 🙂