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A crafting update

Hello, everyone.. This week I’ve sign up for my TESOL course and been busy with my teaching job.   🙂 I’ve been very busy with my commission projects. If you have been following me on social media, you have seen my latest bullet bill post. I’m so happy with the way the project came out. I always hand sew the eyes.  See the image below.

 

Today, I’ve been working on my latest commission project. The project is based on the art work of artby_brierrose. It is called Grumpy Donny. He’s still a work in progress, but I’m getting excited because its the first time I’ve created something from an image and I’m using bulky yarn, plus creating most of the pattern myself. So far from my perspective, I love bulky yarn, although it was hard to start the magic ring. It is so soft and pretty. I’m using Bernat Baby Blanket for the project and I’m hoping to be able to learn how to embroider the face. 🙂 So cool! I’ll share the complete project later.

Twitch Creative Update:

I have been trying to stream on twitch, however, time and distractions got in the way and I have not been able to stream at this time, but I’m hoping that I can work on a schedule that will work for me and share all my new projects or items with you all. 🙂 I’m also hoping that Youtube will archive the streams, but I’m not sure how to get Twitch to archive yet. I’d like to work on a layout, which I could stream as well, but it all takes so much time for me.

I look forward to seeing you all again next week. If you are interested, please follow me on instagram above, twitter, twitch.tv/lovebird1221, and on here for more updates. Please follow this blog, as I’d love to see more followers. 🙂

I’ll see you again all soon. Happy crafting!!!

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Good afternoon, Crafters!

Hi, Crafters.. I’m busy with working, working on bills and doing my side jobs, such as book reviewing. I ordered too many books to review and that has been disaster, but I’m weening down slowly. Down to 5 now, working on the load. What a mistake!!! But I’ll survive, I think.

For those that missed it, last week, although I was sick, I decided to stream on Twitch for a while  to show off my progress on my commission project- blue yoshi. I have gained 3 out of 10 followers. My goal is 10 at this point, but I decided to stop streaming temporarily because of distractions and also I hate my camera angles. I need to work on that. I’m hoping the stream can also show off some great products I use or other beauty techniques in the near future. I may even start streaming on YouTube (if I have enough devices to run it all. lol) Yeah, big ideas.

My blue yoshi is complete:

This week I’m working on another commission project. This one may take some more time; it’s a bullet bill. I’m working with a pattern that I found online through Ravelry and I do credit the creator. I just love Ravelry and I should post more of my projects on there, but the Bullet Bill is pretty big and I didn’t expect it to be. I guess I need to start creating my own patterns, but it is hard for me because mathematics has never exactly been a friend of mine.  I’ve found a software to create patterns, but my down fall has been I forgot how to read the symbols. OH NO!!! :-O I’m not sure what to do about that, except go back and study that lesson I watched so many moons ago. If I can find the time. 😀

Here’s a peak from Instagram of the progress of the project. Working on part two today. 120 more stitches. AHHHH!!

Anyway, don’t forget to follow me on wordpress via email or the follow button down below. 🙂 I appreciate the follows and any donations you give to support my endeavors, although you aren’t obligated. 🙂 Remember if you see me on stream feel free to leave me a whisper or contact me here for commission products or any ideas you’d love to share.  🙂

I hope you enjoy my updates and I’ll see you again soon.

Happy Crafting!

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A blue yoshi?– Oh yes that is for sure!!!

Howdy, folks!! I don’t have pictures yet, but I’m happy to announce I have my first commission project. This is for an online friend, artbybrierrose, who is a watercolorist, artist, and painter. She has a great talent and skill. I’m always amazed at her talents. We’ve only been friends a short time, but I’ve come to learn there are nice and kind individuals out there if you find them.

I’m hoping to share with you some of the pictures of the project. So far I’ve posted a few on Instagram, as I ‘ve been waiting for my ‘special’ yarn. This will be a blue yoshi. I haven’t made a blue yoshi before, but if  you don’t know, yoshi can come in all of the colors of the rainbow. They are ‘bright’ creatures. I just love yoshi. 🙂 According to Wiki, Yoshi can be different colors due to what they eat and they are gender neutral creatures, but all lay green and white eggs (which I should really make yoshi eggs, too) 🙂

I can’t wait to share with you my latest project.

Twitch update:

I’m still wanting to be able to stream for all you fans, but time is limited and I need to try to focus on how long I want to stream and what time. As summer approaches I’m hoping I can figure out a great time. I have a few more things, I’m wanting to create for stream, such as a layout and donation channel. I’m in the process of creating a Facebook, public figure page, but you know, those Facebook algorithms are not the easiest to understand. If you aren’t connected to people that care, your pages sit in a stand still and eventually close. 😦

Before, I close, make sure you are following me on all my social platforms (twitch, twitter, instagram are my go tos), as they also help me get to test out products. 🙂 Don’t forget to follow me here on this blog as well. I update it as I can. Click the links below to follow along with me.

@lovebird122107

@musicgurl4vr or @gabiswhatknots

@lovebird1221

Happy Crafting!!! And I’ll see you next time.

 

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Happy 2 Year Anniversary

This month marks that two years ago, I started this blog because of a college project. Today, I’m trying to manage 4 other blogs. It gets confusing sometimes. lol

I still love to post and share stuff here online of my crafts and so much more. I always think and feel I could do more but I don’t ever get the chance to do cool videos or anything in particular, but once in a while I love to share with you photos of my crafts.

I thank my followers that do follow me on here and on my social media sites. I appreciate it greatly.

Stay tuned for more awesome crafts in the coming year. I’m hoping I’ll be able to do more as I adjust to my teaching job and other things around me. 🙂

See you soon and happy crafting!

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My own little project

Hi, everyone… Busy, busy, busy. I have two classes tonight. Yippee. I love my little friends. Even one invited me “over” for dinner. 🙂 I wish I could go. 🙂

Anyway, I wanted to give you an update on my crafting. I’m working on designing my own crochet needle case. I wanted something just for my Longer Tunsian hooks. They need a home. Since I have the needles, I thought why not try to stitch something really cool with the needles.

So far I’m making the item in two pieces. One is the pocket I will sew on. The second section will be the design for the cover. 🙂 I’d like to make a separate pocket for each item, but so far I’m not sure how to do that without showing the stitching on the pattern. So I’m going to do some research right now on other patterns and how they made their pockets for each needle.

I hope you enjoy this update. Hopefully, I’ll get to post more frequently. It gives me something to look forward and to share with all my fellow crafters.

See you later.

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Working on my own pattern

Hi, folks.. I finished the Legend of Zelda bag for my best friend and gamer, x45x. He hasn’t come over to get his presents yet. 😦 He’s been spending about 8 hours a day streaming all his favorite games. (Find him on Twitch after 4pm everyday) Twitch.tv/x45x

Right now, I got a slight cold, but I thought I’d drop a line or two to tell you about my latest project. Since I made the fore-mentioned bag above, I learned the Tunsian or Afghan crochet stitch. This stitch is awesome, because it is closely related to knitting. I have yet to get the hang of knitting. I tried a few weeks ago, but it was to no avail.  Anyway, I decided I need to crochet hook case more my long tunsian needles. I’m in the process of learning a few things, but I’m going to make this really pretty case with a flower on it. I’m going to use the normal tunsian stitch, knit-stitch and, possibly the puff stitch for the flowers. I’ve drawn the items on graph paper and trying to see how I can do with this made up pattern. It’s my first made up pattern.

the next thing I’m going to make is my companies mascot, Dino the VIPKID  dinosaur. I can’t wait to see what to do with him. I’m going to have to really think long and hard how to make him. 🙂 I guess I can steal parts from Baymax and Yoshi to create him. 🙂

I’ll try to post my patterns on my Ravelry page soon.

So nice to give you an update on my crafts. See you soon!

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Quick, Easy, and Inexpensive Flowers

Have any of you ever wanted to make something really fast and simple that will make people go WOW!! Recently, in my crafting research between my business up keep and my new online ESL teaching job, I started making tissue paper flowers.

Here are the supplies you will need:

  1. Tissue Paper ( I got a bunch of it for a dollar at Dollar Tree)
  2. Decorative Pipe Cleaners ( you can get these almost anywhere like Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Walmart)
  3. Scissors

If you know how to fold a paper fan, that technique is what you will need to know.

Put several layers of tissue paper down, preferably 4+. It can be any size of tissue paper; super tiny squares or the entire sheet. Fold it in sections (1 inch or 2 inches for a large flower, 1/2 an inch for a small one, etc) opposite of each other until you reach the end.

Now place the pipe cleaner in the middle of the “fan”. Now with your scissors cut out any design (pointed or curved) on the edges to even out the flower. Fan out the sides. It should sort of look like a bow tie at this point. lol 😀 Now lift up and fluff  each and every layer of tissue paper. Work one side at a time.

Once you are done, you should have something that looks like this.

My best friend thought they were shower poofs at first, when he quickly saw them in a similar picture, but he soon could see they were flowers. lol. They look more awesome in person. Plus, I found matching colored pipe cleaners. That was pretty cool!

These are great for gifts or for decorations. Just be careful not to get them wet, because they will disintegrate very easily.

Hope you enjoy this little craft for spring and Easter! See you soon with more great crafts!

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