Very Crafty Weekend

I was both productive and unproductive this weekend. I was unproductive in that I cancelled a kind-of important appointment I had, because my work week was really something. I was dealing with a lot of emotions and unexpected events caught me off guard and really, I just wanted a weekend to myself – a weekend where I didn’t have to follow a schedule or plan around anything in particular. I was productive in that I did two major things – I bought some sharpies and a pack of shrinky dink paper and made a ton of stitch markers, and I got around to giving Tsukki, my Hujoo Nano Rabi, a face-up!

A friend and fellow member of the Blythe community in NYC started a podcast about knitting, crafting, and dolls. Julie’s is the first podcast I’ve ever watched/listened to, and I get the feeling I’m missing out on a whole world of listening material. When I knit, crochet, or am doing arts and crafts, I love to play doll videos and vlogs on my computer as a source of inspiration and entertainment. I really enjoy knitting/crocheting while listening to Julie’s podcast. ^^ The latest installment:

It was through this podcast that I had the sudden urge to try making things out of Shrinky Dink and dying my own yarn! I haven’t gotten around to the yarn dying yet, but I’ve been making stitch markers out of shrinky dink paper all weekend long.

These drawings are all traced, as I wanted to make sure that my stitch markers came out cute. I had a ton of fun with this!! Even watching the pieces bake in the oven was entertaining. I think I might make a little pendant as a blythe pull charm to add to one of my girl’s pull rings. Oooh, maybe a little fox or deer for Elowyn. The possibilities are endless.

Now onto the face-up:

It’s been a while since I’ve done a face-up of any kind, but I’m happy with how Tsukki turned out! It’s a bit simple, but I think he came out cute. I wish my lines were cleaner though. I also settled on the pinkish taupe eyes for him, instead of the sparkly dark navy blue.

I thought the color of the dark blue eyes was hard to see, and the eyes looked less striking. I also really like the mesh pattern of the taupe eyes.

And now I’m exhausted, and will be playing the game Stardew Valley or my new 3DS game, Bravely Second, until it’s time to turn in for the day.

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12 thoughts on “Very Crafty Weekend

  1. I think you did a great job on Tsukki’s face-up. The stitch markers are cute, too, and look like fun to make. And Stardew Valley is on my Steam summer sale wish list!

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    • Thank you!!! Faceups are so much work, and I never realize it until after I’ve gotten started. Also, I can’t recommend Stardew valley enough ^^. I’ve been very addicted.

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      • You’re welcome! They are a lot of work but worth it. I really enjoy doing them but I have to be in the right mood. Well, I look forward to trying out the game, hopefully it’s on sale. My summer sale wish list is really long. πŸ˜„

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      • πŸ™‚ I forget: did the Hujoo Nano size also include the little anthro mouse? That might be cute. πŸ˜€ Or there’s always the kitties; one of them could be a little sister or brother to your Janus Gato. πŸ˜‰

        I can’t really recommend getting a Hujoo Baby given how Suve’s skin color turned out, though. 😦 But maybe the Junky Spot will get some “Chocolate” ones back in! (I certainly hope they will! I still want one!)

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