Project Parade

I know I haven’t posted in a couple of weeks – too many reasons why not to post here, and none of them are really that are of any interest to anyone but myself.

What I’m hoping is of interest to you is what I’ve been working on these past two weeks. Some are ongoing projects, one is a new small and one is just something I was trying out. Let’s begin

MSAL – November

I’ve done almost half of the design for November. I have one big flower and two small flowers to add before I move over to the left side of the design. The top part of the middle flower is done in white which you really can’t see on the white background. I might pick it out and try another color, but I like the white so….

Dollhouse

I worked on two “wooden” floors for the Ground Floor. One goes in the Tradesman’s Entry and one in the Pantry. The above is what I started with.

This is what both floors looked like basically. I forgot to take a picture of the first floor before I glued it into the dollhouse. The staining looks a bit natural, but I’m still going to be covering it up with a welcome mat or something.

Crochet

Not the best picture I’ve ever taken, but you can still see what I’m working on. It’s going to be the decoration of a bolster pillow. It’s a Victorian Era design, and you can find it at the following links:

Original Bolster Pillow Completed

Original Pattern for Design

I don’t think I’m going to follow the pattern completely, but I’m going to do most of it.

Something Different

I wanted to try something different, just to see if it would be something I’d like to pursue in the new year. I like trying new crafts just to see if I can.

This is called Viking Wire Weaving, and it’s just a very small length of it.

For a first attempt, I don’t think I did too bad. I need more practice. It was easy to learn, but it’s going to take work to get it looking like it’s supposed to. I used YouTube videos using the search words Viking Wire Weaving.

I think I’ll be working on improving my weaving skills in the coming year.

Let me know what you think, and let me also know what you think I should try next. I have some time before the new year, and I’ll try anything once. I’ve already tried knitting and while I am okay at it, I don’t like it. I get bored with it. What else can you suggest??

I’ll be working harder to keep up with my posting from now on, but I’m only human – not to mention it’s the holidays so….

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!!

4 thoughts on “Project Parade

  1. Lovely parade of projects! Do you want to try backstitching around the white in the MSAL? I love the white too, and it’d look amazing if it were a tad more visible.

    The bolster pillow looks interesting, as does the Viking wire weaving; looking forward to your progress on them and the dollhouse.

    If you’re interested in working with wire, you could check out other wire related techniques like wire crochet, wire wrapping, wire kumihimo–the processes are different but meditative, and they create different looks. I’ve been looking at quilting videos lately, and it seems interesting as well. No matter what you pick up, I’ll be looking forward to your updates on it. 🙂

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    1. I was actually thinking of backstitching the white in maybe the purple or a pale gray. I’m not sure yet.

      Wire crochet sounds interesting. I’m going to have to check that out. I’ve also looked at wire wrapping videos, but I haven’t tried it yet.

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  2. Love all of your projects. Lots to keep you busy and each are very different. Your sampler is looking so beautiful with all of the colors. I totally missed the white at the top of the flower until you mentioned it. Maybe if it were a little darker like Ecru or a beige. The floor for your dollhouse looks awesome! So realistic. Can’t wait to see the pillow finished. Love the lacy, delicate crochet. And that it is pink is even better 😉 I have not heard of Viking Wire Weaving before. It looks very interesting.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words!
      I’m thinking ecru might be a better choice than the white too, but backstitching in ecru is doable too. I’ll leave it be until I finish the rest.
      I had not heard of Viking Wire Weaving before I saw a video on it on YouTube. I’m watching videos on tablet and finger weaving techniques, and that one showed up in my feed. I’m going to work on improving my loop making and see how it goes. 🙂
      I have two tile floors to make for the remaining two rooms on the Ground Floor of the dollhouse, and I think I finally figured out how to make them. 🙂
      Welcome to my blog, and I do hope you’ll come back!

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