Saturday, October 31, 2020

Happy Halloween

For many of us it has been a strange Halloween season but we hope all of you are enjoying it the best you can. I wanted to look back at my Halloween fun this year for my Halloween post. I hope you enjoy.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Busy Baby Box Farm Activity Cube Finished

I took pictures to send with the box to show what the pockets did, but for my own purposes I also wanted to remember what it looked like not just as individual pieces that I documented as I made them but what the finished product looked like too. This will help if I ever decide I want to go back and do this again. It also sometimes is just nice to be able to look back at completed projects and think wow I did that?

This was especially true for the roof pocket section which doesn't exsist in the pattern but I wanted so the puppets had a home and thuse would be less likely to be lost in the first day of play.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Rooster Finger Puppet

Finally we come to the last finger puppet from Leisure Art's Busy Baby Boxesfarm set.

The only real challenge I had with this project is the wings called for variegated yarn and what I found is most of what I have is actually striped not variegated which made getting consistant coloring challenging.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Cow Finger Puppet

The cow was slightly more complicated to finish in that he required multiple weights of yarn to finish his face. The previous puppets required just a little scap of cotton sport yarn for the details but I found as I tried to make the spot for the cow's face with acrylic worsted yarn it covered his whole face. So I pulled out the cotton sport yarn and made his face and muzzle with cotton sport and DK yarn. By using multiple weights I got the face to fit and all was well in the world.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Horse Finger Puppet

When I reached the last 3 finger puppets of Leisure Arts Busy Baby BoxesI knew I was in the home stretch of this project. I was thrilled because I could see the finish line of what was beginning to feel like an endless project.


The pattern for all the finger puppets uses the same basic body pattern so I decided I would make all 3 bodies before going to bed one night. That would leave me with just the details of the puppets to finish. Of course then I got distracted adding the pocket to the roof and fixing the fence but that's a whole other story

Other than the black sport cotton yarn scraps I used for the face details this is all made with acrylic worsted weight yarn and a g hook.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Square Crow Garland Finished

If you've been following this blog you might have thought I abandoned the square crows. I didn't. My promise to myself was that when the October birthday and Halloween boxes were gone that I'd finish off the garland so I could have it up before Halloween to keep up through Thanksgiving.

I had a hard time getting a good picture of them once they were hanging. My cell phone couldn't capture them at all. Even with our camera the shot wasn't all I'd hoped for. Thankfully the garland is as cute as I'd hoped for and I'm glad to have it cheering up my house

In order to finish the last 3 square crows quickly I decided on a factory approach. I finished legs, than main bodies, moved on to heads, than hats. It was an efficient method and I didn't have the challenge of starting all over and repeating the same pattern once again.

The 80 inch chain worked out to be a good distance for where I wanted to hang the garland and I'll want to remember that for the next garland I make. I've come to enjoy having garlands for this area since I made one for Easter.

For those you who are curious the hats do work rather well to keep the square crows in place once they are hanging up and you move them into the positions you want. You can slide them into place to create the spacing you wish.

This pattern was found in Crochet World's October 2020 magazine.

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