Four months ago, two of my friends threw a horror-themed birthday party. Around the same time when I got the invitation, I also received my copy of Creepy cute crochet. I thought the party would be a good reason to get started on my creepy crochet army, so my friends could use it for decorations. Of course, I never finished it in time. In fact, I still haven’t. While these creatures don’t take all that long to make, I handled them too much as an in-between project. And I also wanted them all to have sublime accessories.
To cut a long story short, I’ve only finished two up till now. I guess they would be great for Halloween decorations as well. At least I’m still in time for those 🙂
Maybe you remember the drawing my husband sketched a while ago. Maybe you won’t, since it’s been months. Lying somewhere on the bottom of a bag, was Mr McThingey, armless, legless and even faceless. But I’ve patched him up, and he’s ready for life now.
In the end, I decided to embroider the eyes and mouth on. Lazy as I am, that took less effort than going to look for buttons or cutting up felt and trying to glue that on without getting glue everywhere. Always keep in mind your own shortcomings 😉
I would like to write out the pattern for this one. Let’s hope it does not take me as long as it took me to finish poor Mr McThingey.
Time for a new doodle-turned-to-fluff. This is what my husband drew up a while ago:
I got started on it last weekend, and up till now, I have created a body and legs.
Now I am wondering about what technique best to use for Mr McThingey’s face. Should I just embroider it on? Will it look nicer if I get some felt and glue and stick something on? Is it better to use buttons? All ideas to help me out on this one are welcome!