My Crochet Projects That Are Finished….

Here is some more of my Crochet items that i have finished Crocheting.

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I crocheted some more mini octopuses to go w/the purple one (purple mystery ).  I made a black one name ink and a white one named white out.

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They were a lot of fun to make.

Ink the black octopus w/blue eyes.

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White out the white octopus w/black eyes.

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I made them with 6060 safety eyes in size 6mm, in the colors blue and black. You can buy the safety eyed at :  www.6060eyes.com . For the lips cotton floss in the color pink, you can buy it on amazon or any craft store. For the kind of stuffing that I used it is          polly-fill you can buy it on amazon or any craft store or even Wal-Mart. For the yarn Paintbox Yarn in cotton DK and Aran weight.

You can get paintbox yarn at:  https://www.lovecrochet.com/us/paintbox-yarns

The paintbox yarn colors are: paper white for the white cotton DK yarn and pure black for the black cotton DK yarn. Dark aubergine for the purple cotton Aran yarn.

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You can find the pattern for the mini octopus’s at:

http://blog.mohumohu.com/post/117524437877/amigurumi-octopus-pattern

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I Crocheted some honey bee’s.

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The bee’s names are honey and puff the honey bee’s that love each other.

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Puff the honey bee all pretty in pink.

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Honey the yellow honey bee.

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Loved making the honey bee’s. Here is where you can get their pattern:

http://blog.mohumohu.com/post/55214098677/kawaii-bee-amigurumi-pattern

The safety eyes are from 6060 eyes in the color black size 6mm. You can buy the safety eyes at: http://www.6060eyes.com For the lips cotton floss you in the color black you can buy it on amazon or any craft store. For the kind of stuffing that I used it is polly-fill you can buy it on amazon or any craft store or even Wal-Mart. For the yarn Paintbox Yarn in cotton DK  and scheepjes cotton 8 yarn.

You can get paintbox yarn at:

https://www.lovecrochet.com/us/paintbox-yarns

You can get the scheepjes cotton 8 yarn at:

http://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/yarn/scheepjes-cotton-8-all-colours

 

The yarn colors are Paintbox yarn in Dk cotton yarn in White paper for white , pure black for black, and butter cup yellow for the yellow. For the scheepjes cotton 8 yarn it is in fuchsia pink.

 

Making the mini honey bee’s an octopus’s were so much fun. I will be making a lot more of them. Both the honey bee and octopuses will be in my store once it opens in a couple of months.

I hope you liked seeing my finished crochet projects I have a bunch more to blog about in the next few days.

Thank you

Heather @ Painted World Fiber Arts

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My monthly Darn good yarns Yarn on boxing/unboxing/yarn in the box sub. Past months sub./boxes an current ones. Reviews/ YouTube videos.

I am writing this blog today about my monthly yarn in the box/sub. to darn good yarn. I have been getting the monthly yarn in the box/sub. since April 2017. So far the yarn in the monthly yarn sub./box has been working out really good I love each an every months yarn surprise an goodie’s so far.

For those that haven’t seen my videos or other posts/blogs about the monthly yarn sub/box from darn good yarn that I get. Let me tell you what a monthly yarn sub/box is. It is a once a month yarn sub. that has one skein/hank of yarn in it, in a surprise color /type of yarn that you get w/a suprise goodie. As well as a pattern for knit and crochet. You also will sometimes get discounts towards the type of yarn that you get. It gets delivered in the mail to your house every month unless you signed up for the 1 time yarn sub./box. The first yarn box/sub. is sent out right away to you after that the yarn sub/box will renew on the 1st of every month an then will be sent out to you around the 20th of every month. More info about the monthly yarn box/sub for darn good yarn can be found on their web site @ https://www.darngoodyarn.com/collections/subscriptions .

Lets start off with showing you what I got in my yarn in my monthly yarn sub/box for the month of August 2017. It was a very pretty greenish color. That was the DK weight Herbal Dyed Recycled silk yarn. I loved the yarn it was so soft an very pretty even smelled good like tea. It also came w/cookie cutters. Love the cute shapes that the cookie cutters are an I love making cookies. It will be fun to make some yummy cookies w/my son an use the very nice cookie cutters  together. It also had a pattern for knitting an crocheting. Loved the pattern can’t say what it was due to it being part of the box/sub.

Here is a pic of the monthly yarn sub/box for August 2017:

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You can buy the Herbal Dyed Recycled silk yarn on the darn good yarn web site in other colors. Here is the link:  https://www.darngoodyarn.com/collections/silk/products/herbal-dyed-lace-weight-silk-yarn-packs

I also made a YouTube video about the Yarn sub./box for the month of August 2017. Here is the video please check it out.

 

Here is some of the other months of the yarn sub/box.

For the Month of July 2017:

In the yarn sub./box for the month of July 2017. I got some very pretty sari silk Chiffon Ribbon yarn in a very pretty blue color. It came w/a project bag and a very nice pattern for crocheting an knitting. Loved both of the patterns. After getting my monthly yarn sub./ box for the month of July I got a e-mail from darn good yarn saying that the pattern for the monthly yarn sub./box needed 2 hanks of the sari chiffon ribbon an I only got 1 in my yarn sub./box so they had a buy one get one going on w/the sari chiffon ribbon an I wanted to make both of the patterns that came with my monthly yarn sub./box I ended up ordering 4 hanks all together but only paying for 2. Still a good deal over all.

Here is a pic of the yarn in the box/sub. for July 2017:

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The sari chiffon ribbon comes in all different colors an patterns Here is the Link where you can buy some : https://www.darngoodyarn.com/collections/yarn/products/chiffon-ribbon?variant=24138403718

Here is the pic of the extra sari chiffon ribbon yarn that I got. Yes I know the pic. was shown in a different blog post of mine. The Chiffon ribbon yarn is the yarn with the pretty bow on it. The darn good yarns fire cracker yarn is the chunky yarn next to it.

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I have made a couple of very pretty things w/the sari yarn so far. My pattern an pics. of what I made will be shown in a few days on the blog an a video on YouTube.

I also made a YouTube video about the month of July 2017 yarn in the box/sub. Please check it out.

 

For the month of June 2017:

In the month of June 2017 yarn sub./box I got 1 skein/hank of speckled tweed recycled silk yarn in a pretty blue color, pretty butterfly magnets, an a knitted/crocheted pattern.

Here is a pic. of the yarn box/sub. for the month of June 2017:

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You can buy the speckled tweed recycled silk yarn in other color. Here is the link : https://www.darngoodyarn.com/collections/yarn/products/speckled-tweed-recycled-silk?variant=42506742534

For the month of May 2017:

In the yarn sub./box for the month of may I got sari ribbon cording in a pretty aqua/blue/white/floral fabric pattern so pretty. For the surprise it was stitch markers that were a pretty matching aqua blue, and a pattern for crocheting an knitting.

Here is a pic for the May 2017 yarn sub./box:

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The sari ribbon cording comes in other colors to buy. Here is the link : https://www.darngoodyarn.com/collections/yarn/products/sari-ribbon-cording?variant=36886580422

The April 2017 yarn sub./box:

The April yarn sub./box was my first yarn sub./box from darn good yarn. With every first yarn sub./box that you get you will get 1 skien/hank of the worsted weight woven silk yarn in the color waterfall, mini knitting needles, a crochet hook, and a pattern for crocheting an knitting.

Here is a pic. of the April yarn sub./box:
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The worsted weight woven silk yarn comes in other colors. Here is the link where you can buy it : https://www.darngoodyarn.com/collections/yarn/products/silk-yarn-worsted-weight.

Over all I really love my Darn good yarn sub./box. I love each yarn surprise an goodie that I get as well as the suggested patterns for me to try out. I will continue to subscribe to the monthly yarn box/sub. and keep you up dated about them on this blog as well as my YouTube page.

I also have subscribed to a couple other yarn in the box/monthly sub. That I will be doing unboxing’s with on YouTube an writing about them on this blog.

I love commits please do so in the commits area blow. Please let me know your thoughts about this blog as well as what other yarn in the boxes/sub. that are good to try out.

Thank You for Reading this blog.

Heather @ Painted World Fiber Arts

I Finished My latest Crochet Project. A mini polar bear an mini ice cream in a cup w/a cherry on top…

I finely finished crocheting a mini polar bear and mini ice cream in a cup w/a cherry on top. It was a lot of fun to crochet these items. I will have a lot more crochet items to show off in a couple of days .

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I loved how easy the patterns were for both items. Here is where u can get the patterns to crochet them.

The polar bear:

http://blog.mohumohu.com/post/88688241602/kawaii-polar-bear-pattern

The mini ice cream in a cup w/a cherry on top:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dole-whip

The yarn that I used for this project was:

Paint box yarns in their cotton DK,

Yarn and colors must have all/minis in their cotton fingering weight.

You can get the paintbox yarns @ https://www.lovecrochet.com/us/paintbox-yarns

You can get the yarn and colors must have all colors / the must have minis yarns @ http://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/yarn/yarn-and-colors-must-have-all-colours

Those are 2 of my fav. cotton yarn brands due to the rainbow choice of colors, softness of the yarn, and weight of the yarn. Paint box yarns DK is a light DK yarn weight not supper heavy an the yarn and colors yarn is a fingering/sport weight yarn but looks so shiny and pretty . Love the sizes of the yarn balls for both yarn brands especially the must have minis in the yarn and colors brand . The other good thing about both brands is the price isn’t that bad as well as the shipping to the us.

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Paintbox yarns in rose red, pansy purple, banana cream all 3 are their cotton Dk yarn weight.

Yarn and colors must have all colors in purple bordeaux in their cotton fingering/sport yarn weight.

The cool  safety eyes that you will be seeing on all of my ami/amigurumi crochet items are from 6060 eyes. There web site is http://6060eyes.com . Yes you can buy safty eyes from amazon I have done that before but the risk is getting chipped/broken eyes , eyes that are not what they look like in the pic. and some other issues that the 6060 eye web site goes over. They are one of the best safty eye people to buy from due to their prices, custom hand painted eyes, all sorts of different eyes you can get from them, fast shipping, you get what you see in the pic. , and shipping price is better than most. Go check them out if you need safety eyes for you cute ami/amigurumi items.

Happy crocheting. Wright more soon.

Heather @ Painted World Fiber Arts

 

 

D.I.Y. Project How To Make a Mini Blocking Board In Less Then 10 Min. Written Directions & YouTube Video Link.

Hello I finally made the video for D.I.Y. project how to make a mini blocking board for all of your crocheted/knitted small projects. ex. granny squares, hexagons, triangles, or any small yarn art project that doesn’t need a big blocking board to be blocked out on.

First let me tell you about why you would want to block out a yarn art project. The reason that you would want to block out your yarn art project is if it needs to be stretched out to the correct size, to make all of the crocheted/knitted pieces to be the same size, the knitted/crocheted piece got all bunched up some how , or doesn’t look the correct size to you. You then would want to block out the crocheted/knitted yarn project so it can be stretched out to the way that you would want it to look. That way you end up with a finished crocheted/knitted piece that looks the correct size/shape.

You can make a mini blocking board in less than 10 min. together with me on my video that is on YouTube by clicking on the link below or keep reading this blog. The written supply list & directions are here.

 

 

The supply’s that you will need to have on hand for the mini blocking board project are:

1)  1 Mini foam piece in the size that you would like for your project. (ex. rectangle mini size. ) I got my 4 pack of foam mats that are for if u need something to kneel on at amazon. Here is the link:

http://amzn.to/2DYpKXa

2)  4 Wooden sticks that are the length that you need for your project.
(ex. wooden skew’s for kabob’s )

3) Tape

4) Scissors

5) A pen or Ruler

6) Spray bottle or you can pre-soak your yarn project in a bowel of warm/room temp water for 20 min. Then take the yarn project out of the water and ring it out gently , wrap in a towel an lightly pat it dry. You still want your project to be damp not dripping wet ,if you would rather use this way over the spray bottle way to block the yarn project out.

7) Opt. Some kind of glue if you would like to make the sticks more stable.

You can get everything that you need for this project @ most craft stores as well as wall-mart, target, an other retail stores in your area.

Here is the Pic. of all the supply’s need for the project. (Don’t forget the scissors not in the pic.)

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The Directions for the D.I.Y. mini blocking board project:

Step # 1 :

First you take your crochet/knitted project stretch/pat it down onto where it fits best on the foam piece. Then you take your pen poke it into each corner/ (or measure it out w/a ruler an mark it where each corner is.)

 

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Placing the crocheted/knitted piece on the foam piece. ( In the pic. up top. )

 

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Marking each corner w/the pen. ( Like in the pic up top. )

 

Step # 2 :

Take the tape and cut out 4 pieces of tape. Then wrap the tape piece around the top/none point part of each stick/skew or all the way down making sure that the point of the stick/skew is not taped. As well as no sticky part of the tape sticking out. That way the tape doesn’t stick to you project and the sticks/skews don’t get slivers of wood on your yarn project

 

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Take the tape piece wrap it around the top/none point part of the stick/skew. (Like the pic. up top.)(or all the way down leaving the point part out.)

 

Step # 3 :

Take each one of the wooden sticks/skews after you tape the top/whole stick poke it into each of the marked corner spots that you made on the foam piece.

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Mark the corner spots on the foam piece. ( Like the pic up top. )

 

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This pic. up top is how the foam piece should look w/all 4 wooden stick/skews in it.

 

( step# 4  opt.) If you feel that the wooden sticks/skews are moving too much or are not stacking a bunch of knitted/crocheted peace on top of each other or feel the wooden sticks/skews are moving around too much. You can then take some glue put a small dot of glue on each wooden stick/skew (or each marked hole)  place the stick back into the hole that you just made on the foam mat. Let the glue dry before placing any yarn projects onto the sticks. That way no glue gets on your yarn project.

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You can apply the glue on to each hole like the pic. up top shows or on to each stick. Then put each stick back into the hole a let it dry.

Step #  5 :

Take the knitted/crocheted yarn art project that you are blocking out put each wooden stick/skew into the corners of the yarn project. Then lightly spray the yarn project with water.(unless you did the Pre-soak directions up top in the list of supply’s section under supply # 6 . ) If you are blocking more than one item (ex. squares, triangles, hexagons ) you can stack it on top of the yarn art that you just sprayed w/water. Then lightly spray it w/water.

 

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Take the crochet/knitted project put each wooden stick/skew in each corned of the yarn project. ( Like the pic. up top. )

 

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Push the crocheted/knitted project all the way down. ( Like the pic. up top. )

 

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Lightly spray each piece. ( unless you used the pre-soak method directions up top in the supply list under supply # 6 . )

 

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If you’re blocking more than one knitted/crochet piece at a time you can then stack the next piece on top an spray it with water.

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Take your blocking board put it some place that it will not be disturbed while it is drying. Sometimes it will take a few hours to dry other times 24 hours to dry. Most knitted/crochet projects will be completely dry in 24 hours or less. You will want it completely dry before taking the project off of the wooden sticks/skews . Once dried it is all done being blocked an should look very nice once you take it off of the wooden sticks/skews.

The finished blocked out project/projects should look very nice an the shape/size that you wanted it to be. Like the blocked out piece that is in the pic. down blow does.13

Thanks for reading this D.I.Y. project making a mini blocking board in less than 10 min.  I hope that you enjoy making this fun D.I.Y. project. As well as enjoy how you finished crocheted/knitted yarn art pieces look all blocked out.

Thank you, Heather @ Painted World Fiber Arts.

 

 

Chiffon sari silk ribbon yarn an market tote kit review.

Hello. A few days ago i mentioned how i got some new yarn from Darn Good Yarn. It was there chiffon sari silk ribbon yarn that looks like the yarn in the pic. Below.


First let me tell you a little about Darn Good Yarn. They are a yarn company that is from NY. They specialise in yarn that is made from   Silk waste /sari silk waste. The yarn is then put together by lady’s from india /Nepal and sent out to Darn Good Yarn costumers. Creating jobs for lady’s in india/Nepal area that are far waged. I love darn good yarn so much an business’s like them. The reason is they have such a positive out look on creating different kinds of yarn like no other from around the world. Not to mention the owner loves yarn just as much as other yarn lover out there. If you want to learn more about them you can look that up on there web site http://www.darngoodyarn.com.

Let me tell you about what sari silk chiffon yarn is. It is made from the silk waste that sari silk has. The works take the silk that is left over from making the sari’s an cut it to size an then sow it together an creat yarn with it.

Anyways i got the pile of pretty chiffon sari yarn pic up top. As well as the fire cracker yarn review about that yarn once i use it. I also have some other chiffon sari silk yarn from Darn good yarn as well a few weeks ago i got there market tote kit w/the chiffon sari silk yarn in water colors. The market tote kit is what I will be writing to you about today.

I got the market tote kit a few weeks ago put it aside an was like i will get around to making this soon. When i first got the package in the mail that the kit was in  i opened it up took a look @ the pretty yarn in the pic. Below an was like yes rainbow yarn i love rainbows on yarn.


Let me tell you a little about the market tote kit. It comes with 3 or 4 hanks of sari chiffon silk yarn depending on if you pick the reg chiffon colors or silk colors depends how many hanks you get due to the silk one being bigger u get 3 in place of 4. I picked the watercolor silk one so i got 3 hanks in my kit. You get directions eathier in knit or crochet for the tote printed out for you as well. You can buy one of the market totes @ http://www.darngoodyarn.com under kits.

When I got my kit i couldn’t wait to start playing with the yarn an making the project. I winded up one of the yarn hanks  into a ball as I was winding it up oh know it broke an ended up being one big ball an one little ball no worries. Still very pretty an so soft to touch.


I then took out my furls odyssey hook in size L 7.0 and in the recommended sized hook for the pattern that is K 6.5 that is my furls candy shop hook. You can get those hooks @ http://www.furlscrochet.com


I decided to use the recommended hook k 6.5, feeling that it was was is best for this project but if you want a bigger bag use the L 7.0 hook or bigger.

I started crocheting up the bottom of the bag an it looks good so far.


The pattern is so easy to fallow. The yarn is so much fun to crochet up. I love how different the yarn is making the bag look with little peace”s  of silk fabric sticking out. Sence sari silk chiffon yarn is similar to t-shirt yarn just made with sari silk in place of t-shirts it makes a very pretty tote so far. I love the recycled sari silk chiffon yarn due to how each hank has its own look to it, speediness of it due to using a large crochet hook, an over all the fun a differentness it brings compared to the normal everyday yarn. I will be buying chiffon sari silk yarn again. Some of my plans for things to make with the other hanks of chiffon sari silk yarn that I have are a scarf, hair band, pouch and rug. I will show those projects off as they happen.

Over all the chiffon sari silk yarn market tote kits has been fun to make so far.  I should be done with the tote shortly an will show you how it comes out. The only bad thing with the chiffon sari silk yarn in the water colors is the yarn dye printed off on my hands and was hard to wash off.


I heard you should pre wash the yarn and heat set it so the dye doesn’t get on you. I will try that next time. Other then the dye issue no complaints.

Thank you for reading my review on the market tote made with chiffon sari silk yarn in color water colors. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day. I will be writing  more soon.

Heather @ painted world fiber arts.

updates working on social media sites as well as enjoying the weekend.

I am finely learning how to work this blog better as well as i got my twitter page an facebook page for painted world fiber arts up an running. Please add me on both of those sites. My instagram will be full of pics by end of the week I will have that link up shortly as well as a few other social media sites. Also hopefully if all goes well some youtube videos one is a random one the other will be my first yarn review on video as well as my next blog( up tomorrow ). Happy exciting times here.

Here is a few of my fun crocheting sea animals sneak preview

My mini octopus named Purple Mystery .

Nar my mini baby nar whale.

Mama the mini whale almost done with here. Just adding a few more things to her.

I love crocheting mini amigurumi. Its fun due to decorating it, fast pace, I don’t mine sowing  small parts /details w/yarn, loving the safety eyes, cute face making and how each one comes out different. A change up from larger projects that take many months to make. Hope everyone enjoys this blog an has a good rest of the night. I am about to crochet up some projects while watching one of my fav. T.V. shows Twin Peaks season 2 the newest season that is out. I am behind 2 episodes , a new ones comes out tonight so that’s 3 now. Cetching  up on T.V. episodes is always fun. Every time I watch Twin Peaks when they show the loge’s tiki post I want to crochet a mini tiki post. Maybe a feature crochet project. We will see.

Night night,

Heather @ Painted World Fiiber Arts

crocheting fun mini items an getting new yarn

I have been having so much crocheting little items like this strawberry, cupcake , as well as the mini octopus. Such fun. Here is the photos of them.

I named the mini octopus missy. I love nameing stuffed toys.

I got some new yarn that i will be wrighting a review about shortly on here. Its some fun recycled chavon ribbon thats sari silk fabric yarn. Love getting this kind of yarn due to each one looks a bit diffrent. I also got some yummy fire cracker yarn thats silk yarn thats recycled an spined up into a nice chucky rainbow. The yarn is all from darn good yarn. There one of my favorit yarn companies. Review about darn good yarn will be coming shortly.  Until then enjoy the photos below ,  as well as seeing my silly kitties they love yarn just as much as me. Wright more on here soon.