Welcome! This is ChasingTheFrill's craft blog. Here you'll find progress and finished photos, drawings and other art, food, and sometimes cats.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

I'm Alive!

Oooh baby, it sure has been a while hasn't it. About 6 months. My goodness, what happened...?

It's probably because I'm not a very good writer, eheh. But at least I've been making things, so I haven't given up crafting! I got some pretty pastel yarn, learned how to make puffstitch flowers AND doing resin things.
Resin has completely taken over my life. I don't crochet as often (i still do though), but I guess I'm in a bit of a resin craze...

Keep reading if you want to see more, because I've got A LOT to show!

Friday, October 24, 2014

KiguKids and Machine Sewing

Yes. Machine Sewing, something I don't often do. Now, normally the KiguKids are completely done by hand, needle and thread, but I was feeling lazy. I thought, if it could save time and help me make more, maybe I could just machine sew them. Zigzag stitch the edges to make it similar to the regular dolls, that'll be good enough, right? WRONG. So wrong. Keep reading and I'll tell you about it.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Wallets, wallets, wallets.

Wallets! Or card cases. Not quite coin purses since they don't seal completely. Don't want change falling out everywhere. I haven't tested them for that sort of thing though, so maybe coins could work...I'll revisit that subject later.

Anyway, wallets/card cases! Cute, simple, and actually useful! Not to say hair accessories, pins, and stuff aren't useful, but this is something that's actually used. In two (or was it three?) days, I made five wallets.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Feverworm Review

Last month I made a small order from Feverworm. I'd seen their work pop up a few times in the Artist Alley and Draw threads on /cgl/ and was absolutely smitten! I love the coloring style and eye sparkles. As soon as I saw the phone straps of Red and Alice, I immediately bought them. Impulsive, sure, since I haven't collected phone charms in a long time, but no regrets! NONE!
I was surprised to see more included in the package besides a business card. There's even a cute little doodle on the printout.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Return of the Bunny Mufflers! And prints!

Chasing the Frill is doing bunny mufflers again! It's been a long time since I've made them, but I've started to miss them and despite it being 90-105 degrees F here, it's slowly, but surely(!) cooling down that maybe I'll be able to wear my personal bunny again. I'm sure it's a lot cooler and more fall like elsewhere, which means (hopefully) people may want a cute bunny to cuddle up with?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Monster Hat Emporium Review

I'm trying to be more involved in the Artist Alley community, getting and giving feedback, things like that. As I became a regular, something really caught my attention. Terrifying monsters. As scarves. Hairy, fangy, and with a bunch of eyes. Monster Hat Emporium is a creator of creatures both cute and creepy. While her bug-monster scarves weird me out (their faces are too spider like for me), the rest of Grue's stuff was just the right amount of spooky for me! I asked if she'd want to do a swap and after a few weeks of me being forgetful, finally got things rolling.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Bunny Blue

Picked up hand-sewing again and made a bunny. Inspired by The Tiny Tea Party, I made my own pattern and had a go at a teacup rabbit. I don't have minky, so flannel was the closest I could get to the softer parts like the top of the head, ears, and back. While not even being close to the same beautiful quality as her work, I had fun making it.