This is the time of year that my brain starts going wild thinking about ideas for the upcoming craft shows. Which is why I HAD to share this latest find; FREE Mannequin Head Pattern by 5 little monsters.
I made my own and LOVE it! I did subsitute all of the sc2tog to the invisible decrease (Planet June has a great photo tutorial on it here: http://www.planetjune.com/blog/amigurumi-help/invisible-decrease/) to create a more seamless look.
I probably crochet "looser" than the designer as my 3-6 month mannequin head had a 17" circumference. Still in the range…but I would have preferred 16".
Of course, I then had to have fun dressing up my new mannequin head. :)
Basically, I love it! Did I mention that before? I'll be making a few more for the upcoming craft shows.
Kudos to 5 Little Monsters for sharing this great pattern with the crochet community.
Have you ever used a light box to take pictures of your crochet projects? Or any craft projects? It's a completely different world. Up until now I would complete a hat or scarf around mid-night, naturally, that is the time I have to play with hooks. Mid-night, however, not so good for taking a picture to share it with the world. (world= facebook, instagram, and twitter..obviously.) :) There is a zero percent change of any natural lighting at that time. Then I would have the same internal fight; do I take a photo? Or do I press down my excitement and wait until the next chance I have at decent daylight to share my project? It was a 50/50 shot as to which one I would pick. Now I can go upstairs (I keep my light box setup in a storage room, see below) Stage and snap! I love it! The picture to the right; that was my first picture with the light box...unedited! To say I am thrilled is an understatement.
You can make one yourself! Here are few sites that show you how to DIY:
Digital Photography School
Handmadeology <----This one has a great tutorial on how to edit the photos as well. Highly recommend.
Or you can purchase one like you see below:
Note: This is not a paid review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
How do you display your crochet items at a craft fair?
Here is a table I set up at a March of Dimes fundraiser in April. Typically I only like to do fall/winter shows, but it's a really good cause! In any case - I have been trying to figure out a way to display infant/toddler hats for a little while now, and this is what I came up with. What do you think?
It clearly needed to be ironed, that's for sure, but I haven't yet found a way to keep table cloths from becoming wrinkled in transit. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on my display. In reality any money spent on a display comes directly out of my pocket and takes away from participating in a craft fair. There are certainly no guarantees of profit. Everything you see (for display) on that table was cheap/clearance.
What are your favorite ways to display your crochet items? I would love to hear about other ideas!
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