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I make clothes.
And talk about them.

Welcome. I’m here to talk about creating an intentional wardrobe that is ethical, affordable, beautiful, and comfortable. I mostly make yarn, knit, sew, thrift, and mend to do it.

Russian Doll Crochet Bears

Russian Doll Crochet Bears

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I have always loved russian dolls. In fact, a couple of years ago, I thought perhaps I could invest in a set since I've wanted some since I was little.

There’s just something so satisfying about stacking them inside one another and then setting them all next to each other. What is it? I dunno.

However, I haven't seen them at thrift stores before, and I wasn't about to buy a cheap new set. So I decided to make my own.

At the time my amigurumi skills were nowhere near good enough to make actual little girls with faces, but I was capable of simple bears.

The only main tip I have without providing the full pattern is to make sure your hook size is small enough with a thick enough yarn to ensure that the cups created are study enough to hold their shape.

Complete bear family made from store-bought yarn. Baby bear’s scarf is knit from embroidery floss.

Complete bear family made from store-bought yarn. Baby bear’s scarf is knit from embroidery floss.

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These two sets were made a couple of years ago. I have since improved my skills, especially with embroidery. I know I could make better faces and outfit details now. But I never took the time to take pictures of these cute little families. For the most part they just decorate my sewing room, but they are favorite toys of my daughters too.

These are super fun project and a GREAT way to use up little scraps of yarn for tiny hats and scarves. If there’s interest, I will put together a pattern since I would love to make a new set as a test for the pattern I originally wrote up.

To see a video of these little guys nesting up, visit my instagram.

Bear family number 2. These were all made with handspun yarn. The first three are the natural color of the fiber and the biggest bear was one of my early dye attempts. The wonky looking little guy on 2nd from the left is made from my very first skein of handspun alpaca. The baby bears in both families are stuffed with wool.

Bear family number 2. These were all made with handspun yarn. The first three are the natural color of the fiber and the biggest bear was one of my early dye attempts. The wonky looking little guy on 2nd from the left is made from my very first skein of handspun alpaca. The baby bears in both families are stuffed with wool.

The Mid-Project Blues

The Mid-Project Blues

Jeans Refashion

Jeans Refashion