Tuesday, November 27, 2018

DIY Model Horse Rope Halters

Yes, I am still procrastinating on getting stuff done but luckily some good has come out of it so I present you with another tutorial.

This is my adaptation of a tutorial I found on another blog:http://timestableandstudio.blogspot.com/2013/08/how-to-tie-rope-halter.html All credit goes to the author, I'm just giving my newer form of the instructions with a few comments. All the pictures added come from me trying out the tutorial. 

I’m using a thin yarn to make it easier to see however I normally use embroidery floss to get a lot of fun colors!

You will need:
  • Scissors
  • Ruler (with cm)
  • Yarn/ string/ thin nylon cording/ embroidery floss/etc.


1. Measure and cut out 80 cm of string

2.  Make one end 8.9 cm longer than the other

3. Tie a different colored string in a knot at the end of the loop

4. With the model facing towards you and the different colored string centered on the horse’s nose put the longer length to the right.

5. Tie a knot on the left side along the jaw as shown in picture. Do not make the knot super tight; you will need it loose later.

6. Make a similarly loose matching knot on the left side.

7. Next make a loop knot with both strings together. I use a pencil to make sure I don’t lose my knot. Make sure the knot is tight and the nose band fits over your horse’s nose. This is a good time to remove the piece of different colored string.

8. Next knot the two strings together about halfway under the jawbone as shown.

9. Take the longer piece of string and make a loop knot about even with the eyes in the middle of the horse’s cheek.

10. Bring the end of that piece of yarn through the first of the nose knots. Say that three times fast (Nose knots, nose knots, nose knots). Admit it you tried that too.

11. Tighten that knot and then repeat with the second knot.

12. Now find that shorter string that you probably forgot about and knot it with the longer string at about the same height as the loop on the other cheek like so à

13. Bring both of your strings over and put both through the cheek loop. Tie a slip knot and cut the leftover strings to your desired length!

Have fun!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

DIY Crochet Umbreon

Today I have a great crochet pattern to share! It's free and it comes from one of the greatest sources for pokemon related crochet stuff ever! If you hadn't guessed, I'm a super nerd. But that's okay because as Hardson from one of my favorite tv shows of all time, Leverage, would say, "Age of the Geek." So without further ado, find the pattern here: http://wolfdreamer-oth.blogspot.com/2010/08/umbreon-plushie.html. All credits go to the author of the pattern.

I made one alteration in that I crocheted the eyes.

G hook or whatever works best for you to get the desired look.

In black
 1. Magic ring
2. 6 sc in magic ring join with sl to first chain

In red
3. Chain 1, sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, hdc in next stitch, dc in next stitch, hdc in last stitch, join and finish off leaving a long enough string to sew on.

In white
4. Sew on to look like pupil-thingy that umbreon has...

(Obligatory picture of mess made while designing this below..)

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