Blog Series

Amigurumi Potion Bottle

Part 2: The Insert

To keep the bottle of essential oil stable inside the potion bottle, I decided to make an insert to hold it. For the insert, I suggest using the ...

Part 3: The Potion Bottle

The insert is complete... and now to make the outer bottle. I chose a deep red colour for my bottle, as it was leftover yarn that was sitting nea...

Part 4: Bottle Lid

We could stop here but I wanted a cap for the potion bottle. Using the white yarn, I made a circle: √ 6 sc in magic ring √ inc around = 12 √ [in...

Nanuk: Amigurumi Bear

Part 1: In The Beginning...

With my latest crochet project completed, I went back to looking for an amigurumi animal that hand-size, rather than 18" or so.  Sifting through t...

Part 2: Body

Before we begin with the body, let's make the muzzle.  Why do we want to start here? Because, when we are making the face, we will want to add the ...

Part 3: Finishing Up

Nanuk is coming to life .. √ body √ head √ nose √ eyes Next: arms, ears, and a scarf for an added touch. ARMS (2, of course) > magic ring: 6 >...

Lola The Doll

Part 3: Arms

Head √ Legs √ Body √ Dola needs arms!  For the arms, I adapted the pattern for the Moose, making them more "doll" arms - with thumbs. Yes, basical...

Part 4: The Hair

and here we are ... needing hair. I do not enjoy doing hair. Sigh... but it must be done. Checking my mindset for this part:  “"Adding hair is j...

Part 5: Finishing Up

Well... I almost made it through doing the hair.  I have to admit that I got tired of doing hair and my "perfectionism" goal disappeared and my "go...

The Learning Curve

Part 7: Tunisian Corners (afghan)

Disclaimer: this may not be the right way to do #Tunisian corners for “in the round” but it is how I do them and, if I am consistent, it will look ...

Part 8: Flat Stitch (Tunisian Crochet)

Finding my way back into the world of #TunisianCrochet I discovered a project that used what they called a “flat stitch”. I don’t remember ever re...

Part 9: Amigurumi HAIR

I'm in the process of making a doll and the goal was to make a face that didn't let down the entire project. I'm pleased with the result.   [faces...

Fibonacci gauges

6 entries

Part 4: you will get the point...

Fibonacci gauges you will get the point. Hi again Craftisan’s. In the last part we made gouge arm points, yes jigs and . So this blog starts with u...

Part 5: rivets, branding and more…

Fibonacci gauges rivets, branding and more… Hi again Craftisan’s. In the last part we finished the build of the first one, while we are waiting for...

Part 6: finally the screws arrived.

Fibonacci gauges finally the screws arrived. Hi again again Craftisan’s. Now we can call it done, the screws took some time time to arrive and I he...

Crochet: what's next?

Part 1: Owl Inspirations

Next on my list for an amigurumi creation is an owl, so off to google I went to find some patterns that caught my attention. [Image]https://www.te...

Part 2: Moose Inspirations

Being a Canadian, I just have to add a moose to my amigirumi collection! Now, to find the right pattern ... It might be this one: [Image] Mart...

Craftisian Labs

Part 1: Blog Series Are Back!

Welcome to the latest news from the Craftisian Labs. Blog Series Are Back! Craftisian Blog Series are back in the spotlight with the awesome new ...

Eighteenth Century Cabinet

Part 8: Video of Curved Glue Up

Here’s the video of the first stage of gluing up the curved side. In this stage the marquetry is not glued to the cabinet. It is laminated into a c...

Part 9: Summer Break

I’ve come to a place that is convenient to take a break. Sailing season is approaching and I have work to do on my boat to be ready. This cabinet ...

Part 10: Change of Plans, Front Marquetry

I know I said I was taking a break to get back to sailing for the summer but there was a surprise in store for me. On April 26th I had my boat haul...

Craftisian Interviews

Part 1: ZacBuilds

Q: When you first started working with wood, what was your inspiration/goal? My first projects were mostly projects of necessity. I needed a new de...

Part 2: Norman Pirollo

Q: When you first started working with wood, what was your inspiration/goal? My former career was in hi-tech, the computer industry to be specific....

Army truck

Part 8: Cabin 02

This is a serie about making a army truck The sequence of photos will be gronological, with doeing this I hope to make my working method more clear...

Part 9: Assembling Engine,Grill and Cabin

This is a serie about making a army truck The sequence of photos will be gronological, with doeing this I hope to make my working method more clear...

Part 10: Fenders

This is a serie about making a army truck The sequence of photos will be gronological, with doeing this I hope to make my working method more clear...