Hi there! Today, for a change of pace, my Barbie Hilary is going to post about her recent dollhouse remodel, since it affected her a lot more than it affected me. So I will hand it over to her…
Hello Cogaroo Crafts readers! My name is Hilary, and you might have seen me on this blog before – I modeled the Spring Princess Dress. I’m excited to be posting today!
As you may have gathered from Cogaroo, I recently remodeled my house and I thought I would blog about it. (Thanks for stealing my thunder, Cogaroo!) It has been a long and strenuous process, but I’m very pleased with the result. I can’t find my before pictures, but you can click HERE to see the original dollhouse. (The room I’m posting about is in the upper right.) I got it second-hand, so some of the windows were missing, and we didn’t have all the furniture. Therefore I decided it was time for a remodel.
This is the room after I had finished with it. I’m especially pleased with the desk area. Here I added new wallpaper, a curtain, bought a new desk, covered my formerly blue chair with a crochet cover, and got a fun fur rug.
The chair cover was made by chaining 10 and doing several rows of Tunisian simple stitch. It would vary for your chair. Cogaroo wants me to write down the pattern for the rug too, so here we go:
- Small amount of fun fur yarn (Lion Brand shown)
- J (6.00 MM) crochet hook
Ch 11. Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. (It’s really hard to see your stitches…I went through the front loops only on some of the stitches and both loops on others, just whatever’s easiest.)
Rows 2-?: Ch 1, turn, sc 10 across. Keep going until it’s as long as you like then fasten off and weave in ends.
Yes, it’s really simple, and I can hardly call it a pattern! However, Cogaroo says some of you might like to know how I made it, so there you go. 🙂
My new room is perfect for reading and relaxing…here I am reading happily [Note from Cogaroo: Kind of reminds me of the checkerboard pattern from the Harry Potter books!]
I really like the afghan, too, it’s comfortable, and I like the granny roses…I’ll do a closeup below, so you can see how they’re laid out.
So it’s the granny rose pattern from Apple Blossom Dreams, replacing the chain-1 with a slip stitch to the designated rose. I actually copied Astri’s scarf here!…but imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…right? 😀
It’s been a pleasure talking to you, but I must take my leave now…have a great day!
Hope you enjoyed hearing from Hilary…we will resume our scheduled blogging in my next post, which will be who-knows-when (I’m enjoying summer while it’s still here!) Thanks for all your awesome comments on my WordPress PSA. I greatly appreciate your concern and sweet comments, and hopefully I’ll find the energy to re-upload some pictures soon!