Thank you so much for your wonderful response to Unraveled! Your encouragement means a lot to me, and I’m so glad you like it. 😉 I will probably be doing the twice-a-month posting schedule, unless I need to cut it down to once a month because of Life, so you’ll find out what happens next on December 15. 😉
Sweet crescent moon, up in the sky
You sing your song so sweetly after sunshine passes by
Lunar Lullaby, from Cress by Marissa Meyer
Please refer to Cinder and Scarlet’s post for the details on materials and stuff.
Unfortunately I don’t remember the brand of yarn I used for Cress’s hair, but I love it – it’s so soft and the perfect shade of yellow. I noticed it out of the corner of my eye when wandering through Michaels and instantly knew I had to buy it for Cress’s hair. Longtime followers may remember that Rapunzel is my favorite fairy tale (and, incidentally, Cress was the book that got me to read The Lunar Chronicles because it’s a Rapunzel retelling), so naturally it was important to me that her hair turn out well.
I painted over a pair of black safety eyes with this lovely blue nail polish, which worked surprisingly well. I don’t remember the brand, but I love the name: “Blue Me Away.” Then I added a clear coat to keep it from chipping. For the rest of the dolls I got pre-made brown safety eyes, but Cress is supposed to have lovely blue eyes. I could have done clear safety eyes and painted the back, but I didn’t want to order them or spend any more money, so this worked out fine. 😉
Here’s a closeup of the edging on her dress. I didn’t write down the dress pattern, but it’s basically Cinder’s top, and then extended double crochets for the skirt. The edging is *(sc, ch 2, sc) all in same st, sk a st* around, with the wrong side facing out because I thought it looked cooler. I even pulled out some Lucy yarn for Cress’s apparel.
Anyway, that’s it for Miss Crescent Moon; I’m very pleased with how she turned out! I’ve been wanting to crochet her for a while now since she’s one of my favorite fictional characters.
Actually, as an aside: if you ever want to know how my brain functions, you should read Cress, because she’s basically me in book character form. Narcissistically enough, that’s part of the reason I like the book so much. There’s a great quote from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green in which the main character, Hazel, is talking about her favorite book, and it perfectly describes my feelings about this book. Here it is:
Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. And then there are books like [title], which you can’t tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like betrayal.
…the author […] seemed to understand me in weird impossible ways. [It] was my book, in the way my body was my body and my thoughts were my thoughts.
–The Fault in Our Stars, p. 33, John Green
Anyway, that’s kind of off topic, but Cress is ‘my’ book like that. Now I’m curious; do you have any books you feel that way about?
Hope you’re all having a lovely Monday, and thanks again for your support on my own writing adventures! 😀