Hello again all you glorious people! I told you last time that I was going to share another one of my recent projects with you, so, as promised, here are some pictures of the cheeseburger pillow I made!
What did I Learn?
This was the first project I’ve done where it wasn’t desirable to fully stuff some of its parts. If I overstuffed the buns or the meat patty, they would be round and obnoxious, rather than pleasantly plump but flat at the same time. This item is also great at catching the eyes of passers-by at craft fairs, due to its size and subject. I mean, come on. It’s a frickin’ cheeseburger. The downside to this is that given all the work that went into it, I’m charging quite a bit for it (still fair at $50, I think), so when they swing by to look at it, they catch a glimpse at the tag and tend to scoot themselves awkwardly away from my booth while sending me a sad but encouraging smile. I don’t think I’m going to be selling this off any time soon, but it’s still pretty darn cool, and I made sure to write down my pattern for this one so that I can replicate it if there comes a time where people are willing to put down the moolah.
The Helpful Tip I Promised
I thought for this post, I would share with any fellow crocheters out there something I learned recently about the craft. I’ve been doing this for so long that I don’t really think of things that I do on a regular basis as something that other people don’t know about (that made little to no sense, but I hope you understood), so I never know what to talk about when it come to the good ol’ hookery. Last week, I was watching a video from the Crochet Crowd on Facebook (you should check them out – no matter your level of expertise) and I found out that tucking your ends in three times, once in the opposite direction of the stitch, once in the same direction, and once again in the opposite direction, makes it impossible for them to be pulled out. You’ll have to leave a pretty significant tail for this, and it’ll take up a little more time, but it will be soooo worth it, especially on projects that will be stretched and moved around frequently, such as hats or other tight-fitting accessories.
So there you have it! I hope I inspired someone today, or at least made you a little hungry with my cheeseburger pillow. I’d like to hear from any of you that read this, ya know, get some feedback. From all 4 or 5 of you, haha.
Try frozen yogurt today. It’s like ice cream, but healthier. Like diet ice cream. But more delicious than it sounds.