Progress Report: Tiana

I don’t know what it is–maybe it’s the suddenly beautiful weather or my increasingly busy schedule–but the thought of spending one more hour on a Disney princess makes my eye twitch a little bit.

I don’t have any pictures of my progress with Tiana, but I can tell you that she’s about 80% complete. Her head/torso/dress is all finished, as well as her arms, so all that is left is her hair and her dress details. I have half of her dress detail pieces finished but not sewn on; the trouble is that I sewed on the bottom layer of dress pieces, made the second layer, and then realized that the bottom/first layer pieces were too short. So now I have to carefully rip them out. Yay. (Not yay.)

Perhaps I’m just a big procrastinator (aren’t we all?), but I have figured out what I want to make once I’ve finished with Tiana: a toy rocket ship!


I drew a little picture to get an idea of what it might look like–due to my lack of gray-colored highlighters, you can picture the white space as gray. The best part is that it’s made of easy shapes, small enough to be quick, and I can use safety eyes as rocket ship buttons!

The pattern for my rocket ship might be the first in which I actually make charts, too. I’ve been recently entranced by the idea, and I’m excited to finally try it out!

With the weekend so close at hand, perhaps I will force myself to sit down and just finish working on Tiana. I even have a special frog prince coming for her in the mail which should be here tomorrow, so her pattern might be posted over the weekend. Until then, keep crafting!

Published by Alex Mikkelborg

I fell in love with crochet in college, and since then I've made hats, scarves, afghans, stuffed animals, Christmas ornaments and so much more! I also recently taught myself how to knit, and now I have twice as many reasons to buy more yarn! "She who dies with the most yarn wins!"

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