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My name is julia. I'm married to the most wonderful man and we have three children: a boy, a girl and another baby boy. I love being a mother, a wife and a creative person. I knit socks and crochet dolls. I make books, cards and work on mixed media projects - mainly canvas and when the mood strikes me, I art journal and sometimes I sew.

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years ago my mum gave each of us - my siblings and me - a set of three beanbags each.

we were in that circus phase (especially my sisters and me) where we came up with little dance and acrobatics routines that involved skipping ropes and hoops and music which we then "performed" for our neighbours. (we were all good friends and relatives in the house of 5 apartments where i grew up.)

after years of use the beanbags ended up looking like this:

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they turned really soft even though they used to be pretty firmly stuffed. the upper material got brittle and thin and is about to break.

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i accidentally came across this tutorial when i was searching for crochet doll patterns - which she has too by the way. i saw it and instantly thought i have to try if these crochet baubles fit around my old broken bean bags. and they did!

i didn't have to change the size or number of stitches at all. i only skipped round 4 of the tutorial because i found i didn't quite like the look of it after i tried it on the green one. and i added another round of hdc (half double crochet) at the end of each hemisphere to make them meet so i could slip stitch them together.

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i'm very pleased with them. they are much firmer again, much prettier to look at and also have a very nice texture. the kids love throwing and rolling them... i still have three more to do in pinks, blues and yellows i think...

 

yarn info: i use Schachenmayr smc Catania which is a cotton yarn and great for crafting and a 2.5mm crochet hook.


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