Thursday, April 28, 2011

did you have a lovely easter?

we had a lovely easter despite some delays on sunday due to farm dramas. we enjoyed lunch with family followed by egg decorating, an easter egg hunt and a visit to the farm to see the day old chicks that have just arrived, just in time for easter, awwww.

Easter hair clip for my niece Amy

Easter egg hunt 2011

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the rest of my long weekend was filled with all sorts of crafting. sewing, crochet, hair clip making and cake baking. gracie has grown enough hair to clip back so i've been playing around with ribbons, felt and glue. i really don't like glue. it's not my sensory preference.

Gracie's easter hair clip

the bunny hair clips i made for gracie and my nieces amy and eleanor were inspired by this post.

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the ribbon bow clip turned out so cute that i made a few for my madeit shop. my poor shop is getting rather empty looking. i was trying to keep 50 items in there. there's 12 now. hmmm. fail.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

granny square blanket complete

i finished it! woo hoo! it's rather small but awfully sweet all the same. it sure puts the 'granny' in granny square blanket i think. tee hee.

Gracie granny blankie

i actually found joining all the squares up and doing the border more enjoyable than crocheting the squares themselves. funny because i was dreading the joining part. so my first ever granny square blanket is complete and it feels good, literally.

granny square blanket for gracie

i also found the wrap jumper for harrison which wasn't quite finished. i finished it and it fits him with growing room. instead of ties i sewed on some little leather buttons for a more manly look. i took a heap of photos but harrison wasn't in the mood for playing model and my camera doesn't like people that constantly move.

crochet wrap jumper

and then i modified the pattern a bit and made one for the dolly. it was supposed to be for lachie's teddy but it fitted this doll perfectly.

crochet wrap jumper for cabbage patch doll

not the nicest colours by dolly loves it and she doesn't mind the cheap acrylic yarn one bit! if you would like to make one the pattern i used was written by susanne visch and can be found here. and if that 'here' link worked then i have to thank cinti from my poppet for telling me how to do that high-tech stuff. and she can be found.. wait.. i'm gonna do it again.. here!

in other news i have become an active commenter. yep, i'm throwing comments on peoples blogs left right and centre and even 'following' them. so brave! maybe i'll even gain a few more followers myself. can i possibly get to five followers one day? one can only hope. then i'll know i've really made it. :) i don't get a lot of comments on this blog but i have had a few lately and it's such a lovely feeling so i thought it's about time i commented a bit more on other peoples blogs instead of quietly stalking them anonymously. if you read my blog and you have your own blog please comment below because i would love to have a look!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Hooray for Crochet!

i love this time of the year and not just because it's my birthday later this month :) my favourite kind of weather is cool/sunny. i love autumn. and as the days start to cool off my stubby little fingers start to get restless and yearn for the soft feel of yarn running through them. lets not go in to the hand tingles, sore wrists, blurry eyes (need glasses much?), headaches (need glasses much?) and blisters. i forget all about that at the beginning of crochet season. last year i started making granny squares purely to use up my ever growing stash. they are fairly random, not even particulary nice colours but the idea was to tie them all in together by using the blue for the first and last rows. the plan is then to join them all together with the red. it should end up a nice size for gracie to use in the pram. Granny squares i let gracie sit on the pile and test it for softness. she approves. she enjoyed throwing them off the desk and wiping them on my face. i hope she wont be too sad when they're all joined together. Granny squares the jumper gracie is wearing was crocheted by me during the many appointments and hospital stays i had to endure whilst being pregnant with her. i don't do pregnancy well. i was very excited to discover that it fits her now and there's plenty of growing room left. it looks far cuter on her than i imagined. she had another one for when she was born, plus one my mum made which she wore home from the hospital. i've also made one, at least i think it's finished, for harrison. must dig that one up sometime. Gracie with 'Bear'