Wednesday, 30 December 2009
This is Gilbert and he is a giraffe, all be it a blue one (I could not find any yellow wool I liked - I have realised i am quite fussy about what I like crocheting with). He was crocheted for Dan's Nephews for Christmas as they are giraffe mad. I had grand plans about making two, one for each Nephew but time dictated otherwise!
You can see more photos of Gilbert on my Flickr page - he has lovely Giraffe spots on his back which I was quite pleased with, they were not part of the original pattern and required some freeform crochet which I enjoyed. Gilbert is made from a pattern by the wonderful Roxycraft.
Friday, 6 November 2009
This happened so many years ago I can't remember how many. And all this time I have carefully stored it fully intending to do something with it one day.
I decided some time ago that it would make a great hot water bottle cover but never quite got round to it. For some reason I decided to make it this week. Maybe it was the pattern for the lovely crochet circles I found in one of my craft books that inspired me. I am really pleased I got it finished. It is lovely and most importnatly means you don't get scalded by your hot water bottle.
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Saturday, 31 October 2009
Saturday, 24 October 2009
Thursday, 15 October 2009
I love making cakes. I haven't been able to enjoy baking for ages as my old cooker was rubbish. Me and my lovely new cooker are getting to know each other and I am starting to enjoy the art of cake making again (watch out waistline!).
Monday, 12 October 2009
So I decided to have a go at making a new one. I carefully took the old one apart and made a pattern from it, cut one out of some white cotton and voila, a new wrap shirt just like my old one. Well nearly...my old one was black - I thought this one would be too until it transpired I had ordered white cotton fabric by mistake. Ah well, never mind, I like this one too and as the fabric only cost me £2 from a site on the internet I might just be able to stretch to making another order and having a black one too.
Sunday, 4 October 2009
As I understand it, this is a studio apron and will mostly get used for priming, so should save the lives of a few of Dan's t-shirts.
Saturday, 3 October 2009
Here are my latest batch of hats for the Innocent / Help the Aged campaign, beautifully modelled by a range of fruit (if you are wondering why the heck I am crocheting mini hats see post #1 on the blog).
I can't help but be particularly pleased with the viking helmet. I got a bit bored of making bobble hats so diversified a bit!
Monday, 21 September 2009
I felt a bit guilty about leaving him there unfinished so got him done. I am really glad I did as he turned into quite the cutey!
Thursday, 17 September 2009
This make might not look all that exciting on first glance but I am very pleased with it!
Monday, 14 September 2009
Hi - Welcome to my new blog. It will record things I have enjoyed making, whatever they may be.
For my first post something small that could help have a big impact........
Innocent (the makers of very lovely smoothies) have a cool campaign each year where people knit (or in my case crochet) hats for their smoothie bottles. The bottles go on sale wearing their handmade hats and for each one sold Sainsbury's/Innocent donate 35p to Help the Aged. This is my first hat for this year - more to follow.
For more info on the campaign have a look at this......Innocent campaign