It always seems right to me when I can post a
few of my crafty endeavours.
After all this was one of the main reasons
nearly four years ago I pressed publish on my first post.
To join in and share the love of being crafty and creative.
To share the ups and downs of a project is really an inspiring
thing to do I think.
So here are a few of the things that have been
keeping me busy the past month or so.
Back at the beginning of December whilst sorting out the
girls advent calender,
It was suggested that I make them a little something
to give them on one of the days.
Lucky for me it was the 23rd December
and I have to say I only made it by a whisker!
I knew it was going to be amiguruimi,
but of what? was the burning question.
For the first time in ages I hit Pinterest hard,
(come look for me on there!)
and what inspiration I found in fact
I become quite obsessed finding so many
wonderful talented makers out there.
This one in particular really blew me away.
I have said before that crochet or knitted
toys can look lovely but they can also look a bit
mm mm I don't know...... samey?
But on looking for ideas one of the things I found
I loved was the way some crafty
people were mixing up different wools, colour,
texture felt and fabric to create some really
Out of which Boo's lamb was born.
I am hoping I have given him his own look
and not too much of
a copy of anyone else's work.
I always find that's the flip side of lots of inspiration
it can rid you of your own original ideas in ways
that you wouldn't suspect.
Forgive the rather rough way he looks and
his suspect lump at the side of his body,
in the general madness of the run up to Christmas
I forgot to take a picture of
either of the girls toys.
So they are both in a very loved state! lol.
No I didn't give them lumpy fuzzy toys.
The lamb was made up out of a mix of patterns
I had mainly to make the shapes.
I wanted the head to be bigger than the body and
had a go at making the face more expressive.
Still not sure if he is a success really
but its a start and I look forward to making
But Ooo but what a nightmare it is finding
interesting different coloured eyes!
Nowhere could I find in the UK
and had to go to a US seller.
Which turned out well as they
only took about a week and half to arrive for a bag of
14 pairs of different coloured eyes.
For Lala I made the robin
as she saw something similar made of felt
in a magazine that she fell in love with.
He was pretty simple to do
a ball stuffed then a beak some eyes
and a little heart shaped red breast of course!
O and a little spiky hair at the top too.
Luckily they both loved them,
I wasn't sure what Boo was going to make
of her lamb but she thought him sweet.
Phew mission accomplished there then!
Another Christmas crochet project
was the blanket I made for my Nan.
She has been a bit poorly on and off the past year and has lost
a lot of weight so she feels the cold more bless her.
I used Robin Chunky wool and a size 5 hook.
6 by 6 squares and a pretty border and edging
and it was done in about two weeks.
I didn't want to make it too big as I worried
she might of found it heavy to carry about.
As its made with the chunky wool it does get
But it grows quick!
Great if you are pressed for time.
And the wool was reasonably priced too
and I thought really lovely to work with.
The pattern was a Jane Brocket sunburst one,
and a really easy pattern to work up.
My nan loved her blanket and
it was quite lovely really after all the years she has
knitted things for me and the rest of our big family,
she finally gets something made
Just for her!
And finally a rag wreath
I made a week or so back.
I salvaged the wreath ring from a really
dodgy Christmas decoration that
looked really cheap and nasty.
So I took off the offending bits of felt that
adorned it ready to use for a rag wreath.
I a lot of fun making this and it has
all sorts of odd scraps of material some
vintage other stuff just off cuts from
other projects and even ribbon.
I finished it with a wooden heart I have had for
ages in the middle and it now lives
above my window in the kitchen.
It was such much fun I am planning
on making some with the girls for
perhaps Easter as I think
they will enjoy playing with the fabric.
And as for now I have another blanket
on the go for a lovely little girl I know!
I only have a few weeks to finish it so I best get on with it!
What crafty projects are you working on at the moment?