Breeding like rabbits!!

It must be that Easter is on its way that my new makes seem to be rabbits! This little bunny is from a magazine pattern.  As soon as I saw it, I just had to give it a go.  I successfully made and stuffed the body, crocheted a little jumper and made the cute little dress. Another first for me 🙂 I’ve never made ‘clothes’ for anything. The design and pattern was so much more simple than I had first thought. 

I love it! I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it though… 

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One step forward…two steps back!!

*sigh*

*groan* 

and a silent scream….

so….after the fantastic help I received from my last post and the cryptic code of row 9 of my crochet flowered square.  I successfully managed to decipher the code with the help of a simple full stop added to the pattern. To my amazement, it all became clear. 

Now, to my absolute horror, I have now discovered upon completing said “row 9” that I have made a huge error on row 8 !!! Or in fact, any of the rows from 1-8.  I have one too many petals to my flower, making it now very NOT square.  I have to start again…From number one…silly, stupid me! I so frustrated. Image

My only saving grace is that hopefully I can use the flower as a single appliqué on something else, where my extra petal won’t be noticed. 

How frustrating! I’m not going to let this hamper my crochet curiosity though..I will plough on..I will not be beaten by this !! 

Thank you for your help 🙂 

The Cryptic Crochet Code

I am trying to brush up on my crochet and trying to jazz up my granny square abilities. I have a few crochet books, one of which my mum gave me. I found a great pattern for a lovely rose square, I really want to set this in a cushion. 

Now..having suprised myself by actually managing to crochet the rose insert, I am now so frustrated as the rest of the pattern, from round 9 appears to be in a language unknown to me!!  I’m desperate to finish this off and accomplish this square as I love it!! 

Why wasn’t I born with a natural understanding of this secret crochet code!!! …… So frustrating!!! 

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Stocking up the Stash !!

I promised myself that today I would make time to go to the sewing shops to check out the stock.

I found two shops in a local town which I could have been in for hours was it not for having the bloke with me. He is quite enthusiastic, but not in the way that we like to delve through the shelves for ages enthusiastic! I must return to these shops with my mum!

I did treat myself to a few new bits and bobs. Some lovely fat quarters, one has a camper van pattern on and another pretty one.

I purchased some ribbons ready for Xmas makes, some embroidery scissors, another seam ripper as I keep losing the somehow?

Then I took myself off to the wool shop and brought a navy, deep red and Christmas green wool. Just waiting for some inspiration.

All I need now is some time to create something…hopefully tomorrow 🙂

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Sunday Makes

I was determined to get some more makes finished this weekend and to take time out from the usual weekend chores and get some selfish time. (Although whilst making these, I managed 3 loads of washing and got them all dry, multitasking woman!) so not completely selfish time.

I hate to mention the word, but it will soon be Christmas ! As the fete I’m doing with my mum at the end of November I thought I could make the odd festive thing. So sticking to what I seem to enjoy most, I made this little festive pillow.

Using a range of different fabrics from my stash, it turned out ok. I’m happy with it 🙂

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Then for my second make today, I rustled up this pencil case pouch to put my bits and bobs in. Like I don’t have enough to do, a full time job, a home and family to run, a strenuous gym schedule, I am also doing an online nutrition course. Which I somehow manage to fit in! Hence the stationary, hence the pencil case. I used my material I had left over from my sewing machine cover I made, so I can combine my two new hobbies together!

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Then finally whilst I’m relaxing this evening, I’m working on some more crochet squares for another project.

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I’m on a roll!

So..here is a matching pillow for my owl affair. I might put some owls on this one too,

Quite amusingly the reverse of the pillow is made from the button band of an old work shirt! There is no longer such a thing as waste clothes in my house. I will soon be taking the buttons from everyone’s clothes

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what shall I make next? …….

An owl affair :)

At last!, I have finally finished my crochet project!

Here is my finished crochet pillow.  It started out as you know as a weekend project and has taken me all of the week to complete.  Mainly as I was waiting for the delivery of the ribbon.  Whilst I was waiting, I carried on creating more squares for pillow number two!

I must say, I have really enjoyed making this and it did become a bit of an obsession.  I have literally been making it with every spare minute that I have had!  I am quite impressed with it and I l0ve the cute little owls !

I would like to add that I dont think I could of done it if I hadnt have found some great help online from an amazing blogger littletinbird.co.uk.  Her great step by step guides with pictures was a great help and really got me on my way.  The little owls I found from another great site – ‘repeat crafter me’

As for the reverse of the pillow, this was a mixture of some Laura Ashley material given to me and some other materal that is mean to be for my patchwork quilt ! (I only use a bit)

I hope you like it 🙂 I am really impressed even if I can say so myself

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