Dress-ups

June 1, 2013 § Leave a comment

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I made these lamb and fox hats for a dress-up party we went to today. I found this great free pattern for the lamb hat here and the fox one I just made up as I went along. I’m really happy with how they turned out. I also made some fox booties that you can’t really see in the photos, I might take some more soon. For the booties I adapted my favourite free pattern and added little claws on the front. Seriously, it’s such a great pattern -  I use it allll the time.

 

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Yarn Bombing

July 15, 2012 § 2 Comments

I recently took part in a community yarn bombing project. At times my local town can feel like a bit of a lost cause, so I jumped at the opportunity to help spruce it up a bit. I’m usually quite a reserved person but I felt like this was a chance to restore some hope into our little community. It was such a positive experience, I had such a good day.

“our” tree – the tree my sister and I worked on

I’d love to hear about other peoples adventures in yarn bombing!

Lost Dog

March 30, 2012 § 2 Comments

I found this little guy on my op-shopping trip today. He was stuffed in a pile of old linen, unfinished and unloved. I decided at once to adopt him. When I asked the lady how much he was she took one look at him, turned up her nose and said ’10 cents?’. I couldn’t let him be so cheap so I gave her 2 dollars instead. I decided to crochet around the edge in red but that’s as far as I got. I’m now deciding whether to display him as he is or use him as a centerpiece on a quilt for my daughter. I’d like to make him into a quilt, surrounded by 1930s feedsack material – the only problem is that I suck at sewing. I couldn’t even sew a straight line to save my life.

Vintage Doily Cushion

March 29, 2012 § 4 Comments

I made this cushion for my daughter out of a vintage doily I found at our local op-shop. It was really easy to make – I just crocheted around the edge until it was the size I wanted. But it wasn’t as easy to find a circular cushion insert. Has any one else come across this problem? I ended up just using the stuffing you buy to stuff soft toys with.

Bunting

March 27, 2012 § 1 Comment

I made this bunting for my daughter’s first birthday. It was one of my first projects and I think its a good one for a beginner. Every crocheter has to make a bunting at least once. You can find the pattern here.

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