Jun 26, 2010

Winter Warmers

My first attempt at these mittens & they turned out fairly good. They do come in handy for me. My steering wheel is leather & in winter it gets very cold. I love wearing them in the morning, during the week when I'm driving to work.

Get the Fingerless Mittens pattern on Etsy at melpdesigns shop.

This scarf most definitely didn't turn out like the picture. I think because I used a smaller crochet hook (I have limited crochet supplies, for now). And the pattern uses bulky weighted wool, I had 8ply at home (again, limited supplies).
However, I do like the way it turned out. It isn't long enough for me (I like long scarves) but I think it is perfect for my god-daughter.
She is always playing with her cousin who is around the same age as her. I want to make them one each so they can be a matching pair. I have some nice aqua wool that will be perfect.

Using light brown & white wool I'm going to try to make a scarf in this style for myself. Elements that I want to include:
  • Longer
  • Stripe - Light Brown & White
  • Double Crochet - Instead of Half-Double Crochet
I got the Ruffled Scarf pattern from LionBrand.

Jun 19, 2010

Discovered - Yarn Bombing

All I can think is "How Wonderful". Imagine walking down the street, you could be on your way to work, or meeting friends for a coffee. And you see this . . .

Yarn bombing is a form of graffiti or street art but in knit or crochet form. You could say that they are art installations in public. Imagine hundreds of people walking past and admiring your fantastic work. The main appeal of this kind of graffiti, besides it being so CUTE, is that it's not permanent and can be easily removed. The people that create these installations are fantastic!

Thanks to Yarn Bombing.com I am absolutely inspired. There are many more examples of yarn bombing, so go check it out.

Jun 14, 2010

This Is ALL I Have To Show For A Long Weekend

Monday (today) is a public holiday so I got a 3 day weekend. I thought what a great opportunity to get some things done. It turned out I only got one thing done. I had a major block when trying to think of ideas & I spent most of the time going through magazines trying to find inspiration. Here is what I came up with . . .

I was really happy to have used the Nursery Rhyme paper I have had for a very long time. It worked well that the paper had a image of a golliwog doll, and the present that is being opened is a golliwog doll.

I used my newly discovered craft (crochet), to make some cute flowers for the layout. Also I made a ruffle & lace affect along the bottom of the page. Folded strips of paper for the ruffles & scalloped cut white paper to mimic lace.

Around the text, I put some gorgeous jewels & pearls. For something that took me so long, it doesn't seem like much . . . . must try harder.

Jun 8, 2010

Amigurumi - Monster 'Ike'

Super Cute & Cool !
I'm so pleased with myself. Thanks to jaravee's shop at Etsy for the Cute Monsters pattern. Yes there is more than one & I plan to make them all.

Ok, so I cheated on this one . . . I didn't feel confident enough to change colours every few rounds so I used a multi-colour wool instead. But when I make Poko Chan (tall hat with pom pom) I will test my crochet skills & give it a go.

Next up on the crochet agenda:
  • a winter accessory
  • something for a baby

Jun 6, 2010

Super Cute Photo

I was playing in Photoshop Elements today. I have some cute little pictures of my niece that needs something done to them. I think most photos have potential you just have to find it.
I am almost finished the other crochet project I have been working on, which is great because I have plenty more I want to start! My aim is to have it done and posted some time tomorrow.

Owl #2

The first owl (dark brown), I made for my Mum for Mother's Day. I decided it will be cute if I make a little family of owls.

I will make a set of three in co-ordinating colours so that they match. The dark brown owl is the largest, this owl (2nd) will be the middle size. One more to go.