Friday, August 30, 2013

Crochet: Group CAL

In a craft facebook group, we have started a CAL that will be going for approx six months. First section was seven granny squares. I chose to use up the left over 10ply wool from Bendigo that I used for Froggy and also another project that I have currently on the go, and ordered a few more colours to add to it. Here are my first seven squares along to go with the quilt top for the daughter I am making both for.

Colours from the Bendigo Luxury range in 10ply used:
Ruby, Leaf, Denim, Cream, Aquarium, Navy Blue, Lake, Autumn Glow and Koala.

I actually didn't use any Autumn Glow in the granny squares. I only used Ruby, as I wanted the squares to be more blue then red. Autumn Glow will appear in some of the other sections. Such nice wool to work with!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Completed Froggy.

I think the photos say it all. 
There is one very happy boy with his new Froggy. 
Enjoy the pics. (They were all super duper. Had to include them all!)

Thanks to his mum for the beautiful photos. :)
See Froggy in his making and also the pattern link here.

Crochet: Amigurimi Frog

My largest Amigurimi crochet to date. I used 10ply wool from Bendigo with a 4.25mm hook.
Purchased Pattern:  Froggy
Pinterest Link: Karel

I like adding stuffing pellets. It gives a bit of weight and makes it sit nicely. I have had that they sometimes find their way out through the little gaps, especially if forced. This time I added a sack of stuffing pellets that was stitched closed.

Another post coming soon with some (very cute!) photos of a completed and happy froggy.


Sewing: Dr Seuss Bunting

A little bit of sewing from last week. Some Dr Seuss bunting, especially made for two little boys born. I knew their mum had sewn Dr Seuss play quilts while she waited for her unborn twins. With smallish amounts of fabric left over from the Dr Seuss floor pillows  it was just enough for bunting.  

3m of bunting. 15 flags.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Crochet: amigurimi giraffe #2

Another giraffe. Zebi is very well loved in this house, and I just couldn't resist making another one. This time I used a variegated yarn - Stripped Effect by Carnival. It worked up a lot easier and no colour ugly changes going up the back of each piece.
After finishing it, I quickly managed to sneak in a few photo moments of her before she was squashed into a suitcase and traveled to the other side of the world to a little niece.

Meet Elsie.

Zebi and Elsie sharing a few moments together. Pattern from here: ilovebuttonsbyemma.


Monday, August 5, 2013

Sewing: mini bunting

Sewing of some mini bunting from the scraps from the girls square quilts.

 *Don't look at my icing skills. :( but she was very happy with cake and thats what counts. *

 I currently have some normal size bunting cut out, waiting for a spare few minutes here and there to stitch it up. Will post soon!