Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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I'm very happy to finally announce that my friend did indeed have her baby, a healthy little boy weighing 7lb 6oz, which was pretty amazing considering she didn't look anymore than three months pregnant.  I'm a bit late in posting, but I'm going with the ethos 'better late than never'.

Unfortunately baby decided he wanted to be born exactly when I didn't want him to be born (while I was visiting The South!) so I haven't managed to see them yet, but I've had photos though and he is absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to meet him.

 After finishing the blanket I couldn't help make something else...

I've had this adorable pattered saved for ages in my Ravelry queue (two years!!) it's the Happy Day Mobile by Amy Gaines.  I used a lots of random yarns from my stash, some Bergere de France, Bravo, Zeeman Super Soft... Basically anything bright and cheery!

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J pointed out that the cheeks on the sunshine were too low...  Only he would notice such things!

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I improvised the rainbow because it was meant to be crocheted flat but I didn't think it would stay straight to hold the raindrops, and all the other pieces were stuffed so it felt a shame to leave him out!  He's kind of a rainbow burrito.

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The raindrops might be my favourite, they are definitely very cheeky looking!! 

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I loved this project, it only took a few days to finish.  I'm not a great fan of all the fiddly bits like the mouths and eyes etc but I'm good when working to a deadline, ironically finishing before little O was born but not managing to see him!

Have you been making anything nice for someone else?  Especially something you secretly wanted to keep!

x x x x

Monday, 21 April 2014

Easter bunnies

Hello lovelies!! Hope you all had a lovely Easter.  I've been really busy lately and have also whipped up a fair few things on my hooks and needles to share, but it makes sense to start with the last thing I finished as he/she is rather seasonal :-)  I've tried to do my best to keep up with all the goings on in blog land but I notice I'm not alone here!  Finding the time to sit down at my laptop just doesn't happen all that often :(

Easter Bunny 

Yesterday morning/afternoon between painting the bathroom and cooking a roast I knitted a little Easter bunny for my mum.  She's very knit worthy and also appreciates my random silly things!

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Bunny is from the wonderful book Knitted Toy Tales by Laura Long, which has some lovely patterns.  I'm becoming a lot more adept with my knitting but I do like these patters as they're knitted flat and then sewn together, and this one was just the body and two ears, so not much sewing.

Easter Bunny

His little fluffy pom-pom tail took a while and makes me wonder if I should invest in a winding one...  I don't even make that many pom-poms but maybe I would!

Easter 2014

The weekend has been fantastic so far.  My mum and Dad travelled up from London and it was my Dads birthday so we took him out for a trip on the East Lancs Steam railway (which admittedly I always quite enjoy) but the weather was really horrible and cold.  

Friday was a completely different picture though and really quite beautiful so we thought we'd drive up to Hebden Bridge.  We never made it further than Todmorden but had a lovely day so we'll be saving Hebden for another day.  We spent a good while at the garden centre out there (Gordon Rigg, it's massive!), I got myself a hanging basket for the front door and a window box.  Lets hope it doesn't get nicked!

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I got some excellent inspiration for my back yard too

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After our Bee talk at the WI this little bug box seemed ever more important and I love that Tod had a few of these dotted around the town.

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It was so lovely to walk along the canal too, something I do miss from our old flat!



Bye bye for now

x x x x