Well hello all, I hope that the return to school is treating you well. It has been a whirl of activity here at the Toadstool recently – more babies due, more presents made. Here are a few piccies for you!
I loveed working on this blanket so much. It was therapeutic and filled with love – just joyous to make.
Little Miss H has been asking me for her very own blanket for ages now and so I have made a start.
Very girlie huh? mostly pink and purple with a little deep red, beige and green thrown in for good measure. It has grown since this picture and I’ll try to get a good one of it again soon. It is worked in the granny stripe style and has been great for using up scraps … so I have called it the ‘Happy, Scrappy, Tatty blanket!’
Next came yet more booties
Yes indeed. These were my newborn ones. Then someone requested sized up ones for a six month old. Yes, I said, of course I can do that. Hmmm – I put my thinking cap on as to how to increase the size and … it worked!
Oh yes, I love these booties! They are made with sparkly white yarn and have blue inners. I am very, very pleased with them – can you tell?!
Okay, now for my reveal!
Firstly, I bought this notebook from Paperchase. I love it a lot – only the addition of toadstools would have improved it in my eyes! I loved the birds and as soon as I saw them ‘crochet’ flashed up in front of my eyes! So I set about making one.
This is my very first attempt. I am not 100% happy with him. He needs to be fatter and the flower needs to be smaller, oh and my french knots for eyes need to be a lot tidier. But nonetheless he does resemble the picture a little bit. There may be another bird to follow shortly – this one will use an oval rather than a circle for the body which should make him fatter and then the flower will be more in proportion too. As for french knots I may have to practice … a lot!
Until next time, keep crocheting!