I'm starting to plan some Christmas gifts (perhaps a little early, but I'm very rubbish when it comes to making things and do everything last minute, and often miss the deadline!).I'm thinking of making one of those bags I just made for my Nan, and then some crocheted cupcakes for my Pap. We have some around the house (bought one's), and he always seems impressed with them.
So I spent a good portion of the afternoon looking for a good pattern. I settled on this one: http://bittersweetblog.wordpress.com/2007/08/14/bake-me-a-cake/ and set to work. After several frustrating tries, I finally got it done. Though I'm not sure I like it, lol. Think I will need to work up several patterns and see which one works the best. I do love the yarn I used for the frosting though, it's Patons DK smoothie and it really is smooth. Shame my LYS doesn't do more of it!
I am totally borrowing this idea from Elsie Flannigan's blog, but I've been following it for some time and thought I could do with a bit of extra positivity over the things that have made me happy this week. :)
1. My new reading glasses. Totally dorky, but LOVE.
2. Granny Squares!
3. Petite Blythe Fashion Obsession Jill. I made a naughty purchase this week, but she's so cute!
4. Peanut M&M's. I was sad today that I could get anymore from the shops. :(
5. Crochet Books! Love this one, got it from the library but think I shall have to buy it.
I'm also working on a pink/blue granny blanket. I still need to do a few more rows on that and do the edging but it's coming along quite nicely.
I am still collecting my Petite Blythe's. I really need to update my list on the side because I have quite a few now. And I've also been working hard on my doll's house. Pictures of that can be found at my flickr, the link is on the side. Be back soon!