Sunday, 23 August 2009

5 Things I love

It's that time again! Here's what I'm loving today:

01. Plans coming together. BSB Concerts in November, tickets arriving, etc. Can't wait to see some old friends!

02. My brand new phone. So pretty! The colour matches my ipod too.

03. Beautiful fawn I found today at a sale. I also saw a porcelain Disney Bambi, but they were asking too much. I was very sad for a minute.

04. My brand new guitar! Isn't it lovely? Bargain at £8. I can't play but I'm very determined to learn!

05. Floss in every colour of the rainbow.

Saturday, 22 August 2009


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: 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!

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Blanket Ta-Dah!

Well here is my very first crocheted blanket! I'm really proud of it. It's definitely going to be the first of many I think.

I didn't make it that big, I'm mostly using it for decoration on the back of my chair but it's also a good afternoon summer nap blanket too.

Close up. I did the edging using shell stitches.

I love the colours. It took about 2 weeks to do, so not bad at all!

Sunday, 16 August 2009

5 Things I Love...

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.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

I'm back!

Wow, I've been absent from the blogging world for quite some time! Not much has been happening felt wise at the moment, but I have learnt how to crochet which has been a lot of fun.

I recently made a bag (just finished it last night!) which I made using this pattern: from Attic24. It came out great and only took a week to stitch up.

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!