Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Failed New Years Resolution

I failed my new years resolution - NO MORE CROCHETED BLANKETS. Oh well I did quite well, lasted a whole four months.

Dinner is over and I've found myself having a little peace and quiet. Husband has to work late and little man has nodded off early. Ahhh bliss a bit of crochet. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Down on the farm

The Easter Holidays are coming to an end and returning to our old routine is approaching fast, so thought we'd spend the last day down on the farm. 

Wow you lot stinko big time.

Mummy pig snaffling around, taking a break from her piglets. Would have loved a photo of the babies but they were squirrelled away in their little shed, it was such a hot day they were probably taking shade.

Hello! Whats in your crinkly bag? Trotters off its our packed lunch.

He's a bit evil looking.... run for your life.

To busy munching to notice us. 

 Soaking up the rays.


A good day was had by all, off home for a hot coffee and rest the old feet.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Breakfast in bed

Breakfast in bed before work, made by hubby.  Beautiful and yummy, enjoyed every bit. 

Mmmmm nice vanilla coffee,  my fav.

 Little man choose a more healthy breakie.

I'm set for the day ahead now, time to waddle to work haha.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Crochet - Button Monster

Thought I'd make little man a cuddly monster toy with all my left over scraps I had, so for the past few nights I've been busy hooking away.
I knotted all my little strands of yarn together and made a long length with it. I keep seeing these cute toys people have made by using simple squares or circles, so thought I'd do a long rectangle as my monster body.
I see you.......

I have hundreds of buttons in a jar I'm determined to use up this year (My life aims are quite small) so everything I make will be smothered in buttons haha.
I have a face, give us a kiss.

I made a grey back panel, then crocheted it together and stuffed the little sucker. At this point I have noticed its getting less cute and more I'm going to eat you. I hope this thing isn't going to give little man nightmares....................
nightmares, nightmares, nightmares

Here's my bum.

My husband said in fits of laughter, what's wrong with its legs. My reply was its a creative decision, one long, one short.... and that's what I'm sticking with.

Just managed to finish my button monster before I picked little man up from school.

The verdict was good he loved it.

Hope it doesn't kill me in my sleep!

No matter how many toys I make I can't seem to get the hang of them haha oh well at least my little mans young enough to still love my monstrosity's.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Crochet - Hook case

I'm sick of getting hot, sweaty and mildly irritated, scrambling around the place trying to find all my hooks. It drives me nuts, so decided to make my own case to store everything in.
I used a single crochet stitch through out, I didn't want a fussy stitch because of the wools nice colour and pattern.

I have a pot filled with a million buttons I need to use up, so instead of press studs I went with a button loop to keep it all together.

I haven't figured out how I'm going to keep my crochet hooks in place yet. Might do a little pocket, its a work in progress, nearly finished though.

I'm not going to line the inside because I love the colour to much. The wool is so soft.  

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Crochet hygge

I have been going all Danish lately. I got these books for Christmas and they were such a good read. Its certainly an eye opener on how the people there live. The Danish are meant to be the most happiest folk in the world. I'm not surprized by the sounds of it. A great welfare system, lots of time off work to spent with the family and to do hobbies oh and the best bit, lots of exceedingly good cakes.  
Thought I'd try my hand at a little hygge of my own and whipped up a nice cosy hot water bottle to snuggle up to with my hot chocolate on cold nights.
I had a load of red double knit wool and some specked Aran in my bits bag, thought the colours looked quite Scandinavian, so went with that.

I ran out of red wool so just did a plain white back.
It looks a bit fluffy in the photo, my husband used it when he was ill, so its well worn already. He gave it the thumbs up though.  

Friday, March 10, 2017

Crochet - Back panel of mandala

Everyone is asleep early, so I had the rare privilege of watching what I wanted on the telly and I threw in a spot of crocheting as well.
I'm back on the mandala.

Most people I talk to hate sewing in all the ends but I'm a freak and love it. I find it quite relaxing.

I loved watching the Great British Throwdown last year. So happy to discover it was back on after some channel hopping.

Didn't take me long tidying up the loose ends, so I made a start on the back panel. Found this big ball of pink wool which I thought would look good with the coloured rounds.

Seeing if it fits, nearly!

I did the panel in a simple triple crochet stitch.

I just need to pop to the shops and hunt round for some circular cushion pads. Then I'll start putting it all together. I'm not sure if I'm going to use a zip or buttons. I want to be able to take it off and wash the cover, I'll have to see.

Some projects are a bit of a chore but I really enjoyed this, feeling happy with how its turning out.