Friday, 28 October 2011

FO Friday: Apple cozy, Skeleton Bride & Project bag

I've been a busy bunny this week.

First up is the apple cozy I made for my daughter's teacher (for Christmas), it will obviously have an apple in it when we give it to her, not a persimmon.
Apple cozy

I also wanted to make something for Halloween since we've had a Halloween themed half term holiday, here at home. This is the Skeleton Bride from 'Creepy Cute Crochet'. She's missing her veil because I have no tulle here. I might add some later.

Wednesday night I took part in a sew-along on, where we were all making a reversible project bag...this is mine...
Project bagProject bag
Project bag

Not really crafting, but I would like to show them off all the same. Some Halloween buns I made yesterday.

I had hoped to have finished the Totoro hat by today. I've just got the i-cord to do and then sew on the face, but I doubt I will finish this before midnight so I'll save it for next Friday. 

For more lovely FO's, head on over to Tami's Amis...have a good weekend! 

Friday, 21 October 2011

FO Friday part 2: Jiji the cat

I know I've already posted my FO for today, but I JUST finished Jiji the cat and I can't wait a week to show you all. I'm soooo pleased with this one.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the film "Kiki's delivery service" this is how he should look

and here is my FO item.
Jiji the cat

I've made this for my daughter's teacher, who is a BIG Ghibli fan (Ghibli Studios made the film "Kiki's delivery service")

Once again, for more FO item's head on over to Tami's Amis

FO Friday: Yarn Basket Ornament

I was hoping to have 2 FO's to show you this week, but parent's evening got in the way and my Jiji cat isn't going to be ready to show for Friday show off....booo!

I did, however, make this little beauty for my Christmas tree.

For anyone interested in making one for themselves, the pattern can be found here

For more wonderful FO's head on over to Tami's Amis

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

WIP Wednesday: Jiji the cat and Totoro hat

I have two new projects to show you this week. I've made a start on making one of my daughter's teachers Jiji the cat for Christmas. She's a big Ghibli fan and I just know she will love this. 


Crochet tends to make my pinky ache after a while, so I thought I might as well have a knitting project on the go too. So I'm making my eldest daughter the Totoro hat


The next project isn't a WIP or even made with yarn, but I have to show it off all the same. Tomorrow my eldest has to dress up as a character from a book (for school). Her little girl instinct was to dress up like a princess...Belle to be precise, but my whole body shuddered at the thought of a class full of little girls, ALL dressed as princesses, so I gently explored other options with her, until we agreed on The Gingerbread Man :D I bought her an orange top and leggings and appliqued the rest on...simple, yet soooo much better than a damn princess ;)


Thanks for looking and if you want to see more WIP's head on over to Tami's Amis

Friday, 14 October 2011

FO Friday: Eyelet yoke cardigan and Apple coaster

Oooh my second FO contribution (told you I am a slow knitter) I finished my daughter's Eyelet Yoke cardigan today. 


and come complimentary action shots :)  (it could do with blocking really)


Earlier in the week I started making Christmas gifts for my daughter's teachers. This is going to be a set of 4 coasters

For more finished items go to Tami's Amis

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

WIP Wednesday

The eyelet yoke cardigan I'm making is starting to take shape and I love how the colours are striping. 

My other WIP is in the oven Christmas Cake!!! Yum! 

In other crafty news. Me and the small one had a trip to our local library and they have a fairly decent craft section. I picked up the following books, but I could've picked up so much more. The Pots book is fantastic! I can't wait to have a go at some of the things in there.

and since writing this my Christmas cake has come out of the oven and it's smelling delicious! I just need to feed it Brandy over the next few weeks and then I can ice it :)

For more lovely WIPs head on over to Tami's Amis

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

WIP Wednesday

Sorry folks, nothing terribly exciting today. I'm still working on the Eyelet yoke cardigan for my daughter. I've just started the 2nd sleeve and hope to start the yoke tonight.

For more lovely WIPs, please visit Tami's Amis