Wednesday, 2 November 2011

WIP Wednesday: Totoro hat

It's Wednesday again and I'm just about recovered from the half term. We had a Halloween theme all week and it's been lots of fun. It did mean there wasn't much time for crafting, but I managed to squeeze a little bit in there. ;)

I managed to finish the hat I'm making for my eldest....I'm now working on the ears and will eventually add a face too. This is the 3rd time I've cast on the ears. The first were far too wide at the base, which meant they were going to overlap at their widest point...I frogged them and started again with only 9 stitches at the base, but then they were knitting up too long, so I'm now making up my own pattern for them.


For more WIP's head on over to Tami's Amis

It's my husband's Birthday today, so yesterday me and my youngest set about baking him a cake...after the school pick-up, me and my eldest decorated it :)


My husband is mad on Jelly beans (and they have to be the official ones) so I dumped a whole packet of JB's in the middle for him. We haven't tasted it yet, that comes later.

In other crafty news, I would like to give a shout out for Smiggles. Her work is simply amazing. I'm a big fan. Ever since my eldest was a baby I have bought a new Christmas decoration for her, to go on the tree...I've done the same for my youngest too, so imagine my delight when I saw that Smiggles was branching out into Christmas decorations! I HAD to have a couple for my girls.

They arrived today...look how pretty!

Smiggles can also be found on facebook. Go check her out.

and one last thing that you might be interested to know. Lily's Quilts are holding a competition where you can win a bundle of fabric...go check it out.

Christmas Gifts for Quilters


  1. wow awesome hat, so cute. Love the cake too - did you use butter icing or ganache? it looks yummy. have a great wednesday xxx

  2. Cute hat - don't blame you for making up the ears though.

    That cake looks pretty epic, hope it tastes as good ;)

  3. Hi Vicki, it is indeed butter's VERY sickly O_O

  4. That cake looks pretty yummy! I can't wait to see the totoro hat. Just watched that movie the other day.

  5. Nice Hat. The christmas decorations are good.