Friday, 28 September 2012

FO Friday: Lollipop Hitchhiker

It took me a few months, but I finally finished my second hitchhiker and I'm so so pleased with it. It's the perfect accessory to brighten up a dull winters day. 


The yarn I've used is Knit Picks Chroma in Lollipop colourway

and an action shot, although I'm sick so I cropped most of my face out of it...noone needs to see "feeling-sorry-for-herself-Sam"


On the non-yarn front, I've also completed a sewing project for a friend of my daughter. It was her Birthday the other week and I was informed she likes Hello Kitty. I didn't want to just buy her a generic HK toy which she may or may not already have so I made her a craft apron instead

I couldn't work out a way to show it off without it being on a body so here it is on my semi-naked daughter

it also converts into a bag

On the baking front I tried out a recipe from Pinterest. I pin a lot of things and rarely try them out. I need to fix that. A friend of mine has an amazing blog where she's working through her pinterest board and blogs about it...go check it out, it's amazing! Click here

Anyway I saw this idea and thought it would be really cute to make for another of my daughters friends (we missed her Birthday party, so this was our peace offering. I kinda suck at piping icing, hence the swirly haphazard mess you see below.
Emily's Birthday cakes

Joining in with FO Friday at Tami's Amis

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

and so she returns

It's been a while hasn't it. Life has been a little lot hectic lately, but I'm trying to simplify things for the coming months *touch wood*

You'll be pleased to hear, I have done a little crafting, but my WIP's haven't changed from the last WIP post I wrote.

First up is my second hitchhiker, made from Pick Knits Chroma (Lollipop). This is very nearly finished and I hope to be able to show it off on Friday.


As for reading, I finally gave in to The Hunger Games hype. Generally hype puts me off things, so it took for my husband to make me watch the film, to get me interested in the books. I'm really enjoying this first one and can't wait to read the second and third.

I've also got a second Little Sister Dress on the needles for a friend. I really love this pattern and hope to make one for my bigger girl in a more girlie colour. 


For more WIP's head on over to Tami's Amis and small things Yarn Along