Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Head Hugger

Mini over at CFL found a really cool design for a girls hat over at Vallieskids with a free pattern. I immediately fell in love with the design. I had the perfect yarn for it too, Patons Zivargo. A lovely soft yarn with some give in it. Unfortunatly this yarn is now discontinued :( but it was only 99p from a local charity shop so I'm not complaining (well maybe a little). I used 2 balls of the 50gram balls and finished them with little butterflies. I think this came out great. My little boy is, once again, modeling this for me (he loves having his picture taken and he's my biggest fan :D). I hope it fits my intended girl's head?!

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Handpainted Mario Inspired Nails

Nailchick27's handpainted Mario inspired nails make me want to run to the nearest manicurist! My nails are WAY to boring! via boingboing and via photobucket

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Colourful Carryall

I've been working on my crocheting a lot lately and I finally found something for my hooks that I really liked the look of. I found this pattern over at Crochet World and I just had to do it! Its a lovely design, and as well as making my very own I also adapted the pattern to make a mobile phone holder (didn't take a pic of it though) for a friend's birthday.
I used various double knit yarns/wools and a size 5mm hook.
I really enjoyed making this, I love the starry design and the colours really make it I think. I'm still thinking of ways to incorporate this design into other things. :)

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

I've lost my stitching Mojo!

I love cross stitching, I really do! but lately I've not been into it. It's upsetting but I must follow the flow of what takes me and right now my new obsession is crochet! I've been really getting into it of late and I've made some cool and not so cool things (all will be posted in time :D). I've also learnt to knit this week so expect some really strange things popping up!
I want my cross stitching mojo back! I may get it back after Christmas! Talking about Christmas (no don't - who said that!!) I've just made a plum pudding and snowman tree ornament (pictures to follow soon when I find my camera). I've been obsessing about making Christmassy things this week! I'm a lost cause, I know I am, but what can you do!! I'm just going with the flow and seeing where it takes me! It can only end good.