Sunday, 19 October 2014

Preparing for the festive season

Well that time of year is coming around all too quickly yet again.  This year I need to be ultra organised as there are 11 children to cater for in our family. They range in age from 15 to 9 months. I have three girls, my sister has a girl and 2 boys and my parents have 5 foster children, 3 boys and 2 girls. Being on a limited budget but having a good stock of yarn means that a lot of the presents will be hand made. I also have to cater for 3 birthdays in December, one before Christmas, one 2 days after Christmas and one on New Year's Eve.

So far I have a waffle stitch blanket under way. I am making this for my parent's youngest foster child who will turn 1 two days after Christmas. She will also get a toy of some description maybe a bunny not sure yet.

Waffle Stitch Blanket 

My oldest daughter is easy as she is a Marvel Comics fan and is happy to have a Captain America Throw rug. The two younger daughters keep seeing different things on my different crochet sites that they would like, just have to narrow it down lol. Thinking of Ninja Turtles for my nephew who is 3 and loves them, super heroes for my parent's three boys and maybe playfood for the girls. So many awesome patterns to choose from.

Looking forward to showing you what I can come up with.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Hi everyone

I have been quite busy lately whipping up different things. Been doing some little hats for the Itty Bitty Hat Campaign for Chances Clothing Project.

These are just a few of the ones I have made to send off by the 15th of October.

I have also participated in a couple of Crochet Alongs (CAL). The first CAL was a combined effort between Kinga of and Clare of We used Kinga's Gum drops crocheted hat pattern to create some fab hats of our own. I made one each for my two youngest daughters and a bottle cover to match for one of them based on Kinga's pattern.

 Charlotte's Hat

 Molly-Rose's Hat

Molly-Rose's drink bottle Cover

The second CAL was for Clare of, it was her Easy Chain Scarf pattern. Lots of fun playing with colour mixes and decorations. I made one for Charlotte and one for Molly-Rose.

I have also been experimenting with lots of other patterns and have done everything from crowns

to old lady outfits

to toys

to coin purses 

  and phone covers

and few other little things in between. Lots more to come. Have just been invited to another CAL this time for a fun wig so I can see some creativity coming with that one.

Well I think that covers most of what I have done since I lasted posted. See you all again soon.