Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunday afternoon

And some secret crocheting for Mr Chops' birthday next week.....

All finished now except the arms which I will do tonight.

It's been so hot here today.  Oscar found a shady spot though

He's not looking very impressed - probably thinks I might steal his spot.  Why he thinks I would lie under the picnic table is anyone's guess, but then I am not a cat...who can fathom their minds!!!!!

Also finally got round to putting pva on the back of my funky flower wall hanging thing, pattern, of course, courtesy of Lucy at Attic 24 :)

Of course, that's the back view but it is still drying.  May even get it finished and put on the wall by next weekend :)  We shall see.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Found it...

And this is what naughtiness looks like!!!  They bit through the fence and there's another wire one around the pear tree which Samba dug under to.  Honestly, look at her, she has no shame!!!!

Here's a better picture of my little creature from 'Crochet Bakemono' (got it in hobby craft). I did change a couple of things but it is essentially the same.  Then I got to thinking, 'How difficult can this be?'

So I made this one.....well, here's the start.  I actually took the mouth off in the end because it was wonky but not enough to look like it was supposed to be.  She also has red arms now to match her bottom.  No name yet but I am toying with Phylis...what do you think??

I'll take another photo of her in all her glory later - it is far too hot to go out at the moment.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Has anyone seen....

my camera??  I can't find it.  I have loads of things to photograph and the weather is perfect but it has gone awol!! Nothing at all, you understand, to do with the absolute mess on my desk.  I wanted to share a picture of the crochet amigurumi I have just finished and also the naughty rabbits who seem to think that 2 fences put up specifically to protect the newly growing (it is growing a BIT) grass are a challenge to them...or an open invitation to find their cheeky way in and graze to their hearts contents....honestly...some bunnies!!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Back to the drawing board..

actually cutting table.  Made a peg bag today and it is an epic fail...maybe not that bad, but it is not fit for purpose.  I know what needs sorting and I shall get onto it forthwith so I can make some to sell :)  After I have used the first one though as it was made out of 'need' :)  It's not even big enough anyway! But as a bonus, the fabric, LUSH corduroy, is from the charity shop :)

Here are a couple of pictures of greedy rabbits as well....

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Ta - Da!!!!!!!

Lucy from Attic24 always does a Ta-Da when she reveals something she has finished, and, as this is her ruffled cushion pattern, in an hommage to her I shall do one too.......

I love love love it...and thankfully the birthday girl liked it that's good. I am a bit of a yarn snob, but Justine, from EmmaBearForever, said that Stylecraft Special DK was really soft so I gave it a go...and she was right ...really soft and a lovely drap for the blanket I am making for MrB. It's from

And here is the Birthday Girl...

Mother-in-law with the boys...look how sensible they are being...paragons of childy virtue ;) 
Mr Chops made and decorated the cake.  She's not actually nine but a lady never reveals her age :)