Monday, 27 February 2012

Babies in crochet!

One of the best things for me about crochet is making things for other people especially when the people I'm making for are as cute as these babies.

Here's Nina in Sitges, Spain keeping warm in winter on the beach with her hat and blanket. Nina is the daughter of the beautiful Flavia and Gaby.

Natalie in Maine is the daughter of my prom date Anthony and his lovely wife Jess. Who not only have an awesome wedding dance but also an awesome baby.

And last but by no means least, here's Jamie holding Gideon who's all wrapped up in his blanket in Cheltenham.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Valentines Day

I got a bit over-excited about having re-discovered my sewing machine and decided to use it to make some valentines cards. I sent ones to my my family and gave one to my boyfriend.

I quite enjoy valentines day. My boyfriend less so, so this was his card. Happy arbitrary day of love!

In the same way I love Christmas without being religious I think anything that encourages people to be nice to one another and show that they care is a good thing. And yes I know rampant commercialism, why only appreciate someone on one day, making single people feel bad etc. etc. blah blah blah but I'm with the Oatmeal on this one.

Although from experience and talking to the girls at work I think xkcd has modern valentines day pretty much in a nutshell

xkcd valentines

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Classic Crochet

As part of home-made Christmas my sister found my stepmum a beautiful folder of vintage knitting patterns. Debbie already had this crochet book so donated it to me

I decided to make this stylish tie.

And here is Emerson modelling it beautifully

I also submitted it to the wonderful Helen Zaltzman's collection of #shitgift tweets. You can read the whole joyous collection here