Today, my old blog died! It's like the death of a friend. I don't know what's happened with it, but it won't allow me to post or access any of the settings. So I've decided to just start fresh and move everything over to this new blog. On top of that, our hot water service also died this morning and we've just had a new one installed to the tune of $1300AU thank you very much!
That's one expense we could well do without! But, it was a necessity if we ever want to have a hot shower again or do the dishes without having to boil the kettle a thousand times to fill the sink.
Well, two of the projects I completed but couldn't share went to their new home
this week. They were presents for my son's girlfriend's 18th birthday. She's a
huge Super Mario fan, but prefers Luigi, so I made her a Luigi amigurumi
(courtesy of Wolfdreamer) and a matching Yoshi (courtesy of Robotrish). My
son delivered them on Monday night, I couldn't do it myself, so got him to do it
on my behalf and I recieved a message thanking me profusely and I was told that
I'm awesome LOL I'm glad that she liked them! So without further
ado....here they are.....
I think they turned out pretty cute! I've already been asked if I can make
other things and would I do so for other people :) Excuse me while I go and
deflate my head LOL
Stay tuned for Reveal # 2, which is still a while
Well it's been a while since I've had a chance to revisit and update any
Life has been pretty hectic for me over the past few months. My 85
year old mother had to come and live with us as she was no longer capable of
living alone. Mum was diagnosed with epilepsy approximately 2 years ago and her
health has been deteriorating ever since. At the time of this post, mum is
currently in hospital and not doing too well. She was admitted last week
suffering from major confusion and was very unsteady on her feet, so the doctor
thought it best to admit her and run tests and keep her under close supervision.
I have to go and meet with the doctor later on this afternoon and find out what
is going to happen from here on out.
It's so hard watching someone who
has been there all your life and you've alway seen as being strong and
independent, become a shell of their former self. I never imagined in my wildest
dreams that this would be the way things would turn out. I'm just glad that I
have had these past few months to spend with mum and being able to be there for
her like she's always been for me.
OK! So I'm still on the owl kick. To date, I have made 14 and have another one
that I am finishing off tonight. Here's one that I made a couple of weeks ago,
not crocheted, but from my felt and button stash for a change! I think it turned
out really nice. I might just have to make some more of these in different sizes
and colours :)
It's good to know that I am not the only creative one in
the family. My daughter also seems to have a creative streak!
mother gave her a pair of shoes and she hated the fact that they were so plain.
She's 16 and very fashion conscious.
She came up with a plan to do something with the shoes,
all she needed was some greaseproof (baking) paper, some sharpie markers and
This is what she came up with.....
love the way she's chosen a "theme" for each shoe. One for Dinosaurs and the
other for Monsters. All her friends are nagging her to make them a pair, but she
tells them they are "one of a kind" shoes. My girl definitely likes to be
think they turned out wonderful!
And here's the creator....
She will most likely hate me for posting this photo of
her here, but, thems the breaks kiddo!
This guy, as you know from my last post, is my
I just had to post a photo of him all on his
And just so these other guys don't feel left out.....
This is Mr Hoot - my very first owl!
Red Heart published this pattern in their 12
Days of Christmas patterns
in December last year.
I felt the urge to have to make this.
supposed to be tree ornament size, but I used thicker yarn
and a larger hook and ended up with an owl that
stands about 6" high (lol)
And this last one is from the Annie's Attic-
Fantasy Doorstops book.
I left out the bottle weight and altered the
wings slightly so they have some definition.
My son tells me that he looks constantly
These are the only ones that I have taken single photo's of so far, maybe some
time in the near future when I can remember to keep my camera batteries charged
long enough, I may do a proper photo shoot with them all.....watch this space :)
It's been a while since I've had a chance to update this
page. Life has been pretty hectic, to say the least! I've been on an amigurumi kick lately and have been
making owls. I've made them in all shapes and sizes, knit and crochet and still
have some more to make, but they have been put on a hold for now because I
decided I needed a new tote bag instead :) Here they all are:
As you can see, there is quite an eclectic collection of
both paid and free patterns! My favourite one would have to be the knitted Alan
Dart "Night Owl". You can't miss him in his green pj's and clutching his little
teddy bear :) Cuteness overload!!!
My daughter is a huge Hello Kitty fan and after looking around the shops and
seeing the prices they were charging for the mass manufactured felt Hello Kitty
dolls that were tiny, I decided to surprise her and have a bit of a hunt around
to see what was available on the web. I found the perfect pattern and within a
couple of days, my daughter had her very own Hello Kitty. I think she's
I not only crochet, but I knit as well and came across a gorgeous Alan Dart
pattern called Yuletide Gnomes late last year. I made a few of them in Christmas
colours to give to my mother and mother-in-law and a couple of friends as
Christmas presents and I couldn't resist making one for myself. I chose not
to have traditional Christmas colours with mine, so I made him in green and he
doesn't have to get packed away for most of the year. I think he's way too cute
to be packed in a box and he has been given his own little home and is on
display for the whole year. These are so easy to make...
I finally managed to save enough money to buy myself a laptop and didn't have
anywhere to store it. I looked around the shops and couldn't find anything that
I liked in the price range I could afford, so I decided to go through my stash
and see what yarn I had lurking in there. I found some co-ordinating colours
and just needed to find a pattern. After hunting around forever for a
suitable pattern, I couldn't find one I liked, so I decided to create my own and
this is what I came up with. Unfortunately I didn't write it down so don't
have a pattern to share but it's pretty simple. I even decided to make a
similar cosy for my iPod Touch.