Monday, 30 August 2010

Bank Holiday Monday creativity!

My second creation! I used the body pattern I wrote for the cat, altering the head shape slightly so it wasn't quite as pointy and feline as the cat one. The arms are just a couple of rows shorter and of course the ears are completely different! I made huge ears, still in a round, but not stuffed at all. So they have a nice weight to them :-) He also has a tail and a flower on his ear, cute! What will the next variation be?! ♥

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

My new creation :-)

Here is it, my finished creation!  My very first attempt at writing a pattern.  I made it so the legs, body, head and ears are all in one piece.  I am not a fan of sewing body parts together so this way it meant all I had to sew on was the two arms, woooo.....although I then spent ages sewing the felt pieces on....but that's different, fun!  I am going to make more, with variations so they are all unique, and get a stall together for the Art on the Hill Windmill Hill and Victoria Park art trail that takes place in my neighbourhood at the beginning of October.  EXCITING! 


Sunday, 15 August 2010

A creative weekend!

I have written my first ever crochet pattern, woooooo!  Well, I say's still a bunch of notes scribbled on lots of paper with ALOT of crossing out!  But it's mine, I did it!  I have made and stuffed my creation and I am just adding the finishing touches.  All will be revealed soon :-)  It was so much fun and I have plans for more so I might have to set up my own Etsy shop to sell patterns soon......or am I just getting a bit ahead of myself....whoa Heather, slow down!  First I need to type my pattern then follow it to make sure it's right and easy to follow.  Then I will need to find some testers to make sure it makes sense to people other than me!  Also does anyone know how to copyright a pattern?

Saturday, 14 August 2010

I've been featured!

Woop woop, my pink flower monster got featured on another with lots of, little monster's gonna be famous ;-)  Check out Feature Friday by the lovely Karla of The Itsy Bitsy Spider.  To a newbie blogger like me this is VERY exciting stuff!

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Pink flower monster!

Check out the cute pink monster I finished today (seen hanging from my ceiling light.....naughty monster!)  She has a flower in her hair to make her more girly as she is a pressie for my cousin's new little baby girl, Florence, and I don't want to scare her!  Surely every baby should have a monster of their own to play with!  I used the Bobbly Wobbly Bear free pattern from Demonstrative Amigurumi Bears and Friends as a base for the monster and then added the cone horns and the little flower etc.  

A whole new world!

Helloooooo!  Yay, I have a blog!  I am very excited about this....but at the same time it's all a bit new to me so bear with me while I get into the swing of it! 

Today I received a little brown box in the post from The Itsy Bitsy Spider, very exciting!  I took part in my very first crochet-along (The Great Owl Crochet Along hosted by Karla Fitch of The Itsy Bitsy Spider) and in the parcel was the owl I would get to keep from one of the swap participants!  On opening the package I was greeted by a beautiful bright red owl as well as his travelling companion, a pretty little blue frog!  There were also two gorgeous skeins of yarn, some stickers and a badge!  As my 2 year old excitedly took charge of the stickers I opened the card to find out who had made my lovely owl.  Well, I was very honoured to find out that Karla herself had chosen to keep my owl out of all the ones sent in to her, and in return had sent me 'Big Red'!  A very successful first crochet-along, I am looking forward to doing another one soon.  Me and the boys took Big Red to the park this afternoon to show him a little bit of his new hometown (he came all the way from the USA so had been cooped up in his box for a fair few days!)