Sunday, 19 May 2013

Too cute to survive

Because really, who can resist a teeny tiny pincushion that has a tendency to roll away, and is extremely attractive to toddlers?

Toy car upcycled pincusion
Boygoblin called this "Mummy's yellow car".
Deeply unfair, because it is eerily similar to "'Goblin's yellow car."
Thats a strip of printed jersey rolled, handsewn and popped in the tray.

Toy car upcycled pincushion
Babycrack. Right. there.
Too cute to live, and Boygoblin has car back now.

You know those slippers...

Well, there is progress being made, but these, these, have taken up more time that all of them put together.

Doll crochet slippers
Little doll slippers. Made of scraps of merino. And yes, that is knitters elastic you see worked into the top stitches... 

single doll slipper showing crochet detail
... and treble crochet detail in thee instep. don't tell the cousins...
He looked cold, ok? With his little bare plastic feet and shortie onesie...

So yes. there was a cardie too.
Crochet cardigan for 30inch doll
Note co-ordinating edging and toddler-easy popper fastening.
There now, doesn't that look nice?
 And honestly, Andy does sort of stick his arms out - his pose above has almost nothing to do with the construction of the garment. Almost. Nothing.

Oh, and worth noting that Andy came with socks and shoes, but they were lost within days. This had nothing to do with the construction of the socks, and everything to do with the apparently funnel-shaped feet on our favourite doll. Did i learn from this? Why no, I didn't even notice it. so, all round a good investment of time... (as in, its only a matter of...)

Friday, 17 May 2013

soul eaten.

The soul eater is finished

Did I mention finished?
 I made the final push this morning, as boy goblin and i were snuggled up on the couch with his snots.

Pretty, but tough going.
(The pattern is a good-un - its entirely my doing that its been such a long haul - see "soul eater" above.)

And this evening it was wrapped around the dear wife on the sofa. 

Not this sofa, but this one was in better light.
I think we have a winner.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Domestic creativity

Radio silence, because this is what has taken up much of my creative, as well as physical and mental energy.

dismantled paxking boxes
Many, many packing boxes. Note they are all unpacked.

On the upside, the boxes revealed this:

101 Ways to stitch craft create
I'm in here
Which contains this:
baby ball pattern from stitch craft create
and this:
slippers from stitch craft create
And here?
This came through while we were on the move, so I'd not had a chance to properly dwell on it before.

Nothing like seeing your name in print to tide you over some creative doldrums.

And the best thing is, there's another in the pipeline.