These last few weeks have been busier than ever! With a big influx of orders (thank you thank you!) and holidays, coupled with starting a new job, I’m just about pooped!
Finding the time to post here has been a struggle, and my poor Facebook page is looking a little neglected too. I don’t even have time for my absolute favourite pass-time – browsing Pinterest!
So, what have I been up to, crochet-wise? Well, I’ve made a lovely dragon, based on this patter by Sidrun on Craftsy, I’ve made another Huggable bear from A Morning Cup of Jo Creations, also on Craftsy. Both were massive undertakings. They are both more than 30cm tall, and in amigurumi terms, that’s pretty huge. Most toys I make are around 10cm tall. My poor fingers hated me at the end, having to keep the tension really tight (so the stuffing wouldn’t show through), but I was so happy with the results:
Not only have I been busy with those two giants, which probably took me on average a week each to make, Spartacus is the coolest thing since sliced bread, so there have been oh, about 10 of those on the go! Not to mention a couple of Hello Kitty hats and a custom order for a mouse/bunny which will be based on another Sidrun pattern found on Craftsy. Please do stop by Kristi’s site – Sidrun – which incidentally means “Lemon” in her native language; Estonian.
Following on with the dragon theme, I’ve also made a super cute dragon hat, based purely on a screenshot a friend sent me. Here is the end result:
I hear the hat has not come off for a week. When we eventually do get it off, I’m going to take it back and tweak it a little, because as it is now, there will be cold ears come December!
In between all of that I found some absolutely gorgeous yarn in my local craft store last week and I just had to make a hat for my daughter:
The photo really does not do it justice. The colours are truly neon and amazing. The yarn is Katia Extreme, and although pricey (I think I paid 8.95 euro), lovely to work with and so, so soft! I whipped this hat up using a pattern that I bought a while back from Baca Creations and it was done within an hour-ish, so super easy!
Coming up, I have more dino hats to make, a gorgeous hooded cowl (still hunting for the perfect pattern, so any hints would be welcomed), more Spartacus, cake pops (can’t wait to make those!) and Angry Birds. Not sure when I’ll find the time to work, or sleep in there, but I’ll manage!
What has been keeping you busy? As it’s Monday, I’m linking up with the Lovely Molly from The Move to America for her regular Monday morning cup of coffee, so head over there to say hi too.