Wednesday, 12 December 2012

The one with the elf hat......

Ok, so last post I think I stressed I didn't like the mobile bloggy thing but here I am, guess you could say I'm a sucker for convenience or maybe just a lazy bum, either way looks like mobile blogger may be the way forward now!

This Christmas I have got a lot of crafty gift makes on the go, but I managed to squeeze in a bit of crafting for my oldest sons school play. This year he's going to be an elf, so I just couldn't resist making him a cute little elf hat. I had to crochet this one, mainly because I'm faster with the hook than with the pins!!! He requested that the hat be green and white because he didn't want people to confuse him with Santa! I found a free cap pattern on ravelry and just adapted it to suit my needs, I think it measured 17" around or maybe a little more, that's my not-so-accurate measuring but it fit him ok when he tried it on, if anything it was a tad too big! I did a border in red of front and back post double crochet to make it look like a mock rib, I think it really works well and adds a bit of chunkier texture to the to it off I made a big fluffy Pom Pom for the end, my sons favourite bit apparently! No special technique, I just drew around a roll of cello tape and reel of cotton for the circle shapes on to cardboard and wrapped to my hearts content! The boy was in love and has taken to wearing his hat around the house! What more could I ask for?!

So the hat was finished at the weekend, taken to school on Monday ready for his play and today he informed me it had dropped behind the stage and the teacher wouldn't retrieve it, I don't think cross is the word! Clearly this teacher has no idea how long it took me to sew in ends and make a Pom Pom. His school play is tomorrow, I hope they have it by then or I've got some serious complaining to do .

I shall keep you all informed!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

On the go

Hey guys! I'm posting from my mobile for the first time ever (sheesh, I'm getting good at conquering all these firsts) so sorry if this is a bit slap dash, I haven't got the foggiest how it works lol.

I can't believe it's been like nearly a month since my last post, I'm so slack! I guess it's just the time of year lots going on regarding Christmas makes, decorations,baking, presents and in my case panicking lol. I've been making some more baby beanie hats this time with a little granny action going on ;)

Although it pains me to say it the yarn funds are a bit stretched right now so these smaller projects which don't consume much are a godsend! In the pics the hat looks really purple but its actually more of a pinky purple! I took close up shots of the flower and the shell edging because they're pretty, and I like pretty things! I am assuming the photos will come at the end of the post?!

I'm not really sure I like this mobile blogging, probably better for when you're on the go!

So, again I've put the hat up for sale on my storms end shop on etsy, if you'd like to have a peek I'd be ever so grateful! I've got a gazillion projects on the go at the min, lacy leg warmers, elf hats, Christmas decorations, presents and some cards to make I've also got lots of eye candy to share with you from the likes of Pinterest which reminds me I will pop a link on here to my Pinterest boards if you want to have a looky ( I love following people on these things)
Hopefully my next post will be using more appropriate tech lol xxx