Saturday, September 26, 2009

Colour Swap Part 1

Recently I participated in a Colour Swap on a forum I am on. The criteria was you chose a colour, who you wanted the swap to be made for and it was then up to your swap fairy to make up a package based on this colour.

I was very lucky to receive Julia's two kidlets. As soon as I was given their names, I set about finding the perfect gift to make. I remembered reading not so long ago how her daughter loved to go about the garden searching for fairies. Well that was easy, I had recently read on another blog by Jacqui about a present that was made for a wee girl. I followed the links from this blog to the tutorials (except for the tutu - see previous post) and was all set to get started.

Here is my effort

For her wee boy she wanted something that he could call his own. I've discovered that it is quite hard to sew for a boy, girls are so easy, but boys, not so much.

Here is what I made for her boy:

The taggy ball has a cat toy of all things in the middle so it rattles and the elephants ears have crinkly paper in as well.

I am quite pleased with how everything turned out. Just as well, it turned out that Julia was also sending to me. I am blown away by her fablous gifts. I need to take some better photo's of them, so watch out for part 2.


My Wee Flower

Last weekend we had a first birthday party to go to, it was a dress up party and the theme was 'The Garden'. Originally I was going to dress Cara as a fairy, but the last time I put wings on her, she looked like a dog chasing it's tale LOL so I decided on a flower instead.

This was super quick to make. I used this tutorial. This is an incredibly easy way to make tutu's. I then cut out some leaves and petals out of felt. Sewed them on, added some ribbon and that was it. Couldn't believe it. I had made my first costume for Cara in a matter of a few hours.

No alcohol was consumed by little miss

I had no idea how much fun making costumes is, I now have visions of a box dress up box for all the kiddies to play with. Can't wait :)

Yarn Swap No.5 - Paintings

Recently I participated in another yarn swap on TNN. The theme for this one was a painting of your choice where your yarn fairy needed to interpret it into hand dyed wool.

It is so so perfect.

The piece of art I chose can be found here. Its at the bottom left hand corner, number 131.

My yarn fairy took inspiration from the lady in the water, the colours, her flowing hair and what she may represent.

The reason I chose this is that we purchased a piece of work very similar to this while in Prague (and Cara was conceived in Prague :lol: ) so it has a very special meaning to us.

My yarn fairy was also naughty and included some beautiful stitch markers. Totally love the colours and beads used in these.

The pattern my fairy chose can be found here these are very very cool.

The recipe is 'Mermaid Salad'

1 (8oz) pouch Sea Pak salad perfect crab
1/3 c chopped celery
1/4 c mayonnaise
1/2 tsp minced onion

White pepper and/or red pepper to taste.

Mix all together, chill and serve with crackers.

So easy.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Crikey, just checked and it's been a month since I posted anything. I have been extra busy trying to get my pattern sorted, it's taken a lot longer than I ever thought.

Watch this space though people I will be back. Have been crafting and knitting up a storm over the past couple of weeks so expect to see lots of craftiness very very soon.

Love ya