Monday, 28 June 2010

A Reindeer in June?!

Ronald the Reindeer was born today!!! How fab is he???? LOL! (New photo’s of Elijah at the bottom)



Click here for the pattern if you wish to crochet him too!!

I think I done pretty well this time with him. I managed to get the sewing up much better and the limbs were more similar in size too. The antlers I went up a full hook size to make as they are the fiddliest bit, narrow tubes to make for those.

I also made a bag for my cousin’s other daughter, Katie – I made one for Amy first, so now it’s Katie’s turn.


Here are some new photo’s of Elijah. These were taken on Thursday 24th June.












Wednesday, 23 June 2010

My second Amigurumi bear!!

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I've made my second Amigurumi bear!! The face is better than the first one and the muzzle, but the leg and arm on the left of the photo are bigger than his other arm and leg, lol... more practice needed I think. I'm enjoying making them... I must learn to sew them up better as well.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

An Amigurumi bear!!!


I mentioned in the post below about buying Let’s Get Crafting Crochet magazine. I saw that there were lots of little Amigurumi animals crocheted. I didn’t fancy any of those – they looked too difficult for me really, but I found this fab little bear online at Learn to Crochet. If you click on that link you’ll find the written instructions, but also there are video links as well. You can see how the stitches are made and how to make the bear. So…. here is my first ever bear, lol.

Bear in the making!


A bear is born…


ted03ted04 I can’t believe how easy he was to make!! I know he’s far from perfect, but he’s a cute little character. Watch this space for more!!

And here he is later on in the day with his sun hat on smelling the roses.


Friday, 18 June 2010

A few new photo's.

Above is a crocheted bag that I made with the pattern from this month's Let's Get Crafting - Crochet. I'd made another bag with the wool that came with the mag the day before yesterday, and gave that to my cousin's daughter, Amy, she loved it! So yesterday I went and bought the blue sparkley wool and made myself one. I've also got to make Katie a bag, Amy's sister, and my friend Jacqui wants one the same as this one, I'll get started on that one today. They take me a day to make. I've lined this one as well. They're just the right size for my purse, ipod touch, mobile, and keys and a bit more besides. I love the plaited strap.
Below shows a close up of the sparkley wool, sort of.

Here's a photo of Elijah when we looked after him last week when his mum and dad were at the cinema. He is almost 9 months old now.

Dad and Matthew in their England tops the night we drew with the US 1 all.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

The Twilight Saga....

Well, I've finished all four books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow! I loved them!! This is the fastest I've ever read any books. I began reading them last month and I finished the 700+ pages of Breaking Dawn yesterday at 4.50pm lol. I love the films too, but they leave lots out.

On the weight side of things, I've now lost 22lbs! 6lbs more to go then I will have lost 2 stones!! I'm eating lots of pineapples and strawberries at the moment, which reminds me, I'd better get to sainsbury's to get more pineapple and Mullerlight chocolate 6 pack yogurts!!

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Twinlakes, Leicestershire.

We had Justin’s dad and step mum up for the weekend, and yesterday we visited Twinlakes in Leicestershire. It was a lovely day, 26c. We had a great time at the park. It is one of those places what is fast becoming a thing for farmers to do. This used to be Red Rooster Farm.

We ended the day at Frankie and Benny’s back home.




tl004 tl005 tl006 tl007 tl010 tl011 tl012 tl013 Matthew really had a great time on the biggest rollercoaster (top photo’s) that he’s been on so far, and he loved the Sky Flyers where you lay down (above photo) on your front and it takes you up high and then you go up and down, quite fast too! He loved the petting zoo as well, and the little lamb at the top was born in April and took a shine to Matthew’s shoes giving them a good licking.