Eeyore number 2….

So I had a rare afternoon to myself so I decided to make my MIL an eeyore (as the other one wasn’t eeyore enough!!) 

He came out small but it’s definitely a hit!!

As usual I followed someone on you tube. I found her video hard to follow but I followed her written pattern ok. Eeyore came out ok so I’m Happy!

Enjoy your evening

Douglas the highland cow 

Good Morning!

So yesterday I finially finished the first Christmas gift I’m making! (I can put it on here coz I know they don’t read my blog!!) 

This is Douglas the highland cow, made using the Edwards menagerie book

I think he turned out well, except his tail is on wonky but you can’t tell by just looking at the front!! I’m thinking of getting something tartan to go with him (can you guess the theme here?!! My MIL is scottish) 

Hope you enjoy your day!

It’s been a while

Hi everyone!sorry I’ve been AWOL for the last few weeks….ive just realised my last post didn’t post 😣 oh well. 

So we’ve had a busy few weeks…..my little boy turned one!!! And the celebrations seemed to go on for days!! As we have a big family we decided to visit each place so they could have quality time with him and not fight for attention.  This worked well as we did it over a few days,poor boy was overwhelmed and it was very hot that weekend too!

Here he is with his great-pap!

We’ve also been camping again…it went much better this time! We went back to the farm and had fun again! There was a minitures steam rally there aswell so that added something different!

We also went to see thomas the tank engine train at nene  valley and went on a train ride (husband is into trains!) To Peterborough and looked at the model railway place there. Both my boys fell asleep on the way back….maybe something to do with the 5am wakeup call we’ve been having all week!!!

Work has been manic, trying tonget organised for September and havungvthe run of sports days,music evenings,progress reports….ect….you know what it’s like! Both boys are doing brilliantly! And the eldest one got a head teachers award for being the politest boy in school!! (My nagging paid off !!!) 

Summer holidays start next week,so in have 3 weeks of chaos before my break!my hours have gone long so it will be fun…. feels like returning to zombieland!!!Lol
I’ve also made a ‘healing wrap/scarf’ although the pattern is lovely I’m disappointed in it. It came up short and just not quite right. I think its because I didn’t use the same wool as the pattern ( but lions gate wool is expensive….£10 per ball and you need 2) and the other reason, the pattern requires a loose stitch and I struggled with that.  Anyway here’s a picture of it.

It ended up being 19inches wide by 55inches long. The pattern on  YouTube looked amazing but I now think it’s almost all down to the wool.

If i make it again I think I’ll just do it straight, with no decrease.  At least I tried.
I hope you all enjoy your day…we have sunshine, so we will make the most of it!

Bunny

I’m loving the sunny weather we’re having! It seems to do wonders for the state of mind!

So I finially finished the bunny I was crocheting! 

Unfortunately I got the arms to far forward and didn’t realise til too late!oh well!! And I’m not happy with the shape of the ears….i followed the pattern (they look just like the picture) but they are just not right. Hubby was rude/cheeky about them….said they looked like condoms!!! Didn’t know whether to laugh or cry!! Although the more I look at them the more I agree! (Just don’t tell him!!! Lol!) 

Hope you enjoy the sunshine! 

Busy busy…

So I’ve had a busy couple of weeks, between work, birthdays, trying to get used to not being greeted by out cat everytime I walk in the door, poorly baby aswell and I wanted to create a crochet cat, I think I did ok with it!

I used a pattern out of the book Edwards menagerie…..I found it easy to follow the pattern and after several attempts at the face I’m fairly happy it! 

So I had my birthday, in which I was spoilt! We had a lovely meal out,which was a nice surprise! My mother in laws birthday was a couple of days after mine, so it felt like a long celebration!! 

Work is busy as usual, the eldest one  I look after has started playing football at various local club….thankfully I only have to drop off!!!  (I am not a football fan!) 

Long week

Last week was the second week of half term and I was back to work! After having a up and down week before I wasn’t looking forward to the long hours half term brings at work! I had to take Eddie with me so looking after the 3 boys was a little bit of a challenge but I managed!

It didn’t help that the husbands scooter broke (again!!!) And we had to take him to work for 6am, so it mad either an even longer week 😦 thankfully it’s fixed now….let’s hope it stays fixed!!!

However I did manage to try a different bunny pattern 

There are aspects of both patterns I like and don’t like so was debating whether to create something using the bits I like from each pattern….not sure if I’m brave enough yet!!!! 

I’m trying to create a crochet basket at the minute and it’s turning out smaller than I’d like…oh well practice it is….!

Let’s see how this week goes!! Have a lovely week everyone!! 

UPDATE! so here’s the finished basket…smaller than I thought it would be and the handles were a pain, but I guess it turned out ok.

Saturday morning….

Up far too early because of a certain little monkey! Sigh!!

So I’ve had this week off and to be honest I haven’t done much, had quality time with hubby and not so little baby, caught up with family and didn’t get round to doing half the jobs I wanted to do! Oh well! Making memories is more important! 

Today we are off to a wedding where my dad’s partner is bridesmaid and my little brother (who’s 8) is page boy….should be an interesting day! Hubby will be smart in his suit, Eddie will look great in his checked shirt and jeans…and I’ll be in a dress….help!!!! 

Hubby has been on late shift this week so after I put Eddie to bed I started a little project…


My little uneven, mismatched bunny! Undecided weather to add a face, hubby likes it without! When in started crocheting my goal was to try and make an animal…think I need to keep trying!!!

Happy easter weekend everyone!