So today I am going to do a little show and tell. I have been away for a little while so I thought it would be nice to have a bit of a catch up. As you know I have been working on a few little projects, craft and non craft, and I have finally finished them. I have also completed a few others along the way too.
Do you remember these...
A friend of mine J takes baby portraits and asked if I could make a few headbands for her. So here they are finished;
Unfortunately I didn’t have anyone little enough to model them on but when J takes some photos I will be sure to share them with you. The bottom one is a little crown. As I wasn’t sure of the size that J may need I made it in rows and added a piece of elastic at the back to stretch.
I also made some little flower brooches to in different colours. I decided not to sew them directly onto the headbands so that way J could change the colours to suit the baby or even not include them at all (and I have since seen them in some of her other photos not on headbands but as hair clips, clever girl!). To be honest I can’t remember where I got the pattern for the roses but just type in ‘crochet flowers/roses’ in Google and hundreds of patterns will come up.
And here is another of my finished projects...
|For the life of me I can't seem to get this picture to rotate the correct way, so you'll just have to visualise it the correct way round :)|
A little friend of ours, Master R has just turned 5 and his obsession for the last few years is dinosaurs. When I saw this picture on Pinterest I couldn’t not make it for him. It was perfect. As this pattern link is only for the spikes I decided that I had been set a challenge and it was one I was going to finish. I made up my own beanie pattern. Several attempts later and many scribbled on pieces of paper this was the finished product, one which I am very proud of.
As I had been using Little O as a model he sort of got the impression that the beanie was for him. I did have to break his little heart and tell him it wasn’t and it was for Master R instead. This didn’t make him too happy. So I then went and made another one for Little O.
This time instead of crocheting the beanie I decided to knit it. Little O didn't like the flaps covering his ears. The pattern comes from Knitted Critters for Kids to wear. I borrowed this copy from our local library. I just used the basic knit in the round beanie, and then added the spikes to it. Little O loves wearing it. We do have to take it off him quite a bit at the moment as we have been having some really hot weather and it is making his little head sweat something shocking.
So this is where I am up to at the moment. Thank you for staying with me and sharing in my show and tell for the day. I hope you have enjoyed it.
P.S One thing I forgot to mention is after many weeks of testing my patience we finally have some little snow peas growing. Little O loves picking them but is still not sure about the taste of them but he’s slowly coming around.
|Can you see it hiding in there?|