Saturday, 28 January 2012

Simple Saturday Sorting

Hello hello!

Hope you are all well. It's been a bit of a rollercoaster week, chocker block full of emotions and tears and tantrums.

I got a missed call on Monday from my doctors. They had my CT scan test results back, and I've been requested by my GP to go back to the hospital for a specialist appointment... Have I told you all about this yet? (shows how pants my memory is right now)
Okay, just after Christmas I got rushed back to hospital with severe back and abdominal pain. Had a blood test and an xray done on that day. It was really scary driving to Kettering General at 3am.They said they found something in my blood, but couldn't be sure of what it was.
I got asked to come back 16th January at 7pm for a CT scan. And now I have to wait until the end of February for my check up / results. So, nerve wracking time about health..

In other news, my creating spree has been through the roof!! I haven't shown you everything that's been crafted lately either?! My gosh I'm a tad behind.


Lots and Lots of brooches, and the last photo is some embellishments :)

There we go, my Etsy again! I've got a large bag of wool that neeeeeeeeds using up, mainly 100g balls so I'll be crafting like crazy when we finish the move!

My my that's something else that hasn't been told! We are moving on Tuesday into a new house!! It's beautiful <3

But yes, I will get lots more photos and posts in soon. I will try my hardest!

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Woot for Hoots! (Owl Tutorial)

Okay a few more pretty photos for you all!

I've been thinking about crochetting these little owls for a long time. And past couple of days at work, I've been working on the pattern for these cheeky little owls.

So, I thought "These are cute and easy for beginners". In my usual style "TADAHH" & here's a little gift for you all.

Little Owls; 
You will need;
  • 3.5mm Crochet hook
  • Some oddments of DK yarn
  • Couple of buttons 
  • Either a brooch back or a keyring finding
  • Toy stuffing
Just to let you all know, this is written in UK crochet terms. If you want a translation you can mosey on: My Little Crochet Help Guide.

Body (make 2)
Ch 11.
Row 1: From the 2nd ch from the hook, DC across (10 stitches), ch 1, turn work.
Row 2 onwards: Continue until 8 rows have been completed.
Fasten off

Ch 7
Row 1: From 2nd ch from the hook, DC across, ch 1, turn work. (6 stitches)
Row 2: DC2tog the first 2 stitches together, DC into the next 2 stitches, DC2tog the last 2 stitches, ch1, turn work. (4 stitches)
Row 3: DC2tog the first 2 stitches, DC2tog the last 2 stitches, ch 1, turn work. (2 stitches)
Row 4: DC2tog, fasten off.

Ch 6.
Row 1: From 2nd ch from hook, DC into 1st stitch, HTR into 2nd, TR into 3rd, HTR into 4th, DC into the last stitch. Ch1.
Don't turn your work to work back on these stitches. You'll be able to see where you crochetted into the original stitches, these will be the stitches we now work into.
Row 2: DC, HTR, TR, HTR, DC, fasten off the work.

Now it's time to sew them together.
  • On the front piece sew the wing so it's half off the work.
  • Sew the buttons on for the eyes.
  • Overlap the beak from the top most edge, over the buttons. Sew into place.
  • On the back this is the time to sew the brooch back on.

Take the colour yarn you used for the body, and SC around the edge of your work, pushing your ends in as you crochet.
When you crochet round two sides, and want to make a keyring;
Ch 6, force the little owl through the split ring (poor thing), then carry on SC round.
When you get to the final side, stuff your little owl, and finish off SC. fasten off your work (I always sew the excess yarn into the owl to secure it better).

There you have one little owl!! These are addictive my friends, so crochet with care ;)

I do have a small request: this is an original design, so pretty please don't sell them. I don't mind them being made for charity (because it's what I use all my oddments for). Thank you xx

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Blogging while at work

Okay this proving funny. I love my new job. Although its been very quiet. :/

Needed to share a little something;

Isn't he cute? Whipped him up last night. Only took an hour. Would there happen to be any fans that would like to see this pattern?

They are so quick to make!! I'm whipping them off my hook at the moment. Got a little pink one made, and got a yellow one on the go (which will be finished by the end of today).

I just want to say I'm really sorry I've not been about lately. It's going to be a hectic couple of months for me and the tall one. So please bare with us <3

- Posted on the move from my iPhone