This is my place to chronicle the simple pleasures of my life.....I knit, crochet and sew etc. I'm a proud Mommy, a wife and above all a soul of living light. Join me on a journey to inspiration amongst craft or life.....

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Relegated to a corner....

This is my workspace, can you tell I'm relegated to a corner LOL.....I suppose I could have a bigger area if I wanted but it's more convenient with small kids to be in  their area, with my boys supervision is a must!
I do have more yarn stashed in bags elsewhere but I've been working on 'caking' up all my skeins of yarn so they're smaller and more space efficient!

On another note is was a sad LYS had no skin color cotton yarn in stock :( 
I've been hunting everywhere but it is ridiculously hard to find 4ply cotton or even cotton blends in light beiges, tans etc
What is a doll maker to do????????

Here is my latest creation, I'd been itching to get into that cake of Blue faced Leicester yarn! 
Little alien - Star is waiting for a new home now :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Rain and soft things and a dog...

It's been rainy here for the last few days, not a bad thing as I love listening to the rain falling on the roof and even better that it was a weekend with nowhere for me to be or run to....I sat on my comfy couch and crocheted with a delightfully soft, squishy yarn called WOOLganic it's an organic merino and the shade I was working with was aptly named 'raindrops'....totally perfect!
I made up a gorgeous cocoon and a wee matching hat...pattern I used here ...Sandy's patterns are so easy to follow. I can't wait to post it to it's home this week :)

Well where's the dog?  That is what I was saying this morning as I trimmed my lil maltese 'Phoebe', a tiny dog with far too much hair LOL
I'm also sitting here at my side table with a dogs head staring at me, that's a little bit creepy haha I best get on with making the body!!!

I am also thinking up another giveaway ;)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Viking on the loose...

I am really chuffed with how this one turned out considering I made him up as I went along with just some viking pictures to look at....He is a custom request and when the idea came thru I was thinking, "wow how am I going to even start" but then my fingers just seemed to connect with my brain and off they went!!!
It amazes me a lot of the time how I can visualize something and then my hands create it out of nothing....I am so thankful for this talent I have been given.

And a warm welcome to my new followers of late :)  Lovely to have you all on board my blog train!!!

Oh and on a side note I still haven't got back to that shawl LOL....

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

.....9th Nov

Just thought I'd show you what I whipped up today for a custom...some cute button loafers in malabrigo yarn (oh so soft and scrummy), hues of deep green and blues. I just had to make a special trip to my local craft store for the buttons as nothing I had was quite right ;)  any excuse will do cos I also came out of there with two knitting kits and some eyes lol. It's not my fault really............................really :P

 And just because I can here is a pic of my lil bubba, he just passed the 6 month mark...where does the time go?

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bootiful rainy day....

But alas rain is only beautiful if you have the luxury of nothing to do but stay inside and watch from the comfort of your couch...otherwise it is a PITA especially if you have to haul kids around town, in and out of the car while your back invariably gets wet while they take ages to get into their's bootiful today cos I have that luxury hehe and I'm planning to sit on my couch and crochet :)
Hopefully I'll have some new pics to show you later on today!

Friday, November 5, 2010

A little bit out there hmm?

But very pretty...Lili the little snow princess. I used some scrummy yarns for her including a cashmere/wool blend so she is super huggable but yes, a lil bit out there LOL
Pablo is my next lil man, there's something a little bit cheeky about his presence :)

Now I must get on to finishing that shawl....

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Little Sara and Paddy

Special babies going up for adoption at 8pm Friday 5th Nov....IssySnookles

Paddy is made in a combination of cotton and a scrummy bamboo yarn, so soft and silky to work with and cuddle...he comes with his special security blanket.

Little Sara is a cutie in her ruffled purple top and blue capris with a cute removable headband.
Sometimes I wish I could keep all my dolls........

Monday, November 1, 2010