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.....

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Just blogging and a free pattern

Haven't had much time to blog lately, my hands have been busy with custom orders and my mind has been like a piece of paper in a whirlwind coming up with ideas for patterns and crafty things.
I am in the middle of designing a crocheted singlet for my baby boy - it still amazes me how little there is out there to make for little boys...if someone were to release a pattern book solely dedicated to boys I think I would be the first to buy it (crochet, sewing and knits please LOL) anyway I am working along the lines of a 'done in one piece'...I absolutely detest sewing seams when I know I don't have to. Bamboo and cotton yarn for summer, I have yet to decide if I'll do a contrast color. If it works out I'll post the pattern here :)

I also managed to write out my ruffle flower pattern that I use for decorating headbands, tops etc
Here tis......

Ruffle Flower
Start with a magic circle and do 6 SC into it, sl st to first SC.
2 SC in each around (12 SC)  sl st to first stitch.
CH 8 and SC into next st...REP around (12 loops).
SL ST into the first loop and do 12 DC into st into the next loop and REP all around.
Finish off.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Auctions for breast cancer - consider a bid :)

I have made and donated these two auction packs toward the murasaki mama breast cancer fund raising effort, please consider a bid as it's money to such a good cause!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pocket change pals

There is so little to buy nowadays with pocket money that I thought it might be nice to offer up a range of quality, cute pocket pals of varying kinds that kids (or big kids) could buy - Can you remember as a kid how satisfying it was to purchase something with your own money???
The first two up and ready for adoption...for more information go to my IssySnookles facebook page HERE

Shawl in progress - update

Quite slow in the making is this WIP...It's been pushed back to the bottom of my work basket due to customs and other projects taking my eye, I really shouldn't go pattern browsing before I finish things as I always find things I just "have" to make right now hehe
It is turning out beautiful and the yarn is so soft and easy to work with (merino superwash)....hopefully I will have it finished within the next week. It's coming into summery weather here so I prefer to work on toys and my sewing.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Peek-a-boo birds

I love making these especially in bright colors!

Custom color choices available :)  

Monday, October 11, 2010

Waiting to go to their new home..

And the custom order is finished :)
They are so cute sitting there together and I bet they can't wait to meet their new human friends and get lots of cuddles. Both dolls have cute little hats too!

Custom order available email - angelbaby-0023@hotmail DOT com

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Dolly Baby

Isn't it just the cutest <3

Have another one to go in pink pajamas and then need to finish off the green ninja and the custom order is finished :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Bits and pieces

Some of the things I've been doing apart from enjoying the sunny, energizing windy days, gardening and enjoying the last of the holidays with my kids...
New listing for IssySnookles - crocheted flower headband basics, made the flower up as I sat on the couch one night watching mindless telly :)

Completed a ninja doll - custom order....

Discovered this had popped up in my garden - so pretty....

My lil dirt ferals playing roadworks LOL....