Tuesday, July 15, 2014
I need crafting books the way I need chocolate (and crafting supplies for that matter). A few months ago I came across this book online and bought it as a gift (because I already own a lot of cute crochet pattern books that are still waiting for their first use). The person I bought it for had not announced her birthday party yet but I assumed it would come. The friend in question decided not to celebrate her birthday that year and the book staid on in my shelves. It had been screaming out to me since I received it and after a few months I caved in and used the book myself.
When I was finalizing the first doll the son of a friend saw the book and loved the "superman" picture. He asked his mother if she could crochet but she couldn't neither did his 7 year old sister he found out. My kids have too much already so I decided he could have the doll. When he doll was ready to fly from our house my kids were actually sad that he would go which is why I created two others that would stay.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Her twins are just a bit bigger than my eldest and I regularly receive great cloths and shoes (my daughter actually asked me the other day why daddies colleagues do not give her dresses). As a thank you I decided to make each of the twins a jersey dress and they were allowed to pick the fabric. One of the twins somehow managed to pick the one quilting cotton fabric that Lillestoff has (out of over 100 jersey fabrics) which is why I had to come up with a cotton pattern.
The second twin received a planned jersey dress. adjusted an Ottobre pattern to resemble the design from a dress my colleague had seen in the store. I like the idea of the strings that have to be tight at the back (especially because my kids are skinny). This dress pattern goes on my to do pile, lets hope not another great new pattern surfaces (I am just kidding, I am always hoping for new patterns!).