Friday, 28 December 2012

Creepy crochet

Look into my eyes!

Well, I know it's the season of good will and Ho Ho Ho's ...

I started to make these in October but my schdule has been so busy with work and person things that I never got to finish then until now. I only needed to add their eyes and it's taken me over three months to get round to doing it...oh that's an on going story for me, start something, forget about it, move on to another thing, remember it a few months later!!!

I'm loving having the time off from work to do my own projects, finish things off,  quaily time making, sewing and relaxing...


Crocheting in the round...

Just over a year ago I set myself the task to teach myself to crochet. This lead me to spending many hours looking at other peoples makes and designs on the Internet Baffled, confused and somewhat jealous I wanted to know immediately how to do things, create wonderful colourful designs and items.   Well, I'm please to share that I can now read patterns, follow direction and adapt pieces. 
Recently I came across this blog while looking for a simple round pattern to follow for my first attempt of crocheting in a circle., although it's not in english there is a translate button that I opted to use. Some of the translation is lost but it was still pretty easy to follow. It a good site for inspiration ...I could have kept working in the round and belive it would have been a huge blanket in no time!


Sunday, 23 December 2012

Crochet snowflake

“Let it snow…”

crochet headband

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

another crochet pink blanket

Finally finished!

I started this small blanket in the summer with the intention to give it to my niece for her birthday back in September. Well, with one thing or another I failed to get it finished and then forgot about it for awhile. Coming across it last week while clearing out a cupboard I finally finished off the trim and will deliver it for christmas. Better late than near!

Sunday, 12 August 2012

giant strawberry crochet

Strawberry sundae!!!

Well I've been AWOL for a while as this is my most busiest time of year at work back at the playground, what with the schools holidays.... My time is now taken up playing with children, making costumes, dens, mud pies and basically acting the fool.

This giant strawberry was my monthly make back in July but I never got round to posting it.

I brought it to the playground for the children to play with. Now I keep finding it left in the wild garden! Thinking I might make a giant water melon, banana and other fruit now.

Friday, 8 June 2012

roll over pink blanket!

Phew...I finally finished the small pink balnket I started a while back. I embleshed it with a few small flowers, hearts and a kitty face. This blanket is going to be a bithday gift for one of my neices who turns two this year, well that my excuse why it's quite small in size! Now I've got to start another one for her older sister who's birthday is a month later - I better start it asap as I couldn't make up my mind with colours and stiches etc for this one as I'm still learning and want to know everything now without praticing it first! LOL!

tree makeover

The other day I had to go on a training session for work. This took me on a different journey through Hackney and I had to pass through London Fields park. Low and behold I came across this wonderful tree that had been graffiti  knitted! It was tucked in on the far corner of the park and I would have normally missed it...

Sunday, 13 May 2012

giant sardine fish cushions

A couple of weeks ago I collected a bag of fabric from a community scape project based in Hackney. Inside the bag was these large pieces of silver PVC fabric off cuts and sample swatches.  With a few days free over a weekend I went about making these giant sardine fish cushions for the children in our playground where I work.

Originally I placed them in our small sensory area inside the play hut but since then I have found them outside in the tree houses, dens and even the sandpit. It's been really funny watching the children drag them around the playground under their arms as the cushions are bigger then some of them. I'm thinking about making a sardine tin out of foam and more fish as additional play items! They make me smile everytime I pop my head into the sensory area mainly becuase of their size!

Monday, 30 April 2012

squares & circles

I've been crocheting like a mad woman this month. First of all I started making a small pink blanket for my niece when I found this pattern for circle in a square.  Following patterns is still pretty new for me and takes a couple of goes before it sinks in. When  I started making the circles I was not sure what I was going to do with them. Once I had a small pile of pink circles I moved on to making the square around it and hay-presto.

Monday, 12 March 2012

felt badges

I started these badges a few weeks ago but I've been poorly lately with a head cold that I'm trying to shake off...and my playwork has taken up most of my time, it can be quite demanding...I finally finished these three felt badges yesterday while I rested at home catching up on the weeks junk TV programmes! 
At first I couldn't make up my mind weather to leave them as patches or to add fastenings on the back. I chose to add a pin in the end so that they can be worn with different items as and when. 

Groovy Monkey!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Winter Blues!

... I can't believe it's snowing again in London. I've just cycled home and it's started to come down thick and fast. I can't wait for spring to come, although I love the snow...and in anticipation I've wanted to make something to brighten things up.

This small buntin only took me a few hours over a couple of days while kicking back and watching t.v in the evening. I've just got to find the perfect place now to hang it!