Sunday, May 31, 2015

Hudson's Hooded Jacket

My nephew was born on the 
13th of April and knowing there
was a little boy on the way,
I wanted to make him some cute things!

Here is the hooded jacket I crocheted for him

I just love the buttons and the way grey looks with the blue, tan and white striped sleeves and hood.

Pattern is from Newborn Knots
but I have altered the pattern quite a bit.

My Ravelry project page details my alterations

Friday, May 22, 2015

My First Quilt (And What I've Learnt)

Here is my first ever quilt.

I decided to make this for my nephew
when I found out my sister was pregnant towards the end of 2014.

I already had the grey and yellow jelly rolls from Craftsy, I got the fleece backing from Ikea and
the polyester batting and cotton binding from Spotlight.

This quilt took me a long time because I would get discouraged
by curvy lines and minor mistakes, as well as not knowing
whether I wanted to use batting or fleece or cotton.

What I've Learnt:
1) Plan Ahead! I started not really knowing what I wanted the finished quilt to look like. While I might have still changed my mind, a plan would have been very helpful!
2) Quilt's don't need to be this thick! I had to make my binding 5" wide so I could wrap it around but this may have been difficult because I'm a newbie.
3) Go SLOW! Don't rush. Just. Don't. Rush! Simple.
4) As above, going slowly = straighter lines!
5) Fleece would make a suitable batting and backing fabric!
6) And lastly - Practice makes perfect!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Spikey Brontosaurus

Only a few days ago I posted the
Brontosaurus I made without his spikes.

Well here he is with his spikes attached
and he's already off to his new home!

Sunday, May 10, 2015


I've recently made a Brontosaurus
from the Fresh Stitches pattern Cliff the Brontosaurus

Although, I will be adding orange spikes down his back, 
which might actually make him a different type of dinosaur?

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