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Lacy Smock

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I knit this in preparation for my neice's birthday in October.  A lovely free pattern from Let's Knit Magazine

It seems a little wide, but it may just be loose fitting.

Need to block it now.

All set up and ready to go!

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My first outdoor market,a charity event for the cardiac unit in Crumlin Children's Hospital.

Baby Owlet Vest

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I've knit this before and really liked the pattern.  DH's friend's kid is being christened in a few weeks so I knit this up for him.

Enjoy it Baby Harry!

Another new addition to the shop

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For sale here

Christmas in July!!!!

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This year I will be ready!

(Pattern from Little Cotton Rabbits)

I have a very happy little girl!

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Free Pattern - Fat Owl

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I promised this pattern a long time ago.

 Fat Owl download now

Typed while I was tired, and the applique instructions are pretty slim so mail me if you have any questions!

Dying some fabric

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While making another little owlet this evening Emily asked if I would make her a toy.  I haven't made her a new one in a while, most things are being saved for markets or have been ear-marked for presents.

So I asked her what she wanted.  And she requested ...

A fairy.  With blonde hair.  Brown skin.  Different colour clothes.  A rainbow fairy!

I don't have any suitable brown fabric for the skin so when she went to bed I concocted this mix of tea, water and fabric.

Hope it works (fingers crossed!)

Owlet and Blankie

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Meet Mochuelo - so named as its the Spanish word for an owlet, and I stitched this little guy while watching the European Cup final, which Spain won.

The pattern for the owlet is from Dolls and Daydreams.  Its a well written pattern, very easy to follow.

For the little tag blanket I just crocheted a square with cotton, and then sewed on ribbons and fabric with the machine.


I love this doll!

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DH has taken the kids out for an hour or two so time for some frantic sewing!

I had the body of this doll made ages.  So I took her out.  Embroidered her face, did her hair and then started to dress her.
I had no plan as to how I'd finish her, but I just love how she turned out.  She's a real little hippie chick!


Finishing!

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I've had this dress upstairs in a box for over a year (I definitely started this one way before Oliver was born - may be more like 2 years!).  All it needed was to be hemmed, the skirt and underskirt.

So I finally fished it out and did it - and do you know what, it didn't take that long!

Just need some nice sunny weather so I can wear.  Although with the wettest June since records began in Ireland, it might be a while til we see some sun!!

The Crochet-Buzz Continues

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Along with some dress-making!

I  made a simple little shift dress with some Cath Kidston fabric I've had for quite a while.  I added a little pocket to the front for carrying my phone, tissue, etc

Then, feeling it needed something extra, I crocheted a little edging along the bottom, and along the top of the pocket.  I just made it up as I went along but think it looks okay!



Another 'Mermaid Tears'

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In the same colour-way, for another friend's birthday.

Used this pattern - link

Cute Crochet Crown

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Using this pattern, found through Ravelry.  A very easy pattern, and so quick to make - I did this while Oliver was up for his morning nap.