I have also been working on some crochet projects that other people have asked me to do. I started work on another bigger, more complicated bunny, but I came to a standstill with that project and I wanted something to do tonight, but I didn't feel like getting the sewing machine out so I started on another project. My sister had asked me to make some gifts for a friend of hers who had recently had a baby. I had read about these little crocheted octopus that were being used in neonatal wards to help the preemie babies and I thought that perhaps they would be beneficial to any baby so I decided to make one of those to go with the gift.
I had fun with the elephants the other day so today I decided to work on a different elephant. I found a cute pattern by Theresa's Crochet Shop on amigurumipatterns. I bought some nice soft cotton and it went together so quickly and easily.
Ok so February was a bit of a bust for me. I didn't do anything on my OMG project so today it still looks like this
I didn't get any of my teal blocks made for the RSC
Instead I crocheted rabbits and started a new project (you know one of those DREAMi projects or Squirrels that just have to be made NOW!) , which I hoped to at least get the top finished until I went to put the first border on (on Sunday) and discovered that the extra fabric I had bought was the wrong fabric! So even that didn't get to the point I hoped it would. Then I started another project which has been sitting for a few days now just waiting for some finishing touches. February has been spent adding to my UFO list instead of marking things off it (rolls eyes) So guess what my projects will be for March....Yep all those things I didn't finish in February, plus four rabbits I was asked to sew today, one sewn dinosaur, a crocheted octopus, three crocheted dinosaurs and maybe a crocheted elephant and a crocheted panda. I also got my Meadow Mist Mystery quilt back from the quilter so I would like to put the binding on that too.
Uhh ohh just remembered I still have a crocheted bunny or two I still need to finish too..... Looks like March is going to be busy!!!!
I needed a change from crocheting bunnies over the weekend so I did some sewing. My surprise quilt just needs borders now, which I would have put on except I bought the wrong fabric for one of the borders. I went to put it on and realised it was totally different to the one I had bought for the patchwork piece. Of course it was going to be the first border so that project came to a screaming halt after that discovery. I have to wait until tomorrow before I can go and get the right fabric for the borders. I'll make sure I take a piece of the fabric with me to make sure I get the right one this time!
Since the surprise quilt came to a stop I decided to do a quick and easy project and I started on these cute little elephants by Heather Bailey. They still need some finishing touches but I am happy with them so far.
I finally finished 3 of the bunnies I was asked to make. They will head off to their new home tomorrow.
I thought I only had one more to make but then someone else asked me to make another one last night so I still have two more to make! Talk about rabbits multiplying!! And I haven't even started on my OMG goal or my RSC blocks for this month, looks like the next few days could be busy!
Oh just incase anyone else is interested in making a bunny here is the link to the video tutorial
Wow where has the weekend gone? Actually now that I look back at the last post I made where have the last few weeks gone? I haven't been getting much done lately I have been busy crocheting rabbits for friends and then I remembered the little girl next door was having a birthday this week so guess what she got from us? Yep ...a rabbit! Here are two that are still in progress and I still have two more to make!
This one was finished early in the week.
This is what I was working on for FNSI
I have noticed that each time I make one they are getting a little smaller, I hope that means I am getting better at crocheting. It isn't because I have changed hooks or thread weight so what else could it be? ;0)
I have been having trouble motivating myself to sew lately and I just didn't know why but I think I discovered the reason this week. I have been keen to make this for someone but kept putting it off because I had so many UFOs to get finished and I have been trying to be good and not start anything new. However, I think it just decided it was time to be made. It is coming together nicely but I can only show you a sneak peek because it is a surprise!
Today it wasn't me that was sewing it was Master Eight. He decided it was time to finish his Hummingbird!
I think he did a pretty good job with it and I only had to help with the really tricky bits like the hand sewing (especially the button joints!) but he did the rest. I wonder what his next project will be?
Linking up with FNSI. Tomorrow I think I will enjoy a cuppa while I check out what everyone else did on Friday night!
The last clue for the Meadow Mist Mystery Quilt went up yesterday and I knew what I would be doing today as soon as I saw it! So I finished up my quilt top and I have already dropped it into Quilty Desires to be quilted. It is the first time I have participated in a mystery quilt along and I enjoyed every minute of it. If Cheryl runs another one this year I am pretty sure I will join in again!
Can't wait to see what Jude or Marci do with the quilting on this one! I just love this quilt.
I thought it would be a good idea to try and get something finished early so I pulled out my Amigurimi Bunny for my next project as I didn't have much left to do on it, only problem was I didn't realise one of the ears fell on the floor and when I cleaned up I vacuumed it up. So I then had to make another ear, but I couldn't remember which size hook I had used when I started it and I used the one I had become very comfortable with. Turned out it was too big and I needed to use the next size down. So after a false start I finally got the ear remade and then I made the arms and legs. It was so close to being finished I couldn't go to bed until it was done (hence the 1am post!) Anyway it is now finished and I have my first OPAM finish for the year, plus I can mark another UFO off the list!
Now what will I do next?
(Maybe I should go to bed since I have to do the school run in the morning!)
I haven't been blogging as I have been busy finishing up my One Monthly Goal I could see the finish line getting closer and closer and I knew if I really pushed myself I could make it to my extra goal as well. Today I reached that extra goal and finished my quilt top ready to take into Quilty Desires to be quilted by the very talented people in there! Not only that I am another step closer to completing another UFO!
Today I had a wonderful day sewing with some amazing friends. I really missed joining them during the school holidays. I sewed the moons onto the blocks I had started preparing yesterday and then I did the blanket stitch around some more of the squares for my crocheted fabric quilt. I am slowly getting them done. I think I will blanket stitch around all of them before I start crocheting them.
It could take a while though!
When I got home I had some time to myself as Master Eight was visiting a friend so I did the rest of the prep work on those last four blocks of Hello Moon. Then I finished stitching the last of the blocks I had previously prepared. I also figured out how I am going to set them when I put them together. If I work really hard for the next few days I might even get the top put together. Still holding out hope that I can!
You would think I would have done much more sewing today since I had the house all to myself, but instead I cleaned the house. Ohh it is so much easier to clean when I am the only one at home!
This afternoon I went in search of the fabrics I had used to make my strip set for Hello Moon as I still haven't been able to find what I did with the ones I had made. So I cut out new strips and sewed them together. Then I traced each of the four remaining moons onto some very old vliesofix that I found whilst searching for the fabric. I had a bit of trouble peeling the paper off the back but finally I got my moons fused to the background fabrics.
I am one step closer to meeting my OMG goal. How are you going with yours?
This week has been a busy one preparing for Master Eights' return to school so there hasn't been much happening on the sewing front this week. I was so glad for a little down time and did some hand sewing in front of the tv for FNSI. I know why I don't usually sew in front of the tv now...
I didn't make much progress !0)
I did manage to make progress on my purple blocks for ScrapHappy Saturday finally and finished my blocks for the 2014 RSC. I also managed to sort out most of my scraps into colours which was an achievement and will make it easier to locate the colours I need for the rest of the year.
Linking up with FNSI and ScrapHappy Saturday You should pop on over and see what some of the other amazing crafters have been up to.
I didn't get any sewing done this weekend as the family and I took a little break to enjoy views like this
and to eat yummy stuff like this
I was very keen to get back to work on Hello Moon when we got back. I went in search of my grey strips I had sewn together for this project. I couldn't find them anywhere. Luckily I still have the materials I made them out of it just means I will have to make a new set. While I was searching for them I got distracted by my scrap bins as I knew I needed to find my purples to work on my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks too. So I pulled them out and started sorting.
I am all ready to get those purple blocks finished now!