Gosh - it's been almost 3 months since my last post, you all must have thought that I had disappeared off the face of Blogger never to return. Don't fret as I'm back now though I may not be able to quite keep to my promised weekly blog posts as I am very proud to announce that I have a baby son!
My little boy has been keeping me very busy these first few months but as I'm starting to get to grips with looking after him I'm also getting a little bit of last minute Christmas crafting in. To keep you all happy I've put in some photos of pre-baby crafting which are the presents I made/partmade for my sister's Birthday.
The softie cake on the right is from the lovely "Softies Kit" by Therese Laskey. I really loved the softies shown in this kit especially the cute tree softie which on the one day I get to do a little crafting for myself I'll be making first. Putting together that sweet little cake softie was much harder than I had expected it to be. For some reason the pattern didn't include the circle for the top and bottom pieces - so you had to spend a good while fiddling with a number of different sized circles to get the right one. Joining up the scalloped icing piece at the back was also a bit of a mission and I didn't manage to get mine to meet neatly at the back. Has anyone else had similar problems with this?
Next up on the left is a photo of where I am currently up to on the second part of my sister's present - can you figure out what it is yet? Gold stars to anyone who guessed "Galaxy Top" by Katy Westcott (a free pattern from the CrochetMe website). This is hopefully going to be a lovely top accented by pretty crochet circles ... but right now it is giving me grey hairs as it is so very labour intensive to make. Just making all the circles and winding in their loose ends took me about 40 hours of work... joining them up with the top is also a bit of a nightmare and there are pins everywhere. If my sister is very lucky I'll have this finished in time for Christmas, if not then who knows when.