Well.. the pattern is finally finished and has been uploaded to Ravelry so you can purchase & get immediate download. Typing and the proof reading just takes me forever… maybe one day i’ll be a little faster
The swing into spring coat pattern costs £3.25. If you would like to purchase one just click here and you will be directed to the ravelry shopping basket to make your purchase & receive your instant pattern download.
I’m already working on the next patterns… my usual model was not co-operating this morning…
so I persuaded Finn to pose for me…
What do you think he wanted as a reward? To Play Star Wars Lego on our Wii & be naked! The joys of being 3 & 3/4′s So that was our deal… I was able to take some better photos and he… well I didn’t take any photos of him playing afterwards.. I’ll leave that to your imagination!
I’m busy typing up the pattern but just couldn’t resist sharing a photo from my 1st go at a proper photo shoot with our Grace modelling the coat & I now take my hat off to professional photographers! Phew.. getting just a few good shots was no easy task but also a lot of fun too! I plan to have the pattern uploaded to Ravelry for sale in the next week priced at £3.25.. So if you would like to know as soon as it goes live either leave a comment below or message me through Ravelry & i’ll let you know as soon as it is available!
Posted in April 2010
Tagged April 2010, aran, baby, coat, crochet, daisies, daisy, etsy, fluffy, pattern, ravelry, red, toddler, velvet touch, wendy, worsted weight
Happy Easter everyone! I hope you’re all having a wonderful time. Here in the Kelly household we’re having a relaxed Easter… staying put at home & just spending time together…
A sneak preview!
I’m back into my designing & crocheting and going by the last few weeks I’ve definitely got my crochet mojo back! So I’m delighted to tell you all that I have some new patterns on the go.. the first of which is almost finished. It is a swing style coat (that will fit up to 12 months) in snuggly soft Wendy/Peter Pan Velvet Touch aran weight yarn (see photo above). Of course I just had to try it on Grace as soon as I had a chance & I think she really likes it
The coat also has a removable hood and the option of making some crocheted daisy flower motifs to decorate it with… It took me 16 variations of crocheted daisies until I was finally happy!
Number 16 was the one!
I’ve a few more of the daisies to crochet, stitch on & hopefully I’ll be able to get Grace to model the completely finished daisy decorated coat… with & without the hood if she’s willing! Then as soon as I’ve finished typing up the PDF pattern I will upload it for sale on Ravelry… so watch this space!
Posted in April 2010
Tagged applique, April 2010, aran, baby, coat, crochet, daisy, flower, pattern, peter pan, ravelry, velvet, velvet touch, wendy
Thank you to everyone for all your name suggestions and you’ll be glad to hear our little dog douglas is a lot perkier… the anti-biotics seem to have kicked in… we just have to keep an eye on him to make sure he doesn’t cough them back up half an hour later!
It was extremely difficult to choose the best boy & girl names but after much thought & getting help from my husband Paul the decision was eventually made…
Congratulations to our 2 winners….. Share for ‘Marlion’ & Brenda for ‘Leona’. Your pdf pattern prize is on its way via email Putting both names on the pattern was a bit of a mouthful… so we decided to make the Lion a ‘he’ to keep it simple.
I have listed my Marlion Pdf pattern in my etsy store which is now up and running and I’m working out how to add it to Ravelry for purchase too. The pattern costs $6.50 full crochet instructions include photos where needed for assembly & felting instructions.
Thanks again to you all… it was so much fun I might just do this again!
Finn is growing up so fast it seems… as of this week he’s now saying ‘mummy’ & ‘daddy’ properly. These days all I hear through the monitor when he goes for a sleep is a lot of giggling, bouncing on his mattress like a trampoline & now chanting ‘mummy”mummy”mummy”mummy’ when he’s supposed to be sleeping. Luckily this usually doesn’t last long, as tiredness wins out and all goes quiet… but it does make me smile
I bought my first accounting book yesterday to try and be good and keep the business paperwork up-to-date. I did discover one problem though… Finn wanted to read it first. After following him around the lounge for a while… asking him nicely to give mummy back her book (as taking it off him these days creates an instant meltdown) I decided to get the camera out and take a picture instead. All I managed to get was one picture and then the book suddenly wasn’t so interesting!
Well I can’t believe it’s been a month since I started my blog already… time has just flown by. I’m getting to grips with widgets, page links, wp code & animated buttons slowly but surely and most importantly having fun.
The amigurumi lion pattern is pretty much done but I have a hold up in the testing of my crocheted pieces. The washing machine is broken… I’m told it’s just a pump. Luckily not too expensive to fix & the part has been ordered so I hope to be up and running again very soon. So in the mean time I’m typing up the PDF and keeping my fingers crossed the prototype works out beautifully when I can felt it. There have been some great name suggestions for him/her. I’ll let the competition run until the washing machine is fixed and i’m able to check the pattern pieces are all ok…. so a bit of time left if you still haven’t posted your suggestion…
My Lion pattern is nearing completion… I’m working out the last bits of his head & mane at the moment. The muzzle, body, arms & legs are done and look just how I pictured in my head
As soon as the head and mane sections are crocheted… I’ll felt all the pieces & keep my fingers crossed that my original felted swatch tension was correct so I won’t have to re-do any parts!
So while you’re waiting for the finished lion I thought you’d like to see my outline sketch of the next amigurumi toy…
His name is Haggis the highland cow. He’s going to be very shaggy all over with curly horns next to his ears and a loveable grin.
I wasn’t sure if I could get away with a girl name for a lion with a big mane…. but why not?! Can always add a bow to the mane So I’ve decided to have 2 winners…. The best girl & best boy names will each win a copy of the pattern. I’ve almost finished the body section of the pattern… so nearly half way through. Click here to post your suggestion.
Thanks for all of your names so far,
I will give a copy of the finished pattern free of charge to the person who comes up with the best name for him. Usually i’m good at names but this time i’m stumped! You can see a sketch of him on my felted patterns page. Still a work in progress so plenty of time for name suggestions
NB this competition is now closed. The new competition can be found on this page