Sunday, 24 March 2013

Chester at Lustleigh Spring Show

You will be pleased to know that with all your help and comments last week, Little Ted now 
has a name!

Let me introduce you to ......
wait for it ....

I whispered a few names in his ear and he seemed to like Hugo so ... Hugo it is!
Hugo just seemed to suit him for some inexplicable reason! 
I am so grateful to you for your wonderful suggestions, thank you. 
I really couldn't have done it without you :)

Chester at Lustleigh Spring Show
As far as I can tell, Chester had a very pleasant time at Lustleigh.  He was all by himself this time but being a male he doesn't give much feedback!!!!  Here are just a few pictures for you. 

For those very observant ones amongst you, you may have noticed I have altered Chester's eyes slightly.  I have attached them with velcro this time so I can position them looking in different directions.  I think his extreme crochet flowers were equally as good as those on show, don't you?

I apologise to everyone last week as I had a quick peak at what you were all up to but I didn't have a lot of free time to place many comments.  We've been decorating you see, it seems to eat up the hours!
I shall aim to remedy that this week! 
Popping over to Handmade Harbour very soon. 
See you there!

Oh! Just one last thing

Now have to spend the evening re-threading the heading tape on a new set of curtains I bought from Dunelm Mill.  First pair were tied.  Only when I started to gather the second pair, and didn't seem to be getting anywhere   -  did I twig they weren't attached!!!!!!!!!! Doh!
Thank you Dunelm !!!!!

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Extreme Crochet Teeny Weeny Update!

I'm going to need your help for this post!  Nothing too taxing though I assure you :)

First of all Chester is going on an outing next weekend!  He has been asked to appear at the Lustleigh Horticultural Society's Spring Show! Ooooh Errrrr!!

I thought it may be appropriate for Chester to take some flowers along!  Well I'm beginning to have second thoughts!

Those of you who know me may have already seen my extreme crochet flower, so I thought if I did a few more to look like real flowers - Bob's your uncle!  So to speak!

So here's my daffodil.  Difficult to show the scale, but easily as large as the blue one if not slightly bigger.

The trouble is I need 2 or 3 more for Saturday and I'm trying to decorate the house too, and go to work - help!  Time is not on my side!

Wish me luck!
I'll let you know how I get on :)

Now, to the bit I need your help for!! 
You may remember I showed you a teeny weeny bear I was making.  Well he is now finished and here he is :)

I photographed him next to a primrose in the garden to give him a sense of scale.

And a few more just for good measure!

The trouble is at the moment he is known as Little Ted.  But, I think he needs a BIGGER name as he is such a tiny teddy!  
What do you think?

I thought if I asked you all nicely, you may just come up with one or two suggestions?
Do you think you can help me with this?

I'm off to give some thought to my next extreme crochet flower and to have a quick peak over at Handmade Monday
Have a good week all of you and do pop back next week to see how I get on
Bye x

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Teeny Weeny Crochet!

You have all been wonderful again this week, leaving some very cheerful comments on last weeks post Crochet Baby Sandals.  Please keep them coming, it's what makes this blogging business so much fun   :) If any of you have made the sandals I'd love to see a photo of them.

We have just been for a walk along Teignmouth Sea Front and despite the weather forecast saying it was 5 degrees c it felt more like -5!

Personally I would have rather stayed home doing my crochet but my OH dragged me out!!  It was worth it though as the sea was quite rough which made it a bit more fun!

Only WIP to show this week!
Those of you who follow me on fb may have noticed I shared a picture of a teeny weeny teddy bear made by Sharon O'Jala  I decided I would have a go too.

This is as far as I got!  Not a particularly flattering photo, but you get the picture :)

Sharon's teeny teddy couldn't have been above the size of a penny from head to toe, but she crocheted hers on a very tiny hook and with sewing thread.

I have used a 2mm hook and size 5 Perle thread, so mine will come out a little bigger, but tiny by my standards! Chester springs to mind :)  You may remember Maisy, she was one of Sharon's patterns too.  If you would like to have a go at a tiny creature you can find Sharon's FREE patterns over at Amigurumi to Go!  Have fun!  They are rather cute :)

My other WIP is this .....

I bought some gorgeous cotton yarn in 14 rainbow colours from Planet Penny the other day.  It was perfect for the project one of my daughter's requested.  I am using a pattern posted by Emma of 'I love Buttons'  I'll put you out of your misery and tell you what I am making next week, but in the meantime if you pop over to Emma's blog you may just be able to work out what it will be!

What's the tiniest item you have ever made?

There are a lot of links in this post I'm afraid, although they are all worth a peak.  You'll have to let me know what you think.  Just one more link and I think you regular readers can guess what it will be!!  But, for those of you who haven't experienced the fantastic Wendy over at Handmade Harbour I suggest you grab yourself a cup of tea and pay all the lovely crafters taking part in Handmade Monday over there a visit.  You wont be disappointed :)