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 :)

x

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  1. oooo I am going to have to have a go at that tiny teddy. Love, love, love it. You really did mean small. Seems as if you like the extremes. Loving the bright yarns. Hope you have a great week. :)

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    1. He really tiny. I'll see how mine goes and then I may try a teeny weeny one ;)

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  2. I've holidayed many a year in Dawlish and I know that no matter what the temperature, those paths along the railtrack can be very blustery indeed! Off down that way in April - I hope it's a little warmer than today! x

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    1. Keep your fingers crossed, we will be on our way up to the Western Coast of Scotland then :)

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  3. Brrr...it looked a bit chilly at the seaside!
    Looking forward to seeing your tiny completed teddy. I can't remember what the smallest thing I've ever made is...I quite like working in miniature. I did recently make a pair of felted earrings with a clown and a monkey, which were about 1.5cm in height, and the monkey was holding a very tiny peeled banana about 5mm in size.

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    1. It was a bit chilly! Always is on Teignmouth Sea Front. Those earrings sound pretty tiny to me. Not easy to do I would imagine!

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  4. Your attempt at the tiny teddy has given me inspiration for what I would like to make ... a tiny spider! I am going to have a go tonight I think!! The smallest thing I've ever crocheted is a flower for a hat but smallest ever would have to be a fimo spider!!

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    1. Do I take it you luurrve spiders? Lol! Show us a picture when you're finished :)

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  5. I am in awe. It looks great. Look forward to seeing the end result of your stripey wip too!

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    1. Mmm! Me too! I'm quite pleased at the way the stripey joins are going, they are not the easiest things to get right :)

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  6. Tiny isn't the word! What an amazing achievement to be able to make something so small but so gorgeous x

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    1. Quite agree, I don't know how Sharon did it. I'm having enough difficulty with mine! She must have very good eyesight :) Lol!

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  7. Aw, stop it with the compliments, you'll have me getting big-headed! I love the idea of a walk along the sea front, whatever the weather. I know I would walk much more if I lived near the coast. What a change for you, making tiny things!!

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    1. It had to be said Wendy. Lol! They say a change is as good as a rest! They are easier to store too! I'd love to do another giant crochet but where would I keep it?

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  8. Wow - the teddies are amazing. I must try one - if the old eyesight will cope! Thanks for sharing x

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    1. At times, I have my glasses on and use a magnifyer!!! :D

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  9. He he you do like your extreme sized crochet don't you! :) How fun to try a mini bear, chester will be able to carry him (or her!) around in his pocket :)

    I love watching the sea when its rough... it reminds you of the power of nature doesn't it! x

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    1. I thought he may be a friend for Taffy. If I took a photo of 'teddy' and Chester, I don't think you would be able to spot 'teddy'!
      Yes it does remind you of the power of nature,the sea is gorgeous,I have loads of photos I just can't resist it :)

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  10. I certainly can't wait to see your tiny crochet project all finished! It's always fun to watch these WIP. And I seen Maisy for the first time today, how wonderful she is!
    Thank you so much! I appreciate all the good words and having you try out a couple of my patterns is such an honor. Thank you!

    Sharon XO

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    1. You are quite welcome Sharon. It doesn't look like I'm the only one who likes them either :)

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  11. Your little bear is looking great ( the yellow one is amazingly small!)

    The smallest thing I ever made was a pair of stud earrings in which I had done miniature embroideries of pansies! Of course I don't have a photo but my grandmother still wears them :)

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    1. Wow, they sound amazingly tiny and how lovely that your grandmother still wears them. She must treasure them greatly :)

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  12. We live by the sea so I too love watching the waves crashing. It is quite scary though when they completely cover the pier light house !!!

    I can't wait to see your finished teddy. You'll have to post a photo of him (or her....) with Chester.

    I can't remember the smallest thing I made. I think it might have been a needlepoint rug for my nieces dolls house. However I have knitted with sewing thread before.

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    1. I love the sea especially the really rough waves. I don't like to be away from it for too long, if I can help it! Knitting with sewing thread sounds pretty teeny weeny to me :)

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  13. How small is that teddy? Crumbs! Reminds me of a little doll that my Grandma and Grandpa used to havee - I found her again when I cleared out Dad's loft and she currently sits on my dresser. She is either knitted or crocheted (you can tell I can't do either)! I'll have to see if I can find a photo of her.

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    1. I am so pleased this brought back some lovely memories for you. I'd love to see a picture if you have one :)

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  14. That is the smallest teddy bear I have ever seen! How cute. I am excited to try your pattern for the baby sandals. Have fun creating with your Planet Penny yarn!

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    1. He is very cute isn't he. I don't know how Sharon does it! I'm waiting on your photo of the baby sandals - no pressure, next week will do!!!

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  15. Oh wow - that really is a teeny weeny teddy! Can't wait to see your finished one next week. We've had a couple of walks like that recently - wishing you could wrap yourself up in a duvet while out! Love the look of the rainbow WIP, but got no idea what it will become! Have a good week, Simmi x

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    1. My teddy wont be that small as I have used thicker thread and a larger hook but I had to start somewhere! Glad the rainbow wip has kept you guessing. Watch this space ;)

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  16. I love making tiny things - have made mini bunnies, tiny flowers and little bears but using yarn. I've travelled along the railway line by Teignmouth and Dawlish many times in winter with the sea hitting the train windows and we used to go to Teignmouth for our Sunday School outing each summer, thanks for the trip down memory lane x

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    1. These tiny things are not quite as easy as they look are they?
      How lovely, I'm so pleased my post sparked some memories for you :)

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  17. We went to Teignmouth last Easter, and thankfully it didn't look like that. Your tiny teddies are amazing. So cute.

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  18. No, these pictures didn't show Teignmouth at it's best :)

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  19. Wow-I've never seen such a small teddy.It's brilliant!

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  20. The teddy is brilliant and I love your photo's of the sea, I love to see the waves crashing on the rocks, as long I'm wrapped up nice and warn of course. :)

    Jan x

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    1. Of course! I said that as I was walking along. I love the different seasons and types of weather we have, providing I am dressed for them!

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  21. Aaaaahh, he is so teeny - and cute. Not sure I could cope with making something so small - would end up with lots of problems along the way. Love your pics. Hope you have a good week.

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    1. I think he took a bit of doing and gave Sharon a few late nights!

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  22. Wow so small I look can't wait to see your finished teddy it must be quite tricky

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    1. He's nearly finished now. Just need to add his face, although he's not quite so tiny as the little yellow one in the picture :)

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  23. You've made giant crochet and now you're making tiny crochet. I wonder what will be next :-)

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    1. Hmm! Answers on a postcard please! I'm not sure either Lol!

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  24. Glad you enjoyed your walk, looks fantastic by the sea, but makes me feel like wrapping up just looking at how wild the waves are! The tiny teddy is adorable. Looking forward to seeing the finished result!
    Wendy x

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    1. I love the sea, especially when it is rough :)

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    Wendy x
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  26. Oh my goodness, I can't believe the size of that teddy! It's amazing, so cute. I can't wait to see what you make with the Planet Penny Cotton!
    Penny x

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    1. I don't think I could manage one quite that tiny. The PPC creation is 'under construction' as we speak :)

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