Thursday, September 29, 2011

My Baby Is 17!!!

17 years ago I met the most amazing, beautiful and special person and my life has never been the same again. Once you meet my daughter Megan you will never forget her. She touches the heart of each person she meets and you cant help but love her.

We have had so much fun these past 17 years that it makes me wish we could go back and do it all over again. She has a laugh that makes you laugh as well. Everyone has a Megan story that they can giggle about and she is a one of a kind.

People are constantly coming up to me and saying "Oh your Megan's Mum" and I have always very proudly said "Yes I am." and we exchange a smile because that's what she does to people. I remember when we went to visit a relative in hospital when she was 2 years old. While we were chatting to the person we were visiting, Megan was going to each bed chatting away to all the other patients and brought a smile to each ones face. I had to giggle and thought to myself that's just who she is.

My Megan is smart, willing to try anything, kind hearted, helpful, always wants everything to be fair and unforgettable.

Thank you Megan for 17 wonderful years. I cant wait to see what the coming years bring. It is exciting to watch you grow and become the beautiful young lady that you are.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Flower Pillow

And the listing continues. I am up to 30 items in my shop which I dont think I have ever had that many. Today I listed a flower pillow that I made quite a while ago. I has been living at a local yarn shop for a while now but I thought I would bring it home and list on Etsy.
I just love brown, pink and green together especially in these dusty shades. I would love to see what this pattern looks like in other colours.

I made this pillow 18x18 inches because I love big chunky pillows that you can hug and get all snuggly with. This pillow comes with the pillow insert already inside so its ready to use as soon as you get it.

I like how the flower petals pop out with this pattern. It looks cool and gives it great texture.

Here is a close up of the pattern so you can see the details.

I made the back with a plain stitch. I think it would have been a bit fussy if both sides had flowers.
I hope you like it.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Little Lamby

I have been the new listing queen these past couple of weeks and Im not even done yet. Today I listed this little lamb. I have made many of these little lambs. They are just so cute. I decided not to knit this one a little cardigan as I have in the past for some of them. Do you think he minds that he is naked?

He was knit with wool which I think is an appropriate thing for a lamb to be made out of.

Now here is one of my favourite things about this lamb. Just look at that little tail.

This pattern was designed by the wonderful Fuzzy Mitten. I just love her patterns. I wish I had them all.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Hat

I just listed a new hat on my Etsy shop. These hats are so fun to make. I love the effect of the swirl. I have one of them myself that I used all last winter. They are warm, they dont slide off your head and they arent too short. All these things are important when your out in the snow.

Look how cute my model is. Victoria was excited that I asked her to be my model this time. How pretty are those brown eyes? We also found the cutest white fuzzy caterpillar during our photo shoot so that made it even more fun.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Maddox The Monster

I seem to be on a monster making kick right now. Just listed to my Etsy shop is Maddox The Monster. I have made Maddox before, it was quite a while ago, but this one is alot bigger.

I used a soft and squishy yarn that has many shades of green in it. I love how squeezable his belly is.

Yep there's that butt shot.

The weather has been just right for taking photos outside. The lighting is so much better when you can do that. That will all soon change as you can feel Autumn is coming and soon after that will be all that snow.

Maddox was having way to much fun outside during this photo shoot hehe.

Whenever I do these monsters Victoria always gets a kick out of their belly buttons. That is the first thing she mentions when I show her and then she has to imitate their teeth. Ahhh the fun of monsters.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Corbin Monster

I just listed a new monster in my Etsy shop. This is Corbin. He is soft and squishy and very floppy.

This pattern was designed by Rebecca Danger of Danger Crafts. I just love her patterns. They are so much fun to make. I love how they each have little personalities.

Victoria keeps giggling at Corbin because she says he has no muscles. I keep telling her that is because he not flexing. Wait until you see him flex. He doesnt do it for just anyone. Dont even try to pick on him because he is a boy and he's pink.

Here he is enjoying the end of the Summer sun.

Here is the important butt shot.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Panda Hat

Something new for my Etsy shop finally. A good old Panda Hat. Every time I make one of these someone here wants it but I deemed this one for the shop only.

Dont you just love my beautiful model. That is my wonderful Megan who will be 17 this month. That one is hard to believe.

This panda hat is my own design. I am quite proud of it. I played around with some graph paper and came up with this cute face. The ear pattern I made up as well. I really need to write it down as every time I make one of these hats I have to remember how I did it the last time.

This hat is one of those hats that just seem to fit anyone from kids to grown ups. Yes I think its perfectly fine for a grown up to wear a panda hat hehe.

Im thinking I should try and figure out some other animal hats I could do because they are so much fun and quick to make. Winter is on its way. I know nobody wants to think about that just yet.