Thursday, June 30, 2011

Still Kicking

I know. I'm a terrible blogger lately. Honestly I'm busy and I have nothing to share. No thirfts, no crafts, no general mayhem. Well maybe a little but nothing of interest. I WILL be back. Soon. I hope. :)

In the meantime . . .

My darling nephew sort of enjoying the elephant I made for him. Honestly, he looks a bit ambivalent.

Have a wonderful Fourth of July!

Cheers ~ Rebecca

Monday, June 13, 2011

Bunny Love

I mentioned before that I have been working on a project for my friend Jini to give to her new nephew. She requested a bunny holding a blanket with a pocket for her to include a letter. we talked about the type of blanket and colors and then I started looking for patterns. Nothing really grabbed me and since it was to be crocheted I figured I'd just make up my own.

I am tickled with the way he came out!

He's big, about 14 inches sitting up and much longer if you include his legs.

I like to use fabric in my toy creations so he has a fleece nose and cotton lining in his ears and pocket and on his hands and feet.

The blanket looks like blocks but it's actually strips put together with single crochet to form a ridge. The blanket is made from Caron Simply Soft and the bunny from Bernat Cotton Tots which is one of my favorite toy making yarns.

I'm very smitten with him and happy I actually wrote down his pattern so I can make another one. This one will be off in the mail soon and I'll be sad to see him go but know he's heading to a loving home. Bye bye Bunny Love.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

You know I made something else . . .

I haven't been feeling very crafty lately. I'm still plugging away at a project for a friend and it's almost done but that is about all the creative energy I can muster lately. I haven't been blogging or writing Examiner articles, I've just been . . . well . . . being. My new position at work has kept me busy and I'm enjoying the challenge. We are also trying to do some work around the house but the weather and life have gotten in the way of that lately so no newes there either. So what shall we talk about?

How about another cute baby picture in another hand made by Auntie sweater? This one is crocheted and made some time ago so I can't remember what yarn I used. It's a new born size but as you can see, Gabriel is very long so it looks short on him. But he's a fabulous model and he makes it work. I have started another sweater in a size large enough to be worn in the fall but so far I've got about 6 rows done. Again, not much to report there.

I'm hoping to maybe sneak in a trip to the thrift store this weekend but the beach is calling my name as well so we'll have to see.


Thursday, June 02, 2011

You know I made something . . .

Welcome my most adorable nephew, Gabriel Owen . . .

I know I have better pictures but I can't seem to find them now. :) How about one of him and his proud (and maybe crying) Auntie?

I just love him. :) And you know I made something . . .

Sweater, booties and bear all from Simple Knits for Cherished Babies. The hat is from an online pattern and it was way too small so I'll be making him a new one. :)

The sweater set is made from a cashmere blend yarn and the bear . . .

 . . . is a cotton bamboo blend. I think he's my favorite. :) When I was making him I was worried he wouldn't look like a bear at all but I think he came out A-ok. More cute babies projects to come!

Cheers ~ Auntie Rebecca


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