New baby gifts and an attempt at designing!

Hello! Sorry for the long gap between posts, I am such a newbie to the world of blogging i worry i am waffling to much and can never decide what to write about next lol!

This week i have been scratching my brain trying to decide what to make for my sisters baby who is due in October. I am very excited to be an auntie again and since having the big wide eyed boy was what inspired me to get crafting i always like to make an effort to make something for the new arrival.

She doesn’t know what she is having so i’ve been having a fun time trying to keep things gender neutral though i admit i love the surprise and all the fun of trying to guess the gender (though i’m sure she is fed up of it by now lol)

I made her this little pram blanket as she is mad on giraffes 🙂 its my own design inspired by a picture i had seen online. I appliquéd the giraffes on and backed it with a giraffe print plush.

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I was chuffed with how it turned out 🙂

However in the last few weeks i have been itching to make something else… I am slightly more limited out here as my trusty sewing machine is still back in the UK and i only have a small amount of yarn with me (well small in terms of the overall size of my stash! *shhh don’t tell wide eyed daddy*)

So it has to be crochet… i found a couple of really lovely patterns online.

Firstly this super cute giraffe toy by I Love Buttons by Emma- http://ilovebuttonsbyemma.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/crochet-giraffe-pattern.html The only trouble is i have no toy stuffing :/ hmmm anyone know a good craft store in italy? 😉

Also saw this crochet stacker toy which is just adorable by Handmade by Kitty- https://www.etsy.com/listing/155486038/kirin-giraffe-jungle-stacker-amigurumi?ref=shop_home_active Its like three gifts in one- a stacking toy, a cuddly toy and a teething toy! And although i know its not technically giraffe related i adore these cute dolls also by handmade by kitty- https://www.etsy.com/listing/154782017/dress-up-fluffy-kitty-rabbit-bear-doll?ref=shop_home_active i’m seriously tempted to buy both patterns even with my lack of toy stuffing lol!

This is another adorable giraffe by ZiezoDutchDesign- http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gigi-giraf

Moving away from Giraffes i also loved these patterns too-

This is from a non english blog (i think its called Knitted style- apologies if i have that wrong!) http://pinterest.com/pin/389913280209072370/ this little guy is just adorable!

Then what kid doesn’t want a minion??? http://wolfdreamer-oth.blogspot.com.au/2010/07/despicable-minion.html This pattern by Wolf Dreamer if fab and free too!

I also love this pattern by Heidi Bears, the pattern and colours are just stunning! There is a bear version too which i just adore!- http://pinterest.com/pin/389913280208716490/ i wish i could find a giraffe version!

Has anyone seen any other nice patterns? I would love you to share them with me! As you can see my Pinterest board is rather mega lol, one day i WILL make them all… At least thats how i justify my yarn stash to WID 😉

This week i also tried my hand at designing. I saw the most beautiful yarn at Devon Sun yarns, she makes some stunning yarns! I don’t own any YET but i will 😉 this one in particular i could just see as a field of flowers- https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=655768397772137&set=pb.634714169877560.-2207520000.1375431693.&type=3&theater So i decided to have a go at writing my own pattern 🙂

this is what i have so far (please excuse the picture, i was using some very bright yarn for my trials which proved very difficult to photograph!

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What do you think? It’s a work in progress but i’m quite pleased.

Well thats it from me for now 🙂 look forward to chatting soon.

Ciao for now!

WEM X

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