You turn me upside down!

Hello!

Just a quickie from me today to let you all know my first topsy turvy doll pattern is now live on-

Ravelry

Etsy

& Craftsy

I am super please with how she has turned out and with the help of two lovely testers (thanks Anna & Lily!) she is all ready to go πŸ™‚ here are a few piccys for you-

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Three dollies in one! πŸ™‚Β 

I am currently finishing up a simple blanket pattern and working on a review of some different hooks πŸ™‚ i wanted to give them a fair trial so have been using them for a few weeks to get a good feel for them! Hopefully that will be what i blog about next time!

So short and sweet from me today but i hope you like it πŸ™‚

Ciao for now!

WEM

Wibbley wobbly timey wimey Baby wearing!

Hello!

Once again i have been a bit lax in updating my blog :/ so much has been going on following a lovely visit from family its hard to know where to start!

I have always been considered a bit hippyish in my approach to motherhood but i like to think of myself as just baby led πŸ™‚ We cloth bum, breast feed and baby wear. Not for any lofty and noble reasons but just because these things work for us πŸ™‚

Babywearing has been a passion of mine ever since the biggest Wide Eyed Dude was born, we started off with a close carrier which was a great way to introduce us to the world of baby wearing! He is the little dude at a day old snuggled in the carrier-

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We soon realised the benefits of using a carrier- he was calmer, didn’t cry, it was easy to feed in, no pram to drag around and wait for lifts, and it also left me with two free hands to carry on doing what needed to be done! Win win!

Soon we started to look into other carriers as he rapidly out grew the close carrier and i found it uncomfortable as he got heavier, i soon found a huge community of other parents who babywear and starting exploring the different options! There are wraps, soft structured carriers, full buckles, half buckles, mei tais… the list goes on and on!

We quickly found a preference for half buckles and wraps and experimented with lots of different brands πŸ™‚ when the littlest dude arrived even his big brother decided to get in on the act and started babywearing his dolly πŸ™‚ we found the wrap especially handy in the winter when we got snowed in but luckily we were able to walk to the local shop without too many problems πŸ™‚

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Here we are going for a little hike in the mountains to look at some waterfalls πŸ™‚ it would have been impossible to go with the little dude in a pram!

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As the boys grew so did my collection of carriers (be warned now babywearing is addictive lol). As you may have figured out by now i am a bit of a nerd and one of the things i am super nerdy about is Dr Who! I had being dying to find a carrier maker who could make me a Dr who themed sling when i stumbled across the lovely Erica at Tangelo Crafts! She helped me realise my vision (and was super lovely and helpful in the process!) It has taken a while for me to lay my hands on it as she is based in New Zealand, it was posted back to the UK (due to my distrust of the italian postal services!) and then our family brought it over when the came to visit! I was positively vibrating with exciting when i finally got to see it in the flesh! (Though i was very good and did take a piccy!)

Here it is!

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i tried to take some nice piccys of it laid out but couldn’t do it justice so Erica kindly gave me permission to share her photos-

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Isn’t it beautiful? ❀ *sigh* babywearing Β and Dr who loveliness all in one squishy parcel!

Of course we then had to immediately go out for a test run-

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It was a huge success! Little dude loved it and so did we though we received several odd looks from the locals!

Also in our huge pile of goodies from home was some more Dr who themed items-

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Dr who plus minions! who could resist that? Brought from the awesome Ript apparel! I got one for each of the boys (the littlies and the big one!) and a jumper for me πŸ™‚ it just had to be done!

Well thats it from me for now, lots to do but got lots more to share with you very shortly πŸ˜‰Β 

ciao for now

WEM x

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New Crochet Ballerina Pattern!

Well i have been a busy beaver this week πŸ™‚

In an effort to be gentle on my hands this weekend i decided to play around with designing again! It’s been a while (over a year!) since my first attempt but it was like riding a bike and i soon got back into the swing of things!

I have been wanting to do a more girlie pattern for a while as i tend to look over girlie things with the two wide eyed dudes about lol!

So i sketched out a wee dolly, i was undecided at first as to whether she was going to be a ballerina or a fairy but as the design evolved a ballerina appeared!

And here she is-

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Don’t you think she’s pretty? ❀ She is available for download from Ravelry and EtsyΒ πŸ™‚

The pattern is suitable for an advanced beginner, some bits are a little fiddley but i am always here to help πŸ™‚

I would love to see piccys if anyone decides to make her πŸ™‚Β 

i think she would look lovely as a fairy too, you could easily make some wings and attach them. How cute would these wings by Nero Post and PatchΒ look?

Thats it from me today πŸ™‚ We have a busy day ahead as we have family coming to visit πŸ™‚ off to the airport soon and the boys have no idea!Β 

Ciao for now!

WEM