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

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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

Bavarian update and a bit about me.

Well hello!

Bit of a gap between my posts sorry about that, the littlest dude is having a growth spurt and making sure we all know about it! πŸ˜‰ plus my carpal tunnel is seriously playing up making even typing hard so i’ve been resting up a bit πŸ™‚

So whats new in My Wide Eyed World? Well i have been forward planning a couple of new projects including this, isn’t it stunning? Unfortunately i can’t get the yarn requested in the pattern but after having a chat with the lovely Truly HookedΒ i have ordered some lovely custom died yarn to make it with! And rather than go with the crowd i have decided to go for some sea colour tones ❀ so watch this space for updates!

I have also been beavering away at the Mad Mad Me inspired Bavarian Rainbow blanket. Here is a little progress piccy for you-

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It’s getting quite enormous now and lovely and snuggly, can really picture snuggling up under it in the winter when its done!

Another reason i have been pushing to get this finished (apart from the fact that my WIP pile seems to be ever increasing!) is that i won some gorgeous Rainbow yarn from the lovely Cuddlebums! She makes some stunning yarns and i am thrilled to have one winging its way to me!

Here is the beautiful skein i won! Can’t believe this beauty is mine πŸ™‚

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I have decided i am going to use it to edge the Bavarian blanket, i had been thinking of edging it in white but this will look much better πŸ™‚ a proper rainbowy way to end such a huge rainbowy project lol.

I have also been working on my own patterns i actually have one written hereΒ (its also available on Ravelry for those who aren’t fans of Etsy) which i made last year πŸ™‚

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i have been working on a sister for my elf, a little ballerina or fairy (i can’t decide yet) and also some topsy turvy dolls. A recent post on facebook made me feel so nostalgic i couldn’t resist having a go making up a pattern! so again please watch this space for updates πŸ™‚

So i promised an Edgit review… i have to say so far its not going well 😦 i am massively disappointed with it, it didnt work at all for the project i had in mind when i brought it so at the moment it is sitting on my desk gathering dust. I am going to give it a second try and see what happens but i am really not feeling the love with it right now 😦

My big dude has started showing an interest in crochet and after turning my back on him for a few minutes i came back to find him doing this-

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He had pulled out a ball of yarn, popped it in the yarn bowl, grabbed a hook and started crocheting! “It’s a teddy for me” I was told when i asked what he was doing bless him! ❀

This week i thought i should share a picture of me… here you go-

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Hahaha i said a piccy not a photo :p this awesome drawing was done by the amazingly talented Eric fromΒ Red Ink SagaΒ who is the brother of a lovely friend who runs Sugar-Coated Chaos. i seriously recommend you check these guys out πŸ™‚ they are both lovely, mega talented people! Sugar-Coated Chaos has some amazing geek inspire designs. I especially love the tardis and chewbaccas! Piccy

Eric also drew this picture of my crocheting ninja alter ego-

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Isn’t it ace? πŸ˜€ Please pop over and show them some love (and say i sent you πŸ˜‰ )

And on that note i will leave you for today!

Ciao for now!

WEM x

Stripy Crochet Cuddles!

Hello!

Well i was so inspired after my late blog post i jumped right into a new project πŸ™‚ (is there anything more exciting than that new project buzz?)

I decided to go make I love buttons giraffe pattern which can be found here- http://ilovebuttonsbyemma.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/crochet-giraffe-pattern.htmlΒ 

Its a nice simple pattern, good for beginners However there are a few mistakes within the pattern but an experienced crocheter will pick them up with ease, or a quick scroll through the comments section will highlight any major issues πŸ™‚ I think she has done a really good job considering its her first pattern!

The only alteration to the pattern i made was to try out Planet Junes perfect stripes techniques (the invisible join & no cut join) they can both be found on her awesome blog here-Β http://www.planetjune.com/blog/the-cleanest-stripes-in-amigurumi-a-comparison/Β  i used a hybrid of both techniques as i didn’t want to cut the yarn every round as there were two rows of each colour. They are a bit fiddly to start with but well worth the effort and soon i was doing it without even thinking!

Heres a quick piccy of how my stripes came out-

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See what i mean? Its so nice to have level stripes rather than the staggered rows you normally get working in the round.

The colours i used aren’t exactly the same as recommended in the pattern as i just used what i had. I made him up using style craft special DK (brought from the lovely Sconch textiles– please check her out, fab service and lots of amazing products!)Β so he came out slightly bigger than the one in the pattern but i like that, just more to cuddle πŸ˜‰

So here he is-

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And a shot of him soaking up some italian sun-

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What do you think? I am super pleased with him!

I have now started up a Pinterest board just for giraffe inspired things and i am going to make as many for my sister as i can! So please spam me with patterns you have found as i would love to see them πŸ™‚

In other news little wide eyed dude has started walking! He is definitely going to keep us on our toes now, and maybe give his brother a run for his money in the mischief stakes πŸ™‚

He is our little guys toddling round-

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And on that i’ll sign off as i need to go chase him!

Ciao for now

WEM