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During the holidays in July 2011 I decided to teach myself to crochet. Iwanted to keep a diary of my journey but I'm hopeless at writing so I thought I'd try blogging.
So why not join me on my journey, friends are always welcome and the kettles'always hot. So come on in pull up a chair and enjoy the ride.
Luv Sandra
"As for me and my house we will serve the Lord"

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Ebony dress

My niece has a twin sister who also has a daughter so that meant I would haaaave to make another little dress, oh the hardships :) It is so hard to make cute little girl clothes..... NOT. After looking at my boys dark clothes it is so nice to make something pink and pretty. 
I had a look on the internet for a pattern to use and found LOTS of adorable dresses. 
I decided on this dress
Granny yoke baby dress
I had some pink and purple yarn which I had bought for another project, but had decided against, which was perfect for this dress. It was Moda Vera "Gelato"which is a 50/50 Acrylic and cotton blend.  So Sunday afternoon I started this dress
My eldest son went for his licence on Monday morning so I took along my granny squares finished of the last of them (did I say that I started this dress Sunday afternoon?) and sewed in the ends while I waited and prayed that he would pass (YES he did :))
The skirt took longer than I thought but it was great to do while watching Agatha Christie's Poirot, I love  David Suchet as Poirot. By Friday evening I was ready to put it all together. So less than a week after starting here it is

Ta da

 I decide to make a little dress to go under the crochet dress  as it is an open pattern and it is winter here. My first plan was to make one in cream but after trying cream behind it I decided it needed a stronger colour. It took me awhile and just as I was about to give up this lovely bright green jumped out at me.
 I also added a trim of cream lace which just pokes out from the bottom of the dress when worn.
I had a little chuckle when I made this dress as I used the same pattern that I used for my sons shirts years ago. It is from the Kwik-Sew's "Sewing for baby" book. 
I wanted to give it to my niece before Sunday so that her daughter could wear it to church if she wanted what I didn't realise was that it was Ebony's birthday on Saturday so it was perfect timing.

On Sunday after the morning service the twins come up to show me the girls in their dresses. They were both very cute. Alycia loves here dress and had to give me lots of hugs. There is just one problem and that is that the neck slips down, but I think this can be fixed by maybe tying/buttoning the top of the neck together like this

Not sure what I'm going to do now but I will need to organise a project as I think I may be spending a bit of time sitting quiet as my Asthma is playing up with all the cold and very damp weather we are having at the moment.

Till next time 

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Alycia dress

I know I have been quiet for a long time but the crochet needle has been very busy. To day i would like to share a dress i finished yesterday for a very special little girl. I got this pattern from a book I found in the local book store while looking for an Asterix book for my son's birthday, i know the comics and the sewing books are not even on the same side of the store:).

Cute and Easy Crochet by Nicki Trench
I saw this book and feel in love. So home it came with me. I really wanted to make some of the outfits in this book but as I have grown boys I couldn't make anything for them and i have enough outfits in my present basket. So i decided i would ask my niece if she would like a dress for her daughter. Well the long and the short of it is that she has been having trouble finding nice modest cute dresses for her daughter so would love one. That was last week Sunday. I knew exactly the dress I would make this one. It is called toddler dress which I think is a very boring name but an absolutely gorgeous pattern.

So one Monday morning i went to our local spotlight to get some suitable yarn because of course i don't have any suitable yarn in my stash

By Saturday evening it was finished
TA DA.............!!!!
Bodice detail
Skirt detail

I am so happy with how it turned out. There was a few mistakes in the pattern, which really annoys me, if I'm going to pay for a pattern I expect it to be correct but i figures it out and all is good. I lined to skirt with a very simple skirt which i sewed in just to make it warmer and it also picks out the pattern.

I have some more items I have finished but I need to take some photos. So one day when i have some time I'll take some photos and share with you all.

Lots of Love