I have Debbie Stoller's the Happy Hooker book, and while most of the patterns are not to my taste, I found the examples of the various stitches well done. I decided to make a small handbag for the girls, using the In Bloom pattern. I picked out some mystery acrylic (what better to experiment with?) and off I went. I made mine longer than the pattern, so the girls could actually fit some toys in. The lining was from my fabric stash.
|someone needs their hair brushed|
The last picture cracks me up. Isla was busy easting Llamas and Rori was busy posing. I just found the Llamas at Tesco today, and had to buy them, because they are essentially cheese crackers shaped like llamas. Hilarious. He is also wearing a jaunty scarf in the picture on the front.
I made a quick flower for the front of the bag, using the Flower Accent pattern. Mine is wonky and has 7 petals instead of 8, but it works! I sewed it on to a pin, and glued on the button in the centre (hot glue, I love you so). In town today I bought a pack of 5 broach pins for £1. Score! I like that I can make more (and get better at it) and the girls can interchange them.
I'm going to leave you with this picture. Jess got her hair cut today (she was shedding like crazy and it was, in turn, driving ME crazy). Then I thought she looked cold, so on went her jumper. It is several years old now, and I made it when I first started knitting. Free pattern, huge bulky yarn. She doesn't seem to mind it.