Thursday, 31 January 2013

Crochet Christmas Presents - Anyone for Cake?

I said that I was going to do a catch-up on my finished crochet projects, so here's the first one:  Cupcakes & a selection of Cakes.

I made these for my twin nieces, who are 2.  They love playing with tea sets, so I thought this might be a nice thing for them to use in their play.  Of course, it was also the perfect excuse to make them, as I really wanted to try them out!!!!

Here's a closer look.......

An Apricot Danish

A slice of Victoria sponge with a strawberry on top

A rather fat Cherry Bakewell!

A slice of Battenberg

A Cream Slice

A Birthday Cupcake & a Cupcake with pink frosting & sliced strawberries

Cupcakes topped with frosting & smarties & frosting & a cherry

Over all, these were really fun to make & were greatly appreciated by the girls.


Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Baby Blanket #5

Happy (belated) New Year!

Our technical problems have now been fixed & I have lots to catch up on.

This post I actually tried to post at the end of November but was unable to.  It's the reveal of Baby Blanket #5 of 2012.  It was for a baby boy who was born in November.  I've known his mum since we were about 5 when we lived across the road from each other. We went to school together, went our separate ways for a while & were then reunited in Sixth Form.

For the purpose of making a blanket I was really pleased when she found out she was having a boy as I felt I could be a bit more adventurous with the pattern, seeing as the colours had already been decided (if that makes sense!) I got the pattern for this blanket from The Art of Crochet series & I'm really pleased with how it has turned out, despite the fact that the letters aren't really the same size! My favourite parts are the hearts though!

I have loads of crochet reveals to do, so will try & get caught up this week.

In the meantime, I hope that you are having a wonderful 2013 so far.