Monday, 26 September 2011

Lego minifig pencil case and crocheted rainbow

Back to school and what every 6 year old needs is a lego artist pouch to keep his pencils in.. well in our house anyway!

Just a basic pouch, with a lining and a little strap to hold on to (although I realise now that I should have put the strap on the other end because the poor lego man is upside down when it's being carried!) and of course Mummy's label.

I've had this rainbow mobile on my to do pile for ages and I finally got around to making it this weekend.

I hung it on the back door after the boys had gone to bed and my little Chick pointed it out to Daddy as soon as he came into the kitchen for breakfast.

The Pattern is by Sally V George but I can't seem to find it online anywhere now, I just keep getting re directed.

See you later!

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Sound the Octo alert!

Here are our friendly underwater adventurers, the Octonauts. Chicken has had quite an obsession with watching them on CBeebies and reading the books and Pickle, aged 2, knows all their names! Obviously we needed some Octonauts of our very own...
Much crochet hook clicking later...

They are based on the "Little Teddy Bear" from "Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts Amigurumi" with additions and changes to account for body shapes and heights,ears and tails etc. They mostly all have a collar, boots and hat, some also have their trademark tools.
Want to meet them?

Captain Barnacles
with his captain hat and trusty Octo compass

Kwazii kitten
he's got a tail (you can just see it) and his pirate eye patch

Peso penguin
with nurses bag in which to keep his bandages

Shellington sea otter
has a handy bag to keep his research notes safe

Tweak bunny
has her engineer's spanner, pink headband and cute quiff

Dashi dog
with a pink skirt and lovely pink grips to keep her hair out of her eyes

Professor Inkling octopus
with monocle and stylish bowtie
(The biggest deviation from the pattern, with pipe cleaners to make his tentacles poseable)

Tunip the Vegimal
part animal part vegetable
(I can take no credit for this pattern! I found it here via crochet pattern central)

Phew! What a first post.
I have plenty of other stuff to show you, but that's for another day.
See you later!