Monday, July 20, 2009

Goodbye, my flower.

It's with happiness that I say goodbye to this fellow who has found himself - or herself - a good home. How could anyone say no after looking into those red eyes? S/he's been known only by way of description as "purple flower". I've never managed to come up with names for any of my things. I see that lots of crafters do name their creations in appealing and imaginative ways but I've never been able to pull it off. So I've left it up to the new owners. After all some of the joy in "adopting" a toy/pet/whatever is finding that perfect name - the one that sums up the essence of the creature's character. Occasionally I get to find out the chosen name and have been so amazed I'm considering it a condition of adoption.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Crochet a-go-go

I've taught myself to crochet. Well, at least a bit of basic stuff. I used this great book.
And then I went on to make this strawberry!

The pattern is from "Tasty crochet" by Rose Langlitz. I just added the seeds. If you're into faux food, there are some cozy crochet moments in this book - really cute mushrooms, carrots, asparagus, pears, sushi... even falafel!

Anyway the reason for crochet was to make a cap for my acorn guy.

I've now been bitten by the crochet bug and amigurumi has never looked so tempting.