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September 2015

Done and done

I added the finishing touches to the poncho. Two rows of sc all around the edge and then I did v-stitch, 3sc all the way round, completing it with 5 tessel sets on each ‘arm’ (with each tassel being made from 6 stands, tied on then cut down to 4″ from the top of the knot).

I also only added one more round on the neck instead of two.

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Not the best photos in the world as my phone is apparently afraid of the dark haha. But I’m proud of it and happy I actually finished on time, as well as winging it a bit to get the correct size. 😆

🌼 Hand made with love from Daisy

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Almost complete

The fall poncho CAL is almost over (if I’d have kept up, technically I should have finished on Wednesday) but I fell behind a little. I have now stitched the two rectangles together and have started to add the neckline. I altered the pattern given slightly. I should have had 56 sc around but I incleased it to 80, then worked the hex row then to fphdc and bphdc as stated for the first row. I then fastened off and worked into the back of the first row of normal hdc, using dc, doing 2tog every 2and 3rd strict. After this I did fp and bp dc around.

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And I am now going to add another two rounds to make the neck taller which can then be folded if needed. I did also have to add an extra 4 parts onto the ends of each to make them longer and give an actual head hole bigger than a Barbie, which means without the neckline, it would have sat just fine as it were, but I wanted something fancy haha. This way it’s taller and can keep more warm as well as having it’s ‘uniqueness’ of its grill type edge. I just need to do the border to the whole thing and decide if I want to add tassel bits.

I will keep you in the loop 🙂

🌼 Hand made with love from Daisy

Grace update

I finally finished all my motifs for the middle of the Grace Blanket that I am doing (courtesy of My Craft Life on FB) in between all the other gazillion things I’ve been doing and have started to continuously join them. I’m super loving the way it’s all looking and pround of myself too. I think I’m doing a great job on it.

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Hope everyone else is having a good time on their current WIPs and nothing too seriously daunting 🙂

🌼 Hand made with love from Daisy

Dutch CAL

I have seen for a while now, a beautiful CAL that I wanted to take part in…one problem was that the instructions were in Dutch and I’m not a great Dutch speaking person haha. I could make out some words like lossen and was beginning to be able to read Dutch patterns and try to work from the pictures (which is also not one of my biggest strengths). The good news is, that the entire pattern is being translated! Whoop, we love you guys! Haha. So far the first 10 parts have been translated with the rest still in process. But I have worked up to round 11 on the first part so far.

I’ve gone for a neutral look with this one (although there is a giant flower in the middle). I changed the first 8 rounds to my own pattern, that I used from inspiration of another and then started with round 9 of the pattern.

I am now using worsted weight yarn (I feel like a big girl now, as I’ve only ever used DK). The beige round is two strands of dk as I didn’t have the right weight when I first started but that is fine and its roughly working up to a worsted size. It is thick though so this is definitely a winter blanket.

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🌼 Hand made with love from Daisy

Offical Liebster Award!!!

I have now just finally got round to actually sitting down and using my laptop (instead of my phone, which is sometimes a rotten thing to do) so I can officially announce that the beautiful Bessie V from Shells and Bobbles has nominated me for the Liebster Award! Thank you my darling, thank you 🙂 things like this is what makes the world a wonderful place to live in.

The Liester Award is given to new bloggers, welcoming them to their journey in the blogging world. This is what you have to do:

  • Make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you. Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.

  • Nominate 5 -10 other bloggers new bloggers and let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. (You can also nominate the person who nominated you.)

  • Ensure all of them have fewer than 200 followers.

  • Answer the eleven questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make eleven questions for your own nominees (or use the same questions).

  • Lastly, COPY these rules in your post.

Now for the exciting part…

I nominate:

Shells and Bobbles

Eresin in Stitches

Drunken Aunt Wendy Designs

Jadey Bird Crochet

Chronicle of Ellen

Holm Made

Tyger Knits

Oh My Yarns

Hooks n Ewe

These are the questions I have been asked to answer:

  1. Who or what is your crafting inspiration. – I can’t really say…I guess I remember my grandma always knitting a crocheting and sewing, but never thought anything of it, even though I dabbled a bit at the time, but a handful of years ago, I got the major itch.
  2. What is your favorite way to relax apart from crafting. – reading a good book or secretely I’m a bit of a gamer and enjoy my console games
  3. Where would you go on your dream holiday? – anywhere! Haha I haven’t really been on a ‘proper’ holiday so somewhere warm and wonderful as I’m not a massive fan of the cold…although it would be nice to stay in a log cabin, with a fire in the snow.
  4. What is your favorite accessory? – I don’t really use accessories, but if it were for me to wear, I’ve currently taken a likely to snuggly shawls/cardigans. If it is something else, I would say my hooks are my accessories haha.
  5. What is your favorite crafting project? – I certainly don’t have a favourite here. I love everything do too much to choose.
  6. What was your worst crafting disaster? – I think I’m quite lucky so far. I haven’t had any major disasters *fingers crossed*, only had a few incidents of frogging.
  7. If you had a super power, which one would it be? – speed for a time, as I often have to change projects before I get bored of the same pattern etc.
  8. Name one item that you cherish the most. – my yarn stash…a stash is one item, right? haha.
  9. Who is your favorite fictional character? – ohhhh, this is difficult…I love a bit of Sherlock (the newest series set in America)
  10. What is your favorite quote? – I am absolutely pants at remembering quotes or anything like that. The only thing in my head recently is a line off my toddlers favourite show “it’s a bunny…this is a bunny…this?” It is from Masha and the Bear where she is looking at footprints in the snow.
  11. Do you have pets? If so, please post a photo! If not, what pet would you like to have if time, money, allergies didn’t come into play? – I would love to have a German Shepard dog again. I had them as I grew up and they are beautiful gigantic beasts. I just adore them.

And as I’m a little unimaginative right now, my questions are:

  1. Who or what is your crafting inspiration.
  2. What is your favorite way to relax apart from crafting.
  3. What is your favourite crafting accessory?
  4. What is your favorite craft (crochet, knitting etc.)?
  5. What is the worse thing to happen to one of your projects?
  6. How often do you craft?
  7. If you could no longer do any crafts, what would you do instead?
  8. How much yarn do you have in your stash (balls and amount?
  9. Would you ever give up your craft?
  10. When do you do most of your crafting and where?
  11. Do you ever want to teach others to craft?

So, now it is down to all you lovelies to join in and once again thank you so much for nominating me 🙂

Mystery CAL most recent squares.

I finally am able to get back to crafting and the us makes me super happy 😄 so the first thing I did was catch up with the Mystery CAL. Here are the squares. The top one is from Friday and the bottom is yesterday’s release.

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Not the best photo UN the world but it’ll do 🙂

🌼 Hand made with love from Daisy

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