Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Toadstool Fairy House

This is something I have been working on a while now. It's one of those things I kept starting then putting down and doing something else. Well at last it is completed!

toadstool Fairy House

toadstool Fairy House

I got the idea from

I didn't buy the pattern instead I decided to make things harder for myself and create my own.

As soon as I saw it I fell in love with it and knew my nieces would too! I'm going to make a few more and give them to my nieces for Christmas pressie's. I was thinking instead of doing them all Toadstool houses I could maybe do a Daisy house as well but still umming and arring about that one, what do you think???

Here she is hiding from the world in her new home!!

toadstool Fairy House

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Thursday, 18 August 2011

Crochet Apple Coasters Pattern

crochet apple coasters

Crochet a cute apple coaster or make an entire set! These are so simple to make and take no time at all!! Here is the pattern I used -

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: 4 1/4″ (11 cm) in diameter
Medium Weight Yarn (small amount of red, brown and green)
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)
Yarn Needle

Gauge: rounds 1 – 3 in pattern measures 3 1/2″ in diameter

Crochet Pattern: Apple Coaster
Round 1: with green, ch 4, 12 dc in forth ch from hook, sl st in top of beginning ch-4: 12 dc
Round 2: ch 3, 2 dc in each dc around, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 24 dc
Round 3:with red, ch 3, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 12 times, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 36 dc
Round 4: ch 2, (2 hdc in next dc, hdc in next dc) 18 times, sl st in top of beginning ch-2, finish off: 54 hdc

Row 1: with brown, ch 6, working in back ridge only, hdc in third ch from hook and in each ch across, finish off: 4 hdc

With green, start by chaining 9.
Row 1: sl st in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, turn to work in opposite side of foundation chain into remaining loop, sl st in next ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, finish off: 16 sts

Using photo as a guide, sew stem and leaf to top of apple.


crochet apple coaster

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Monday, 8 August 2011

crochet slippers

crocheted slippers by Aunt Angie Sews
crocheted slippers, a photo by Aunt Angie Sews on Flickr.

Some very simple crochet slippers!! They keep your feet nice and warm!! I found the pattern for these when looking on flickr.

Here is the link if anyone is interested!!

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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Granny Square Blanket Finished!

At long last I have finished my first granny square blanket!

granny square blanket

Its not massive I thought for my first one I'd start small and work my way up to a bed sized one.

granny square blanket

I think the flowers really pop and just gives it that something extra.

granny square blanket

Can't wait to start the next one!!
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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Baby Booties

I met my baby niece Amelia on sunday. She is beautiful!! Here's a pic of the sleeping beauty.

and here are the little booties I made for her

baby booties

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Monday, 18 July 2011

Baby Jacket

Baby Jacket by Aunt Angie Sews
Baby Jacket, a photo by Aunt Angie Sews on Flickr.

How was your weekend???

Mine involved lots of rain!! But, on a brighter note my sister in law gave birth on Sunday Morning to a beautiful little girl, Amelia Catherine May, weighing 7lb 13oz.

Here is the cute little jacket I have knitted for her. Can't wait to see her in it.

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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

union jack tote bag

union jack tote bag by Aunt Angie Sews
union jack tote bag, a photo by Aunt Angie Sews on Flickr.

Happy Birthday Joanna!!

Its my step daughters 12th birthday today and her is the pressie I made for her.

I must admit I do find it hard to think of things to make her and also for my niece who is also the same age.

I think its because I make a lot of toys which would be too young for them and then I do a lot of home stuff which would probably be too old for them!! So if anyone has any good ideas of pressie's for teenagers please share your thoughts!!

I went with a bag becuase a figured any girl at any age loves bags and I personally love the union jack theme which seems to be in all the shops at the moment!!

Hope she like it!!

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Friday, 8 July 2011

owl cushion

owl cushion by Aunt Angie Sews
owl cushion, a photo by Aunt Angie Sews on Flickr.

Happy Birthday to Katie!!

Its my sister in laws birthday today so I made her this cute owl cushion to go in her new house which she'll be moving into in August.

I've seen quite a lot of these in shops and have been admiring them for some time. I was bit gutted when I had to give it away. Definetely going to have to make myself one!

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Monday, 27 June 2011

Two projects done!!

Well I haven't been very well recently, hayfever and asthma don't go together!!

After a little time off from everything I got started with my two cushions I've been commissioned to do and my laundry bin liner.

Two projects now ticked off the list.

The cushions are for friends who have two little boys and wanted some customised cushions for them.

The laundry bin liner was done for my new laundry bin that my husband made from spare wood he had. He's very talented!!

Now I just have to finish my other projects!!

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