The forgotten cactus

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I was rummaging in the bottom of one of my many project bags on the hunt for a stray stitch marker when I found this adorable cactus I finished over a month ago! (I know it’s been that long as I have an app on my phone that I use to track my projects – I load the dates of starts and finishes, the yarn I’m using, the hook etc. It really helps with my shocking memory)

The pattern is by Super Cute Design and can be found here, her patterns are so adorable and can be purchased in bundles which save you a few pennies, always a bonus! As with most of my amigurumi makes I have used Stylecraft yarn.

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I think it makes a cute addition to my bookshelf, and with it being crochet it wont injure the cat if she decided to investigate it!

Materials used:

  • Stylecraft Special DK in black, white, grass green, walnut, bright pink, lemon and candyfloss

  • 8mm safety eyes

  • Hobbycraft toy stuffing

Thanks for stopping by

Lynda-Rose xx

Finish! Sassoon the hair stylist

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I really love making Lalylala dolls, I was flicking through all the patterns with no idea which one to start so I decided to wing it and see what I could come up with using the basic doll pattern. It’s the first time I’ve added hair and I decided to make some simple jewellery to add, I figured the cute scissors charm would give a good ‘crafty’ touch 🙂

As I’m not brilliant at coming up with names I took the doll along to the #Knitcraft social I go to at Hobbycraft in Warrington (every Saturday 10.30 till 1ish) for ideas. In my mind Rainbow Head was a girl doll that loves crafts but as soon as Lisa from The Wee House of Crochet saw it she decided he was a male hair stylist called Sassoon! I’ve got to say I think she is right so Sassoon he is.

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Materials used:

  • Stylecraft Special DK in cream and black
  • Stylecraft Wondersoft Merry Go Round in rainbow
  • 8mm safety eyes
  • Hobbycraft toy stuffing
  • Beads, charm and chain from my jewellery making stash

I have started my next Lalylala, I’m doing the mermaid using some gorgeous King Cole yarn. Can’t wait to share pics 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,

Lynda-Rose xx

Samara the 4ply sheep

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I’ve been trying my best to clear all my unfinished crochet objects in an attempt to be more organised! So far I’ve managed to complete two and trash three (no point in holding on to it if I don’t want to finish it, happily I managed to save most of the yarn used). So my first finish was another Heidi Bears Shoop, I made her in 4ply and have decided to call her Samara.

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Stephen was the first Heidi Bears pattern I made (followed by a Fatty Lumpkin with unicorn mods), and I can see by looking at the two sheep how much I have improved with the join as you go, Samara looks an awful lot neater!

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As you can see I had a lot of fun posing them together! I’d really like to make two more sheep, one in aran and one in chunky so I can make a tower of sheep.

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Materials used:

  • 10mm safety eyes
  • Stylecraft Special 4ply in cream
  • Drops Delight in Rainbow Print
  • Grosgrain ribbon bows

I had to end with a big bum pic, just for you Lisa!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lynda-Rose

Finish! Erna the Strawberry from Lalylala

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I have been crocheting like a mad woman recently but I haven’t been working on anything that I can share (it’s a bit of a secret project with the lovely Lisa from The Wee House of Crochet, and I’m so excited about it!). So I decided to take the Erna doll I finished a few weeks ago over to Wigg Island for some photos. I originally wanted to take pictures of her in the strawberry patch at my other halfs allotment, I have a whole scenario planned that I still might do, I just need to wait for the fruits to grow!

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I really should of taken some close up photos of her to show off the beads sewn on as strawberry pips but I was having too much fun posing her (and entertaining the dog walkers who obviously thought I was crazy!)

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Materials used:

8mm safety eyes

Stylecraft Special DK in Cream, Grass Green and Matador

2mm green rocailles and stuffing from Hobbycraft

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Lynda-Rose xx