Friday, 4 October 2013

Knitted toddler hoody

 I haven't made anything for my son in quite a while now, and I really wanted this to turn out OK but..well you'll see. I picked this pattern, it has really good reviews on Ravelry and everyone else's seems to be brilliant...but for some reason I decided to do the 18 month size when my son is coming up to 24 months and is big! DOH

Way too small, the hood doesn't even go over his head lolol. Oh well I tried I'll add a bow on and save it for my daughter.
This is his camera face, whenever we take a photo of him now this is what we get!

Anyway, it really is a lovely and easy pattern I would recommend it, just pick the right size!

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Stage one of wedding craft

Well I'm really not sure if I've mentioned it before but I am actually engaged, have been for 5 years now, we've done it a bit backwards and had the children first but we're now finally starting to plan our wedding..our extreme budget wedding I should probably add.
Like millions of other brides to be I've been scouring pinterest pinning endless ideas I'll never actually do but one I have attempted is the coffee filter roses that kept popping up.

I used this tutorial (which has the link to the free template) and well... to be honest mine have turned out a bit raggedy and ENORMOUS. The photo above is after one dip in red food colouring which has given the ends a nice pink tint but the rest of the petals have gone a dirty white...not exactly what I had in mind!
I'm persevering with it (well I have a packet of coffee filters, I may as well use them all! I think the main problem is the are so big, so next batch will have the last 2 layers of petals left off, we'll see how that looks..then of course theres the issues with the colouring. I might attempt a tea dip but I'm a bit worried that will just look like...well a used coffee filter lol

Heres some more pictures of my attempts anyway, the latest 3 havent been dyed yet.

And one final photo which is by far the best, I think I might end up just carrying my dd in front of me like a bouquet...

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Toddler messy play

So my son is getting bigger and bigger, hes now started going to football classes, more and more identifiable words are coming out and hes getting harder to entertain! Having decided himself to drop his nap during the day, by 3pm hes grumpy, tired and irritable so what am I to do...MESSY PLAY! I'm pretty sure every toddler loves creating mess so an out of date bag of flour, a plastic serving tray and a whisk later we had this

Then we added water (and a lot more mess)

 He loved mixing it, squishing it in his hand, pouring the water and of course tasting it but it passed an afternoon, it was free and he loves it, Unfortunately afterwards I went in the kitchen to make a cup of tea and came back to this
Fast asleep, this quick 5 minute power nap added an hour onto his bedtime! sigh