Sunday, June 27, 2010

In my World...

Just a few photos of things going on in my world lately. Busy making baby gifts for friends in our church having a little boy...making hats and bags for one of our granddaughters...sitting around watching deer and baby fawn...going to new places...and riding the Harley. I love Summer even if you can fry eggs on the sidewalk!
Basic granny type afghan pattern for a baby, measuring 36" x 36". I used 3 colors: berry blue, heather gray and off white.

And with the leftovers from the baby afghan, I made this wee little earflap hat too.

Together so you can see the stitches better.

Decided to make a ruffly little hat for Panda and a matching bag as well. She liked wearing her Daddy's ID badge from a job around her neck, so I made this so she could do the same with it.

Out back where we discovered the baby fawn. She's wearing her hat with a lantana flower sprig poked into it that she pulled off of the plant.

What a smile! This was the other hat I crocheted. It has a tiny little brim and a layered flower attached to it. Notice she has hijacked my phone (again). HAHA

Sitting on Yeh Yeh's (Grandpa's) Harley with me making sure she doesn't fall off. It was a beautiful day and she'd just gottten out of bed. That's Daddy in the background sitting on the front porch.

Here's Dad (our second oldest son) and Panda walking along Lake Travis at the Hula Hut where we waited to be seated for a Father's Day lunch. Was a steamy but great day and the food and scenery were both very nice!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Amigurumi (編みぐるみ)

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals or other anthropomorphic creatures. It seems to me that the smallest ones have the most cuteness. They are created for no specific use, but hopefully leave smiles on faces and fill empty spaces on shelves, nooks and crannies or where dust would normally collect. I am a "hooker" and prefer to crochet mine. If you make them for actual play things for kids, you wouldn't want to use anything that might be a hazard, like buttons or choke-able items. I've been using safety eyes on most of mine. Here's the latest and the greatest of what I've hooked up so far. The tallest is almost 17 inches and the shortest is a mere 3 inches...