Thursday, 23 May 2013

Purple peril.

I love this little dude!! I thought I'd have a little play about and here's the result.

Monster's are so cool to design because anything goes. Made a mistake? No one will know ;-)

Sc- single crochet

Ch- chain

-Monster applique

magic circle, ch6 and pull tight.

2sc in each stitch for 2 rows so that there are 24 stitches.

Sc in 3 stitches, ch1 and turn. Repeat for 6 rows.

Sc in each stitch for another 6rows, inc2 in each row.

-For the eye
magic circle, ch6 and pull tight.

2sc in each stitch. Finishing with 12 stitches.

Sew them together, add your own detail and... Tada!!

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Last minute!

Grandad's birthday this week and I completely forgot! Major boo boo... almost.
I remembered seeing an idea on pinterest which would make a fitting gift for me old pop's. I grabbed an old mug and my promarkers and sketched out my family tree. Baked at gas mark 4 for 45 minutes and hey presto!

He absolutely loved it! I was pretty chuffed myself to be honest.
My first attempt was a fail, i put the mug in a pre heated oven for 30 minutes and the pattern washed straight off :-(
For my second attempt I put the mug in a cold oven, after 45 minutes I turned the oven back off and let the mug cool over night and so far so good. I think if I scrubbed at the pattern it would eventually wear off but luckily he doesn't want to use it, 'its far too special' apparently. :-) winner!
I also knocked up a quick handmade card

Happy birthday grandad!
P.s. sorry for the rubbish photo's. It was such a rush I had to take them after he'd received them :-/