Friday, 15 February 2013

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Star Wars - adventures in crochet

After gaining confidence crocheting my minecraft blanket, I wanted to try my hand at something other than boring old granny squares, so, when I stumbled across a super cute AT-AT pattern via Pinterest, I just HAD to try it!

As a total beginner, I found the pattern simple to follow, and although mine may not be perfect (to say the least!) I am completely in love with the little chap :D

Pattern from MysteriousCats on Etsy <3
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Thursday, 14 February 2013

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Minecraft cake & crochet

My house is Minecraft crazy at the moment!

For my daughter's 12th birthday I asked her what kind of cake she would like. Of course she would have to ask for a Minecraft themed one ..... eek!

I googled like crazy and saw a beautiful cake on Craftster   .... I foolishly attempted my own version. What a nightmare! After baking 4 different types of cake (including a grim looking grey sponge LOL) I got cutting.

Then assemble - then ice - then spend HOURS making papercraft figures .....

I couldn't find any blue jelly so had to make do with green jelly heavily dosed with blue food colouring. It wasn't quite the colour I was after but it would have to do. A word of warning for anyone considering dying jelly with food colouring? It WILL turn your lips and mouth blue. Haha!

I also decided in my infite wisdom that a Creeper face crochet blanket throw for her bed would make an excellent gift. I've crocheted once in my life, years ago, but hey, how hard can it be? 

Turns out, very. Also INCREDIBLY time consuming!! 

I think she was pleased with it!


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