I’m always pleased when someone asks me to make something which is special to them, so was over the moon when I was asked to make this boxer dog. Although not exactly like the picture I was sent, after lots of crochet, pulling out, unpicking and re-crocheting, this little fella was born and I for one think he is a cute little guy. I’m super pleased with how he turned out.
The run up to Christmas was a busy time with lots of orders and craft fairs, so it’s been a little while since I posted some pictures of my handiwork. I was asked to make this little fella by a friend of mine. Now my children are all grown up so I had no idea who Kate and Mim Mim are but thanks to good old google there were countless pictures online for me to take inspiration. All the while I was making Mim Mim I was questioning how good it was going to look, as, until the parts were all fitted together, I must admit it didn’t look great and I thought I had lost my touch. But as you can see once he was sewn together the finished piece is super dooper cute. I was absolutely over the moon as was the recipient – so over the moon was she that she couldn’t wait for her brother’s birthday to give it to him, it was an instant gift.
Not posted for a while. I recently saw a pattern for a cinderella topsy turvy doll, so being one to not shy away from a challenge I took the plunge and gave it a go. To be honest it wasn’t as difficult as I thought it was going to be – granted it could do with a couple of very minor tweeks next time I make one but overall I was really pleased with the end result. I also think that now I know how to make the basic pattern with some little adjustments I think I could create other characters.
A cat lover friend of mine asked if I could make her a black and white cat. Once again I scoured the internet for a freebie pattern of a super dooper cute cat. I found a pattern but unfortunately it was only available in Dutch (or maybe it was German!!!). No problem I thought, Google translate will sort that right out. Well Google translate did the job, in a fashion, but I still had to decipher (sometimes by trial and error which meant pulling out lots of crochet) the translation. Also, I’m not a lover of crocheting with black wool, it’s hard to see and count the stitches but I persevered and so glad I did as the end result is one of the cutest things I’ve ever made. I’m glad I scribbled and crossed out and added notes all over the print out as now I can quite easily make more.
This and more of my creations can be seen on my Facebook Page – Dawn’s Handmade Cards and Gifts. If anybody would like a copy of my pattern please feel free to message me via my facebook page and I’ll send it on to you.
I adore this. A friend of a family member got in touch as she was having difficulty finding a navy and white whale for her baby’s nursery. She asked if I could help. Not one to turn down a request for help, I scoured the internet for a freebie pattern but couldn’t find anything I liked so I decided have a go at making my own pattern – it looked simple enough. The end result is absolutely gorgeous, I love it and will definitely be making more. I used navy and cream wool but I think it will still look great in any colour combination. I’ve typed up the pattern for future use and I’m even thinking of adjusting the pattern so I can make different sizes to make whale families. I think you’ll agree this little fella has definitely got the “Awwww” factor. To see more of my creations take a look a my Facebook page – Dawn’s Handmade Cards and Gifts. If anybody would like a copy of my pattern please feel free to message me via my facebook page and I’ll send it on to you.
I started to make this lovely lady a few months ago and ran out of brown wool for her hair. After a few months of popping into the shop only to find they still had no brown wool left, my mother in law came to the rescue with just enough brown wool to finish her off – it was a very slightly different shade but it was really hard to tell.
I love her, I love her little ballet slippers, I love her hair, I just love her. As she wasn’t quite perfect I donated her to a tombola in aid of Breast Cancer as my daughters work.
To have a look at more of my makes, check out my Facebook page, even share with your friends and family if you want to. Dawn’s Handmade Cards & Gifts
I found the pattern for this unicorn a while back in Craftseller magazine. I’ve finally got around to making it. It was actually a nice easy make and fairly quick until I got to the main which took up more yarn than I expected and was quite time consuming.
The finished article, and I may just be biased, is rather cute to say the least and she sold as soon as I posted to my facebook page – Dawn’s Handmade Cards & Gifts
Saw these on Pinterest so thought I’d give them a go. My Pokemon mad son has claimed the Pokeball one and will no doubt claim the other too given the chance.
Nice quick and easy to make (even for me, the slowest crocheter in the world).
I found this pattern in the Comic Relief Crafternoon magazine which I’d purchased earlier in the year. In the magazine they used floral designs but given that I have a stash of old Christmas cards I thought I’d put them to good use to make this quick and easy Christmas Tree decoration.