The cutest cat ever!

Amigurumi, cats, crochet, cute, handmade, homemade

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.

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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.

A Whale of a Tale

Amigurumi, craft, crochet, handmade, homemade

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.

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Papercutting and Pictures

fairy, handmade, homemade, paper cutting, picture frame

In my head these pictures were going to look amazing, but in reality they weren’t so good.  But I made a pact with myself that I would post my creations – good or bad.

The papercutting part I was really pleased with but I really wasn’t happy with the frames.  I think they were just too cheap and don’t look very impressive.  But hey you live and learn 😀

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More Creations

baby, birthday, card making, handmade, homemade, papercraft

I had a bit of a card making spree the other day, trying to use up some of the odd decoupage and cards I’ve had left over that just seem to be there and not being used.  So I set myself a mission to use them up, and here’s the results.

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These cards and more can be seen on my Facebook page Dawn’s Handmade Cards & Gifts

A Beautiful Ballerina

Amigurumi, ballet, crochet, handmade, homemade

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.

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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

Explosion Cards

40th birthday, birthday, card, card making, explosion card, handmade, homemade, papercraft, pokemon

I saw an explosion card in an edition of Creativity magazine and decided to make it earlier in the year for my brother’s 40th birthday.

Since then I have made quite a few explosion cards and everybody seems to love them.

Here’s my latest makes:-

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An Amigurumi Unicorn

Amigurumi, crochet, handmade, homemade, mythical creatures, unicorn

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

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