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Update June 21, 2009

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Hello fellow blog followers,

I have been extremely quiet the last while so I thought it was time to update on my life and reasons for such sort and distant blogging.

Last month my mom was called for surgury, but the medication they gave her beforehand blocked her bowels and they had to cancel surgury. She was admitted with the blockage anyways for a week, so I spent the week traveling back and forth to Kingston.

She was home for a little over a week before her next surgury date. I sent her up the day before and her surgury went well. She was in the hospital for another week, and was then sent home after she showed signs of her bowels working.

She was home with me taking care of her for a week before I sent her to a different hospital due to infection. She was in that hospital for another week, where they reopened her wound to remove the infection, said she had it from the other hospital and then sent her home a few days ago doing really well.

So, to make a long story short, she is good and eating, her surgury worked but Ive been taking care of her non stop and will be for the next 5 weeks.

Ive been trying to craft as often as I get the chance, so I will have scattered blog posts until she is healed, and then things will go back to normal for me.

My mother in law is due here in 2 weeks, to stay for 2 weeks. My birthday is in a few weeks and the summer heat is here. Its a busy time in eastern ontario 🙂

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Blue Totoro

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penguino asked me to crochet a blue totoro for the shop the swap. I found a very pretty blue yarn to use and enjoyed making him.

I shipped him off a bit ago and he should be arriving anyday.

I only have 1 totoro left to send out, heres her blue one.

Blue Totoro

Blue Totoro

 

Totoro May 14, 2009

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sheepBlue spoke to me about crafting for her sisters birthday as I mentioned in the kitty hat post. The other item she thought her sister would enjoy would be a crocheted totoro.

I have never crocheted an amigurumi but have been dying to, so after I looked at the pattern and realised that ” heck, I can do this! ” I told her, I would go for it.

After creating this guy, which I had soo much fun making, I offered to others on craftster if they wanted one, which 2 people agreed they would love one.

I also thought it would be in much interest to crochet my bestest mecca one, the japanese lover.

I didnt take a picture of him completely finished, he is missing his mouth and chest arrows etc, but heres a picture I took of him a few days before I shipped it out.

Totoro

Totoro

 

Hildes Pot Holders May 12, 2009

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When I claimed A2K in the ongoing wish swap, and noticed she wanted pot holders I got to work deciding on what kind of pot holders I wanted to make for her. I ended up choosing crochet and found a very nice, simple pattern on ravelry.

The pattern was called ” Hildes Pot Holders ” and can be found here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hildes-pot-holders—hot-pads

I chose a natural cotton and heres how they turned out – 1 hexagon, and 1 circle

Pot Holders

Pot Holders

 

Stitch n Bitch Kitty Ear Hat May 5, 2009

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sheepblue messaged me last month, asking me if I could craft for her sisters birthday. I was very happy to help and asked what she would like me to make. One of the items she asked was for a kitty ear hat in kelly green.

I went through many patterns and finally settled on the kitty ear hat from the stitch n bitch book.

Ive tried it on and took pics and am very happy with how it looks in kelly green!

Kitty Ear Hat
Kitty Ear Hat

 

 

Tree of life pendants May 3, 2009

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Ive been interested in the tree of life pendants that have been circling around, and happened to come across some of the wire circles at the finch craft supply store yesterday. ( Marys craft supplies )

I really wanted to give it a go, so tonight I sat down with them, wire and chip beads.

I also claimed A2K for a pendant when I claimed her in the OWS, as I knew it would really give me an excuse to go for it.

I am super happy with how they turned out and they were a heck of alot easier than I thought they would be. I am definatly going to make more, in more colours.

Heres A2K’s, and the extra ( in my shop the swap )

Tree of Life 2

Tree of Life 2

Tree of Life

Tree of Life

 

Chunky Pages May 1, 2009

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For the chunky pages swap round 2, I needed to make 4 new chunky pages. My partners all had completely different themes: colourful, zetti, vintage and steampunk. Mark decided he wanted to take on the steampunk page and spent many hours completing it for calluna.

Heres the 3 pages I completed:

Zetti Page

Zetti Page

Vintage Page

Vintage Page

Colourful Page

Colourful Page