Thursday, 11 December 2008

Two Little Dogs....

After having a stall at the Christmas Fair at work a fortnight ago, I was commissioned to make a couple of my little knitted dog sets...for Christmas. I must be a glutton for punishment, because I said 'sure'....but here they are, finished and ready in plenty of time to be put in a couple of little girls' stockings.

Each one of these always turned out different to any previous ones - they seem to develop their own personality somewhere during the creative process.

They are also terrific stash-busters! All those scraps of wool that you accumulate along the way and jam in a large bag down the side of the sofa (or is that just me?) can be used up productively.

I have just ordered from Amazon JP a book on how to crochet lots of different breeds of miniature Amigurumi this space!

I always love to see what Toby at Natural Attrill comes up with when he makes his quirky and original jewellery. Lately he has been venturing into the melting and smelting side of things and made a bangle I just had to have...except he'd sold it. So, lovely lad that he is, he made another one just for me - isn't it fun?

I've been set back by a horrible cold this week - it's hard to be creative when you can't stop sneezing and your sinuses feel like there is a small pneumatic drill in there somewhere. I still have 4 calendar paintings to come up with in a very short time...luckily it's puppies and they are fun to do. Thankfully I woke up feeling marginally better this morning, so it's back to work with a vengeance!


natural attrill said...

'stash-busters' what a brilliant expression!
Glad you liked Toby's bangle-bangle.

Magpie Magic said...

The dogs are cute. Must have taken you ages!

Love the bangle. Is that a Birthday present for yourself?

Raggy Rat said...

i have ben eyeing up your dogs ... i remember you once said yo would only trade for a blenny ... urgh, those fish i tackled !

happy christmas dear xxxx