Saturday, March 28, 2015

Baby Blankets

Every little bubba needs cosy blankets to be wrapped up to keep the, toasty warm. Lovely soft baby yarn that feels amazing.
I may have overdone the blanket making just a little, as what you see here is only some of what I've made (plan to make).

Keeping both Mum and dad happy with blues and greens. I kept things pretty simple with granny stripes and squares and a v stitch.

Thank you for bearing with me through all the baby crochet posts, I promise this is the end. I can't promise not to overload you with baby photos once our little man arrives though.

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Scrapbooking catch up

Just popping to share a couple of project life pages I've done. Project life is still new to me, it's been fun trying something new.
One thing I've learnt it is much quicker to get my stories down this way than the traditional scrapbooking, although I still love my A4 layouts for some photos.

Sourcing plastic sleeves with pockets in A4 size has been a challenge, I've used card holder pages mostly but the slots are quite small, so if anyone knows somewhere I can get the A4 sleeves I'd love to know.

Thanks for stopping by
Lis :)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Baby shower gifts - Part 3

Let's talk babies again! You may of guessed rightly that I'm just a little excited about the pending arrival of my first grandson!! Only three weeks to go now!
Today I'm sharing some more crochet goodies from the baby shower gift, jackets and matching beanies!

The multi coloured blue, brown and white is Ashleigh's favourite and surprise surprise the green ink Josh's. The middle photo is actually a dark rust colour it just didn't photograph its true colour.
Hopefully Chayse isn't a huge baby and they all fit.

I'm sure though I won't kind making some bigger size outfits if needed though!
Stay tuned for the last of the baby crochet coming soon.

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

March Jot mood board

Every month  the ladies over at Jot Magazine blog put up an amazing mood board to inspire us to create. This month their board certainly got my motivation happening.
I chose to go pocket scrapbook style with this one, using photos of my boys and their cousins from a trip to Tasmanaia a few years ago.

You can check out the current Jot mood board here, browse around a little while your there its an inspiring blog to visit.

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Knitted dishcloth - Week 3 - Zickzack

If you were to have told me 6 mths ago I would be loving knitting again after years of crochet then I would of laughed at you! Since I learnt to crochet I haven't knitted much at all, its alot slower than crochet and in a time poor world slow isn't an option often.

I have now just completed week 3 of Mel from One Crafty Mumma's dishcloth challenge and still loving it and eager to get the new pattern every week.

This week is the Zickzack pattern and is a pretty zigzag that could quite as easily be used as a washer and would make a lovely gift with a nice bar of soap of bottle of shower gel.
You can find out all about it and the dishcloth challenge on Mel's blog, join in its fun!
Stay tuned for week 4 which I'm almost finished!

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)

Friday, March 13, 2015

Boys do know how to sew

Being a creative person I have always tried to encourage my boys to be the same. Now boys tend not to be as willing to learn as girls are but just sometimes there are exceptions.
All 3 of them have at one point tried a little scrapbooking, it was a brief period but they had a go. Knitting or crochet wasn't a hobby they were interested in, although Jay did give it a go a few years back but lost interest pretty quick.

Recently Jay joined a LARP group - that's role playing for those that like me had no clue - and needed an outfit. He has the best imagination and had an idea of what he wanted but not being able to find something suitable that he could afford he decided to make his outfit.
He sourced all his own material, even went and brought cottons to match and with a couple of lessons on how to work the sewing machine and change cotton/bobbin he started.
No patterns just some online images and a bit of help from Ryan he made himself a tunic a cape and a hood for his Archer character!!

Needless to say I was super impressed and proud of him, he did such a great job one of his friends from the LARP group asked him to make them a cape!
My other two boys might not be into sewing or traditional "female" creativeness, but give them wood or metal and a workshop full of tools and they are more than happy to get busy creating.
Maybe I should get Jay onto making me some clothes ???

Thanks for stopping by
Lis :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Baby shower gifts - part 2

Part two of my crochet baby shower gifts for Chayse features booties, mittens and beanies. Be warned there are alot of photos as I may have gone a little overboard with how many this little bubba is going to need.

In my defence he is due in April and winter wont be far off so it will be cold and he will need to have lots of warm woollies right ?

It was so much fun picking out yarn, baby yarn is just so soft, it made a big change from the adult stuff I have made recently. Josh and Ash gave me free reign on what I could make, Ash did ask for  blankets and jackets and Josh wanted at least some green.

Apparently Chayse already has a favourite colour even though he still has 7 weeks before we get to meet him. If you were thinking green might be Daddy's favourite colour then you would be right!

My only hope is that he stays small long enough to wear these for at least a little while.
Part 3 Jackets and matching beanies coming soon.

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)