Wednesday, 18 January 2012

The last of the Christmas presents

I've just noticed I have ninety-two followers :D and I've decided that 100 will be a great opportunity to have my first giveaway... A lot of other bloggers do it and it's quite exciting! I just haven't decided what I might giveaway yet so I'm hoping the next 8 followers don't come all at once :)

Cake time

So! I've been having a very educational evening watching Stargazing Live (on the BBC) while I crochet away with tea and cake. On Monday I went past Jodrell Bank on the train and I always get a little bit excited! I've wanted to be an astronaut for forever but maths just let me down :p

I've completely forgotten to show you the last Christmas present I made for my mum! I don't mean the pink fluff no ;)

Cactii

These cute little cactii are from a pattern by Elf Luvs Dwarf who unfortunately seems to have stopped blogging so if you want the pattern I'd recommend saving them just incase!

Cactii

I modified the pattern a bit - well I say modified! I stopped short of making the pot and just glued them into some tiny teracotta pots that our fish tank plants came in :) I reckon they're a bit more steady and it was a lot easier too!

Cactii


Cactii


Cactii

And now they all live at my mums in little green houses. I might even get you a photo one day!

I've broken one of my resolutions already and I was doing so well for the last 17 days! I've started something new...

Ripples

:o

x x x x

11 comments:

  1. This made me laugh! The Circle of life! I am desperately trying to finish my Ripple 'Mountain'...it is going on and on! I love it but phew it is a bit of a monster...and there you are just starting one. It is very pretty. I love the crochet cacti too. :)

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  2. Oh my god, I loooooooove those cacti!! I want some ^_^ It'd be lovely to see more photos :)

    The ripples are looking gorgeous too!

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  3. Congratulations on the followers, you will be at 100 before you know it.

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  4. Oh my those cacti are absolutely gorgeous!!!! I need to get my self some green yarn and make them, they would be perfect in my home!

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  5. I adore your cacti.. and one of those would be a good giveaway prize! I also love the bright fruity colors in your ripple.. yummy!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  6. Those cacti would be a perfect pincushion. Ripple is looking happy and bright.

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  7. I love your cacti! I did exactly the same with the one I made, I put mine in a tiny bucket in stead of crocheting the pot. Must confess I like our way better :D
    Eep a new gorgeous ripple start!! Don't tempt me, I'm about to finish mine and I'm already thinking about another one! :D x

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  8. Teresa you are a genius! Cactus giveaway it is :D Yipppee thanks hon & thanks everyone for your luverly comments x

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  9. Love those cactii, thank you for the pattern link. Would make a great gift for my sister whose cats eat all her indoor plants!
    Carol xx

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  10. I have nominated you for 'The Versatile Blogger' Award. Here: http://inthesky1.blogspot.com/2012/01/birthday-bloggie-and-blog-awards-yeah.html
    Hope you have fun with it. :)

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  11. Just found you from a link on lucyinthesky's blog. I love the cacti! I mean, I know it is hard to kill cacti, but for those hardened non-green fingered friends of mine that would be the perfect present!

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