Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sweet T-Strap Baby Shoes

How lovely and green it is here in New Zealand most of the you can see from our lawn. :) I photographed these new baby shoes outside today in the early morning light.

This new design features ribbon ankle ties and pretty ribbon & flower detail at the toes. I always enjoy a project with a little hand-sewing. I'd make a pair or two for our new baby...but we're hoping for a boy this time! :)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Rosebud Garland Headband

I'm in love with this new headband I made for Holland today. Her hair isn't long enough to put up yet, so it is great for keeping her curls off her forehead in the hot weather. It coordinates perfectly with my rosebud baby shoes pattern and would make a lovely gift for a new baby girl, sweet little toddler, or older child. It is made using elastic lace ribbon and the rosebuds are crocheted using fingering weight yarn. I sewed 7 rosebuds on the headband, but any number could be added. Wouldn't this be gorgeous on a little flower girl! :)

Proverbs 4:9 describes wisdom as: "She will place on your head a graceful garland; she will bestow on you a beautiful crown."

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Motorbike Cosy

My husband forwarded an email to me this afternoon. His coworker had sent it to him with the heading, "I wonder how long it would take Lisa to make this?"
The answer is...not in a million years...well, okay maybe if someone paid me a million dollars to do it, I might reconsider. :)

Budding Seamstress?

Here is my budding little seamstress. :)
Okay, she thi
nks it's a scarf...
I haven't been up to much craft-wise lately, but do have a few new design ideas in my head. At the moment I'm focusing on getting some paperwork done as I get a few patterns ready to go up for sale on e-patternscentral.

We took Holland to...
in Au
ckland this past weekend. We loved seeing the penguins and the huge sea turtle. Ah, fun summer days... :)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Winter vs. Summer

At last, Holland and I are back from our month-long trip to the States! We had a nice time visiting family and experienced our share of cold weather and snow-shovelling. Holland loved the snow, but I personally am so glad to be back in New Zealand enjoying gorgeous summer weather and trips to the beach. :)
I didn't do very much crocheting or designing while I was away...I just took a break from it all for a while. Partly this was due to the fact that I wasn't feeling 100% for most of the trip. As it turns out...we're happily expecting another baby sometime in early August.