Monday, 2 January 2012

* 2 / 2012 *

I was intending to show you some photo's of our walk around the park today but they were all totally pants. It looked as though there was something right in the middle of the lens so every picture had a big blob right in the middle... oh well.
So instead I'll show you the boys stocking toys which I didn't think would get finished in time. I had started making them other things but then Gabe eventually told me what he had asked Santa for. He wouldn't tell us  at first as he said ' it was a secret'. He asked for three things, a polar bear, an Elf and a Santa Claus . The polar bear caused a mad rush around the town and we eventually found a little one in a cheap book shop. The Santa Claus was a chocolate one and the Elf, well as you can see I managed to make an Elf which has the original name of 'Elfie'.
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I had started making Milo a stripy wolf in his favourite colours but then he became hooked on playing a game called Little Big Planet so Hub suggested making him a 'Sackboy' which is the  main character from the game. I hadn't been totally happy with the wolf idea so Sackboy it was and although I couldn't get the right zip he didn't come out too bad. Which reminds me I must add the wolf to my ever growing list of WIP's !!


If you are wondering about my new header photo which I think is absolutely gorgeous, all credit goes to my dad who took it. I haven't taken any that I like recently,  my photography has gone right down the pan unfortunately, so another note to self..... must try harder.

10 comments:

two bones and a bagle said...

The Elf is gorgeous did you use a pattern! It's so cute and definitely not just for Christmas. I remember one christmas eve when my eldest daughter was about 5 and she said all I want really is a knitted purse - guess what I spent all christmas eve knitting.

Farmyard Crafts said...

They are both so cute!! Well done!

Lyn said...

clever you! My mum use to make me clothes for my Barbie doll, I still have some of them!
xxx

Simone said...

Your little elf is wonderful and I bet he was delighted with sackboy too! Well done to your Dad for the new header!

Denise said...

What wolf pattern were you using? Kristen loves wolves, I've never seen a pattern for one but would love to knit one.
Love the little elf, so cute :)

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, that little Elfie is adorable! What lucky boys you have -- I hope they treasure your hand knits.

driftwood said...

the header photo is gorgeous, your dad did good, and the toys are adorable, as always x

Little House By The Sea said...

The photograph is beautiful. I think that you little elf is lovely. I would love to learn to knit little figures, I think I might add it to the list of things I want to do this year. I have no excuse as I have some of my Grandmothers knitting patterns for such things, she used to knit all sorts of little knitted figures amongst many other things.

Twiggy said...

so cute, you are clever, the photo is lovely.
twiggy x

Poppy said...

Your dads picture is stunning! And so is your photography Lisa.

Cute Elf!

Lou x x x