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NICU Challenge – Revised (Blankets and other baby things)

In a previous post I mentioned that I have joined the Sunset Family Living Annual NICU Challenge. I had a stroke of genius to contact my local hospital and inquire about in-kind donations before starting to make boat-loads of hats. Guess what? They don’t accept any more hats as they have more than they know what to do with. This sort of put a dampen on my excitement to make those cute little hats from the patterns provided by Sunset Family Living for this challenge.

Upon further inquiry I was told that they accept baby blankets for NICU babies and also baby shoes to be sold in the gift-shop for fundraising. So I made my first ever baby blanket while watching a few episodes of Bones. The hospital’s only requirement was for it to measure 25″ by 25″, be in a colour other than green or yellow (something to do with these colours reflecting onto the babies’ faces and making them look like they have a skin disease or are aliens), and be more tightly knit rather than loose and loopy.

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It was so fun to make and took so little time. I used a classic double crochet in the back loops only and this gave the material a lot of stretch and softness. The border is made up of double crochet clusters in a purple colour that goes perfect with the beige of the body of the blanket.

I’m looking for a different pattern for a second blanket.

I will also be donating a few pairs of baby shoes. I have some already completed.

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Birthday gift for science geeks

Behold my latest creation, Mr. Earl Lenmeyer the Flask. The pattern can be found on Ravelry.

 

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The body is stuffed and closed where the blue colour ends, while the top white part I left open so that the stuffing comes out and gives it that cool bubbling gas effect.

 

Even though he’s super cute just by himself, I decided that he’s missing a sidekick so I created Mrs. Bea Kerr.

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I did not close or stuff her, thinking that this way she can double as a pen/pencil holder.

 

 

A few new creations

Here are the most recent additions to my store…

Diamond Bag/Purse

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Cellphone/Wallet/Camera Case

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Midnight Grey Infinity Scarf

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Red Velvet Doughnut Pincushion

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White Crochet Westie Dog

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Goldie the Goldfish – Crochet Amigurumi

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Tatting is fun!!

A week ago, while surfing YouTube I came across a video tutorial by OVW about tatting. I absolutely love her crochet tutorials and used to follow them often when I first started to crochet. So back to the video about this thing called tatting which I’ve never heard of before. In the video, she was demonstrating how to make a flower earring and when I saw the end product I fell in love (I know, a little dramatic, but true). How did I know nothing about this awesome thing?!? As it turns out, it’s not a novelty either – it has been around since the early 19th century.

I had so get my hands on some tatting needles and fast! Since me and eBay are best buds, I asked him for some help and a few days later my set of 6 needles arrived. I jumped back online and watched all three parts of OVW’s tutorial and made myself two pairs of earrings. I absolutely love how they came out and making them was so much fun!

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Earrings-Purple Gradient 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m currently working on some tatted bracelets. Will post pictures of these soon. 

 

Despicable Me Minion Key Cozy

I’m happy to present my latest creation:

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He is now available in both my Etsy and Zibbet stores. Be sure to check him out!

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