Wednesday, February 1, 2012

My Creative Daughter

It's good to know that I am not the only creative one in the family. My daughter also seems to have a creative streak!
My mother gave her a pair of shoes and she hated the fact that they were so plain. She's 16 and very fashion conscious.
She came up with a plan to do something with the shoes, all she needed was some greaseproof (baking) paper, some sharpie markers and creativity. 
This is what she came up with.....

I love the way she's chosen a "theme" for each shoe. One for Dinosaurs and the other for Monsters. All her friends are nagging her to make them a pair, but she tells them they are "one of a kind" shoes. My girl definitely likes to be unique!
I think they turned out wonderful! 

And here's the creator....

She will most likely hate me for posting this photo of her here, but, thems the breaks kiddo! 
Love ya Eb :)  

Just Because....

This guy, as you know from my last post, is my favourite owl!
I just had to post a photo of him all on his own...

 And just so these other guys don't feel left out.....
This is Mr Hoot - my very first owl! 

Red Heart published this pattern in their 12 Days of Christmas patterns in December last year.
I felt the urge to have to make this. It was supposed to be tree ornament size, but I used thicker yarn
and a larger hook and ended up with an owl that stands about 6" high (lol) 

And this last one is from the Annie's Attic- Fantasy Doorstops book. 
I left out the bottle weight and altered the wings slightly so they have some definition. 
My son tells me that he looks constantly surprised :)  

 These are the only ones that I have taken single photo's of so far, maybe some time in the near future when I can remember to keep my camera batteries charged long enough, I may do a proper photo shoot with them this space :)

Whoooooo Goes There.....

It's been a while since I've had a chance to update this page. Life has been pretty hectic, to say the least!
I've been on an amigurumi kick lately and have been making owls. I've made them in all shapes and sizes, knit and crochet and still have some more to make, but they have been put on a hold for now because I decided I needed a new tote bag instead :)
Here they all are:  

 As you can see, there is quite an eclectic collection of both paid and free patterns! My favourite one would have to be the knitted Alan Dart "Night Owl". You can't miss him in his green pj's and clutching his little teddy bear :)  Cuteness overload!!!