Friday, 27 March 2009

WIP and Nancy

I would like to introduce you to......Nancy. She came wrapped in pretty pink tissue paper, inside a pretty pink envelope.

She is dainty and delicate and ever so sweet.

Who could not love a face like hers?

Has anyone else bought one of these lovelies, if not why not? They are available on and off from here.


Now then as regards WIP's...there has been a flurry of activity in the Fairyglade over the past few days. With Easter fast approaching and several people to treat to goodies, I have made a concerted effort to get into gear and make a start on some gifts.

What do you think of these pretties? Aren't they cute..?

Now rabbits are a big favourite in this house and these tiny little creatures are almost certain not to get past the front door if the littlest fairy has anything to do with it. So between you and me, there are a couple of others in the making, in secret.

It was the strangest thing actually. I had first seen them on here, and there was much oohing and aahing and holding of breath at the promise of a forthcoming tutorial..with me so far? Well, whilst waiting, I had occassion to pick up my hook to make another granny square. I made the central wheel as I call it and then went in to make my first corner. The first 3 double crochets were made and then....looking closely...holding my breath, what should I see but the beginnings of a small purple bunny head and body...uncanny! I waited until the tutorial was posted, and hey presto, similar instructions...same result. These little ones are still waiting a nose, I have run out of brown beads, but aren't they just the cutest, cutest, cute things!


With bags being my "one weakness", I decided to have ago at making one in this really pretty cotton which was originally a child's summer dress. The polka dot lining was another dress. I picked them both up at the local jumble sale for the princely sum of 40p.

I still have a way to go yet, but I think it will be just right as a small sewing bag for scissors, needles and pins etc.

And lastly, I couldn't go without showing you my Granny quilt. This too, still has a way to go, but it is coming along nicely, and it is one of those things that is so easy to come back too as and when. I am loving the colours.

Dev X


Anonymous said...

I love the bunnies, and your quilt is gorgeous! Oh I wish I could crochet :0( I am determined to learn though!
Paula x

Just be happy! said...

Nice to meet you Nancy! :o)

The granny squares and the bunnies are lovely!!!

Surfer Rosa said...

Oh those bunnies are adorable. At first glance they look really complicated but I see what you mean its one round with a couple of stitches into the next round - I'm going to have a go too.

Lovely squares too. I'm half way through a crochet blanket and am suffering block block!!

Merruli said...

Those bunnies are the cutest! I wish I had the time to crochet a quilt, seeing yours makes me want it even more. Well, I could take it as a three-year-project, or something.

gwengoods said...

Super cute bunnies, and the grannies are gorgeous! Nancy is wonderful!

Bairbre Aine said...

Well I'm glad to see that you found my bunny pattern useful.
Yes, I make so many granny squares, me Mum and I would come of various patterns taken from basic rounds of DC.
You did a fine job indeed.
I'm glad you found the tutorial useful.
Happy spring creations :)
Bairbre Aine

funkymonkey said...

You have been busy! The colours you are using in your crochet quilt look really beautiful and as for the sweet little rabbits...I'm oohing and aahing.


Anonymous said...

Things are looking deliciously Eastery in the Fairyglade, with lots of fae pinks and lilacs. Your little dolly is a sweetie. And your bunnies and crochet squares are gorgeous. I wish like my Sis above that I could crochet too.
Hope you have a super happy hoppy weekend :o)

Miss sew n sew said...

You have been busy love all your makes just gorgeous ooh that doll is so nice to!
Theres an award for you to collect on my blog!

Just be happy! said...

Well, there is a pattern for that scarf, but I have made so many of them that I know it by heart now.
It's from a Brazilian brand of crochet threads.

Tabiboo said...

Hi Dev,

there's alot of pink going on there!! Beautiful though all the same. I have bought magnetic bunting and pegs from Lucy before, they are fantastic.

Love the bunnies, I'm still trying to pull my finger out for Easter makes, maybe this week!

Have a lovley one,

Nina x

Alison said...

Those little bunnies are really delicious. I love them.

Anonymous said...

I love your Easter display picture and the bunnies are adorable.
(Nice to meet you Nancy.) x
Jodie from the team at

MelMel said...

Thank you for the lovely comment!

The dolly is so cute, lovely crochet!xxx

Mr Lee said...

What cute makes!Your work is beautiful and amazing.The color you used is wonderful!Hope your all doing well.Happy Easter.Welcome to our blog.