First let me apologise. Again. For my continuing rubbish-ness at writing on my blog. I've been sitting here for the last five minutes trying to come up with a reason for my absence, but I fear that you've heard it all before and that you're fast losing patience with the sporadic nature of my posts. Thank you so much for sticking with me, and popping by on the off-chance that I might have written something. I really appreciate it.
I do have a corker of a something to share with you today though:
A little while ago, a uni friend and fellow cellist Suzie contacted me to ask whether I would make her some things to give as a gift to her friend who was due to give birth. I leapt at the chance to make something commissioned - this is my absolute favourite way of working as it means I get to try out new patterns and it prevents me getting bored of churning out the same old stuff a zillion times, and it means my customers receive bespoke pieces from me. Everyone's a winner!
I asked Suzie what she wanted me to make, a pair of mousie booties and a set of five finger puppets said she. An excellent choice, as I knew it would be, and she'd even found me the patterns on Etsy.
This is what I made:
A teeny tiny pair of mousie baby booties with the initials of the baby embroidered on the heels. I crocheted these using Debbie Bliss cashmerino in grey which is both super soft and washable on a low temperature. The pink ears, nose, embroidery, and black whiskers are Rowan cotton. The pattern is by a lady called Rachel Choi, and you can but it here
Five cotton finger puppets: a rabbit, a bear, a cat, a dog and an elephant. I think my favourite is the rabbit, although it's pretty hard to choose between them, they're all so cute! The pattern for these is also by Rachel Choi, and you can buy it here.
Both Suzie and the recipient (a lovely lady called Rachel and her daughter Pip) of these little crocheted delights were very pleased with them - so much so that Rachel herself commissioned me to make something else for her daughter....but that's a story for another day! Remind me to tell you about it, because I will probably forget, I have a memory like a sieve at the moment.
Before I go, I must tell you that Rachel has a Blog called The Little Pip, and you must go and pay her a visit.
Emmalemonade x x