Sunday, 29 May 2011

Catch the Snitch!

So on Ravelry I have joined a forum HP Knitting and Crochet House Cup, which they have Quidditch matches were each team have to make a certain pattern and the teams compete to make the most (a player can only make one) for the first match (the only one I have been able to compete in this month due to uni) we had to make the golden snitch. The pattern was from Inner Child Crochet and its great! It was really easy to make I didn't take long to make. And Slytherin (which I'm in) won the match :D

I love the wings especially I think they look good and would definitely use them for an angel or a fairy!

I then tried to get a picture of holly catching the snitch (Katie refused because she decided it was naughty to play with my crochet). It didn't go so well though lol.....

I then tried to get her to hold it in her mouth but she kept dropping it straight away....

Finally I managed to get a shot of her holding it seconds before she dropped it again :D But at least it looks like she caught the snitch :D She could definitely make seeker!

Well since I have now finished uni I will have lots of spare time to crochet until October, so I will be blogging lots more. Also I have the time now to try and create a pattern which I really want to do.

Til next time x

Review: Clover Pom-pom maker

So my exams are all done and my degree finished :D So the other weekend I went to the craft and hobby fair at Aintree and bought myself a Clover Pom-pom maker. I decided that I would like to be able to make pom poms easily and quickly as my other attempts have been a bit tedious. I bought the two smaller sizes.

The instructions were really easy and it was incredibly quick to make the pom-poms and they came out really well. 

These are the pom-poms I made I made with the larger of two (I should I have put a coin in the picture to show the size, sorry) These would be perfect for a childs or babies hat. I loved making them with snowflake yarn as it made a really soft fleecy ball :)

This is the smaller size and I think its really cute. However I wouldn't use the blue funky yarn again because it shedded alot after I cut around the edge and continues to do so every time I touch it.
To try and help show you the size I have two pictures of the two different sizes in my hands

Below is the smallest size in my hand...

And now the largest size...

I think the Clover pom-pom maker is great and I would love one that makes heart shaped pom-poms! This is definitely a must have if you want fast, easy and great looking pom-poms!

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Tea and Cakes

The other day whilst I was stuck at home revising my Mum and Dad went out to the craft shop and bought me a polystyrene ball.

They had seen it in the shop decorated with sequins and paper to make it look like at cup cake and they thought I could use crochet to make the same effect. So today when I decided to take a break from revision I decided to make the cupcake. I wanted the base to look like a cake case so I searched the internet and found THIS great video showing how to make cupcakes! So I started to crochet the base...

When I finished I was really pleased with they way it looked and I had made it a size that would fit the polystyrene ball.

I then made the icing myself by crocheting half treble (or half double in US) in a spiral but only crocheting into the back loops. I then attached to the base with the ball inside (I added a 2p coin to the base to give it weight and some stuffing to fill out the bit the ball didn't). I then added coloured pins to the top to look like sprinkles. And this is the yummy result....

Now just time to sit down and relax with a cupcake and a nice cup of tea

I really wish it was real now! Well I think this will be my last blog until after my final exams on the 27th this month. Can't wait til then :D

Hope you like it! x