Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Crochet photo-envy, bad horrors and baby unicorns.

Hello internet,

How has your Tuesday been? We haven't done much, just another day spent trying to entertain my little cyclone on legs and keep my husband out of trouble. I seem to be super accident prone today though as I've manage to kick my little toe solidly not once, but twice and fallen up the stairs. Yes, up. I would say that it's a pregnancy thing to be this clumsy but I'm usually always this way.

I have my first midwife appointment tomorrow afternoon so that should be good, then in another 13 days we have my father in law coming to visit us up here in the Territory. We did have a minor set back with a surprise bill (that is apparently due before Christmas Day) dampen the spirits a little but we'll manage. Any day can be brightened a bit with crochet, I finished up two baby unicorns which I'm excited about putting up tomorrow... aren't they the sweetest?
It's been nice to have a break from orders and work on a few ideas. I've been waiting for the chance to try these in a colour combination other than pink and purple, and I couldn't be happier with how they turned out! One is in purple and green, and the other in orange and blue. I want to experiment with a black and red one at some stage, it's on the list! A flower garland also happened today, I already had the flowers and have been wondering for a while what to do with them. After I'd bought home two canvasses with the intention of using them as my new photography background I had the idea of threading them onto some twine to use as part of my new set up. I'll have to wait until tomorrow to try it all out together but I hope it will look alright!
I'm constantly on the look out for ways to better show off the things I make, and constantly jealous of the amazing photos I see at The Patchwork Heart and Attic 24 (isn't everybody?!) wishing I had made such beautiful things and had a beautiful blog to display them. It's a dream. Don't even get me started on Molly Makes.

One day though, right?

One of those unicorns was actually made whilst watching The Amityville Horror, although I accidentally picked up the 2005 remake, not the original and I can't say I was overly impressed. Whilst I'm not a huge horror movie fan I will occasionally crochet to one. I have an uncanny knack of looking up right at the moment something jumps out. Most of my crochet is made whilst watching something. I went through season after season of Downton Abbey whist making some giraffes last fortnight, a snuggle blanket was created whilst watching an episode or two of HBO's Silicon Valley, and I have a scrap-ghan on the go at the moment which has been steadily created with Daria on in the background. I've often thought I should actually mention which movie or TV series it was that accompanied the creation of each particular handmade doodad. It's a hooker thing, I'm sure nearly all fiber-fiends do it! It IS actually possible to watch an entire season of something and recognise the voices of each character, but not actually know what any of them look like ;-)

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