Tuesday, 20 March 2012

All growed up

Anyone who follows my Mum's blog will know it was my little sister's 18th birthday on Sunday you can find her post about it here. I can't believe she's an adult (but she can't believe I'm 20 so it's fair)

Here is the card I made for her:

I also crocheted some presents for her.  Firstly, she had been saying for years how she wanted to make Day of the Dead Fellow by NeedleNoodles because it looks like the skeleton in The Corpse Bride with the famous Clark Gable line "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" but she never got around to it so I decided to make it instead.
Next I made her favourite character from Spirited Away: Boh by Emily DeYoung it's a great free pattern and I love how it turned out.

The last thing I crocheted was the one that took most planning and effort.  I saw that the book 'Austentatious Crochet' had a 'Memento Board' which was basically like the earring holder I made but full of pretty things rather than being functional.  The crocheted lace pattern I used was Gilded Fans Stitch from Lion Brand's Stitchfinder.  I bought various charms and ribbons to decorate it.