Sunday, 10 August 2014

Stress Free (almost)

I have been under so much stress recently, a large part of which was lifted when mine and Dave's passports turned up on Thursday. I answered the door to the delivery man in my pajamas (it was my day off) and told him he had made my day. Now everything is sorted and I can finally just look forward to our holiday.

After the minion was done I did have a few days break from crocheting. It really stressed me out having a strict deadline and not being completely happy with the finished result. I think I get more judgemental when someone is paying for what I make. I want everything to be perfect!

I picked up my hook again after a short break (can't stay away for long) I just always want to make sure that I don't associate negative feelings with something I love so much.

I'm working on a set of elephants for someone Dave works with. One small pink one ane one large multi coloured one for her grandchildren.

I'm also working on a cow for the son of an old school friend. I just need to sew on his name and then stitch him all together. I might put up the pattern when I'm done if people are interested in making their own cows

P.S. My parents cat has had 2 kittens but can't get a good photo yet. Expect lots of cute kitten photos to follow

Friday, 1 August 2014

A special proposal

It's been a while since I updated, I've had a rush of orders thanks to Alan the Elephant. Dave decided back when I made Emily's glittery pink elephant that it was the perfect size for Steve the Octopus to "ride into battle". Luckily for him I have that yarn in a few colours and Alan was made.

Apparently as soon as he was put on Dave's desk people started asking where he got it, and if I could make them something. 

One of Dave's friends was planning his proposal to his minion loving girlfriend. I then volunteered to make a minion to get the ring to her.


I did not properly think through the amount of work that was needed and the time I had available to do it.

By the time this guy was finished I was a bit fed up with it and wasn't happy with how it turned out, although everyone else seemed to really like it.

He has an "S" on his overalls instead of a "G" because it was for Sophie and her engagement ring was hidden in his pocket.

I've been told that Lewis proposed with an empty ring box, started looking round as if the ring was lost and then said the minion was trying to tell him something! Thankfully she said yes.

Wishing Lewis and Sophie all the best for their future together.

P.S Minions like to take selfies
Wishing you all a lovely weekend x