Sunday, 26 August 2012

Sewed a skirt

I've been home alone today and thought this might be a great opportunity to make something out of the lovely cloth I found at mum's.

First I had a top of some kind on my mind, but I'm not that great at sewing so I decided not to ruin the small piece of cloth I had, not to mention my mood. I started to measure and pin up (is that the correct pronunciation, because when I Google it..... you can imagine the rest) and after a while I was sewing a skirt.

It took a while but I'm glad I made a skirt. I had to call my mum and ask her if she as an educated artisan can tell me if the pleat can be put in the front or if it always should be at the back. I had to make a pleat so that it would allow the garment to expand its shape, otherwise I wouldn't be able to sit when wearing it. My mum was of the opinion that the pleat can be put both in the front and back. And then, again, I googled and found that yes the pleat can be in front. It does not show very well at the pics, but it's there.




Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Birthday presents

We have a tradition at my work which is that we celebrate every child at their birthday. They get a card and a present from us. The present is something small that they get to choose from the "magic box". This year I and my crocheting coworker have decided to crochet all the 21 presents! The good thing about this project is that we have to come up with 21 different presents so we won't get bored crocheting the same thing for everyone. We make crocheted fridgies, so we glue on magnets behind every crocheted figure. We have 14 boys and 7 girls in our group.
So far I have made;

A dragon 
pattern from http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1422382&postcount=1



Spiders, own creation, no pattern written down

Hearts, used help from pattern at  http://www.planetjune.com/blog/free-crochet-patterns/love-hearts/ 

 An octopus, own creation

I have also made lizards, but didn't take pics of them. Still there are many ideas yet to pop up in my head and loads of figures to make. Good thing the kids don't have their b-day all at the same time!


Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Measure-rat

Long time since I crocheted so that's why I haven't blogged anything in a while, sorry for that.

The summer vacation is behind and now back at work the children have got a new pedagogic measuring tool from me; Measure-rat. His tail is one meter long and every centimetre from 1-10 is a different colour so that the kids easily sees the length they measure. This rat is the first pattern of a collection I will make, use at work, blog about and have for sale at my etsy. The collection is called pedagogic patterns, and I aim to crochet things, amigurumis, who knows what else, that i can use whit children and that they can play with, and learn new things at the same time.

I myself always have had trouble and difficulties knowing how long 1 cm, 10 cm or 40 cm is so I can assume that the kids could be wondering about lengths to. Last year we measured the lengths of different birds but only used a plain ruler. That's when I got the idea of making it more funny and easier for the children to see and understand what we are measuring.
Pattern for Measure-rat is found at https://www.etsy.com/listing/105809131/measure-rat-pdf-pattern