Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The One that Almost Got Away

Some people find a project that they'd like to tackle and devote themselves to starting and finishing it, in that order.

I wish I was one of those people...

But I'm not.

Nope, I'm more the 'find a project, start it, find another project, start it, find another project, save the idea for later...' kinda chicky.

Which means that lots of really amazing projects and ideas fall through the cracks of my faulty mama memory. Or that seasonal projects don't get finished in the seasons they are intended for. Or that by the time my 3 year old gets the baby blanket I started for her - almost 4 years ago - she'll probably need it for her own child.

*shrugs* What can ya do?

And that was almost what happened with this guy.

You see, I came across this Little Muggles pattern awhile back. The elephant in that pattern has adorable little spots...but at the time I found it, I was in full bunny mode. Remember those?? Well, I was surrounded by yarns and coordinating fabrics and I was loving the combination of the two.  So it made sense that I could combine them for an elephant. Right? (Right!)

But, like many ideas that come my way, it got pushed to the wayside. And almost completely forgotten.

Then a bunch of things happened - a computer crash, a request for two custom giraffes, and a trip to the zoo on a beautiful day that didn't happen - and suddenly the pattern was right under my nose, once again.

So here ya go! He took me a little longer than he should have, since he was a nap time/bed time project. (I always hide the cute ones from my greedy littles.)  But I think he turned out fairly adorable.

And now I need to decide whether I'll sell him, give him away...or keep him ;)

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Another Finished Project (!!!)

I have a climber.

He's two. He's pretty darn adorable. And I'm fairly sure he's at least half wild monkey.

Which is fun in an exhausting, I-just-spend-half-my-morning-pulling-him-down-from-high-surfaces kind of way.

But it's also incredibly frustrating.  Because nothing is safe. NOTHING.

Like my camera, for example.  No matter where I hide it, he finds the darn thing.  And once he finds it, he climbs whatever obstacle stands in his way to snatch it and throw it to the floor.

Poor camera. It now makes a strange fluttering noise when I turn it on.  *sigh*

But it works (for now), so here we go with another grand 'ta-daaaa!' moment.

A finished blanket!

Another project scratched off my never-ending WIP list.

Isn't it exciting?

Isn't it bright?!

It is. I have to say it. It's super bright. But also cheery and fun and if I'm being completely honest, I dragged my feet finishing those last few rows because I really loved working on this one. And boy, was it super duper cuddly soft.

Even Monkey Boy liked it! Isn't it funny...the things I make for my kids go completely unappreciated. Yet when it's for someone else, it's the best thing EVER. Silly kids!

On to the next project on my list...

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