Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Crafting by the pool.

It all started with this guy.

He was made one sunny day while sitting by the pool in Broome. He was made after a long search on Ravelry for patterns to make with only small scraps of yarn. He was perfect for this. He was also a perfect pattern to knit on a hot day. He is little and was quick to knit and made me feel happy.

But he wasn't happy. He was lonely and needed a friend.

I tell my girls to smile at kids they want to be friends with and chat with them, but this didn't work out for him.

So I knitted him a friend instead.

He is so much happier and nicer to be around now.

And then came the ball.

Some thought it was going to be a sand ball like the ones the crabs at the beach dig out to make their holes. Some thought it was going to be a jelly fish or a ghost.

But then it got some hair and became a she.

And then some arms and legs and a red dress. La-di-da.

Dolly in a red dress was another great hot day, by the pool in Broome project. She came out of a kit sent to Miss Indi from her new pen pal Eva.

A craft kit with all the ingredients needed for a project is the best prezzie for a traveling crafter. This kit had a hook, cotton, needle, thread, safety eyes and even the stuffing. Too easy!

Caravan critters are Raveled here.
Red dress dolly is Raveled here.

Speaking of prezzies, I have been so blessed to receive some wonderful packages in the mail lately. Enormous thanks to Miss Jess for Tim Turtle, Miss Abby for the huge bundle of goodies, gorgeous Fiona for the delicious bikkies, Jennie and Eva for the treats and my Mum for your new book. I am the luckiest duck!

I hope whatever it is you are making is fun and that you get some exciting stuff in the mail sometime soon.

Happy adventuring and making. xx

36 comments:

  1. A Princess Leyah bear - very cute!

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  2. Love love your cute couple, holding hands so sweet.
    I mean it, they have so much personality and life in them, i think you have the gift.
    xoxo
    PS you're soo welcome, sounds like you might need a yarn top up to me, fancy any particular colours?

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  3. They are all so cute Kate. I love Tim the turtle too, he is very sweet.

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  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous crafting. Love what you guys are doing. Thanks once again for sharing with us.
    Anne xx

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  5. Just gorgeous...they are all adorable :)
    x

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  6. Aww so cute. I have just turned off the news and am feeling so sad for the world. I wasn't looking for a feel-good story, just looking for some gentle whimsy. Found as usual at Foxs Lane. Glad the road isn't keeping you away from crafting. xx

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  7. Wow, your story is so cute. Maybe a new thing. Knit a Friend and we'll never be lonely again!

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  8. Very impressively productive pool time!

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  9. feeling small-soft-toy-making envy looking at your gorgeous little beings! My poor ugly bear...

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  10. Ooooh don't you love the little rabbit and the teddy :-) I'm knitting a set for Sally's new bub and the sibs hope you are not sending yours to her too ;-) Broome sounds beautiful!

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  11. I love them all, Kate - just fabulous :) How on earth are people getting things to you? I have visions of the mail man running down the road chasing your caravan ;) Have a great week! Kx

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  12. Ooo! You must be prescient. I have just received a message that a parcel has been to dispatched to me from Japan.

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  13. I just love those knitted animals.. I've made a few of them too... they are so cute! My little bear has a kitty for his friend :)

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  14. Now you've got me singing this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgrIIuFeBgo
    I am in 80's hell!!!
    xxx

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  15. Love 'Dolly in a red dress'! So glad you've found yourself some crafting that can be done in that weather. I can't even imagine trying to sit in that heat with quilting or a larger knit or the like laying across your legs.

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  16. Oh they're absolutely gorgeous, clever Kate :o) Love that you just keep creating on your journey around Australia. Hope you're having the most beautiful time :o) xo

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  17. Too cute! What brilliant wee creations hon. Have a fab week!

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  18. It's all ace :)

    ... especially the being by the pool bit.

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  19. very nice and amusing, you are such a talented girl!

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  20. They are adorable. I really like the little white belt with flower on the doll, such a nice detail.

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  21. I think I'm going to have stop following you - you're creativity depresses me. No, seriously, I wish I had a teeny tiny bit of your ability and style and I can't help but follow. May I discover my inner genius one day!

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  22. So good! They're all excellent! I hope they're all good travellers.

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  23. ohhhhh thos ecute little crochets are killing me! I especially love the suspense .... a ball?? OH NO its princess leia ohhhhh nooooo theres some red its red riding hood!! Such cuteness

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  24. I think it might be appropriate for you to join my wool giveaway!!!

    http://achristyproduction.blogspot.com/2011/09/giveaway-baa-baa-black-sheep-have-you.html

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  25. Kate, thanks for sharing these cuties, you've inspired me to make some teddies of my own for a special occasion.

    http://lifeisapumpkin.blogspot.com/2011/09/all-before-breakfast-teddy-bear.html

    BTW, Broome was my favourite on our loop around Australia in 2010!

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  26. Hi Kate!! i loooove the little bunny - so so cute! Eva is thrilled to see the dolly in the red dress made up - so exciting! I hope all that choc has gone by now!XXJ&E

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  27. Love your knitted cuties! How wonderful to be knitting by the pool in Broome....

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  28. Completely adorable, pool craft, awesome, love Posie

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  29. Whaa! That turtle is sooo cute. And those hair buns on the little girl are adorable. Love it!

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