Friday, August 26, 2011

Hello Again!

I can't believe it's been a month since my last blog post.  Well I guess I can.  I haven't felt all that motivated in the crafting dept. or in anything else for that matter but I have a great excuse!  I'm 12 1/2 weeks pregnant.  We heard the baby's heartbeat yesterday and it was so exciting and such a huge relief.  I've had a couple of miscarriages so we wanted to wait a bit before we told everyone.  So I'm sure I'll be doing a lot of baby crafting in the next 6 months before the baby arrives.  Now I just have to wait patiently until I find out if it's a girl or a boy!  For now, I'll just keep collecting ideas and trying to finish up as much ongoing projects as possible.

A couple weeks ago I came across this amazing blog with some great patterns on it.  I have to admit that there are tons of cute amiguri patterns out there but normally I don't have the desire to try them.  I'm not a big fan of crocheting a bunch of pieces, stuffing them and then sewing them together.  The closest I ever came to this was the gnome I crocheted a couple Christmases ago which is so cute and I love it but it's not something I would make all the time.  But obviously I had to attempt it when I found this pattern for this adorable unicorn from Despicable Me!  I was instantly in love and couldn't wait to crochet it and absolutely love it and am tempted to carry it around with me everywhere I go.

When I showed it to my mom via skype she said it wasn't safe for a baby with the sew on eyes.  I told her it's not for the baby - it's for me.  I started on another one of her patterns for a minion but I haven't finished it yet.  Guess I'd better get back to it since my hubby wants it.

I have a couple more finished projects to blog about so hopefully get a chance to post again tomorrow.