Sick kiddo means mummy needs a little latte and a lot of love…
Usually I find a cute pattern, crochet it, hand it to Lottie then never see it again.
The macaroon is my own pattern, strawberry and cupcake from HappyBerryCrochet and the star was a mix of a Pinterest pattern and my own improvising.
Amigurumi is one of my favourite things to crochet as it is usually quick and satisfying. The pieces look polished and adorable when they’re done and they’re just so cute!
I wanted something special and not made out of chocolate for Lottie’s Easter present.
Thanks to the wonderful Laura at HappyBerry Crochet I was able to make this sweet little bunny.
I’ve been crocheting all my life on and off however the last 2 years of actively working on my skills has been helped so much by this website and Laura’s videos. I’ve made beanies, toys, play food and all sorts of things and I always know they will turn out perfect if she wrote the pattern.
Next I want to try another crochet doll. I wasn’t all that happy with my first attempt and I think I need something easier, a bit more piece by piece instead of working the whole body, head and legs in one. Any suggestions?
Turning a house into a home is more than just filling it with furniture. Lottie’s room being cosy, functional and easy to tidy is a priority of mine. She loves every doll and toy and book and spends hours playing and putting them in particular cubbies and drawers that mummy isn’t allowed to mess up!
A basic white cot from Target Australia turned out to be a great investment as it became a sweet little toddler bed. A family heirloom dolls house filled with Sylvanian Families is probably my favourite thing in her room. Nana was ahead of the curve with the Indigo Jamm workbench she got last Christmas and cubbies full of Fisher Price, Mellisa and Doug, and Little Golden Books make up the little girl’s room I envisioned when I was pregnant (almost 3 years ago!).
Ever walked into a baby store only to be visually assaulted by Leander, Stokke, Boori and 4 digit price tags? Yeah, me too. They all have wonderful products and the Stokke pop up baby bath is seriously underrated as far as baby crap goes. But quality comes in all budgets and I would’ve expected Hell to freeze over before Kmart became THE decor destination of 2015.
They chain I grew to hate growing up poor and dressed head to toe in their cheapest attire must have hired a designer who knew what they were doing. I can’t leave Kmart without an armful cushion, throw rugs, baking supplies and home wares these days!
Seriously, how cute are these cushions!?! At $7 a pop, it’s a splash of colour that won’t break the budget and they’re popping up on every Australian mummy blog and Instagram.
The happy sun cushion has made my day and will hopefully tempt Lottie into a nap.