Hi, I hope you are all enjoying the weekend, it's August Bank Holiday weekend in the U.K. which means we've got an extra day. We've got nothing planned and the weather isn't going to be that good so we'll be having a quiet time at home. I'm not complaining though, it means more crafty time for me.
Next weekend my daughter's best friends are getting married and are having their baby girl christened at the same time so I wanted to make little Daisy something special for her day. Jodie is gutted as she's on holiday and won't be able to attend, they are the first set of friends from school who are tying the knot.
I decided to crochet another teddy from the Cute & Easy Crochet book by Nicki Trench, I did the last one in pink (you can see it here), this time I thought I would make her a posh frock to wear.
The dress is very basic, which I made up as I went along, I used Cath Kidston fabric and some IBS Scallop Crochet Trim which you can buy in 5 yard rolls.The bear is crocheted using Rooster Almerino DK, colour 202. I love working with this yarn it's a blend of 50% baby alpaca and 50% merino wool so it's very soft and cuddly, perfect for baby toys.
Here's the back view, I'm really not very good at sewing, I don't seem to be able to even cut fabric straight, is there a knack to doing that ? I've made it so the dress can't be taken off because if they did, they would see all my messy stitching inside the dress.
I would really like to go on a course to learn how to sew properly, I really admire people who can sew and love looking through blogs featuring sewing especially Rose and Dahlia's and Nana Company.
Thanks for looking, enjoy the rest of your weekend, today is suppose to be the nicest day over Bank Holiday so I'm off to sit in the garden whilst it's not raining and make some more squares for my Springtime Throw which is also from the Cute & Easy Crochet book. I've really had my money's worth with this book and would highly recommend it.