We all know I love a bit of crafting, but it really is quite simple to see where I get it from.
My mum, aka MonsterSquad Grandma has been an arty farty crafty for as long as I can remember! She sews, she knits, she crotchets, she scrapbooks and will attempt most anything in between!
I wanted to share with you all in this post what she has been up to lately, as I palmed my crafty ‘ideas’ off onto her!!! Hehehe!!!
Ok, so 1st up is a creation I first spotted on Pinterest.
I said, “Mum, I want that suit”…. She said, “Well find a bloody pattern then”.
So while I was on a child-free adventure at Spotlight, before the arrival of Elijah, I came across a knitting book with some pretty funky and out there designs in it. As I slowly flicked through the pages I discovered the pattern to the suit I so desperately wanted!!!
So MonsterSquad Grandma commenced creating the coolest frog suit ever.
Next on my ‘things to do list’ was to destroy a baby mobile and redesign it, suitable for a baby boy!
I had purchased this very cute girl mobile from a local op-shop for $1.00. (now if I had $1.00 for everyone that said to me “but aren’t you having a boy???’….)
I then went to Chickenfeed and purchased a pack of green, brown and grey felt. I think it cost me $4.00.
I drew up an owl design, cut it out and began to hand sew it. Lets just say I didn’t get very far before I cracked the poo’s and wished for a sewing machine.
The owl soon got packed away and I didn’t look at it again until after I had returned from hospital. With sleep deprivation doing me no favours at all, I passed this project on to mum. And geeze I am glad I did!
Here is what she made of my half-assed efforts!!!
Take that you mobile making companies that only ever make owl mobiles in the colour pink!!!
And finally I want to share with you the blanket MonsterSquad Grandma knitted for little Elijah to use in the pram. Very retro type cool indeed! Just my style!
So when she is not busy making knitted toys for children’s hospitals, I wonder what I’ll ask her to make next!!!!