Our Irish Summer is in full swing the last couple of days but being a crafter it doesn’t bother me too much. Any excuse to sit down and get the needles or hook out! This week I’ve been working away on two orders for amigurumi elephants and a personal project.
First I’d like to show you a custom order I’ve been working on for a special little lady over in the US. The customer contacted me looking for one of my elephants wearing a headband with a flower or a bow and possibly with the little girl’s name and date of birth embroidered on somewhere. We tossed a couple of ideas back and forth through messages and came up with this little charmer but decided to scrap the headband.
I’m not going to show you a picture of the current version until the customer gets back to me but here’s a tiny little sneak peak.
And here’s a little sneak peak at the first sample of the embroidery. I’m new to the world of embroidery, it’s something that’s on the list of things I’d love to learn to do, but I’m pretty happy with my first attempt! It’s a lovely way to turn a handmade teddy into a cherished keepsake so I hope we decide to go with it for this project! Either way, I’m really enjoying working on this custom order and love seeing my customer’s ideas come to life by hands. Really looking forward to shipping this order off to it’s new owner!
I’m always open to making custom orders so if there’s anything at all that you have in mind that you’d like just get in contact with me!
That wasn’t the only order for an elephant I received this week. This little pink elephant is on my hook today while I chill out with my own special little lady. We contemplated a day in town but decided a showery day like today was a day for couch, cuddles and crochet.
Speaking of my special little lady, this is who my current personal project will hopefully before. She is making her communion next year and has already put in a request for something special made by me. I recently bought “Tatting Lace” by Sumi Fujishige. Yes the book is in Japanese but thankfully it is well diagrammed and Google Translate sorts out what the diagrams don’t. There are lots of beautiful patterns in the book but a scarf/shawl pattern in particular caught my eye when thinking of Saoirse’s request. It mightn’t work for a communion dress but either way, I’m enjoying making it and it really is a beautiful pattern. There’s a stunning bag pattern in it as well so I already have my back up project sorted if this one doesn’t work out! I’ll be sure to keep you updated!
And just a quick reminder that the Etsy Summer Sale is still in full swing. Until the end of the month you can get 20% off all stock using the code SUMMER2015 at the checkout!