Sunday, April 10, 2011

Welcome, Spring!

April, spring and Easter!  I have been working on some birdies.  This is my absolute favorite pattern of all time - the birdie rattle.  I made one for Oliver and he loves it.  

These birdies are Easter gifts for my 2 little nieces.  (the pink one and the purple one) The red one is Oliver's - the first one I made.  And the blue or the orange one (I can't decide which) go to Oliver's best buddy for his 1st birthday present.  

I bought the pattern on etsy.  Here is the link.  Isn't it the cutest pattern?  I used kinderegg containers and popcorn kernels to make the rattle part.  It makes a really good rattle.  Oliver shakes it around like crazy.  

I made another Easter gift for my other niece.  I think it also has to be one of the cutest patterns around.  An Easter bunny!  (or just bunny, but in this case - Easter bunny!)

I made this bunny a couple of months ago and it was really fun.  The pattern is a free download on ravelry by Rachel Borello Carroll.  Here are some close-up shots.

Happy Spring!  

Birthday boy!

Oliver turned 1 year old in March and we had a party.  If fact we had two.  And for those parties, I made things.  :-)

I am not really sure what that decoration is called.  In England I guess they call it bunting?  Anyway the pattern is from a blog called Attic24.  A really awesome blog that is worth following for those of you who like colorful crochet.  Check it out: Attic24.

So colorful!

What can I say.  It is really fun making totally useless colorful things!  

It turned out cute!

The party was super fun with all of Oliver's favorite people gathered in the same place.  A really happy day.  He had so much fun! 

We ate, too.  I made that ridiculous looking cake in the background there.  (It tasted good.  At the moment I am really regretting not freezing the leftovers!)

He had never had a room of people sing to him before.  It was so sweet.

And his uncle made him laugh!

I made some silly crowns, too.  This one I adapted from a pattern by Jennifer Peters.  (search ravelry)  This picture is from the party we had with the girls.  I also made a crown for Oliver's little friend whose birthday we also celebrated.

It was crocheted onto a headband.  So cute!  

This pattern can also be found on ravelry.  A pattern by Cheryl Cambras.  

Oliver tested it for sizing.  :-)  

Celebrations are fun!

But good to take a nap afterwards, straw in hand!