Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Cardigan and awards.

Happy New year everyone!
Hope you all had a good one. Ours was a very quiet new years eve, a carpet picnic, a few board games , dancing along with Michael Jackson on the Wii and all in bed by 12:15am.
New years day was perfect, hubby cooked dinner, a lovely lamb dish and lemon trifle for pud whilst I crocheted the day away.

This is the first item of clothing I have ever made.

Some of it is a little wonky and the sewing could be a little neater, but overall I'm pleased with it. The pattern can be found here.

Here is the little princess modeling her new cardi..

I have been very lucky in blogland this week and have received 2 awards, well the same award twice.

A great big thank you to Marion and Clara, I will pass this award on in my next post, this will give me time to think of something interesting about myself , as you can tell from my exciting new years eve I'm not that interesting.

Valentines day is just around the corner and as I don't hold out much hope of receiving anything I was delighted to find this fantastic swap over at Sew Special Bears.
Looks like I might actually receive something this year, should I pretend to hubby my gifts are from a secret admirer ??

Speak soon xxxx


Louise said...

I think I'm even less interesting that you if NYE is anything to go by! We didn't even manage a board game and slept through new year... sad but true!

A carpet picnic and board games is a pretty good evening in my book. The cardigan is gorgeous, what a stylish little lady!I love the flowery top underneath it too! I think you did a great job with it, well done :)

Gillian said...

Happy new year Jacey!

Love that sweet little cardi, well done!!!

susie said...

Hi Jacey,
wauw .. that's a beautiful cardigan for your beautiful daughter !
I've seen many wonderful things on your blog and also very nice foto's.
You have adorable childeren !
Congratulions on your awards !
A happy 2011 , Susie

emerson-j said...

fantastic job!! certainly doesnt look like ur first crochet clothing item, its amazing!!

emerson-j said...

fantastic job!! certainly doesnt look like ur first crochet clothing item, amazing!!

pattas said...

Sounds very relaxing :))
The little garment is lovely and so is the model. The colour is gorgeous.

Josie said...

Are you kidding me?! That cardigan is your first?! It's soooo lovely. And it looks like you've got a 'super model' in the making. She's entirely adorable in her new cardi. xx Josie

moleymakes said...

I think you've done a fantastic job on the cardi. Brilliant first attempt and your little girl looks lovely in it. Keep up the goos work.

Jacquie said...

Hi Jacey , love your little cardigan , the yarn is stunning and it fits so well . Your daughter looks gorgeous in it .
Jacquie x

pinkfluffywarrior said...

Love the little cardi, great colour. Well done on the awards.
Happy new year!! xxx

Anonymous said...

It's so lovely and your little girl is stunning - the colour really suits her! I love that second picture as it captures little children at their best - it looks like she is putting the leaf up her nose (although more likely smelling it). I know for a fact if it was my little boy it would be him putting it up his nose as he is a terror!

Anonymous said...

Lovely cardigan, looks great is it really your first?! Nice bright color for these dark winter days. Gail

Kandi said...

Wow that is beautiful as is your model! I wouldn't know where to start crocheting clothes, I might add it to my list of things to do this year.
Kandi x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Fantastic top and your little one is such a good model :-)

lovestitch said...

So beautiful, Jacey!
I would like to nominate you for a Stylish Blogger Award! One more from me! Please drop by my blog to take it, you are very welcome!
Happy New Year!!!

Pearly Queen said...

I like it with the buttons on much better than the ribbon shown in the pattern. Looks as if the model likes it too!

Aisyah Helga said...

Very cute,Jacey! Congrats! I still am afraid to crochet a garment but you made it so...I'll give it a try soon.
Love your blog! Colorful and inspiring!

Penelope said...

Oh wow, how clever are you to make such a sweet cardigan, looks very cute on your daughter... I am dreaming of having a day of pure crochet... xox

Rachel said...

that is completely beautiful as i your daughter x

Susanne said...

You did a wonderful job on the first time sweater. And your lovely model is lovely in it!

Mindy said...

I'm a new follower--I love your projects!

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Clara said...

Your daughter is an absolute sweetheart. I love the cardi and the color is gorgeous on her!