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

23 comments:

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

Ruth Marie 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!

Gail 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!