Tuesday 1 May 2012

Back To Basics

Thank you again for sending so much love for my brave boy.  

I was rather peturbed that more than one member of my family thought the clown in the top photo of the previous post was ME! I like to think they meant her smiley face - but fear it may have been her outfit!

Kenzie is still doing well and is loving all the attention. 

Meanwhile little brother GB is obviously lacking attention - as he came downstairs at the weekend looking like THIS:

He had even gone to the trouble of painting the inside of the cotton wool red, so that when he pulled it out it looked like it was soaked in blood! What a boy....

Anyway, enough of the hospital talk - back to my staple blog diet (boys, crochet and blocks!)

Here is the message I found on my bathroom door this morning
Not exactly the chic sign my bathroom deserves!
I'm such a crochet sheep - I lurch from blanket, to jar cosy, to scarf to... frankly,  whatever anyone else is making. 

I realised pretty quickly that anything that took patience more than one night wasn't for me, so have recently become obsessed with neck warmers (3 WIP's but nothing to show!) and more recently Amigurumi

Inspired by Victoria I set to, making a teeny tiny rabbit for my gorgeous neice Mabel. Except it didn't end up small - it was bloomin' massive!

Cute though.

I didn't expect (1 year old) Mabel to want to actually play with it - but got a text from Nelly saying 
"Mabes loves her rabbit - she's currently chewing the buttons....
hope your handy work holds up"
Anyway - undeterred I tried again - 
this time a teeny weeny mouse. 
And it worked!
Its been a busy few weeks in the chipper shop and I've had some lovely commissions to keep me even busier. These ones were for Claire, who was inspired by Annies recent giveaway!

Claire requested some coordinating blocks in duck egg blue, pale green and mulberry pink, with words that have meaning for her.
They made a lovely collection:

I also made some for Annie! In colours to match her 

Finally - some blog shares in case you've missed them

Over at decor8 there are some brilliantly clever ideas for ways to use your instagram images (love the stickers!)
...and at oh, hello friend Danni has a beautiful calendar screensaver on her current post:
 ...there's still time to enter 
where you can win fabric, ribbon, yarn, buttons....
 ...and lastly, in the quest to fill the picnik gap, I'm still loving picmonkey - but also ipiccy, which already has the good old collage option!
That's it. 


  1. Love the mouse! So cute. The poop room sign made me laugh I feel that I have that and more to look forward to with my boys. Anything involving bums is funny. My youngest who's two refused to wear pants today and insitedon wearing his older brothers shorts backwards. So when he was running down the hill after we collected his brother from pre-school today. The pulls of the shorts were flapping like a tail and every now and then the shorts would slip down revealing his bare bum leaving my eldest in stitches all the way home! Boys and bums = fits of giggles! :)

  2. That mouse is adorable!!!! I just had another of those 'wish I could crochet' moments ... I really must get a grip and learn properly!

    Claire's blocks are sooo pretty Fee, and you know how much I love mine. They are currently prettying up by study and I'm sure will make an appearance on the blog soon.

    Love the Poop sign ... you've gotta love boy's sense of humour!

  3. It was her smile that did it for me, but come on secretly we would like to wear that outfit and my make up looks like that on a daily basis :) lovely makes as always xxxxxxx so clever x

  4. Your boys really do have an eye and ear for gigglemaking - I'm sure that there's really never a dull moment in the Chipper Household.

    As for your creativity - your teeny weeny mousie took my fancy this time, although of course your blocks are divine.

    Happiest of days to all in your pocket of the world,

  5. Poop room, hilarious! Mouse is soooo sweet, blocks aregorgeous.
    Confession : I did a double take on the clown!! Happy smiley face of course! x

  6. It is always so beautiful here. I love to just come and see the beautiful pictures. Drool....even over the giant rabbit. Do NOt TeLL my boys about that Poop RooM sign. Good grief they will label all the bathrooms...fun times. Smiles..Renee

  7. Boys will be boys hey ;) Oh I will I'd been able to blog when my 2 were smaller - am sure they've done so many daft things I've forgotten about and never captured on film.

    Cute mouse & bunny - I think thats a direction I need to take my crochet in.

  8. I loved everything in this post, Fee! Lots to smile at, such beautiful new blocks and your adorable crochet creatures...they are all beautifully photographed too. So glad Kenzie is getting better and his little brother is finding a way to empathise!! Children are sooo amazing and amusing!
    Have a great week....yes we are very lucky to have the sun shining around here today aren't we??
    Helen x

  9. Lovely post Fee...so happy to hear your Kenzie is doing so well and such an understanding little brother!
    My crochet envy is building by the minute this morning..seeing too many lovely things everywhere...one day I may be joining you...I live in hope...
    I do love your blocks and am trying to make a choice here and then I will be ordering....they are all so beautiful!
    Hope the sun is shining for you Fee,
    Susan x

  10. Oh, I'm back Fee...so much loveliness here I forgot to say thank you so much for the link to my Giveaway...I was too busy dreaming about your blocks!
    Susan x

  11. Just catching up on your posts, so pleased that Kenzie is on the mend!!

    S x

  12. Still laughing at the 'poop room'!!! Kids are brilliant aren't they?

    Reminds me of the time my daughter was laying a treasure hunt around the house and we came across this clue .... 'You will find the next clue, where you poo' you can guess where the next piece of paper was stuck!

    Hope you having a lovely week.
    Fleur xx

  13. hi, not too sure why it has taken me this long to find you??
    glad your son is well, i think you coped a lot better than i would (i have 3 boys too).
    love the poop sign. we have a sign on our bedroom door that says 'staff'
    my eldest son acquired it whilst on work experience, think the work bit was slightly lacking.
    take care.
    emma (oooh betty) x

  14. Glad to hear your son it feeling better Fee. Your other son made me LOL. Children can be so funny!

    Your cubes look beautiful so do your crochet mouse and bunny! I have still not finished my blanket......

    Happy evening!

    Madelief x

  15. Loving the mouse! Good news re Kenzie, loving GB's contribution! x

  16. Your boys obviously have a gift of making others smile!!! As do you with your lovely blocks - keep spreading the joy!

  17. Loving the Amigurumi, I STILL haven't sewn together the Amigurumi rabbit I started at Easter, I have all the components just can't be arsed, I find crochet a bit like that, I certainly chop and change and lose interest and really love a project I can complete in one evening, hats are good for that!

    Great work on the door sign boys, I might just steal that idea! x

  18. So glad you're getting to have a little "normal". Your boys are ingenius and mischievous too...that means they're intelligent and using their brains...it justmakes it hard on Moms sometimes! LOL! I love your crochet and I'm having that same problem...2 big projects; a basket and a blanket which of course go on and on. I love doing them but would like to see a little something for all my work. I did do those little flowers on my mantel like Lucy at Attic24 but I'm in need of another small project I can finish. Your are both darling but I'm partial to the mouse. Your blocks are gorgeous per usual! Take care! Still praying for you all.

  19. My dear Fee,
    I can't believe I missed your last couple of posts. I read your latest 3 just now. What awfully scary times you've had with your lovely boy. I'm so pleased that he's well and happy now! Your latest post made me smile - kids can be so funny!!! I keep a little book of the the funny things the kids at school say/do.
    I love your teeny tiny mouse. He looks like a real character! :-)
    Happy weekend to you!

  20. Hello Dear Fee!
    Sorry many times over that I haven't popped in to say hello in ages! We brought our sweet boy home about 3 weeks ago and as you well know (having three kiddos yourself) there hasn't been much sleeping going on around here. I didn't even get out of my p.j.s all day yesterday!

    Anyway, we're over the moon with happiness for our baby and I'm over the moon to be home and blogging a bit again. Hope your boy is on the mend. LOVE the darling little creatures you've been making. Do you sell those in your shop? That mouse it too cute!

    Lots of Love and I'll be back soon!

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