Hello! How are you all doing? We celebrated something very special yesterday… our seven year wedding anniversary! I just had to share my recent make with you all, which was made as a gift for my Husband, Andrew. The theme of the seven year wedding anniversary is ‘wool’, and as a household of poodle owners, I just HAD to make a crocheted version of Mabel.
Mabel is one of three of our miniature poodles. She’s particularly attached to Andrew, so I knew he would very much appreciate Mabel in crocheted form. In addition to Mabel, we own a black poodle (Felix) and a red poodle (Blossom), so I originally purchased the yarn to make all three of them together. However, I was only able to finish one in time; actually only just in time (I was working on it on the morning of our anniversary and it was wrapped at lunchtime). Totally unlike me to be disorganised with presents!
I will definitely crochet the other two and will share my progress with you here. Here’s Mabel in the photo above, so you can see the comparison. I could have worked in some of Mabel’s darker tones into her face, but I wasn’t quite sure how it would turn out.
I used the Millie The Poodle Toft pattern and wool, both purchased directly online. I opted for the smaller sized poodle, but I’d definitely be up for making larger ones in the future. The pattern was mostly straight forward. I would personally consider it to be more of an intermediate crochet project rather than beginner.
Andrew bought me the cutest wool themed gifts too. I’m a little behind on my photography but I promise I will take some photographs soon so you can have a look.
As this post has a dog theme to it, I thought I’d share some new embroidery related purchases with you too. I recently bought some dahschund bobbins from Etsy. Mainly as photographic props when I’m photographing my embroidery projects for social media; but how adorable are they?! They have definitely been brightening up my desk.
On the subject of embroidery, my progress has stalled a little lately, as I’ve been pondering which designs to focus on to release as patterns on my Etsy store. I’m hoping progress will pick up again soon. As soon as it does, I’ll share my work with you on here. In the mean time, feel free to have a browse at my existing range of beginner friendly hand embroidery patterns, which are all instantly downloadable from anywhere in the world.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing what I’ve been up to. Thank you for reading, take care and I’ll be back very soon!