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Monday, 31 October 2011

Back again.

I can't believe it's so long since I last blogged!
Don't you just find the days are whizzing by before you know it right now?
 I've been a bit unwell too, so not as much to show you as I'd like, but I do have a few bits.

First off ... My mobile phone cover!
Steve got me a new phone as mine was pretty old and the camera wasn't too great on it either.
This one has a touch screen, so I wanted to make it a cover but didn't want to pay the price of a bought one.

I looked around the net and found a really cute one of an owl that a lady in Australia was making and selling. So I decided to have a go at making one myself but I did it to my own design, loosely based on what I saw of her one.  I would put a link to her one to show you, but I don't know if it's ok to do that.
Edit to add link:

(Thanks Debi for letting me know it was ok).

I prefer her wings and like the little head bit as well, but thought I had better change mine about and only base mine on her owl cover, rather than do an actual copy of her design.

(or EEEK! if you don't like it!)

That's it complete with my mobile phone inside it.  I made it quite a tight fit as I thought it would give a bit and I don't want it all baggy. I might at some point take the wings off (that's what the triangles are meant to be, if you didn't realise, haha) and make them larger.

Also, I'm glad to say that I've now finished the back of Steve's jumper! I can't tell you how relieved I felt when I cast it off. I'm soooo stupid.
It said on the pattern to cast off in pattern over the next 5 rows, but I cast off keeping to the pattern, forgetting that the pattern actually changed on the cast off row!
So I had to cast all the cast off stitches back on and take the rows back. I ended up dropping stitches and had to call on my mum to rescue me.  (blush).
I was SO pleased to get that off my needles.  I really need to brace myself now to start on the front!

I made my mum's other wash cloth as well, but I just have to do the edgings for her.  This is the sugar n cream cotton yarn which I managed to find on good old ebay! It'll look better once it's edged. :)

I did mean to do a post about my pets as well. So they just might pop up soon.

I hope things are going well with all of you. I'm gradually catching up with your blogs. Lots of lovely things to see, you've all been really busy, I love browsing them and getting inspiration.

Take care everyone!



  1. Your little owl is so cute and your husband's jumper looks very nice - good luck with the front. :)

    (Posting a link to someone else's site is ok.)

  2. phone cover looks cute and its a very happy feeling tht you made something handmade for your dear ones!jumper looks nice

  3. I love your owl cover, it is fabulous!! Sorry you aren't enjoying the jumper - it always feels such a chore when you stop enjoying a project - you are making an excellent job of it though.

  4. Your Owl Phone cover is soo cute, you have done a really good job!

  5. Great phone cover. I love owls,have been collecting them forever(not live ones lol)
    Your DH's jumper looks lovely. I like the pattern,a lot.It will be brilliant once it is complete.

  6. Thank you so much for visiting today:) I love your owl! very cute!
    Have a nice evening!

  7. Thanks for the lovely comments everyone.

    Kylie, thanks, but I think your owl cover, the original one, was way cuter!! I just LOVE your wings, they look so much more like actual wings.



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