Cotton Candy Dress for Baby

Crochet for baby...

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Cotton Candy for baby crochet baby dress in pink and pale sherbet green. Newborn size. #phoenixrosedesign #pink #green #sherbet #cottoncandy #baby #dress #cute #newborn #crochet #craft #creative #craftylady #creativity #babylove #handwork #handmade #etsyi

Started and completed while watching the Brazil v/s Chile world cup match on Friday – this adorable baby dress in sherbet green and pale cotton candy pink acrylic yarn. It’s perfect for a newborn little girl (and oh how summery and girly it is!). I’ll be making a hat and booties to match, to make a full set for my etsy store.

Crochet for baby...

Crochet for baby...

Crochet for baby...

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Padlocks of Love

The locks on Ha'penny bridge. #Dublin  #dublinireland #locks

Over the weekend, I went to Dublin for a Massage.  Over much of Europe, a tradition of sweethearts has taken hold since the early 2000’s, where the sweethearts affix padlocks to bridges.  Here in Dublin, being just 10 days after Valentine’s Day, I was pleasantly surprised to see that there were plenty of Padlocks of Love with messages in “sharpie” markers written on them attached to the historic Ha’Penny bridge.

The locks on ha'penny bridge 3. #bridge #dublin #dublinireland

The locks on ha'penny bridge 2. #Dublin #dublinireland #lock #love #bridge

The locks on ha'penny bridge 4. #dublin #dublinireland #locks #love #bridge

While skies were overcast (and we had many a snow flurry), I thought it added to the lovely idea of two loves locked together despite the bad weather and the turbulent waters rushing in the River Liffey below.

The locks on Ha'penny bridge 6 with the River Liffey in the background. #dublin #dublinireland #lock #locks #wishes #love

The thing is that it’s quite controversial – and they’re not sure to remain. The city council has ordered that the locks be removed – because they are potentially damaging to the bridge.
City Council cuts locks off bridge

I suspect, however, that even if cut off, the sweethearts will return to continue the tradition – in the name of Love.

The locks on Ha'penny bridge 5. #dublin #dublinireland #locks #wishes #bridge


Love Lollys

Love Lollies

Happy Valentine’s Day!

For my colleagues today, I thought it would be fun to make a few Valentines. I wasn’t sure what to do this year, and then I saw a simple idea on one of the Martha Stewart pages here.

Love lollies 2

After gathering some lollypops and some colored paper, I thought it would be brilliant to cut some heart shapes out of the paper using both the scissors and a hole punch. I then glued all of the shapes together and hole punched the main larger hearts. Sliding the heart “petals” up the stem of the lollypop and securing on the reverse side with tape (being careful to NOT tape the paper on the lolly) I think they made some cute flowers.

Love Lollies 4

Next time, I think I’ll try making some with words on them (like fun Valentine’s Day slogans or something), or maybe adding some other features like ribbons. Otherwise, I would say this is a great craft for the kids too!