Saturday, June 25, 2016

Bookmark Exchange and Father's Day Presents

The bookmark exchange from the NeedlesnCrafts group came in from Paul Lionel (Malaysia).
Paul crocheted book thongs for me. They can stretch and fit deep into the spine.  The green one is a sprout that sprouts out of the book. The hand-drawn sakura flowers postcard is also intended as a bookmark!
My girl, Joey, just learned to crochet after I showed her some basic stitches.  After just a few small practice pieces, she crocheted this round motif for Kristine who mounted it on a 20 cm diameter ring. Kristine just love dream catchers.

Joey's next project was this crocheted monkey. She did everything herself without any guidance. Not bad for a beginner, right?  Her handmade Father's Day gift.  He is 15 cm tall.
Kristine went into baking mode again and baked a red velvet cake for papa.  Don't tell her, but it looked better than it tasted.

1 comment:

Maureen said...

I'm sure the cake was delicious! - it was made with love and that's what matters.And the monkey is wonderful. I never seem to have much success with toys, it's the putting together of the pieces, and stuffing correctly which makes them look perfect, and that is something I fail at! I once made a frog for my eldest granddaughter - who is now 18 - and he was sadly flat and lopsided, even when he was new.