The Mother of all Ponchos

You might be wondering why I haven’t posted any crafty makes of late. Well that’d be because I (again, stupidly) decided to take on another overly ambitious project for no good reason. In January I thought I’d make my mother a top for Mother’s Day because she likes cover-ups with bat-wing sleeves and I thought “oooh crochet poncho”.

Now, those of you that crochet might be reading this and rolling your eyes at me. I’d agree with you. I’ve got a callous on the palm of one hand from where my little finger was resting and I’ve pretty removed the top layer of skin from my index finger where the yarn rests when I’m working. I even had to set myself times – like, I need to do 2 hours a day, everyday for so many days in order to finish it on time.

Don’t get me wrong, it looks great. And you’d think I’d have learned my lesson, but no. Watch this space for stupid idea number two.

And I promise the giant zombie bear is on it’s way EVENTUALLY. His limbs are done and sitting in a bag, quietly judging my inability to finish him because I’m too busy doing other (stupid) things.

For those of you who have mothers and love them, I hope you gave them a hug this mother’s day. And for those of you (like me) who are mothers, take every single advantage you can get out of the day. It might be the only day off you’re likely to get!

Written by: Lulu

I’m best described as a jack of all trades type - I have a lot of interests and tend to bounce sporadically from one to another, picking up new ones on the way. Predominantly I make things and read. I do play console games (I think at present I own three four consoles that fight for space), but even then I wouldn’t say I play one type of game more than any other. I’m a big final fantasy fan, but I also like puzzle games and FPS. There are plenty more console games enthusiasts on here though, so I’ll be sticking to reviewing tabletop games. I grew up with a culture of playing board games with my family frequently, especially Hero Quest with my dad. Whenever we have a social gathering, which is usually every other weekend, we inevitably play at least one board game. Then there’s the making of things. My current list of enthusiasms includes crochet, embroidery, clothes making and cosplay, bags, leather work, some jewellry, plushies of all shapes and sizes and some other random bits and pieces. You can read all about my nerd-craft in my blog and if you’re interested and willing to part with some cash, I do take commissions on certain things. If you can think it, I can probably make it out of something - just ask!

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