Monday, February 27, 2012

Cyclops Butterfly - Part One


So here we go, here is what I have come up with so far.... as you can see from the drawings and scribbles I've already made some adjustments and changes to the creature of my daughter's imagination.



Now onto the wings.. I have made a few sample of wings, and so far none to my liking. But I think I've almost got it.  

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Always learning.... to crochet Adele's creations!

I'm all about learning and taking courses and a thrive on discovery!
I decided I wanted to take my crochet up a notch, and learn how to make my own creatures and patterns. Why, because Adele comes up with the most intriguing sketches and how cool would that be to make them into reality. So I signed up on Craftsy "Amigurumi: Design Your Own Monster with Stacey Trock "  .


Just for this class alone, I was able to create my own pear..



Adele helped me sketch the pear and pick out the face etc. I think he turned out pretty cute!














Next is Adele's mini monster snow man



This course in amazing and because of Stacey I have learnt so much!!! SO on that note I'm going to show the process that I am going to take to create Adele's latest sketch..
Cyclops Butterfly.. (insert evil mad scientist laugh here)

So here we go. As you can see, mama redrew the creation. Here is my yarn selection. I thought the wings should be multicolor, and in my stash of yarn discovered this skein'o treasure, and can't forget that cup of coffee.. 

and Stacey doesn't know it, but her course is front and center.. just in case I need back-up.. 



Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Black and White


It's  been a really long time since I took pictures of Adele, and played around with them. Last night she put on her cowboy hat and I just couldn't resist picking up the camera and playing with my 50mm lens. 
Playing with the picture.. this was very much meant to be a black and white picture.. so I played, and here are my three favorite of the same picture.. 

Subtle black and white with dark edging

Old time photo look, give it a western feel to it

Honestly I think this is my favorite... just something about it

What are your thoughts.. which one is your favorite????

Inspired by Adele x 2

Most of you know that my website and blog and well pretty much everything that has to do with my life is for my mini me 'Adele' and that she is also my reason for learning to knit and crochet but what you don't know (and neither did I) is that a few thousand kilometers away from me is another lady who also has a daughter named Adele and is also her reason for learning...NUTS!! Tessa (she has the facebook page http://www.facebook.com/inspiredbyadele by Adele) her and I have been talking for some time and we have decided we are going to start work together:) The things we have in common are just ridiculous and We both truly believe this was meant to be:)

We now have an etsy store front http://www.etsy.com/shop/InspiredByAdele where we will be placing our combined efforts in crochet and knitting. You will be able to find photography props from newborns and up, as well as everyday wear. If you don't find what your looking for, drop us a line.. at info@inspiredbyadele.com

So come and join Tessa and I for our union and celebration, as well come and like our joint Facebook page!

Cheers
Gen

Monday, February 6, 2012

Learning to play chess


So my 4 year old learnt how to play chess this weekend and what did she think of the game..... She loved it and asked to play again. 


Thinking of her next move


Look I'm 37 years old and have a minimal understand of chess, and here my 4 year old is playing better then I can. 
Do I have a little prodigy on my hands??? 


Check Mate
No matter what my daughter is, she is so loved there are no words to say how much my world revolves around her.... my little turkey!


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