Thursday, April 29, 2010

100th post

Wow I have made it to 100...
It's funny to go back and see what I did talk about, and the changes that have occurred in my life.. wow what a change.. some really good changes, good change, sad events, happy events..

Main events...
- the birth of my daughter and the whole reason this blog began.
- loss of my father, who was tragically taken away from us way to soon, but we all know he is watching over us, and protecting Adele.
-change from being married, to becoming a single mom, something i wasn't expecting but I have learned to be extremely grateful for the drastic change that occur in my life, and opened my eyes to the world around me. Giving me the opportunity to explore and re-discover who I really am and what I truly want in my life..
- the discovery of crochet, and the joy it brings to me and the people around me.
- meeting new people
- more tattoos... 14 so far!
- Watching my daughter grow and see the world threw her eyes.
- moving to a new location

those are just the few things that have occurred... and what will the next 100 post be... so to all those who read thank you, I greatly appreciate that you let me come into your home and share my journey with you.

Cheers Gen

Monday, April 26, 2010

Weekend Project and a 10k run

This weekend was what I needed. I enjoyed my couch and my crochet needles, and played a wack load of God Of War 3.
This weekend I created 2 hats. I'm in the process of making a flower for the yellow one..( was made out of 75% acrylic and 25% wool) the gradient blue was made with 100% cotton ( think I will weave a ribbon threw this one). As you can see I didn't have my super model for the weekend, and honestly using a orange pot and wool just doesn't cut it for the pic, but I will have her tonight, and will take some pics.

and I also made a Mouse:

OHHHH looky looky.. there is my label sew on the creature. I still have to figure out how the hell I'm going to properly sew this sucker on.. any advice would be beneficial. This mouse has a home to go to and be loved!

Now add a 10km run/walk, and you have a hurting body, that the couch was the MOST comfortable place to be, as well as my bathtub, and my diet of motrin. It was an amazing race, and loved the experience. It was a great way to kick me in the butt and get moving on my training!!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Something Orange

I had an aha moment.. which in turn made me feeling a little silly.. I realised that my daughter need a new hat for the summer. Looking at stores trying to find the right hat for her.. then I broke out in laughter.. DUH I can crochet one!!!! WOW what a concept. I have been so busy making things for other people.. didn't realise that I could just whip one up!
And then I realised that I had was working on a Spring CAL project... This is PURFECT

I have to say Adele looks ADORABLE in it. Is there any color this kid does not look good in????

SO this picture is a sneak peak at what I did. The hat it's self is done, but now I'm going to make daffodils and work with the them of the Spring CAL to add to it.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Evil Tapestry Crochet


So this is my first attempt with creating an image with wool.. I needed pot holders, and well I really wanted to try this pattern from the book "The Happy Hooker - Stitch and Bitch Crochet". It took me all day to do this.. whyyyy well who would guess a child needs to be entertained!!!

I'm pretty happy with the outcome!
UPDATE: ok so I have been asked "Gen WHY a skull" and my response has been.. "LOOK at ME do I look like a person who is into butterflies!!" and then the response to that response is "yeeeaaahhh your right!"

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Labels are HERE

It's official now.. I have my own line for crochet.. Little Pixie Creations.. named after my little one... see she really does inspire me for everything. The title wasn't just another pretty name.

I'm excited to start added it to my designs, and creations. Whoa starting to get more professional about all of this... scary, really scary but loving it!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Time of Year

It's hard to believe that my dad has been gone for two years... no sound, no voice, no hugs, or support, or words of wisdom ..
There are no words to describe how much I miss my father.
Going threw grief can sometimes be so overwhelming and crippling... to the point where you drop to your knees, or how a picture can stop time around you.

I decided to check out my home town on google earth.. and would you believe that the google car actually went threw the main street of my town.. as I was having a giggle... my laughter turned into tears, and then shock and almost a scream came out of my throat. There sitting in the parking lot was my dad's truck.. IT took my breath away, and of all days to see this picture.. I couldn't contain myself, and just burst into tears.. like I said it can be so crippling...Thank god for Alexandra, who works with me.. came around and hugged me.. and calmed me down. Crippling is all I can say.

When I look at the pictures of my daughter.. I see my dad.. his presence is so strong in her..kinda eerie... She tries to console me and tells me that I will see my daddy one day. It's ok mommy. She has the heart of an angel.

Tomorrow is the anniversary of the passing of my father...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mouse it is!


As you can see someone has claimed the little creature for herself!!!


I'm really happy the way this little creature came to life!
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To mouse or not to mouse

I recently received "Super Super Cute Crochet" By Brigitte Read. So going threw the book I was in love with the Guinea Pig creation and thought I would give it a try.
Going threw my stash of wool I totally forgot about the wool my grandmother sent me at Christmas time.. in there I discovered the perfect color..
I was able to find eyes and nose for the little guy or gal... as I started to create.. i came to realise.. DO guinea pigs come in the color grey??? When it was time to put the creatures face together... it was pretty clear to me what my little pet was going to become...

So my little piggy is now going to become a mousy... I think everyone will agree..

Monday, April 5, 2010


Well I finally had a chance to play with my blog, and realized that with my photography, the background and color actually hindered what I was trying to show.. and now it has a bit more of clean and crisp quality.


I truly love taking pictures of Adele... she has so many expressions and isn't afraid to let you know. Her hair makes me laugh.. half her head is straight hair and the other half is curly... how the hell did that happen..

She's always curious, and wants to know what is happening around the world around her.
She is always laughing and makes me laugh.

She is growing up fast and furious. I lay at night listening to her breath and think tomorrow she will be different, and to treasure each second with her.. because I won't get that time back.