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Farmyard in action!, originally uploaded by Annaelizc.

Realised I had not yet posted a pic of the Alan Dart Farm animals complete so had to do this first before starting my NaBloPoMo!

Here they are the last time Boo was playing with them, there are more cows in the cowshed and another horse in the stables which you can’t see on the piccy. There are some chickens and a duck missing! Must be in their room somewhere.

I am halfway through another sheep but haven’t done any of it in a while.

Also Boo has requested a black duck as there are black ducks at the farm we visit and he wants one for his farm.

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Handmade Stitch Markers, originally uploaded by Annaelizc.

I’m so pleased with these! They took seconds to make from some bits and pieces in my sewing box. I just made them quick as I needed them for a pattern I was knitting.

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Two Left Feet! , originally uploaded by Annaelizc.

Yes I know they are both left feet! I started these Mary Jane Bootees and thought the first one looked a bit small so I tried them again on needles one size up, although they do not look a lot different in the photo I am a lot happier with the slightly bigger one!

I am going to make another style of bootee as well for the same baby and decorate a box to put them in.

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This morning when we got up my eldest toddler announced his Teddy bed was poorly and needed a bed (and he needed one immediately)!

┬áSo I decided to put to good use some squares I knitted a few years ago. They were for a huge throw from one of those partwork things you collect. I didn’t finish it as I lost interest in it when I worked out how much it was going to cost!!

We used a shoebox for the bed (do intend to get him a real bed when I see one) and made a pillow from a baby sheet and stuffed with toy stuffing. It has kept him occupied all morning!

Project:Make Ted a Bed! by you.

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Here’s this weeks update of my farmyard animals! These are the finished ones, I have a couple of others which are waiting for eyes/other bits sewing on! Still a long way to go but I’m getting there. When I actually make the time to sit and concentrate on it it doesn’t take long at all to make each one.

More Farmyard Frolics by you.

Not the best photo as I was lying on the floor covered in glue, trying not to mess my camera up or get any (more) glue on the carpet!

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I have about 35 animals to make and about 6 weeks to do it in. So far it has taken me a week to make one. Well, not a week really, more like a couple of hours, just been so busy with the house that I have not had chance to do much sitting down and knitting!

But here he is anyway! My first cow. Cute isn’t he?

Daisy the cow by you.

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This is my biggest/ most ambitious project yet! I am making a Farmhouse/Farmyard and animals for my toddlers 3rd Birthday.

The farmhouse will be quilted and have a carry handle. It will store all the animals inside to carry around, but also fold out flat to make a farmyard to play with the animals on. I have no pattern for this!! It is just something I have ‘made up’ in my head and seemed a good idea at the time. It will be recycled as well! I will be using a cot bumper and the cover of his old playnest.

The animals are knitted and from pattern by Alan Dart called ‘Farmyard Frolics. I only have half of them at the moment and am waiting for his book to arrive with the rest of the patterns in.

I am starting with the horse, which so far seems not too difficult. I had never increased stitches before and have done three rows of increase without too many problems (had to undo one row!).

Farmyard Frolics Part 1

Farmyard Frolics Part 1

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