Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Raising a smile

I try to avoid posting photos of myself, however I love this one so much I thought I'd share it with you all! 

It was  artistically penned by RW junior for the front of my Mother's day card, and is a good likeness!
I'm very proud of him!

Later this week its Red Nose Day and I have given a few of these brooches away to raise a smile!

The recipients have been asked to make a donation to Comic Relief.

Inspired by the easy to follow Lucky Shamrock Tutorial over on the colourful TACIStudio's blog these brooches were made for two friends who will celebrate St Patricks Day on Sunday.

 The first I followed the pattern to the letter..

and the second I changed a little for fun!

Stashbusting a comical 14g for noses and a green 3g for shamrocks!


Ali Hogg said...

Hi Ali, I really like your Mothers Day card, your son is very artistic. Alison

Hindustanka said...

Hi, Ali!
Such a cute drawing of you! Your son is so sweet :)
Have a creative and happy week!

Starfish Studio said...

I absolutely LOVE the drawing :)
I think you should send it to so you can have your very own cuddly version of yourself!!

Kate xx

Astri said...

Fun crochet projects Ali! You're creating smiles all over the place. :-D

The noses: Patch Adams?

Astri said...

Just had to lave another comment. I am still laughing at your comment on m ABBA post. Thank you so much!

Oh and I love this picture of you. Awesome!

Tracey Edges said...

Love the card - talented son (takes after his mum) :-)

Lorna said...

I think your picture's fantastic! What a talented artist :o)
- and I think the red noses are a great idea.

Linnhe Mara said...

Aww, what a lovely card to get. RW Jr is obviously very talented.

Loving the red noses. What a fabulous idea.

I've just started to learn to crochet and your posts over the last couple of months have inspired me.

Gill Pinkney said...

what a gorgeous mother's day card, I miss those hand made cards from when my children were small, something handmade means so much more doesn't it?

Tammy said...

Well now, it is so nice to see a photo of you. :) Obviously creativity runs in the family. The only thing I get for gifts from my boys anymore is a hug and I have to ask for it (from my older one -- the 14 year old has always been a huggy boy). I started crocheting shamrocks yesterday, too but didn't try Taci's yet -- her pattern along with others was on Tangled Happy so I tried a different one which is so easy. I tried the lacy one but it didn't make sense to me. Of course, I was doing it late at night when I should have been in bed. :) Have a great weekend. Tammy

Elisabeth said...

Awwwww lovely mothers day card! Good to see you've got the next generation started on making hand made things :) Elisabeth x

Jo said...

Good shamrocks Ali. I think a whole bunch of them would look great. Jo x