Monday, November 4, 2013

MY FIRST CROCHET UNICORN MY GRANDCHILDREN and A TREASURE HUNT



Hello Everyone,

My Dear Sweet Grand Daughter Vivi turned One Year old in August.
 I think she is just adorable in every way..Vivi has a lovely easy going personality... We just love her so much..

Vivi's mom took the above and below photos of Vivi at her Birthday Party in August.
Because we were away at this time we brought Vivi her Birthday pressie a wee bit early.. I spent many weeks crocheting Vivi a
 "Pink Unicorn"...

  I had never attempted crocheting a stuff animal before so it was slow going at times...But I was determine to make this special gift for Vivi.....

 Below is Vivi and her Mom and the
 "Pink Unicorn".. I really like this photo a lot..

  When she first open up the box and saw the "Pink Unicorn" it put a big smile on her face which in turn put a big smile on my face too...

Isn't Vivi just a sweetie???


Presenting Vivi's Pink Unicorn.......

The pattern I found on Ravelry and is called "Hermione The Unicorn" and was created by Dawn Toussaint.



The next two photos are some up close photo of the "Pink Unicorn"...

What do you all think??



I audition several yarns for the hair, mane and tail and finally decided on this variegated shades of pinks 100% wool yarn... I think it really brightens up the Unicorn.. 

What do you all think??

Recent photos of Vivi..


These are some photos of Ethan Vivi's Big Brother with his big happy smile.


A photo of My oldest son Mike and his family enjoying a fun time at a local Apple Orchard..


Chloe started 2nd grade this year.. This is a lovely photo of Chloe all ready for her first day of school.  She is always smiling and she really loves school...
My youngest son and his family.. Jenny and My Granddaughter Chloe..



I have been over at My Mom's home many times this past Summer.. This small town has a really neat thrift store....

 I am always "Treasure Hunting" and look what I found... 

Antique Cookie Cutters. I just love them both..

The one on the left is called, "Double Acorns"... and the other one is called
 "Symbols of the British Isles"...

Pretty neat find, Me think??

What do you all think??

 And they only cost me $5.00.. What a great deal, hey??? 



I also found this wee plate I could not resist. In fact I can never ever resist anything 'British"!!
The lovely plate had the most neatest saying on it..
"As I was wandering oer the Green,
Not knowing where I went
By Chance I saw a pleasant scene
The Cottage of Content"....

Anywhere in England or Scotland would be a scene of Content for me....  vbg

and it only cost me
$3.00... Another great deal.


A few weeks ago I discovered a new blog that I really fell in love with...

Trace's blog is called

 I really liked Trace's Woolie Apples and Ginger Bread Man... I order 3 apples and Trace was very kind and thoughtful and she sent me 4...What a lovely surprise...

Thank you Trace.

  All my Woolie Apples and Ginger Man made a lovely arrangement in My Antique Wooden Bowl... along with my colorful crochet pumpkin, Woolie pomegranate, leaves and acorns.

 What do you all think??



Kindness is the Sunshine in which Virtue Grows..

Thank you all for visiting and leaving your very kind and lovely comments..

Please have a wonderful week My Dear Blogging Friends..

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Hugs,
Judy



Click Here to read about the "Stash-Buster Challenge" and the November Link Party..

Thanks to Linda and Ana for this wonderful Idea..

28 comments:

Teresa Kasner said...

Hi Judy.. *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* to your granddaughter! Adorable creature you made! And what treasures you've found! Bravo!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Dianne said...

Judy, your little grand daughter is adorable. She looks chuffed with her pink unicorn. G'ma did a fine job!! Love the mane and all it's pretty colours. Your little family is growing and the children all look happy and contented and very cute too. Your autumn basket is delightful. Will check out Trace's site. Your thrift shop finds are gorgeous xxx Di.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Judy, Your grandchildren are GORGEOUS---all three of them... Love Little Vivi's pink unicorn... He's adorable!!!!!

Hope you are enjoying Fall..
Hugs,
Betsy

Judy S. said...

Your little Vivi is adorable. Aren't grandkids great?

Joy said...

Oh such a lovely lot in this post Grandma Judy! Your little Vivi is absolutely adorable, as is her cute and gorgeous unicorm - you did a fantastic job with it! All of your grandies look so happy with life - you have every right to be proud of them and their parents! I love all your goodies that you've been collecting, especially the cookie cutter - 'Symbols of the British Isles' - just perfect for shortbread!
Take good care of yourself my friend, and do keep in touch. Warm hugs and blessings, Joy xo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful family photos. Everyone looks so happy. And I love the pretties you got from Trace...she's a special friend of mine, too. Enjoy your week my friend! What happy days!

Betsy said...

Oh my your did a wonderful job on the pink unicorn. Little Viv wears her hair like my granddaughter Piper! She is a cutie and seems to adore her unicorn. Good job GMA! All of your family pictures look great. A very handsome family. You got some good deals at the sales. I especially like the cookie cutters.
Blessings,
Betsy

Jane Galley said...

lovely friendly looking unicorn. The hair is so pretty.

margaret said...

can see the pink unicorn being well love by your delightful granddaughter. Some lovely family photos you have shared today.Love the cookie cutters, are they made of wood, they look like it to me?

baukje said...

Hi Judy, great stuffed animal you made , i love the hair. And all those family pictures are just lovely.

Ladybird Diaries said...

The unicorn is great! I love how you put the heart and the little message on its middle too. Such a lovely gift.
Marianne x

linda said...

Happy Birthday to your granddaughter, she's so cute such lovely photo's. I love the unicorn and I'm sure Vivi will too. :)

Suztats said...

Vivi is adorable, as is your unicorn! Love the way you did the hair, too. Nice photos of the young'uns. Don't they grow up so fast? Nice treasures you've found, too.

Jennifer said...

Oh, I love the unicorn! You did a great job with her. All of your kids and grandkids look very happy and healthy, good for them. I love your treasures, especially that plaque with the thistles on it. :)

kathyinozarks said...

your unicorn turned out wonderful-very sweet just like your grand baby-I really enjoyed all the photos.
wow those cookie cutters are a real find-I have a couple of them that I have found at sales through the years and new they are very very pricey-have fun with those-I love using mine.

Anonymous said...

Hello Judy, the Unicorn is just so pretty, how clever you are, I love the hair and mane it does compliment the rest, and a great size too. Vivian and Ethan what a lovely family they all make and how sweet the children are, Ethan has grown up so much. Your cookie cutters I think maybe shortbread molds, I love them such a great find we could get nothing over here like that ever and if we did they would cost a fortune, the acorn one is delightful and the Scottish thistle is divine, well found and so very very cheap, the plate very pretty too, love Staffordshire brownware.
cheers
Lyn in OZ

Mosaic Magpie said...

What a beautiful family you have!
xo,
Deb

Quayceetatter said...

Love the crochet Pink Unicorn for Vivi. Nice work and she will enjoy it forever!! Thanks for sharing pictures of your grandchildren. They grow up so fast or maybe we are just getting older!! LOL The Accorn cookie cutters or shortbread molds is a great find.

Solstitches said...

Happy belated birthday to a sweet baby girl. Vivi is adorable and I love the pink unicorn you made for her.
You have such a lovely family Judy.
Great finds at the thrift shop. I love that you are so enchanted with the British Isles.
Hugs,
Margaret

jazs07 said...

Such a lovely family, belated happy birthday to your granddaughter, the unicorn reminds me of the cartoon character Agnes from the movie despicable me since she really loves unicorn.

Calicolaine

Betty Luckhurst said...

That's a lovely series of pink shots! Your family is just gorgeous.

Down by the sea said...

It's always lovely to see pictures of your family. I love the unicorn and the antique cookie cutters.
Sarah x

acornmoon said...

What a lovely family you have. I am in love with the acorn cookie cutter!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Looks like a wonderful crocheted pink unicorn which your granddaughter will love. What great cookie cutters too!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

That unicorn is just adorable. And the embroidered heart is the perfect addition. You have a lovely family. Love those cookie cutters. Best wishes, Tammy

Astri said...

You lucky lady - what a wonderful family you have! And they are lucky to have you. :-) The unicorn is incredible Judy. That mane was a good color choice.

SHERRY ZEHNER said...

Awww Judy, your family has grown since we last had a chance to chat about the grands (or should I say brag?). Remember my sweet Jacob? He was a tiny tot when we first met and he graduated high school last May. My how time flies! What precious grandchildren you have!!! Your kids and grands are all so good-looking! Sweet! I know you love making special things for them. I plan to work on your acorns today :) I'm a little late posting on this blog. Today is the 20th of November. Wow! Just one more week til Thanksgiving! I'd better get off here and get busy! Love ya!

Vicki Boster said...

Judy- your little Vivi is precious-- and your family photos are beautiful as well. You are so blessed.
Your little unicorn is the cutest thing ever-- I'm sure your little grand daughter loves it.

Have a wonderful weekend--
Vicki

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