Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Autumn reds

Berry red


Leafy red


Little Red


This is what I have to show for a few days of convalescing and caring for the girls over the weekend...they're feeling much better and back at school today.

This little cutie is from the latest issue of Simply Crochet magazine, with a few minor adjustments to her facial features. But now Little Red needs a friend...

Happy crafting!

Chrissie x

28 comments:

  1. Such a sweet doll. I love the reds too. Glad you are on the mend. Jo x

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  2. I have just discovered your blog, lovely place by the way.
    Love the Autumn colors, this is such a beautiful season.

    Have a nice time!!

    Lluisa

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    1. Welcome Lluisa, and thank you for your comment! Cx

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  3. I'm glad to hear you are all on the mend. Pretty Autumn photo's, I love our seasons and Little Red Riding Hood is very cute. How long has this issue been out? I'd love to knit my niece one. Deb x

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    1. Just out, should be in the shops now - let me know how you get on! Cx

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  4. She's beautiful! And I was a little worried when you said she had some adjustment to her face - not sure what I was expecting - two noses perhaps? Well done and glad you're all on the mend x Jane

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    1. Ha ha! Nah, the one in the mag had blue eye discs that we weren't crazy about, and she had one brown thread line for a mouth - our Little Red needed some lips! Cx

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  5. Lovely reds! Have fun making Little Red a friend.

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  6. Oh-so-cute ! Will you make a Grandma or a wolf to keep her company, I wonder? ;-)
    Love the leaves and the berries too - whilst I'm definitely a Spring/Summer gal, I do so love this autumnal change of season around us as well. Good to hear you're all feeling better,
    enjoy the rest of the week,
    hugs xx

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  7. I'll be her friend ..... she is such a cutie!
    So glad to hear you are all on the mend
    love jooles xxx

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  8. So cute! I've been thinking about making little red riding hood and the wolf. Very sweet indeed. Loving the red berries too. Glad to hear your all feeling a better now xx

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  9. Oh Chrissie, she's so pretty! :) x

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  10. Little red is beyond gorgeous! I love her so. So happy to hear that you are all feeling better.
    Marianne xx

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  11. I love your red photos and little red is so cute, will you make Mr Wolf? Glad you're all bit better, Sam x

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  12. I love Little Red! Oh, she's adorable. I'm glad you're feeling better now!

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  13. What a cutie in deed! Great job, are you making a friend?! Can't wait to see.
    xoRobin

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  14. Hiya Chrissie - your Little Red is gorgeous - cute as! What a lovely job you've made of her and I do like her little red angel lips.
    Your lovely red berries and 'leafy red' are beautifully autumnal, and dare I add ... ... ... Christmassy! Delightful, and thank you for giving us a peep at what's happening around you out there in the changing seasons.
    So glad to hear you are all feeling much better and now perhaps you should be kind to yourself and not overdo things until you're feeling 100% again - that's Mamma talk!
    Warm hugs,
    Joy xo

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  15. Hi Chrissie, red is my favourite colour of all time - it is so lovely so your photographs hit the spot for me. I love Little Red, wish I could make one of these myself but struggle with pattern reading with crochet (don't know why because I can read knitting patterns so well) - a mental block of some kind! Anyway love your little miss, she is a beauty but does need another little pal. A fabulous post Chrissie, thanks so much
    Lots of love
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  16. Awh she is such a cutie!! I just got the magazine and thought she was cute, but yours is so much lovelier!! What a lovely project to work on when you are feeling under the weather. Pleased to hear the girls are back at school now and hope your're feeling a bit perkier too. I reckon you better keep red at home as she is far too cool for school ;-) xoxo

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  17. What a cute little red riding hood, I must go on the hunt for that magazine for my crocheter! Glad to hear you're all feeling better. I made your peach cobbler yesterday and it was gorgeous!! xx

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    1. Thanks Julia! Glad you liked the cobbler...ooh that makes me hungry for one now! Might have to pick up some plums from the greengrocer... Cx

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  18. Glad you're all recovered and love love love Little Red :-) xxx

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  19. Hi Chrissie, just discovered your blog (via Simply Crochet mag's post about this very Little Miss!). I've had my eye on making this myself but haven't yet found the right yarn. Can I asked what you used please?
    Also just bought Nicki Trench's Cute & Easy Crochet with Flowers on your recommendation. Can't wait to get stuck in!
    Many thanks!

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  20. Hi Sweetpea and welcome! Thank you for your comment - my stash is made up mainly of Stylecraft DK, which I used for Little Red. I'm afraid I don't have the colour names (my New Year's resolution next year is to document yarn names and numbers in a notebook for this reason!) but they're pretty easy to spot on yarn web sites - a dark red, baby blue and flesh/pale peach. And I used a size 3.5mm hook as well. Do keep me posted on what you like in the book - I hope you'll join the CAL! Chrissie x

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  21. Hi Chrissie!
    Love your version of Little Red!

    XOXO
    Mei of amiguruMEI.com :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Your comment means the world to me - your pattern was very easy to follow, so thanks for that! I'm excited to start her little wolf buddy... Cx

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  22. She is so sweet. I'm sure she will be a special friend! loving all the red colours -and very happy that its your turn to have the leaves fall and our turn to have the leaves bud...:-)

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