I love making quick, simple things. Many people see me at work with my various projects and I will often get the comment “You must be so patient to do that!”. Well, the answer is no. I’m not at all patient, and my husband will attest to that (he is nodding his head as he reads this, aren’t you Gavin?). I find online shopping a real connundrum. I love shopping in my own home, in my pj’s if I want, and having choices of things that just aren’t normally produced or stocked in Australia. But then, I have to wait for them to be delievered (I’m currently eagerly waiting the arrival of a pair of earrings that is taking longer than was stated!). I guess this is probably why I have so many projects on the go at one time. I work on one for a little while, but, if it’s too big or time consuming, I quickly find that I need to move on to something else. Eventually, I’ll get back to the first one and most of my projects will get finished, weeks, months, years after they were started!
These little Princess Lovelies by Bowtykes (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pretty-princess-lovey) are a perfect project for me to gift. They are quick, they are manageable and they are so cute. I have made several now and really enjoy the process and escpecially how by just adjusting the colours and the pattern ever so slightly, you get different characters. Amy from Spicy Tuesday Crafts has published some more alterations to make even more variations of this pattern (http://spicytuesdaycrafts.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/my-notes-for-pretty-princess-lovey.html).
They are perfect for babies as they don’t have any buttons or things to pull off and choke on and they are the right size for little baby hands to grab on to! I totally recommend this pattern – it’s clearly written and east to understand, well worth the money I paid for it!