Monday, 12 January 2015

One Week

 One week since my last post, and a week when we got back to normal with work and school resuming and me getting back to the drawing board for a lot of illustration work for my book......
.........last week i mentioned i would show you what i've been making over the last few months for my dear little new baby grandson......first of all, this little bunny was made especially for him........a boy bunny;)...............he doesn't have a name yet but when one has been chosen i will let you know.............. this bunny will sit on the shelf in the nursery until baby rhys is old enough to play with him.......
 ............and then he might want to play with this little cart too.......i found it on my travels a while ago and thought it would be perfect for a bunny to ride in......
 ................besides the little boy bunny i did some baby knitting.....my favourite kind.....
 ............using this gorgeous baby cashmerino yarn.......so soft and fine and beautiful to knit with......
 ...............i made the little striped hat from the baby cashmerino book 2 by debbie bliss.....
.............and my final baby make (so far) was a simple striped crochet blanket.......
 ..........rosie and i chose the  aqua blue (beach) and cream (cornish) from the rooster almerino range as the colours tied in nicely with the nursery bedding they had chosen...........this is a cot blanket and I didn't have a pattern but measured the cot we have here from when charlie and daisy were tiny and used to nap here sometimes..............

 ...............i worked the blanket in granny stripes with a 4mm hook and made a simple border with three rows of double crochet...........it took a lot of yarn and i had to order some more (twice)........
                                        .............it is very soft and warm and snuggly............
 .................and here is the little treasure who will be snuggling up in it soon.......we are all living in baby bliss here at the moment, looking forward so much to the next visit and the next cuddle..............
.............thank you for your visits here to my little blog space, dear readers, and for sharing the making, the crafting and the joys of life :)...........and a special thank you for all your sweet comments on my last post about baby rhys.......what a lovely welcome to the world ..........wishing you all a happy week with cosy crafty times........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

57 comments:

Maywyn Studio said...

Congratulations to You All!
Rhys is a beautiful name for a beautiful boy.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Awe Helen, baby Rhys is so beautiful!!!!
I love all your baby makes, the rabbit of course is amazing and so cute in his little truck! Such a sweet little hat and the blanket is gorgeous, what a lucky little boy!!! :)
Have a great week and hopefully it won't be long until cuddle time again!
V x

Thimbleanna said...

Such beautiful baby items -- there's just nothing like making things for a new baby. He's so sweet - you lucky Grandma!!!

Michelle makes and bakes said...

Congratulations! What lovely things you have made, the blanket is fab and your grandson is very cute!xx

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Helen, I can certainly see why you are in baby bliss! Your grandlittle is adorable, and I love his cute blue bunny, too.

That cap! That cap! Can old people wear them, too???

Hope you are snug and happy on this winter day.

Please give that cute boy a warm hug from Sunny Florida...

xo

Sheila :-)

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Oh Helen what a beautiful baby boy Rhys is! You all must be in heaven. I can see by your delightful making you are a proud grandmother. Love the blues and snuggly things you have been up to. Congratulations again, xoRobin

Kate said...

Baby Rhys is beautiful!

"forever more you'll rate your bliss by how it measures up to this"

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

He's beautiful :) xxx

sew said...

Beautiful bunny, blanket & bonnet for a beautiful boy!
Thank you for letting us
'meet' him.

Jane said...

What a wonderful week you have had Helen. Rhys is so beautiful and so is the sweet bunny you have made for him. Enjoy grandma heaven ;0) xx

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Helen! What beautiful baby makes! I love them all and I am sure that Rhys will too!! It must be just wonderful to cuddle a tiny baby once again! Have a lovely week! :) xx

Cozy Little House said...

He is so beautiful! And so is the bunny he will one day play with.
Brenda

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh Helen, you're such a wonderful grandmother! The boy rabbit, the hat and the blanket are all superb and darling little Rhys will know how much you love him from the very start! He's a little doll! I hope he lives close enough so that you'll get to be with him often. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Simone said...

Baby Rhys is perfect. He is lucky to have you! The bunny and baby blanket are wonderful gifts for him and I am sure he will have them for many years. x

marmarel said...

Congratulations with your grand-babyboy, so lovely!! You make such beautiful things for him, I'm sure you will become his favorite grandma! ;-)
Greetings from Marijke

Teje Karjalainen said...

Dear Helen, He is the cutest little 'bunny'! (I was called bunny when I was small.) I love the bunny boy you have made and the crochet blanket is so beautiful! Enjoy this precious time! x Teje

20 North Ora said...

What a beautiful baby and gorgeous baby gifts! Congratulations.

Judy

Mary Clark said...

Rhys is adorable, and so is his new little bunny who rides in a wagon. Your crochet is really lovely, Helen.
Mary

Rhona said...

Congratulations on your new Grandbaby! What a beautiful addition to the family. Love what you have been making for him.

Things and Thoughts said...

How happy you must be dearest Helen with the newborn little angel! Your creations are prettier than ever and when he gets older, he will be very proud of his grandma.
My best wishes!
Olympia

Jennifer said...

Congratulations to all of you. Rhys is a beautiful baby. I love all of these baby things you have been working on. The blue and white is such a crisp combination. The bunny is adorable and very sweet. I wish you all the best with your book!

driftwood said...

such beautiful gifts for the baby x

Cindy said...

What a perfect little boy! So happy for you and the parents.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I took some time off from blogging and look what I get to come back to, a sweet precious baby boy. So wonderful, congratulations!

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

awwww… I love babies!!!!
Congratulations to you all!!!
xxxxxx ale

Pene said...

Congratulations on a new grandchild, they are so precious. I was lucky enough to receive two last year to add to my brood and babys are so much fun to make for. Rhys looks like a real cutie and I'm sure you have zillions of cuddles to look forward to!

Ingrid Orens said...

He is just adorable, little Rhys... Sooo cute...
And what a sweet rabbit you made for him ! And the cap !
I have a feeling Rhys will be a little bit spoilt by his proud grandmother ;-)))

KC'sCourt! said...

Gorgeous little boy
Julie xxxxx

Erna said...

Oh Helen isn't Rhys a cutie, overhere we are in the baby mood too, Jennifer and her boyfriend are expecting there first baby in August, is so wonderful ...love your baby things
Hugs
Erna x

Amy at love made my home said...

Wonderful! Baby, crochet, bunny and car - everything!!! xx

A little happy place said...

Happy New Year Helen! I love all your baby makes and Rhys is simply beautiful xo

cristina said...

Loooooooooooooove your hat and your blanket, Helen!
Kisses and a big hug from Catalonia!

Annerose said...

Hallo Helen,
Glückwunsch zu deinem Enkel, der ist ja süß und die Decke wird im gefallen. Ich werden im Mai zum ersten Mal Oma und freue mich schon ganz sehr darauf.
Liebe Grüße Annerose

Joanne Wilson said...

Many congratulations he is gorgeous!

Frances said...

Helen, tiny Rhys is truly an littly ambassador of sweet baby bliss. Your knitting and crocheting add to the mix beautifully.

xo

Gillian said...

He's a beautiful baby. I'm sure you will have a great time making things for him. What you've made so far is really lovely.

Pat's Patch said...

Beautiful
Peaceful sleeping babe x Love all your makes for Rhys Love Pat x

Lorrie said...

Such a darling little boy. He will sleep so sweetly under the blanket you've crocheted. The bunny on a shelf will patiently wait for the moment the young lad is ready for play.

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Aaaaah he is so cute :) And so lucky to have a Grandma make all these beautiful things for him :)
Jillxo

Ladybird Diaries said...

Congratulations to you all! I love the name Rhys and he is gorgeous! The things you have made for your new little grandson are gorgeous Helen and I'm sure they will be well used and treasured.
Marianne x

Solange Honorato said...

Parabéns pelo neto e tenho certeza que ele irá brincar muito com o amigo coelhinho. Beijos!

Lee said...

Hi Helen,as you know I am a huge fan of your beautiful creations,love your blog so inspirational,did you say there is a new book on it's way.Baby Rhys is absolutely gorgeous no wonder you are all besotted.Love the cot blanket,the colours are my fav.May I ask how you do shells in rows,sorry but I am a basic in crochet and do granny squares or one big one,double crohet or treble in rows would love to do a blanket in this pattern.Hugs x

Ana Lopes said...

Hello dear Helen! Baby Rhys is so sweet! I bet he will love to play with the beautiful rabbit boy and his cart :) I also love your baby knits.
Have a great day!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

flowers on my table said...

Dear Helen, Happy New Year to you and congratulations on your sweet little addition, he is adorable. It must be fun to be making things for boys this time. The little hat is just gorgeous and I love your red and aqua colour scheme for the bunny, lovely as always.
Wishing you all good things for the coming year, with much love, Linda xx

Ingrid K. said...

Hi Helen!
Wow, I love all your sweet makes! And what a gorgeous little baby!!! You have been very busy making so many beautiful things for him already!!!
Ingrid xx
http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

Heldasland said...

Congrats and welcome to the grandparent club. He is delightful .Our grandchild is now 12 weeks, time seems to be flying by .He is growing at what feels like an alarming rate. He was a very small baby at birth and lots of the hats I'd made didn't fit .My daughter likes the beanie type hats and she likes them snug so he can also wear his hooded suit. This has meant I keep having to make new ones with every few pounds he put on. Lol.
I love the bunny I wish I could make one but my sewing skills are terrible. Everytime I visit your blog or see one of your designs in a magazine I really want to sew.
Im off now to go an get my cuddle time. It feels so wonderful. Lots of love
Helda

Zwergenwelt said...

Dear Helen,
thank you so much for your nice and warmest words to me, I was very happy to read them!
After some problems with my labtop I will return to blog tomrrow with a new post; now I see your cute rabbit and his lovely clothes.
Cute work also for the baby!! Have a wonderful new year with much inspiration and creative ideas, with best wishes, cornelia

vintage grey said...

Such lovely and sweet items for your newest grandson! He is so precious!! Love the cot blanket! Such wonderful colors! Enjoy cuddling with him!! Happy weekend! xo Heather

Madelief said...

What a delight to have such a beautiful little grandson to make such lovely things for! Congratulations on his birth Helen. What a handsome boy he is.

He is lucky too, to have such a creative grandmother like you. Both the bunny and the little hat are beautiful!

Have a good weekend!

Madelief x

pat said...

Congratulations all round! Such a precious little boy with a beautiful name! Enjoy him and making gorgeous things for him Helen! Pat x

My Little Home and Garden said...

I must keep up with my blog reading. Here you are with not only wonderful projects, but an adorable new grandson. I hope he and his mother are doing well. What happy news for your family.

Karen

Yvonne W said...

Congratulations. What a gorgeous baby and a very lucky one at that-- to have a grandma make all these lovely things for him. I think the bunny is very special-- really cute.

Mia said...

Hello dear Helen,

A big kiss to Rhys, isn't he just gorgeous? And all those baby knittings...Love it!

Happy January days, and happy creating new, wonderful things!

Yours,
Mia

Sam I Am...... said...

Oh my, I cannot believe I missed this! That's what I get for falling behind in my blog reading! Serves me right! Congratulations to you and your entire family!
How precious is he and just a week fresh from heaven! I'm so happy for you Helen! Besides the fact that I love all your baby makes!

Annie Cholewa said...

What a sweetie! Our grandson is due in three months time, and I'm loving the baby knitting too!

Annie Cholewa said...

What a sweetie! Our grandson is due in three months time, and I'm loving the baby knitting too!

Connie said...

Good Morning Helen, Every time I visit your blog I get this warm and fuzzy feeling although my heart. I love your creations, the way you decorate and the fabrics and colors you choose. Your new family member is beautiful and I'm impressed with the little sign in the photo . . . that is such a sweet idea.
Have a lovely day.
Connie :)