Hello........ so today I thought I would share with you these little ladybirds I've been making for the Woollen Woods. I do love a ladybug.
As well as crocheting some ladybirds I decided to attempt to make a pompom one!!
So exciting, mostly as I got to used this lovely bit of retro kit from my childhood, I used to love this 'pompom pets' kit, as you can tell as I still have it. Back in the 80's this was then ultimate in pompom making. Did anyone else have one?
Unfortunately the pompom maker I needed to follow the pattern in the kit was missing, so I decided to improvise and used the oval shape instead, not really having much of a clue if it would work.
So with high levels of excitement I wound the yarn as per the pattern book and started to snip away to make my pompom.........
As you can see using the wrong maker meant that the spots didn't really work out, but never mind I had a plan, so after trimming up the pompom.
I cut out some spots from so old black corduroy
and glue them in place.
Then I crocheted a chain, knotted at each end for the antenna and after a stitching in place and a bit more pompom shaping.
I had a mama ladybird
I crocheted a little family of ladybirds to go with the Mama one, using Lucy's super cute ladybird pattern from over at 'Attic 24'
Here they all are enjoying the sunshine in the Summerhouse garden before being posted off to the
'Woollen Woods' not long now till the exhibition starts at Sizergh Castle in Cumbria.