Benjamin Bakewell is a baker in the village of Dumpling. He is the last of the dolls in that little English Village. You can search through several old posts for the other dolls. Or check out my Ravelry pages.
He carries a delicious array of baked goods. Meat pies, savoury turnovers, sausage rolls, hot cross buns, cob loaves, Sally Lunn, etc. They are very English.
He has a French bakers cap.
This is a Sally Lunn. It has cherries on top.
Eloise is rearranging. She has quite an imagination and everything is a story for her. It is so much fun to listen to her as she is being different characters.
I don't crochet often. I don't really like it. It makes my hand hurt. But sometimes you see something (on pinterest) and you just have to make it, even if it means going through the torture of crocheting (I much prefer knitting).
I saw these hats that are made by a Russian lady. They are full of flowers and so cute. I did find English instructions for some of them. And this is an opportunity to show my granddaughters in them.
The first is Eloise. The instructions for her hat were translated by an Aussie into English. I did the wrong thing by using worsted weight instead of fingering weights. So I ripped out and started a second time to bring it down to the right size.
I searched the web to find flower and leaf instructions to copy a picture of the Russian lady's hat.
Juliet is wearing the second of my hats. This was done in fingering weight yarn and there is also a free pattern for this hat. I do believe this hat is my favorite of the ones I crocheted. I like the softness of it.
Clara is wearing the last of the hats I crocheted. I copied the look from one of the other hats with no pattern. I used the pattern from the first hat with some changes. The flowers were easy to figure out using the pattern from the little flowers on the last hat.
She is not yet 2 and won't stand still for a picture. In fact, she'd try to get too close. But she did want to get her picture taken. Quite the challenge.
This is a small quilt that I had in the planning quite a while back. I wasn't really happy with it. I decided to take it on our winter outing as some handwork, so I took it out and looked and looked at it. I changed the flowers and made them smaller than what I had originally planned. And here it is.
I have been keeping it on my church pew in my entry.