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    A little baby boom

    We’ve had a real boom in little one’s around here! Most exciting was the arrival of my brother’s little baby gal- the first grandchild in the family, our cute little pumpkin. Between fielding well meaning Aunties patting on my tummy, asking “when is she going to get a cousin?” and sewing up all sorts of treats for this little one, I’ve been a busy little bee. Here’s a few projects I’ve been working on, along with the links to patterns (all freebies!) Little Geranium- from Made by Rae– I love this little pattern. So simple and so cute. This cotton fabric was from IKEA! (Size 0-3 months) 2. Little Geranium- from Made by Rae– I did say I loved this dress pattern! This time with a little added bias tape and pockets.Tiny babies need pockets you know. The Mary-Jane style booties are from my own pattern The Little Bow-tiful Booties. Matching headband was just a simple thing I whipped up! The fabric is from IKEA again…The salesperson hovered around behind me waiting for me to checkout. Poor guy, it’s like he’d never been around crafters before! I kindly suggested he carry on with his work and I’d get him when I was ready……

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    A little monkeying around

    Hands up who’s fed up of all the sewing posts? Yup, mine’s up too. Theres nothing quite as nice as sitting on the sofa with a big roll of wool and that crochet needle, whipping up something adorable. This time….it’s another variation of The Little Bunny Blanket Buddy! I know…when am I going to stop doing these? Perhaps when I’ve created enough animals to create my version of Noah’s Ark (which, by the way sounds like an amazing idea!).

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    The little (but getting larger) reader’s gallery update

    I’m not sure if anyone has noticed the little tab at the top which shows off the lovely photos that reader’s have sent me of their creations. I wanted to do a quick showcase of the two most recent additions. The first is from the lovely Heather at Pass the cereal. I read her post about making the blanket buddy(and other little treats) for her niece and thought, “whoops!”- Perhaps I should have mentioned that the pattern for the blanket part starts off skew-whiff but straightens out on it’s own! Oh dear, could have save you some time if I’d mentioned that before. Hope no one else had the same problem and had to redo the blanket or worse.. gave up! The second one is from Sarah: Sarah ended up doing something slightly different with the mane on this lion buddy- only bringing it around part of the head. I actually prefer it this way! I’ve always thought mine ended up looking a bit like a flower pot man…. Keep sending me photos of your creations. I love seeing the variations and the colour combinations. And as always, feel free to ask me questions if you get stuck- there’s nothing I hate more…

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    The little rolly polly penguin

    Sigh. I think I should just open every post with: ‘AHHH I’M SO SORRY’ and with a sob because I never seem to have time to pick up my crochet needle/sewing needle, which in turn means I never get around to posting anything! Ok, moaning aside… I do have a pattern to share! In fact I have another in the pipeline…and yes- you guessed it! It’s another blanket buddy variation (I might give you a clue of what animal I tackled later in the post…). But for now, here’s a little fella I think you might like. He’s round. He’s squishy. And he jingles. Could there be anything more perfect for that new baby in your life?

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    The little bow-tiful booties and lovely honey bear

    I’ve had a few messages and emails asking for the pattern variation for the bear blanket buddy, so here I am! I apologise that this took a while to upload. We’ve just moved into a flat at the beginning of the month, and for anyone who’s moved home- you’ll know how much of your time that takes! Then we didn’t actually get an internet connection until last week. And to pile on top of that, I had to work in the weekend. So it’s been slow progress in this Little Pomegranate’s world (with the main bane of my life being dining chairs! But I’ll rant about that some other time), but I finally got around to finishing off the pattern for the bear and the matching booties.

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    The little lion king

    I’ve got some good news and some bad news? Which would you prefer first? Let’s go with the good: I’ve got a new pattern for you! Whoop! And now for the bad… Tree and I are gearing up to go off travelling for a bit so unfortunately there may be a bit of a dip in my posts. By ‘a bit’ I mean 2 months or so… Eek. I know. I’m so sad that I won’t be updating the little pomegranate as regularly(ish-who are we kidding?) as I do now. But I may upload random photos here and there of our travels in Tanzania & Zanzibar just so you guys get a little notification to remind you I still exist! Bad news aside, let’s get back to today’s pattern.  A little while back I posted my pattern for a bunny blanket buddy (http://thelittlepomegranate.wordpress.com/2012/09/23/the-little-bunny-blanket-buddy [or click on the pingback at the bottom of the post] EDIT: click for inspiration for a bear blanket buddy). With news of another baby being due in the family I decided to make another blanket buddy but this time thought I’d go for a different animal. Seeing as they’re from South Africa- what could be more appropriate…

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    The little bunny blanket buddy

    Hello? Is anybody there? Yes? Oh good. I thought maybe you might have been put off by all the spider webs and tumble weed passing through this blog space that you might have all wandered off. What can I say? It’s that time of year again. Uni has started back up and it being our final year and with us potentially being let loose on the public in just over 10 months time, they’ve really hit us hard with studying and exam preparation and general “how not to kill your patients” kind of stuff. And phew, is it exhausting. So once again, productivity has gone way down and I make do with typing up my back log of patterns to fill the gaping crafting gap left in my world. So what have I got for you today? Well,