Friday, October 2

little olive and yet more crocheted goodness...

"guess what i'm making?" i asked our #2, offering up a little rectangle of crocheted goodness.
"ummm, is it a scarf?"
"nope, try again"
"i don't have time for this mom, just tell me, okay"
"i'm making a little crocheted garland for olive to hang above her basket. so if she gets lost in mossy shed, she can find her way back..."


no sooner had the words left my mouth then she 'swung round' to face me...
"OMG!!!! NNNNOOOOO, you can't"
"why?" i ventured (already knowing why)
"because you will turn into an old (said with glee) mad, dog woman if you do, that's why"
"but"
"NO, NO, NO"
"i just thought..."
"well don't mom, it's just wrong"
and do you think that i listened?



she is wishing you a lovely weekend filled with thrifty handcrafted moments ~ Tif

48 comments:

Fröken Skicklig said...

Thank you for making me look for some yarn in the middle of the night ;-)

Pink Trees and Sunshine said...

Olive is so precious and her banner is soooooo cute!!! {But I think you should let your hubbie buy himself some socks at CostCo :~)}

Sarah said...

Woud no.2 dare to take it down and hide it? I have to say that is just the cutest and most stylish little garland I've ever seen. Well done.

Farmgirl Cyn said...

so glad #2 got overruled! little olive needs to know how to find her way back to her nest!

melissadc76 said...

oH my GoSh Tif, that is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen. What a lucky little pup. He must feel so cozy!

Erin said...

How could you not be a mad dog woman with such a sweet puppy like Olive?! I am pining for my own little Olive, I ask (ok beg) my husband daily. lol I love the garland its so sweet!

martha brown said...

This is ADORABLE! not wrong in any way. I love it!

dottie angel said...

ah ha!!! i knew you would not let me down...
i knew in your lovely crafty eyes you would see little olive's garland as a shining example of 'perfectly normal'...

and for that my dearest readers i must thank you kindly...

Tif x

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

That is one of the prettiest crocheted garlands I've ever seen! It's perfect for little Olive.

~ Jennifer

beck said...

Lucky Olive! What's next...a sleeping bag? Hat? Socks? Perhaps a dainty skirt for special outings. Or a nice round mat for her water bowl. Or a fetching kerchief? xo

Kylie said...

I love this garland so much :) As i can only crochet squares at this point I'm super excited that maybe (just maybe?) this is something I'll be able to make! Thank you :) K

Michelle said...

she looks so content...
just perfect...A little sanctuary all of her own...in mossy shed...

Toni Brockliss said...

If I come back in another life, I so want to be your dog.
Hellity-hell...that is the best garland ever!
x
PS - you could NEVER be a bag lady. Not possible.

Jo said...

I love this so much I may have to call a doctor.

Kristy said...

Please tell me you are going to make Olive a matching outfit? Maybe a small tam-o-shanty hat perched askew on her pretty little head?!

Floss said...

Well, mad or not, it is remarkably cute...

Tracy x said...

tee hee... :)
welcome to the club my dear friend x
i have just spent a happy hour sorting through the hounds sweaters and coats, matching yarns ready for new snoods, and then attempting to cram it all in an entire chest of drawers.... three drawers!!
lovely, lovely little olive - i need one of you x
t x

LissyLou said...

Lucky Olive - her own garland - just gorgeous!!

carri said...

Adorable! I love it!

cindy said...

it's obviously true love. the banner is fantastic. wish my name was olive. never thought i would say that ;).enjoy your weekend1

Tom Tuttle from Tacoma said...

i would love to be little olive in that cozy pad, with my own banner.

Katherine said...

that banner is the best thing i have seen all week! all of your projects have me thinking it's time to learn how to crochet!

dottie angel said...

olive says "woof" (although it's more like "yap") and i say "thank you"...
have a lovely weekend my 'crocheted garland' loving friends :)

Kaylovesvintage said...

oooh, they are wonderful
you are so good

ninainvorm said...

Okay, maybe your kid is a tiny bit right... But that doesn't make that garland any less adorable! Gosh, that dog with her accessories looks so fashionable!

Amy said...

this is so adorable, I love it!

Elizabeth said...

I've never wanted an inside pet, but your cute decor may finally change my mind. :) Love the garland.

jerusalem said...

that is the cutest banner I have ever, ever seen. seriously, you have out-creative'd us all!!

Francesca said...

oh my goodness tif, you should make those for your shop. customized ones for babas. would go down a treat! x

lucey said...

How lucky is Olive??? A little garland with her own name on, how clever of you love Lucey x

Katrine K said...

What a wonderful garland, how inspiring!

A Bun Can Dance said...

I do love Olive so much - she is the cutest puppy dog in Blogland! And her bunting is just the business!
D x

chloejessica said...

I have to say how much I love this again!!! (I just said it on Flickr!) :)

Greedy Nan said...

I don't see anything 'mad' about this - it's perfectly sane to me ... 'they' only let me make comments at weekends though.

lucky knitter said...

Thank you for the laugh...

It is a very lovely garland!

Zia Meadows said...

Does olive read English then? Would her name be something else in dog language? Your lovely garland looks like festival bunting so maybe you could arrange a little parade for her(just to completely mortify your child) everyone needs a little celebration sometimes!

Elissa said...

oh, oh, oh, i ADORE olive's garland. i think i shall have to do something like this for my little ellerie's room. sweet as crocheted pie!

Lucy said...

Aww!Look at Olive curled up like a doughnut. Makes me ache for my dogs.

Casey said...

hehe. maybe a bit crazy but hugely adorable!! any excuse to make something cute is a good one.

the mama monster said...

love your blog and your crocheting. thanks for the inspiration!

Hear Me Roar! said...

This is the first time EVER i've wished I could crochet. Little Olive is the luckiest dog in the world!

themagicalbean said...

Oh my goodness! Now I totally want to make one for my pets!!!:D So great,did you use a pattern or just wing it?

dottie angel said...

themagicalbean... i always wing it :)
as soon as i follow a pattern i'm 'pants'...

xo.sorcha.ox said...

I love the garland! How sweet!
~S.

dottydotty said...

found my way here via a google search for crochet garlands loved this post it really made me chuckle and I'm sure my dog would love one too

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OMG!!! That little crocheted garland is so cute. Love it!!!

hipAholic said...

Nice banner & nice blog. I will follow you! Grtz Anuschka

Amanda Conley said...

So nice of you to post this! I love your style.
P.s. - we have the same arc lamp ;)