Wednesday, 20 October 2010

1st birthday for Lally Lou Lou.

Good day to you my lovely and remarkable bloggy friends. Today sees the anniversary of the day that I began my humble blog, wow what a journey and crikey what an amazing year it has been. You may notice that from starting the blog I didn’t do much after October until January. I didn’t really have much clue what I was doing and I am only just getting there now. The simple fact is that I wouldn’t be at this stage without you, weather you comment every week or just take a look. All of your effort has meaning to me and I am grateful, inspired by you and happier than I have been in ages.
So, what now? Well I could do a giveaway but that would mean only one winner and I have so many thank you’s to make. With that and Christmas in mind (I can mention it I am allowed, you all said so) I have created a few thingies that may be useful around the season.
They are covers for the yummy chocolates, ferrero rocher.

Please tell me that you get them in US/NZ/AUS. If not then you will doubtless come up with alternatives you clever lot.(just seen them on Neighbours!!)
What I propose is that I will feature a pattern a week on a Wednesday for the next few weeks.
This week I am starting with a Christmas pudding. Now I am reminded of a post I read last week by corn poppy girl about creativity and how we should and do, add aspects of our own personality to projects and that's how they all turn out so different. Alice also mentioned this this week with her own unique take. With this in mind I would love to see what you do with this project and so have prepared a place for sharing pictures of things which you will find here
I realise that you are so busy but it would tickle me pink to see what happens. I will also put the projects on Ravelry so people can join in.
Remember, there is no need to follow my instructions to the letter. Use them to make your own thing. For example the Pud will become a cupcake or a bauble.
Ok ok I need to shut up now and let you at it……

I would like to thank June Gilbank from Planet June for kindly consenting to allow me to use her holly leaf and berry instructions as part of this project. She too is married to a Yorkshire man so I feel a connection there.

Being a technoclot I have struggled to embed the pdf. If it doesn’t work let me know and I will e-mail you. Fingers crossed.


  1. Oh that liddle pudding is just sooo cute and that's a fantastic idea Louise. The only problem I see is that I will eat all the Ferrero Rocher before they get a chance to be dressed in their lovely "Christmas clothes"!!

    I was a bit worried about that post I wrote as I really didn't want to seem like I was dictating about what people should create - of course people should make whatever they want. I just wanted to highlight the fact I suppose that even though we are inspired by so many lovely creations out there at times it gets a bit "samey" and that isn't inspiring to me personally. I didn't think that many people had read it as comments were a bit lacking (and the fact that it was just a post with words and no pics!) so you've really made my day that you mentioned it so thank you ever so much!

    Happy first blogiversary too!

  2. Those critters should have health warnings!! Already had looooooads.
    Glad to mention such a thought provoking post. Make them and hang them empty, what the heck!!

  3. Ha Ha they should contain health warning's i agree hehe Louise Many congratulation's on your blogaversary :0)and i look forward to maybe hanging empty ferrero rocher jackets hehe much love Amanda xx

  4. Louise - these are so cute! A great Christmas gift idea. Our school year ends at the start of our summer holidays - in December - so these would be great Christmas/thank-you pressies for the teachers who teach my kids.

    And, yes, we have Ferrero Rocher in Australia - Geez, can you imagine life without them?! LOL

    Congrats on one year of blogging and thanks for giving us all this cool give-away!

    Caz :)

  5. We do have those here in the US, but with food allergies, I can no longer eat them. Rats! I do love the Christmas Pudding, and will make one and come up with something to fill it. Thank you so much, and thank you for your lovely blog!

  6. Wow, these are great Louise. Your pdf looks tres professional too, you clever thing. Thanks for sharing these. I'm just off to find my hook.
    Jacquie x

  7. I love love love this idea, they will make great little prezzies x

  8. oh these are so cute, and the fererro rochers are the perfect hook snack!
    Happy first anniversary louise!!!!!!!

  9. Happy Blog Birthday.

    thank you for the pudding pattern.

    (And plane to have a go at making myself the crochet bag made up of the three grannies.

    Take care.


  10. Happy 1st blog birthday! The crocheted pudding looks really cute!
    Lucy xx

  11. Happy Blog-a-versary!

    What wonderful christmas puddings too! I have added them to my increasing must do list.

  12. Congrats on your first year.
    Yes, down-under, has Ferrero Rocher - not my fav's, but definitely my daughter's
    I did spot a link on Ravelry and wondered what they were, but just did not have time to look further
    Thanks for sharing the pattern

  13. Happy Blogday to you Louise. Sorry I'm a bit late!

  14. Happy Blogday I'm sorry I'm late Louise.
    Well I never what a fantastic idea.
    Could make pretty gold baubles for my tree,
    never thought of covering chocs.
    Love to you Suex

  15. Congrats to Birthday blog and Birthday blog girl. The puds are adorable and what a great idea for these fantastic treats.

  16. SOS!! I can't get my apple flat!! :0(

    Any tips (I can't even get Lucy's circle flat) please.


  17. Happy Blog-a-versary!

    What wonderful christmas puddings too! I have added them to my increasing must do list.


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