Thursday, 17 January 2013

Random crochet

 

We have two children. Eldest aged 6, youngest, 3.

 

And a pushchair, also 6 years old.

 

 

To be fair, it's done rather well considering the years of punishment it has suffered; you know the sort of thing- overloaded with shopping, thrown into the boot of the car, holidaying on airplanes, and the everyday abuse subjected by small people and all their muck.

Oh, and being run over by my 4x4. No kidding - I'd forgotten that I'd left it folded up on the ground and reversed right over it. This was recently too.

 

Sturdy old thing, really.

 

But not pretty.

 

 

No, not pretty. Look at the handles...

Yeuuuck.

They have totally perished and become grossly sticky.

 

 

What to do.....?

What to do.....?

 

 

 

 

 

What would any yarn-y gal do in this situation?

Why, crochet of course!!

 

 

(Actually, this was the Mister's suggestion 'like, why don't you crochet something to cover it?' he says.)

 

Tadaaa!

 

 

 

Hehehe!

These make me laugh.

And they certainly do cheer up my travels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Random, I know.

But good fun, eh?

Have a great week, everyone!

Xxx

 

38 comments:

  1. hahaha, soooo tempted to say something rude but I'll restrain myself. Love the colours, Sam x

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  3. Brilliant - I love it, so funky!
    Maria x

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  4. Hilarious!!! I'm laughing my head off. Much nicer than the bare handles but slightly mental too!!

    Helen xx

    I mean this in a nice way of course !!

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  5. They are brilliant, they certainly do raise a smile! Thank you for sharing!
    Jille xx

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  6. They are brilliant, they certainly do raise a smile! Thank you for sharing!
    Jille xx

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  7. You are KILLING me Girl!!!
    Love it!!!
    Danette

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  8. That is simply amazing! First thing that came to mind was Dr. Seuss. How fun!! :)

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  9. such a clever and happy idea!
    xxx Alessandra

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  11. Absolutely wonderful, love 'em!
    Anne xx

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  12. How fabulous! I can see you taking a few orders for these in the school playground. Have a lovely snow filled weekend. xx

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  13. Great fun,they look fab :o)
    happy weekend XxXx

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  14. :-)
    What fun! Nobody else will have a pushchair like THAT!!!
    Carly
    x

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  15. Brilliant idea Mister :) They look so much fun and they'll keep your hands warm too ;)

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  16. Random and awesome!!! And your husband suggested it? that is amazing, congratulate yourself.
    Meredith

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  17. I LOVE this! It looks super!

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  18. Absolutely adorable. I have nominated you for the Liebster award. Please hop on to http://anitkascorner.blogspot.com/ Love, Anitka.

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  19. What an excellent idea! The rainbow colours really cheer up the old buggy :)

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  20. This is the sort of thing that I would do too - oh it's a bit tatty? cover it with wool!!
    Anna x

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  21. Fantastic! What a great idea! Laura x (Strawberry Mouse Crafts)

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  22. What a brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing, bet you get loads of comments from passers by, x

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  23. Genius! I love them and feel that they can only enhance the school run experience - every pushchair needs them! Now you just need to add a pair of integrated mittens ( ha ha - there's a challenge!)
    Happy weekend
    Emily x

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  24. Great idea and they brighten up the push chair no end. I love it when things I have made make me smile, the small moments of humour in the day are always the best. - Annie

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  25. so love this idea, if i still had a pushchair I would do this!

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  26. Fab idea! I bet you never have trouble identifying which is your buggy!

    My steering wheel in my old car went all sticky and horrible. I always meant to crochet a cover for it but never got round to it.

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  27. Hello My Dear,
    I sent you a little something in the mail today. It should be there within 5-7 days {or so they tell me!}.
    Tootles,
    Danette

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  28. I love your handle covers - what a nifty idea and so cheerful too

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  29. What a clever idea. I should have done that with mine but we are lucky - we haven't used a buggy in a very very long time so we got rid of ours.

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  30. Good fun indeed. I predict crochet buggy handles springing up everywhere!

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  31. Now that has made me laugh! They are perfect. My neighbour has the same problem with her stroller handles so I'm going to show her right now, and then I whip some up for her. You're a clever chook aren't ya!

    Leah
    xx

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  32. oh! yes good idea! just look at that brightness.
    My buggy went just everywhere with me ... was one of the first of its kind when those buggies came out way back in 1972 and I brought it in London and it traveled with me to the Canary Islands when we went there to live. It literally fell to pieces in the end after a well used lifetime.

    Amanda :-)

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  33. Beautifull colours and a very good idea ! Well done !

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  34. Love it, fabulous idea- we have 4 children and a worn buggy that we still need to get a few years out of- might have to give this a go!

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  35. Hi, I love these. I do amigurumi but have trouble finding the right yarn to use in this country. What did you use for these covers and your animals?

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