I know a little one who absolutely adores goldfish crackers - I am an big fan of them too and had the idea to make a crochet goldfish cracker, but rather than just a stuffed toy I decided to make a goldfish cracker that would hold smaller goldfish crackers, perfect for a little one to… Continue reading Cracking up a crochet goldfish
In the July 2014 docrafts goody bag as well as the botanicals range I used previously were also some other items from the docrafts Papermania Capsule collection wild rose and Tilly Daydream range. From these I used;- Capsule Collection 12"x12" paper pack in wild rose - Capsule Collection big bloomers in wild rose- Capsule Collection polka dot… Continue reading Flying gracefully into the made box are some pink and pretty butterfly cards
I've seen a lot crochet storage baskets recently, and knew one would be perfect for my mum for Mother's Day to keep all her spare wool in (I think she has even more than me!). I came across a fox basket on Pinterest (https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/247275835764293017/) and thought it looked really good, and I decided I needed… Continue reading Another make is taking flight from its cosy (over full) basket, completed using the largest pattern I have created myself to date! Swooping out we have Owen the owl storage basket!
It's a busy time of year for me again at the moment for making gifts, first there is Mother's Day, closely followed by Easter both of which I have a number of projects to make for! Not that I am complaining about having things to make - I love making gifts, my main concern is… Continue reading Projects everywhere! It’s getting a bit busy in this craft basket, I need to get a bigger one (any excuse), luckily one project is flying the nest!
When I saw the pattern for these dinosaurs in a craft shop I just had to make them - I know a little one who absolutley loves dinosaurs so knew they would be perfect! The pattern was a DMC amigurumi pattern (number 14889L/2) And I used DMC Natura Just Cotton in Prussian N64 (bright blue)… Continue reading Last project for Christmas finished and with perfect timing! Introducing 2 cute crochet dinosaurs!
I have wanted a doorstop for my hall for a while and had not found the time to find a pattern I liked or get round to making it. Luckily, this weekend I managed to find some time to do one, so I set about looking for a pattern and came across one for a… Continue reading Squeak Squeak…
One of my friend’s little ones absolutely loves frogs (especially the five little speckled frog song) and as soon as I saw this pattern I knew I had to make it for him. This pattern was again from ‘Crocheted Wild Animals’ by Vanessa Mooncie. I used two different shades of green to achieve a good… Continue reading Ribbit, ribbit…
During the summer holidays we visited a zoo with some family and during the visit one of the youngsters in our group got to do something they had wanted to do for a long time… hold a real live snake! They were over the moon with this so I had the idea to make them… Continue reading A loooong Snake make… that could have been much longer!
I love making crochet cuddly toys and therefore have no complaints in having plenty to complete this year! My first animal make for Christmas was a chameleon, and not just any chameleon… a reversible one! This pattern I found in Crocheted Wild Animals by Vanessa Mooncie. I really like this book - it has very… Continue reading Animals, animals everywhere… where to start?