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Not long left now,  time for a treat….

A little elf has decided to bring a little treat for anyone wanting to buy something from my Etsy shop, enter the code XMAS2016 at checkout to receive 20% off your order. Valid until 31st December 2016. For anyone wanting to make a cute little elf for themselves, I found the pattern over on Pinterest… Continue reading Not long left now,  time for a treat….

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Etsy….

After a long time of deliberating over it I have finally decided to get an Etsy shop put together. I've always been too nervous in the past but I thought it was time to just go for it - Scary times! And quite fittingly my first listings are some very spooky crochet Halloween eyeballs, and… Continue reading Etsy….

Sewing, Uncategorized

A drawstring playmat – Perfect for reducing any standing on stray toy incidents and ideal for quick tidying up 

I completed this drawstring Playmat tutorial for The Craft Cotton Company using their lovely balloon fabric. I have seen these about for a while and thought they were a brilliant idea, they make tidying up all those little tiny toy pieces that manage to get everywhere so much easier and anything that reduces the risk… Continue reading A drawstring playmat – Perfect for reducing any standing on stray toy incidents and ideal for quick tidying up 

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Another animal hat completed, a tiger this time. It’s going to be like a zoo in here soon with all these hat animals!

After completing the leopard hat I had a lot of yellowy wool left over so decided to use it to make the tiger from Vanessa Mooncie's Crocheted Animal Hats. I love the hats in this book, I think making them is a bit addictive! Unlike the leopard hat where the spot detail was added in… Continue reading Another animal hat completed, a tiger this time. It’s going to be like a zoo in here soon with all these hat animals!

Patchwork, Quilting, Uncategorized

I have been so busy with all my other makes I forgot about my mass of Christmas gift quilts I need to make! After a slight panic the first is finished – only 3 more to go! 

 I decided early on in the year that I would make quilts this year for Christmas gifts, by deciding early on I knew I would have plenty of time to get them made. Unfortunately I have been so busy with other makes I completely lost track of time and forgot about getting started on these… Continue reading I have been so busy with all my other makes I forgot about my mass of Christmas gift quilts I need to make! After a slight panic the first is finished – only 3 more to go! 

Crochet, Uncategorized

Following in the leaps of the frog hat, sneaking in is a very cute leopard one

I really enjoyed making my frog hat from Vanessa Mooncie's crocheted animal hats book and wanted to make a few more as Christmas gifts for friends. I managed to find a little time Inbetween some quilts I am making (and that are starting to take over!) to make a leopard one - this took me… Continue reading Following in the leaps of the frog hat, sneaking in is a very cute leopard one

Craft, Uncategorized

Jumping in just in time for the colder weather is a frog woolly hat!

Im glad I have managed to get some time to get this frog hat made, the colder weather is starting to creep in and it won't be long before I will be needing a hat to keep the chill at bay!  I saw this frog in Vanessa Mooncie's book Crocheted animal hats and it stood… Continue reading Jumping in just in time for the colder weather is a frog woolly hat!

Crochet, Uncategorized

100 granny squares later and it’s finally finished – the grannies have successfully morphed into a pixelated Minecraft creeper blanket 

I have been plodding along making granny squares for what seems like an age now - it's my fault it's taken me so long really though because I have only been making the squares in the few spare moments I have had between other craft projects. Also I got so carried away making granny squares… Continue reading 100 granny squares later and it’s finally finished – the grannies have successfully morphed into a pixelated Minecraft creeper blanket 

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Cackle cackle cackle ….. it’s time for some witches hats

Halloween wouldn't be complete without some cackling witches lurking about, so I thought of doing these witches hat decorations, it should keep people on their toes - you never know when the witch might come cackling back to get it! You could do these as big or as small as you wanted, I opted to… Continue reading Cackle cackle cackle ….. it’s time for some witches hats

Crochet, Uncategorized

Flapping in to join the spiders is Benjamin the crochet Halloween bat! 

I'm continuing on my Halloween item making spree with Benjamin the crochet bat. I already have one bat I made a few months ago from Edwards Menagerie but wanted a few more for my Halloween decorations. I didn't want these to look as realistic as the menagerie one so decided on doing a overly large… Continue reading Flapping in to join the spiders is Benjamin the crochet Halloween bat!