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….
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….
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
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!
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!
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
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!
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
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
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!