Patterns, Sewing

Snapping at the pens – a crocodile pencil roll

I wanted to make a pencil roll as part of a gift, but wanted to make something a little bit different. After a few sketches and quite a few rejected ideas I settled on a crocodile theme (I also had another idea and have a feeling that may pop up on here soon too!). I… Continue reading Snapping at the pens – a crocodile pencil roll

Patterns, Sewing

Swimming out of the craft pile – a fish drawstring bag!

I wanted to make a drawstring bag as a gift, but wanted to make something a little bit different to usual, so while thinking few some ideas I came to think about the possibility of making something ocean themed and from that I came to the decision to make a fish themed drawstring bag. I… Continue reading Swimming out of the craft pile – a fish drawstring bag!

Patterns, Sewing

Halloween pumpkin bunting

Time is flying by and it wont be long until Halloween is here, with that in mind it was time I got cracking and finished off some halloween makes!. I have been needing some new halloween bunting so set about making some Halloween themed bunting. When it comes to Halloween I think a traditional pumpkin… Continue reading Halloween pumpkin bunting

Crochet, Patterns

Crochet fox book buddy

After making my Yoda book buddy I wanted to try something similar but with a slightly different approach, rather than creating a square from rows I decided to use a granny square as the basis for the square. I decided to do a slightly different square pattern from the traditional granny square and changed colour… Continue reading Crochet fox book buddy

Christmas, Patterns, Sewing

Christmas tree bunting

While making some fabric Christmas tree decorations recently (after a ridiculously long break from the previous Christmas tree makes) I suddenly realised that the smaller tree decorations would be perfect to make some bunting with. So with that in mind I got making a few extra Christmas trees so I could attach them to some… Continue reading Christmas tree bunting

Patterns, Sewing

Fabric tree decorations – take two!

Since making my Christmas tree decorations two years ago (how 2 years have gone by since making them is crazy!) I have been meaning to make a few more, but rather than doing them the same as the previous trees I wanted to make them a little smaller so I could use them for tags… Continue reading Fabric tree decorations – take two!

Card making

Time for some card making – when an almost disaster turns out ok!

A few days ago I needed a birthday card, so I went to my box of made cards and suddenly realised in a panic that I didn’t have any birthday cards ready! If it had been a wedding or a new baby card I would have had a number of different ones for the occasion… Continue reading Time for some card making – when an almost disaster turns out ok!

Patterns, Sewing

Appliqué Hexagon Patchwork Cushion Tutorial

Time for some patchwork - it’s been way too long since I did some patchwork so after receiving some fat quarters from The Craft Cotton Company I decided it was about time I did some! I had an idea in mind to do something with hexagon shapes but also wanted to do something a little… Continue reading Appliqué Hexagon Patchwork Cushion Tutorial

Crochet, Patterns

Crochet Yoda Book Buddy

I seem to be on a bit of a bookmark making run at the moment, I started with some folded paper ones and moved on to a fabric one, then while making some crochet squares the other day an idea came to mind - lets try a crochet one!. I've had some green wool on… Continue reading Crochet Yoda Book Buddy

Crochet, Patterns

Crochet Lolly Sunglasses Case

I've gone for a summery themed make for this months free pattern over on Patreon with this lolly sunglasses case. I used Corner to Corner crochet to get the lolly design (love a bit of corner to corner crochet and how the design gradually appears) and added some sprinkles for a little extra detail. The… Continue reading Crochet Lolly Sunglasses Case