Christmas · Sewing

Finally Starting To Make Progress With Christmas Makes! Cross Stitch Treat Pockets Are Finally Ready!

I’ve had a craft bag full of half finished Christmas makes for what seems like forever – it’s been gradually getting fuller over the last few months and I haven’t actually managed to get much finished as I keep starting more presents!

Finally I have managed to get a make finished and ready to be wrapped up for gifting this Christmas. These treat pockets are made with a cross stitch front detail pocket using a pattern from Cross Stitch Crazy Magazine and fabric from The Craft Cotton Company.

Now I need to get cracking on finishing the rest of the things in the craft bag – it’s going to be a close one!

Crochet · Patterns

Time to go on some dragon adventures with a crochet dragon hooded blanket

It’s been a little while but its time for some more hooded blankets to be added to the collection!

First out is a dragon – he’s out first as he was getting a little impatient and I couldn’t risk any flame blowing in my craft bag! Its now time to fly off and have some adventures!

Pattern comes in two different sizes and is available over on my Etsy shop:

Patterns · Sewing

Keeping the summertime feeling going with some summery bird bunting

I received some gorgeous fabric from The Craft Cotton Company which was perfect for making some summery bunting. Instead of doing triangles I made a bird shaped design with some felt and button details – I love being able to mix in different fabrics and accessories on a make.

The tutorial to make these is available over on The Craft Cotton Company blog:

Crochet · Patterns

Watching out for any bugs to catch….some chameleon storage baskets

I’ve been on a bit of a storage basket theme recently but with so many I want to make they have been taking over my WIP’s and I have been trying to get a few more finished. Next out of the crochet pile are these Chameleon storage baskets, I love the eyes and body details on these and they have really made me smile while making them.

The pattern is available over on my Etsy shop:


Time for a crochet pattern sale…..

Summer is starting to come to an end and I have decided that with the prospect of winter approaching it was time for a sale over on my Etsy shop. So from today until the 30th September you can get 30% off all my patterns over on my Etsy shop.

Patterns · Sewing

All Set To Be Flying Happily In The Breeze……Some Kite Bunting

I received some lovely summer ice lolly fabric from The Craft Cotton Company and wanted to make some summery bunting using it, I didn’t want to just do triangular bunting with this so decided to go a bit different and make some kite shaped bunting – perfect for flying happily in the breeze this summer.

The tutorial is available over on their blog:

Crochet · Patterns

Cotton Reusable Face Scrubbies Pattern

I’ve finally got chance to make some reusable face wipes and the added bonus was I had some cotton 4ply already in my stash that I could use for them!

100% cotton 4 ply

4.5 mm hook

Using 2 strands at the same time (either 2 of the same colour or two different colours).

Change to a different colour at the end of round 5 for a different colour on the outer edge.

Bobble stitch:

yo, insert hook, pull up, yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook) yo, insert hook, yo, pull up, yo, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook) yo, insert hook, yo, pull up, yo, pull through 2 loops (4 loops on hook) yo, pull through all loops.

Make a magic ring, ch1, 6sc into ring.

Round 1: 2sc into each sc (12sc).

Round 2: *sc into next sc, sc into row below. Repeat from * around.

Round 3: 2sc into next sc, sc into next stitch. Repeat around (18sc).

Round 4: *sc into next sc, bobble into next stitch. Repeat around.

Round 5: *2sc into next sc, sc into next two stitches. Repeat around (24sc).

Round 6: *(ss, ch1, ss into next sc) ss into next stitch. Repeat from * around.

Fasten off.