Get bouncing with your very own crochet Kangaroo tail

As well as being perfect for practicing your Kangaroo bouncing, this crochet Kangaroo tail blanket has a very handy pouch. Perfect for keeping your treasures in while wearing it. 

It can be made to any size – all you need is a waist and leg measurement. The pattern is available over on my Etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/518411896/crochet-kangaroo-tail-blanket-pattern?ref=shop_home_active_1

Time for another hooded blanket, this time a toucan


After making the puffin hooded blanket I decided to do another bird blanket and thought I would do a toucan. 
The pattern is available over on my Etsy shop: 

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/513014996/hooded-toucan-blanket-crochet-pattern

Make your own circus of puffins with this crochet hooded puffin blanket pattern

 

Ive been working on a few more crochet hooded blanket patterns over the last few months and there are bits of different animals and birds gathering up in my craft basket and starting to overflow all over the place!. In an attempt to reduce the crammed conditions in the craft basket I have managed to get a few put together, the first is a very cute puffin.

The pattern is available over on my Etsy shop:   https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/526825227/hooded-puffin-blanket-crochet-pattern

Time for a bit of cross stitch with this very cute elephant pillow 



I came across the cross stitch pattern for this very cute elephant picture in CrossStitcher magazine issue 281 (2014), and I knew it would make the a perfect gift for a friend whose birthday is coming up. I also found some fabric which was an ideal match to make it into a cushion, this fabric is from the Indian Garden range by The Craft Cotton Company, I love the bright colours and bold patterns of this range. 
I love how this cushion has turned out I Think I may need to make one of these for myself…..

Become a crocodile with this crochet crocodile tail blanket pattern

Following on from my dinosaur and dragon tail blankets is a crocodile tail blanket. I love making these tail blankets so it wont be too long until a few more patterns start to come together!

 

 

Pattern is available over on my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/521432651/crochet-crocodile-tail-blanket-pattern

 

 

Time for a couple more cards…

I saw an idea for a Star card a while ago in Crafts Beautiful magazine and have been meaning to make some like this for a while. I came across some docrafts Papermania Mr. Mister card toppers and paper and some docrafts Papermania Denim Blue dome stickers and twine in my stash and knew that it would be perfect for the Star cards.  


I also used some of the docrafts Papermania Mr. Mister paper and card topper with the docrafts Papermania Denim Blue twine and dome stickers to make another card. 

Little bit of a break from animal blankets with a flurry of cards! 


After weeks of working on animal blankets I decided it was time for a little break, and noticing my card box was looking a little bit empty thought it was about time I made some more cards. It’s been quite a while since I made any and it was great to get out all my card making things and have a good look through at what I actually have – I had forgotten about a lot of what was in there! 
The first few lots of cards are made from a docrafts Papermania Tilly Daydreams card set, I’ve had this set for a little while and have made a good number of cards from it already yet there was still loads of bits left for me to use. The Cotton thread detail I used is some Docrafts Papermania Bakers twine in spots and stripes pastels.



I’ve already got my eyes on some docrafts Papermania Mr. Mister card toppers and papers I’ve spotted in my stash for the next lot of cards!  

Make your very own herd with this Fabric elephant tutorial…

This sewing tutorial uses the lovely bright colours of The Craft Cotton Company’s Indian Garden fabric range.  I love the bright bold colours and patterns of this range, they are perfect for summer.

I don’t think it’s possible to make too many of these, and I think this herd will be growing very soon! 

The tutorial is available for free over on The Craft Cotton Company’s blog: 
https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk/free-sewing-tutorials

Paisley Bird pillow tutorial

I completed this sewing tutorial for The Craft Cotton Company using their lovely Paisley Bird fabric range. I love the bright colours and the bird detail of these fabrics, they are sure to brighten up any day. 

The tutorial to make one is available for free over on The Craft Cotton Company Blog:  
https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk/single-post/2017/06/29/Paisley-bird-cushion