Patterns · Sewing

Something a little random (but very cute) a couple of camels!

After making some teddy camels a little while back I had the idea of making some more but this time rather than just a singular teddy I would make one camel which a couple of little camels could fit in. I used fabric from the Moroccan Bazzar range by The Craft Cotton Company. For these… Continue reading Something a little random (but very cute) a couple of camels!

Patterns · Sewing

Camel soft toy tutorial – don’t think it’s possible to have too many camels!

Following on from my camel bunting I also made some soft toy camels! On these I used buttons for the eyes and also made a tail out of the same fabric rather than use embroidery thread/ribbon. I couldn't decide which way round to do the legs so opted to do them different ways on each… Continue reading Camel soft toy tutorial – don’t think it’s possible to have too many camels!

Craft · Crochet

I know I promised a non animal make but that project has hit a bit of a snag, so while that’s on hold here is a very jazzy and fluffy hedgehog! 

I'm currently working on quite a big crochet project that I have had on my list for a while and have been trying to ignore! Progress has been going well with it, until that is I ran out of wool!! This always seems to happen to me, and even worse there was no more of… Continue reading I know I promised a non animal make but that project has hit a bit of a snag, so while that’s on hold here is a very jazzy and fluffy hedgehog! 

Craft · Patchwork · Sewing · Uncategorized

Another animal make – I know they are really starting to get out of hand now, but I really couldn’t resist these dashingly cute dachshunds! 

I'm slowly starting to make a bit of a dent into my to do list - it maybe only a small dent but it's all progress! The number of animal makes I have completed and have still yet to do is just insane, although finally they are starting to reduce in number and I have… Continue reading Another animal make – I know they are really starting to get out of hand now, but I really couldn’t resist these dashingly cute dachshunds! 

Crochet · Uncategorized

I have a feeling the sea is going to start getting a bit crowded with all these sea makes! Joining Sidney the squid is Oscar the crochet Octopus, designing this pattern was quite a challenge! 

After finishing my squid I have been thinking of some other sea makes to complete, and decided to make an octopus! Similarly to the squid I didn't want it to be too cartoony - which was quite a challenge when doing the pattern, but after a few attempts at getting it right and a lot… Continue reading I have a feeling the sea is going to start getting a bit crowded with all these sea makes! Joining Sidney the squid is Oscar the crochet Octopus, designing this pattern was quite a challenge! 

Craft · Patchwork · Quilting · Sewing

Two patchwork rabbits: I took on a bit of a challenge with these two and by the time I finished then I was hopping along in excitement with them! 

I saw these in Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine issue 12 a while ago and they looked so cute I really wanted to make them. However, I haven't really made much patchwork apart from quilts and a couple of Easter eggs so I wasn't too sure how well I would fair making them, especially as… Continue reading Two patchwork rabbits: I took on a bit of a challenge with these two and by the time I finished then I was hopping along in excitement with them! 

Crochet

I can’t hold it back any longer, there’s going be a bit of a crochet animal take over this week, day 1 and part 1: Elephant

So far I have made the aardvark and alpaca from my recent book purchase of Edwards menagerie, by Kerry Lord. I really love this book, the animals are just so adorable! I have been raring to start some more of these animals but have had to put them on hold whilst finishing off some other… Continue reading I can’t hold it back any longer, there’s going be a bit of a crochet animal take over this week, day 1 and part 1: Elephant

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The pattern has taken me a while but finally it’s time to welcome to the sea Sidney the crochet squid! 

A friend of mines eldest child is completely obsessed with sea creatures and all things marine! So much so in fact they want to be a marine biologist when they are older, I think it would be a pretty cool job to do to be honest! One of their favourite animals which they were telling… Continue reading The pattern has taken me a while but finally it’s time to welcome to the sea Sidney the crochet squid! 

Crochet

Following on from the aardvark, here’s an alpaca! 

After completing the aardvark from the Edwards menagerie book I decided to embark on another name from the book, as previously it took me a while to decide which one to do! After narrowing it down to a few I could do with wool I already had in my stash that I could make them… Continue reading Following on from the aardvark, here’s an alpaca! 

Crochet

From a disaster of running out of wool on one project bringing it to a grinding halt, to a success on another – hurray for Mike Wazowski you have made a bad day good! 

All was going nicely with my bobble jumper from issue 22 from Simply Crochet I mentioned in an earlier post, until I went for another ball of wool and to my horror there were no more left! I was sure I had bought the amount specified in the pattern so was a bit baffled as… Continue reading From a disaster of running out of wool on one project bringing it to a grinding halt, to a success on another – hurray for Mike Wazowski you have made a bad day good!