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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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!