15 January, 2018

Hanging Pretty

Just a super quick show & tell of a crochet coat hanger that I made recently from scrap yarn. I think it turned out super pretty and the extra pompom was for the wrapping paper.
Gifted and loved, awesome.

09 January, 2018

How to add WATERMARKS to your photos

The question on every blogger or social media user is "how do I add a watermark to my photo?"
Well, here is the easy 1, 2, 3 step guide to doing so!

05 January, 2018

Ok, wow .. it was a crafty year!

As we have now said good bye to 2017,  I thought I'd do a quick recap on the stuff that I had made ...what I wasn't expecting was the amount of stuff that I had made!  I found photos of stuff that I'd make and had totally slipped my mind!  So to review it all, I've divided it up into groups: Bags, Yarn stuff & (other) sewing stuff.   

28 December, 2017

Out of my comfort zone


I just finished this (very big) knit, a boxy oversized jumper for me ... and I LOVE it!

I first fell in love with the colour of this yarn, when I knitted a jumper for Joe (this one) and totally wanted it for me, even if it is the middle of summer here in Australia!

I haven't knit myself a jumper in over 30 years, the last jumper I made for myself was out of handspun wool when I was still in High school!

I am now casting my eyes over more yarn to make myself some more of these! 
I'm thinking this cotton/acrylic blend so I could actually wear it in summer but can't decide between the Vermilion or Dahlia colourways.  There is also this super gorgeous alpaca/wool blend, just imagine how snuggly it would be!


Pattern details here.....


Wool Yarn from Knit Picks
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22 December, 2017

Quick make: skirt & headband

When you have a 4yo daughter who loves yellow and pink, what better choice was there for than this gorgeous fabric! The skirt was so easy to make and the headband was just as easy, hence the two headbands!
I have my fingers crossed that the designer makes an adult size of these headbands because I'm itching to stash dive and make me a bunch!

The skirt pattern is the Daniella, found here and whilst you're there grab the woven headband pattern and whip up some of these as quick Christmas gifts!


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21 December, 2017

The Perfect Teachers Gift

It's last day of school here today, so that means the last couple of days had me scratching my head trying to figure out the perfect gift. I settled on making this stylish pouch with a divider inside.

15 December, 2017

Sewing Machine Ornaments

I just finished making the cutest felt sewing machine ornaments.  I managed to glue felt to my fingers numerous times but hey, I think the end result was worth it, don't you?!  

08 December, 2017

Triple Pouch = Triple LOVE pouch!!

I'm totally in love with my latest sewing project. 

06 December, 2017

Woofy the Dog Bag.

I'd like to introduce you to Woofy the super cute crochet dog bag!
Crochet pattern here...
Soft squishy nose from here...
I'm thinking of making another with this yarn....


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03 December, 2017

Crafty Swaps!

Are you looking for a handmade gift but don't actually want to buy anything? Well, I've got the perfect solution for you - a crafty trade! 

How to swap/trade:

Look through the items (photos) and when you see something awesome that you'd love then email me at CraftyRieATgmailDOTcom OR pm me on Fb (here:https://www.facebook.com/CraftyRie)  OR leave a comment here on my blog. 


I'll look through all the offers and choose the best ones that I want! 


What to offer for swap/trade:
Anything! Check through your stash, what have you got that you don't want anymore that you think would make a good trade. I love fabric, pre-cuts, yardage - cotton or knit/jersey. I love yarn. I want to start Project Life but don't have anything for that. 


If you're not crafty but would love to still trade then I'm always hungry for vintage cotton floral sheets (not flannelette) or pillowcases too. 


Vouchers for places like Spotlight, Etsy are good too (but don't purchase them until the swap has been agreed too).


But more importantly, if in doubt, talk to me!!

All items will be posted to you in a red Aus Post satchel with tracking and that's how you'll be sending me your trade/swap too. You must provide the tracking details to me asap & I'll do likewise for your parcel too.

Australia Wide swap only.

I will be adding things to this swap album as I gather them together!