18 October, 2019

Joe's Jacket: the Pengweeno

I finished knitting this jacket over a month ago but then I got sick, then Joe got sick, then I got sick again... finally, we are all well and I managed to convince Joe to let me to take some photos.

This oversized jacket was the perfect scrap yarn stash buster. I really enjoyed hunting through the cupboard for the all yarn that was hidden in the back that never got used. It's a blend of DK weight yarn held double with Fingering weight yarn so it was a great way to blend colours together.
I really enjoyed knitting this as you knit small blocks at a time, so it went really fast. I'm also totally jealous, so I'll now be knitting myself one!

Pattern is this one.
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30 September, 2019

Granny Possum

A fun granny square crochet top made with possum yarn by CraftyRie.
I'm a slacker. I made this top last year and it's been sitting on the shelf waiting for me to give to Laney.  .... it sat there all summer, all autumn & now all winter long and I only just gave it to her and it's spring already.

A fun granny square crochet top made with possum yarn by CraftyRie.
Sigh.
But it's still cold, so she's wearing it!

The yarn has possum in it (the same brand as my poncho) and it's just two large granny squares with extra rows for the back near the neck and for the sleeves.
A fun granny square crochet top made with possum yarn by CraftyRie.
I didn't use a pattern (see it here on Rav) and now I'm trying to decide if this is a style that I'd wear. To be honest, I'd love to say yes, I'd wear it but I've got big boobs and I think the fit would be all wrong.
Would you wear a style like this?
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24 September, 2019

Ombre crochet blanket

 a gorgeous ombre crochet blanket by CraftyRie
I'm just a little bit in love with the colours of my new completed crochet blanket, it has a minty grey ombre effect.
a gorgeous ombre crochet blanket by CraftyRie
I got the yarn from American Yarns and it's this yarn.  I love the big balls, and I used 6 balls (or skeins, if that's what you want to call them) of the yarn to make this expanding blanket.

a gorgeous ombre crochet blanket by CraftyRie
The blanket starts in one corner and you keep adding rows until you've got the size that you're after.
This blanket fits the single bed nicely and finishes just before the pillow with plenty of room to tuck it in at the sides, it also makes a fab blanket for the couch which is where I've been snuggling up on these chilly nights.
a gorgeous ombre crochet blanket by CraftyRie
Details:
Yarn used, here.
Pattern via project page here.

Stuff in the bedroom:
Cute unicorn pillow here.
The green elephant is something that I haven't shared with you yet, not sure why though, maybe because I made them & handed them straight to the kids to play with!
Yellow unicorn horse as well!
Fat quarter cushions that I made.
The Tigger cross stitch on the wall is something that I made approx 25 years ago, long before I had kids!
a gorgeous ombre crochet blanket by CraftyRie
What do think of it? Do you like the colours? 
Did I choose a suitable pattern?  What should I make next?
I talked more about the pattern is this previous post as I kept getting asked lots of questions on Instagram, did you read it?

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08 September, 2019

Crochet Love

Over on Instagram, I've been getting asked the same question over & over.. "What is this pattern?"  Well, ok then,  here are the details:
the above crochet blanket is from this pattern and the yarn that I've been using is from American Yarns & it's this yarn.

And if you like crochet projects, then check out some of my previous crochet work.
 fun crochet projects, easy crochet patterns
The prettiest blanket that I've ever made!  
Using this fun pattern (or get it here too) and this gorgeous yarn range.
 fun crochet projects, easy crochet patterns
This fun cushion, using this pattern and this yarn
Also,  if you like discounts, use the code: CraftyRie to get 20% off any of their patterns!

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This super cute unicorn market bag that folds out to a large shopping bag, 
then folds up into the cute unicorn head - my daughter loves this & 
stole it for herself! Grab the pattern here.
fun crochet projects, easy crochet patterns
This gorgeous blanket, using just over-sized granny squares.  

fun crochet projects, easy crochet patterns 


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This was supposed to be an Icecream van but my son loves pies, 
so I turned it into a Pie Truck!  Pattern here, blog post here.

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An adorable cute Alley Cat toy for my son using this pattern.
fun crochet projects, easy crochet patterns
This was supposed to be something very different but I changed my mind whilst making it!  
This was the original pattern that I was working from.

And there are so many more projects, too many to display them all but here's some direct blog post links:
~ Mr Cactus
LoveCrafts~ Itty bitty baby & bassinet
~ Woofy kid bag
~ Denim crochet dress 
~ the fun Mr Ted & his cardigan
~ Spring Squares Bag
~ Hygge wrap
~ Carrot Boy
~ Gorgeous trivet 
...and so much more!
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13 August, 2019

Fat Quarter Cushions

We decided to have a dvd watching party at home but realised that we didn't have enough seats for everyone. So we decided on cushions and we were about to pop into the car to head to the shops to buy some when I remembered that I had a bunch of cushion inserts in the cupboard.  

It turns out, that the cushion inserts were the perfect size/fit for a fat quarter!  So we dug thru the zipper box and found lots of long zips and then sat down with my super big pile of fat quarters.
  
It was tough choosing fabric for the cushions, I kept saying "no, it's too pretty" ... but then we realised that a cushion was the perfect place to display those "too pretty" pieces of fabric.
   
It turns out most of my "too pretty to use fabric" (was from here) and I'd been keeping them for the perfect project but it had just never came along ...until now!
 
To make the cushions I just sewed the zipper along (what I deemed to be) the bottom edge, then sewed up the the other three sides and inserted the cushion insert. I didn't even use my scissors as I didn't trim the selvedges off the cushions or trim the zipper tape as I just tucked the excess inside.
It was such an easy project and the perfect stash buster. I think we'll make some more next time I see cushion inserts on sale!
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