29 March, 2020

Crochet Rainbow Love

  A fun, easy to make crochet rainbow to hang in your window to cheer everyone up!
Oh, how I love this crochet rainbow that I just made.
Would you believe that it took under 30 minutes to make!
It took longer to choose the yarn than it did to hook up!
A fun, easy to make crochet rainbow to hang in your window to cheer everyone up!
The pattern is this one. Grab the pattern, it's easy and the results are super stunning,
Yarn is this yarn from my stash, I love the abundance of colours.
A fun, easy to make crochet rainbow to hang in your window to cheer everyone up!
I hung this rainbow up onto my kitchen window as I seem to spend the majority of my day there washing dishes, cooking, meal prep etc.

Next up it a rainbow for each of the kids then I might make a few to scatter around the front of my house to make the neighbours smile.
A fun, easy to make crochet rainbow to hang in your window to cheer everyone up!

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25 March, 2020

Photo Wall

Ok, you seriously need to see the new print that we just popped up on our bedroom wall.
The gorgeous print is from PhotoWall.
We were originally going to put a mural up on the wall but we (as a couple) struggled to agree on something together and also, our bed is weird! As you can tell from the photos, we have a purple ribbed bed, so a lot of stuff that we liked would have required a new bed but we like our bed and I love how the colours in this artwork complement the bed!

I thought I'd also share some of the other designs that I loved, like this greyish mural, the birds & branches would have looked great coming down from the ceiling.
We also loved this crisp clear twig mural, the bright white background and the branch/twig was really look lovely.
We ended up choosing this gorgeous print, it's called Golden Riptide.
We first thought it would make a fab mural over the entire wall but after staring at our bedroom wall for a bit, we decided it would look best as a print. I jumped straight onto the computer with the dimensions in hand and ordered the canvas print of it straight away.
Oh and before I forget, I also need to share with you the other design that really, really, really, really, really, really loved. It was this gorgeous bird one but hubs said no. He wouldn't budge, even though I practically begged him but that's ok as I'm super happy with the artwork that we chose together.

Now, I have a special deal for you. you can get 25% off from the PhotoWall website using the code: craftyrie2021  

Also, I have to tell you that I ordered it & received it four days!  That was super fast! I think it took longer to choose just one print than it did to receive it!

Yes, my bed is purple, hubby made it about 20+ years ago and he actually let me paint it purple!
Yes, I have a ton of books on my bedside table but it's actually less than half of what it normally is cos I knocked it over whilst putting the picture up!
Yes, I made those cushions .. you can check out how easy there were to make in this old blog post.
Yes, I made the granny square blanket, in fact it's about 30 years old!
Yes, the crappy flower artwork on either side of the really nice artwork is made by amateurs (ie me 7 hubs)!

06 March, 2020

New shorts for Joe

Sharing the lastest make, a new pair of shorts for Joe.
Quick to cut, to sew but I can't recommend the pattern as the designer no longer is in business!
So anyway, here he is, my cutie in his new (long) shorts:
Hot tip: I make long shorts rather than trousers as they last for years as he grows, they just get shorter shorts whereas if you sewed trousers then they look funny when he's had a growth spurt!

Fabric is from stash.
Pattern is no longer for sale.
Ha!  Can't really help you out if you like either the pattern or the fabric but hey, life goes on!

   
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05 March, 2020

Unisex Kids Romper

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I just finished sewing this very cute and super easy to make romper.
I totally admit to 'testing' it on the smaller size in older fabric from my stash for Delaney before cutting & sewing one for Joe!
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I wanted to see how easy it was to sew and then to see how it fits.
It was super easy to cut, only three pattern pieces, easier to sew and gosh, it fits really well.

So yep, I'm now off to find some fabric for Joe so he can have one too.
Pattern is this one.

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04 March, 2020

Temperature Blanket 2020

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Hey there!  It's March already, the year is flying by and it's no longer summer! Phew, it feels like I'm still only a few weeks into the new year.

I decided this year to do a Temperature Blanket, have you ever done one?
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I made sure to check the local meteorology site before I started to find out what the most common average temperatures were (for where I live). As those colours/temps would feature most of in the blanket, you need to chose something that you want to see a lot of. So for those two averages, I chose mint green and orange. As you can tell from what I've done so far (last image), that I'll be using those colours a lot!
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The picture above shows the very first week of January and the picture below is the first 18 days of the new year.
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Big thanks to the lovelies over at AmericanYarns.com.au as they were super helpful picking out my colours.

Towards the end of this year, when I will have a bigger blanket, I will putting together a pattern for a Temperature blanket with a guide on choosing colours, how much yarn is needed etc.

If you want to see a more photos of my blanket as it progresses then keep an eye on either my Instagram or Facebook as I share more over there on a daily basis.

Once again, big hugs to AmericanYarns.com.au for the supporting my efforts in my #2020TemperatureBlanket

Big love, Rie.
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08 February, 2020

Hexi Rose & a question for you

A fun, easy to make 3d crochet rose by CraftyRie.com
I just finished crocheting this gorgeous crochet motif, a hexagon with a 3 dimensional rose but my question is .. if I make more, what should I do with the motifs?
A fun, easy to make 3d crochet rose by CraftyRie.com
My son wants me to give him the finished motif that I made so he can sew it into a purse! 
I was thinking of crocheting them into a cushion or maybe a throw blanket but now I'm not sure as the roses are rather big, do you think they'll squash easy & look odd later on?

A fun, easy to make 3d crochet rose by CraftyRie.com
Pattern is this one.  I really like the hexagon on it, it was easy to quickly make.
Gorgeous soft pastel yarn is this cotton.

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07 January, 2020

Australian Bushfire Fundraising Raffle

Australian Bushfires Fundraising Yarn Raffle.
To purchase tickets in this raffle, please click here.

As you are aware, there are major bushfires happening right now.  Australia is burning up from bushfires, the air is thick with smoke, millions of animals are dying and being severely injured, fellow Australians are tragically dying and communities are being destroyed.

I've decided to put a fundraising raffle together of some of my older stock of Yarnotion yarns. I'm hoping to raise $2500 and I will donate all money raised to the CWA NSW branch. I'll be donating the money directly to their Disaster Relief fund. 

Details of the raffle:

You are buying a raffle ticket to win this bundle of yarn, a total of 10 skeins: eight DK & two fingering weights (rrp is $250). There will be 250 tickets available for sale. Please remember, you will NOT receive an actual physical product from this purchase, you will be receiving a virtual raffle ticket into the draw to win this yarn. 

After all the tickets have been sold, I will allocate numbers to every ticket (manually) then I will draw a number using www.random.org The winner will be announced via my blog (CraftyRie.com) and via social media. The winner will be contacted via email from the Etsy purchase listing and I will then arrange for the prize to be mailed to the winner. I will screenshot a copy of the receipt from the donation to the CWA NSW on my blog.

This raffle is only for Australians as to keep postage costs to a minimum.

Thank you for purchasing a ticket in the raffle.


Please share with your friends and lets hope for rain soon.  
Note: if this raffle is a success then I shall put together another couple of bundles and maybe a couple of project bags too.

   
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editing to add:
Winner has been drawn here... 
Receipt of donation below:

16 December, 2019

A Hedgie for Joe

Super cute felt hedgehog with beanie made by CraftyRie.
I made the cutest toy for Joe's birthday. He absolutely loved it and has named him Hedgie.
Super cute felt hedgehog with beanie made by CraftyRie.
He fits into the palm of your hand and is really soft & snuggly.
Super cute felt hedgehog with beanie made by CraftyRie.
The pattern is from this book and it was really easy to make. The only trouble was sourcing the hedgehog fur and I have enough left over for one more hedgie so if you want it - let me know & we can do a trade!
I originally bought the pattern book direct from the designer (here) but it doesn't appear to be for sale there any more so you can get the book on Amazon USA here or Fishpond Australia here.
Super cute felt hedgehog with beanie made by CraftyRie.
The yellow cradle was actually supposed to be a sledge but that's not something that we have/use/see here, so I turned it into a cute little cradle instead.
Super cute felt hedgehog with beanie made by CraftyRie.

The knitted beanie and blanket give it extra cuteness.
Super cute felt hedgehog with beanie made by CraftyRie.


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12 December, 2019

Pin cushion for Joe

A cute zippered pin cushion made from scrap fabric made by CraftyRie.
I just finished sewing this cute little pincushion. I made it for Joe for his upcoming 9th birthday this weekend.
A cute zippered pin cushion made from scrap fabric made by CraftyRie.
The fabric is all scrappy fabric from my stash, the zip, well, I think I used the wrong size but it still worked out ok.
A cute zippered pin cushion made from scrap fabric made by CraftyRie.
It didn't take very long to make, I finished it in a couple of days but I was doing a bit here & there but if you just sat down to make it, you could definitely whip this up in just one day.
A cute zippered pin cushion made from scrap fabric made by CraftyRie.
The cute little birdie thingy inside the pouch is actually a needle threader & thread cutter. You lift the beak up to thread the needle and the cutter is just there on it's back.
A cute zippered pin cushion made from scrap fabric made by CraftyRie.
The pattern is this one. It's a fun, easy to make gift idea and is perfect for scraps.
I'll be making one or two for myself as I think they'll be handy for knitting/crochet stitch markers.
A cute zippered pin cushion made from scrap fabric made by CraftyRie.
I've also bought myself a second pattern from the designer, this one as I thought I could make ones for the kids next year for their new school year/classes.
I really hope Joe loves it, if not, I'll happily steal it off of him!
A cute zippered pin cushion made from scrap fabric made by CraftyRie.

    
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So please help me to keep CraftyRie up and running by clicking on my aff links! Many thanks, Rie