28 December, 2013

A trivet!

A last minute gift idea was to make a teapot trivet. I LOVE it!, It came out bright & happy & was so easy to make!

13 December, 2013

On the go: a girlie dress

I had a bright idea to knit baby Laney a dress, the only problem is that the pattern comes in one size 0-3months & she just turned 3 months old this week! Luckily, she is small for her size (currently in 0000) & I actually chose a size larger knitting needles so hopefully all will be ok.

08 December, 2013

A thankyou mandela

Back in June I won a baby quilt, I was totally blown away with it & felt guilty that my emailed thankyou just wasn't enough.  After my baby was born, one night as I watched her sleep tucked up in that quilt I just new I had to make the quilter a proper present to express my gratitude.

04 December, 2013

Eeks, I need your help!

add a cherry pink
I started a project, a crocheted cardigan for my baby girl - I was a good girl,  read the pattern, found the yarn, hooks and started the pattern.
Until, I discovered, I read the pattern wrong. Well not the pattern, I guess you'd say I read the ingredients wrong!

03 December, 2013

Free Pattern: Easy Peasy Crochet Balls or Baubles

These crochet balls/baubles are a quick easy project & once you have made the first one, you will be able to whip them up easily within 30 minutes. The hardest part is holding the stuffing down whilst you work the last row!

 You can stuff them with anything, toy stuffing, wool, fabric scraps & even lavender.

Work some up in bright playful colours for the kids or festive colours & string together for a Christmas wreath or use thick cotton yarn to make some & sew together flat to make a trivet or pot holder.
Use any thickness of yarn (the picture shows thin crochet cotton) and use a suitable hook.
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To make the balls/baubles: 
dc=treble      dc2tog=double crochet two together to decrease

~ chain 4 & slip stitch together to form a loop
~ 3ch (counts as first dc), 11dc, slip stitch to the top of the 3ch
~ 2dc in every space, slip stitch to the top of the first dc
~ (1 dc, 2dc) around the row, slip stitch to the top of the first dc
~ dc in every stitch around the row, slip stitch to the top of the first dc
~ (dc, dc2tog) around the row, slip stitch to the top of the first dc
~ dc2tog around the row, slip stitch to the top of the first dc
~ stuff the ball
~ (dc6tog)twice, and darn in the ends or chain a loop to the top.
Note: if on the last row (dc6tog)twice you have more than 12 stitches, just dc7together or dc8togther twice for the same effect.

02 December, 2013

Woolly love

I really want to show you some woolly love right now.
Check out my latest purchases and yes, before you ask, they have all been 'allocated' a project! (well, almost all!)