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....


mail for sticker lovers.
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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!




30 November, 2017

To Laney With Love

A cute jumper that I just finished knitting for Laney.
I'm hoping to give it to her for Christmas but it'll be mid-summer then, not really the best time to give a woollen jumper to a kid!

The pattern was just so super cute, one of those impulse buys because when I saw it, I just had to have it!
I also used my current fave yarn (here...) in colours Cotton Candy, Daffodil & Aran (the white).

Wool Yarn from Knit Picks
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28 November, 2017

The Maija Tote

My latest project is this quick sew resulting in a really pretty bag.

27 November, 2017

The Ahh-mazing Emma Top!

I've just finished this amazing top for Laney and yes, once again I'm feeling pretty chuffed with myself! 

22 November, 2017

Itty bitty folding bowls/pouches

I made these recently as a "oops, forget a birthday" quick sew!
They are a super quick gift idea, fill them full of lollies or even a gift card!  If you remember, I made a super enlarged version of this last year & filled it with Shopkins for Joe! 

Also.. note how there is a 3rd one in the photo that isn't finished, well this is a case of bad zipper buying. Note to self, buy only quality zippers from a reliable buyer and always, always test the zipper before sewing them to your project!

Pattern here....
Want quality zips so you don't make the mistake as I did? Then shop here, they are always good & fast shipping too!  

Fat Quarter Shop's Notion of the Month Sale

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17 November, 2017

I made a Duo Wallet!

I treated myself to a new wallet, one that I made myself.

13 November, 2017

Denim Blue Crochet Dress

A quick blog post to show & tell a cute dress that I made for Laney.  It's made with super warm 10ply wool, perfect for our Tasmanian weather!
Crochet pattern here....  although, I didn't add the sleeves instead, I made it longer so it'll be worn for a couple of years before she grows out of it.

Wool Yarn from Knit Picks

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12 November, 2017

Crafty Christmas Gift Ideas

Oh my gosh, have you looked at the calendar lately?  Christmas is so squeaking close, so you'd best keep reading and check out some of these fun gift ideas for the crafty people in your life.




Stitch Markers
by NeedleClickEtc


Monster Purses
by WoollyMammothDesign

Colour Wheel Mirror
by PaperPatternSilk

Cord Organizer
by JewelryLeather 







Ugly Duckling Necklace

Felt Mouse

Hedgehog Pincushion
by Lolka 

Sock Yarn 




Hare Lampshade
by CeridwenDesign 

Pelican Joe
by AndreaVida 

Linen Apron
by notPerfectLinen

Ombre Wallhanging
by UntoldImprint







Pol the bear

Wooden dolls house
by MilkyWood 

Wooden Storage Box
by Grimme 

Bee Flower cushion
by Plantillo 

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09 November, 2017

Two Rectangles Skirt

A very easy skirt pattern - just 2 rectangles and she won't stop wearing it! 

07 November, 2017

Mr Ted for a special 1st birthday

A very cute ted for a special birthday.

30 October, 2017

Spring Squares Bag ......& a 'recipe' on how to make one for yourself.

I'm pretty chuffed with my latest project, a Spring Squares Bag that I'll use for carrying my crochet or knitting projects when I head off to my crafty groups. 

24 October, 2017

Top and Bottom


Well, would you lookie here ... I've actually gone and sewn myself an outfit!

16 October, 2017

Handy Fold-up Pouch

A very quick, easy project perfect for scrap busting!

14 September, 2017

Where to buy knit, jersey & stretch fabric in Australia


Stretchy fabric perfect for trousers, tops, dresses and even undies but where do you buy it in Australia? 
Ahh, I've solved that problem for you and listed below are stores stocking stretchy/knit fabric.

07 September, 2017

Oh look, a bear jumper!

I fell in love with this pattern the first time I saw it and when I knitted it up, the kids loved it too and I've been toying with the idea of grading it up to an adult size of me or for my hubby!

04 September, 2017

Yarn lovey stuff and something a little bit, well, icky.

It's just finished a long cold, dreary winter here in Australia, so I thought I'd do a quick yarnie catch-up before we fall into a fun-filled spring!

24 August, 2017

slim pencil case

A quick sew, scrap busting project for keeping bits & bobs in my knitting bag.

21 August, 2017

Knitting backpack


A new backpack sewn up just for me instead of for the kiddies, this one is going to be for my knitting or crochet projects.

07 August, 2017

A Quiet Play book

A fun sewing project straight from my sewing machine, a book for 'quiet time' to give me a few moments of peace every now and then!