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.
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This gorgeous blanket, using just over-sized granny squares.  

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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.
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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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08 August, 2019

Fabric scrap patch bag

 a fun quirky bag made from the rubbish fabric scraps that you'd normally throw away!
When your 5yo daughter is majorly jealous of her big brother when he uses his sewing machine, you need a fabric project for her to do.

a fun quirky bag made from the rubbish fabric scraps that you'd normally throw away!
I gave her all my fabric 'trash', the small bits that would normally get thrown in the bin. I also gave her a rectangle of backing fabric (it was a piece that had been in my cupboard for 20yrs!) and I also gave her a glue stick.
a fun quirky bag made from the rubbish fabric scraps that you'd normally throw away!
She happily glued all the pieces on until they looked 'pretty' and then she sat on my lap and we used the zigzag stitch to sew the pieces on.  We sewed long straight crooked lines until the majority was stitched down. We then switched to pretty coloured threads and used lots of stitches types to jazz it up.
a fun quirky bag made from the rubbish fabric scraps that you'd normally throw away!
I then trimmed, hemmed and made a quick tote bag and sewed them on as pockets.
a fun quirky bag made from the rubbish fabric scraps that you'd normally throw away!

I think the bag looks awesome as does all the shop assistants that see it!  Even Grandma was impressed and when she first saw it, she went home and immediately tried it and made herself heaps of blocks!

Go on try it too, it's heaps of fun!

If you want some more inspiration, then check out this class & this class as I watched them both and it kind of 'set me free' with quilty inspiration!
a fun quirky bag made from the rubbish fabric scraps that you'd normally throw away! a fun quirky bag made from the rubbish fabric scraps that you'd normally throw away! a fun quirky bag made from the rubbish fabric scraps that you'd normally throw away!
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01 July, 2019

Hello Gnome!


I knitted this gnome for my Mum but I had a hard time parting with him - he's just so cute!

The pattern is this one and it's a great stash buster.  Instead of using the weighted stuffing as the pattern suggested, I use a natural product (this one) and wrapped it in an old kitchen plastic bag so it didn't escape.

Do you think he's a cutie too?  My kids both want one for themselves and maybe I should make myself one but hmm, what colour should I do the body, stripey perhaps?

26 June, 2019

Kiwime mitts

Great as a stash busting project, a quick easy knit, I knit these last summer ready for this winter!
Grab the pattern here.
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19 June, 2019

Poncho love

I knitted this poncho last year but I'd been waiting for the cold weather to wear it.
It's now winter and brr, this poncho is coming in handy for those chilly days!
Pattern is this one.
Yarn is this one and it contains possum ...it's so freaking soft, I can't believe I waited this long to try possum yarn!  Have you ever knit, used or seen possum yarn?
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