What an amazing Crochet ride I've been on so far. My nimble fingers haven't stopped for a second. I've made unicorns, teacups, shark and Yoda beanies, laptop sleeves, cosy socks, and I'm sure there's probably more. And now...drum-roll, please... I've crocheted a cuddly John Deere style Tractor toy for my 2 year old Nephew, Louie. … Continue reading Deerey me.
The last few weeks of my crochet journey have been dominated by unicorns, more unicorns...oh! and more unicorns. Don't get me wrong, I've immensely enjoyed making them and trying the different patterns but now I'm seeing nothing but rainbows and need a break. I started with a free pattern from Simply Crochet Magazine Issue 54, … Continue reading Sugar and Spice.
You'll be glad to hear people....the Teacup Pincushion was a huge success. She loved it! Her response was: "Is this so I stop dropping my pins?!"...Busted!! Think I'll make some delicious cupcake ones next to sell at a Craft Fair in the near future (displayed on a cheeky cake stand!) Let me know what you've … Continue reading Tea, Anyone? – Update.
Mother's Day Gift No.2 Complete! This one is actually for my own dear mother - the one that went through 44 hours of labour to bring me kicking and screaming into the world - Thank god the pill failed! Haha. My mum is a wonderfully supportive and encouraging woman with an extraordinary super-power that still … Continue reading Diamond Stitches Are Forever.
Disappointingly there's not much of a story behind this one. Sorry folks. I was trolling Pinterest...(again!) for mother's day gift ideas. My mother-in-law is an annoyingly practical woman which means when it comes to presents, anything considered nice is wasted on her - it's either practical or you'll never see her use it. I swear … Continue reading Tea, Anyone?
Dah-num......Dah-num......Dah-na, Dah-na, Dah-na...DAH-NANA!! Remember the films: JAWS, Deep Blue Sea...Sharknado, perhaps. Well, get out of the water because here comes...SHARK BEANIE!! This crochet project, like its real-life namesake, really did come out of the blue. It was Monday - I was wandering over to Rachel's for an afternoon of coffee and chat when it … Continue reading Shark Attack!
My brother received his birthday socks today and loves them. Here he is wearing them. Haha. Chicken Legs.
Yesterday, I finally finished the cosy socks I've been making for my baby brother's 22nd birthday. To be perfectly honest, as I slipped the parcel into the outbox at the Post Office, I uttered a HUGE sigh of relief. This project was the most frustrating I've come across so far in my crochet journey and … Continue reading Birthday Blues.
Well...interesting story. Thanks for asking. A few weeks ago, I told my friend, Rachel, that I'd decided to take up a new hobby (of course it was crochet because what else is there in life?!). Her response was a variation on the others I'd gotten at first - I'm pretty sure cats were mentioned in … Continue reading How I Became A Jedi Master.
Move over Mad Hatter because here comes someone far more deranged...The Manic Hatter!! See mugshot below for a quick look at this unhinged character: See...crazy!! It's all in the eyes. Ok, so I've been crocheting for around 2 weeks now and loving every minute. When I'm not doing crochet, I'm thinking about crochet. When I … Continue reading The Manic Hatter