Saturday, 29 June 2013

Friday, 28 June 2013

DIY crochet jewellery

Last month I started selling my wrap necklace kits at Heartlands. I was pleased to find that they were very popular! 

I'm now listing them in my Etsy shop. It's a slow process as each one is different, but it means every finished necklace is unique too.

I LOVE making these kits up - it means I get to sort through my thread and bead stash - for a reason. I like that.

The kits include a mini-skein of hand-dyed cotton perle thread, assorted coordinating beads, and instructions.

Just add a 2mm or 2.5mm hook, a little time, and get a great piece of jewellery as a result!

If you're looking for a particular colourway let me know, and I'll see if I can make up a custom kit just for you.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013


So happy to have my Perran Yarn included in this fabulous summer treasury!

Saturday, 22 June 2013


Just started my first ever amigurumi crochet project courtesy of Simply Crochet

Both daughters ooh-ing and aah-ing over the sweet little Tako-Yaki teddy duo, so how could I refuse?

Even found the perfect shade of Rowan 4ply Soft lurking in my project bag right next to my chair. It's destiny.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Great British Etsy Craft Party 2013

Oops, it's been a while! So what better way to break radio silence than to show you my contribution to the Great British Etsy Craft Party 2013 which is being held TODAY all over the UK.

I have done some patchwork quilting in my pre-blogging days, and still have a small stash of fabric left. There are some pieces that I just couldn't bear to give away!

For the bunting flags we needed red, white or blue fabric, so here's what I chose. My rotary cutter & mat still work well!
I literally dusted off my trusty Janome sewing machine and sewed up the sides of the 2 flags.

The fabric is a lovely tie-dye design but it has it's own mind when under the machine foot!
All finished, ends trimmed & poked through with a chopstick, as instructed!

I'm leaving them plain as I love the fabric design as it is, and some plain flags are needed anyway.

Now to find out where to send them on to for sewing into bunting!