Hey everyone. I don’t know what the weather is like with you but we’ve had a heat wave here in Northern Ireland. For the past week we’ve been having temperatures of 26+’C. This morning my girls couldn’t face going outside as they said it was too hot – at 9:30am!!! To try and keep the … More Hot days and craft time
Yesterday I received not one but 2 craft deliveries!!!! The first was contained in this canvas shopping bag (which is a lot bigger than I expected). I totally agree with the slogan ‘Love fabric…hate plastic’ It’s a toddler dress pattern. Since watching the Great British Sewing Bee I wanted to make Elsie a summer dress. I choose this … More An exciting delivery
Last Saturday was my nephew Charlie’s 3rd birthday party. He is mad for dinosaurs and could tell a spinosaurus from a T-rex (I’d never heard of a spinosaurus before he told me showed me one). I remembered that I’d seen a tutorial to make a dinosaur soft toy last September over on the Green dragonfly … More Dinosaur cuddly toy
Last Saturday we had the pleasure of entertaining my nephew Charlie. Charlie will be 3 at the end of the month so he’s more like Poppy and Elsie’s brother. We had a play outside and did some colouring in then we decided to have a little craft time. I got inspiration from Laura at Cute as a … More Invasion of the pompoms
As we approach the end of 2012 I thought I’d have a look to see what I actually made this year. There’s a mix of crochet, cross stitch, sewing and button work. 2012 was the year I rediscovered crochet and made some toys using it. Many of these items were gifts for family and friends. … More A year of crafting
Well I finally finished the granny square baby blanket! After weeks of making 25 squares, I then did a final outer round in cream on each square. I know there’s a bit of debate as to which is the best way to join crocheted squares. Personally I think it is much quicker to crochet the … More Granny square baby blanket
Here Sunday night is upon us again and I haven’t really done any craft this week. However yesterday I did take my Mum (who is keen patchworker/quilter) to a local fabric shop that she had no idea existed. Quilters Quest is a real treasure trove of everything patchwork related, the floors right up to the ceilings … More Patchwork and art.
Another week has gone by and another piece of craft has been completed. Today was my niece Leah’s dedication ceremony. We had a lovely day and it was great seeing all the family together again. I thought about what we could get her as a little present and so I decided on a handmade gift … More Sewing!
Hi everyone I hope you’re all enjoying your weekend. My eldest daughter Poppy is starting P1 (or Year 1 depending where you’re from) this week so today I did what every parent in the land must be doing and that’s attach name labels/tags to the school uniform. Since Poppy’s uniform is brand new I had … More Cath Kidston gym bag
I don’t know about you but lately I’ve been crochet mad. I have been hooked on cross stitch (I still love it) but this past couple of months all I seem to be doing is crochet, even my husband has commented on it. I thought I’d design a little picture to illustrate how bad it … More Crochet blocks – Day 2: Old Vienna