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
Today was a manic day for me. After herding the children and husband out of the house to go to church so we’d get there early we managed to get there just as the service was starting (it’s the same every week no matter what time we leave). We then came home and had a … More Babushka doll keyring