One hour basket

I recently made this basket to give to my sister for her birthday. She’s got into crochet (after years of me trying to get her “hooked”) and has been making beautiful little baby blankets for friends. I thought a little project basket would be ideal and had in my head what I would make but … More One hour basket

Bicycle book sleeve

This past week the weather in the UK has been quite bad due to snow and storms. Temperatures have been in the minus all week and on Friday we had a snow day off work/school because of the amber alert conditions (for ice and snow). To make the most of this bonus day off work … More Bicycle book sleeve

Dinosaur cuddly toy

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

A year of crafting

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