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
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
A couple of weeks ago I started a new cross stitch project, a house warming present for a friend. Emily is a school librarian and we both share a love of all things bookish, so I took this opportunity to create a cross stitch using a well known saying. I had a hunt on Etsy … More A modern bookish cross stitch
It’s been a little while since I’ve done a blog post so I thought I’d update you on what’s been going on. This summer was strange, it rained a lot and was generally quite miserable. So now it’s September and we’re embracing autumn (my favourite season). We played board games, spent time together as a … More What I’ve been up to.
A couple of weeks ago I was a winner of an online competition run by Bluebird Fabrics to win a fat quarter of Riley Blake Mod Tod print fabric. I thought that this fabric would be perfect to make a doll carrier that I had recently spied on Pinterest. The tutorial is featured on Ginger Snap … More Toddler Baby Doll Carrier
This week I made another plimsoll shoe bag, this time for my nephew Jonah. I used some lovely star print Riley Blake fabric I received from Plush Addict for a recent review post. I made the bag using the tutorial here as a guide. The addition I made was to applique the letter J onto the … More Make it Monday: Appliqued shoe bag.
Another Monday and after a couple of weeks of sore hands (due to my scalpel injury and eczema) I’ve finally been able to do some sewing! This weeks tutorial is for a fabric mouse which can either be used for a cat toy or for a pin cushion. Using some materials I had in my … More Make it Monday: Fabric mouse pincushion tutorial
Another week has passed and the weather here has been glorious, it’s been 22’C most days and we’ve had many picnics in the garden. Last night after the girls were put to bed I decided to make Elsie another dress using some lovely Cath Kidston fabric I’d bought back in February. Elsie loves animals so … More A doggy dress tutorial
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
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