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Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Retired Pattern

So you may or may not have noticed my absence lately. Looking back I can't believe it's been over a month since my last post. Crazy!

I've decided to go back to school and learn some new skills. Sewing skills that is :).

Yesterday we practiced our hand sewing stitches and I created this airplane for my son.

My hope is alone with crochet patterns I will be able to offer you sewing patterns as well and maybe even a combination of the both. I have a few ideas already but I need the skills to bring them alive.

In the meantime you can find all my current patterns through Ravelry  and I have even made a previously paid pattern FREE.

These straps are designed for prams, strollers, high chairs etc.  Please do not use them on child's car seats as they may alter the fit.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Crochet Dinosaur Blanket

Cotton Yarns from

I finally finished this Crochet Dinosaur Blanket for my nephew. It was so much fun creating all the appliques. I even managed to get some discussions with my children going about the different dinosaurs.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Crochet Ram Horn Beanie (Maenad Beanie)

Knook Baby Value Pack

I loved making this hat for Beanie Fest 2015. It's inspired by the Maenad headdresses. So you could call it a Maenad Beanie.

If you would like to create your own you will need:

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Crochet Batman Hat


It's Super Hero day today at my sons school. Originally he wanted to go as Iron Man but we didn't have time to get a costume together for that.

He already had black clothes and a vampire cape. As you can see we turned the collar down so it looked the part.

The Batman Hat was inspired by this pattern here. I didn't use the pattern for the hat as it is written for a worsted weight (10ply) yarn and I tend to work more in double knit (8ply). It also doesn't have a gauge. So I free handed the hat and used the pattern for the ears.

The only thing I changed on the ears was I increased the width by 4 stitches. This was to make up for using a smaller yarn.

All in all I think it turned out well. He looked the part along with all the other Batman's at school today.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

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Friday, 8 May 2015

Mothers Day Sale


Craftsy is having a big sale to celebrate Mothers Day this year. No matter what your mum is interested in there is sure to be something here that she will enjoy. Click on the links below to find the perfect gift.

Fiber Arts
Quilting & Sewing
Jewelry & Paper Crafts
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Cake Decorating & Cooking
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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

How to Train Your Dragon Party Idea's


This party was so fun to put together. It's the most detailed party I have hosted and believe it or not it was the most relaxing. I think it's because it was organised in advance.

I have put together posts about each part on my other blog. Click on the photo's below to be taken to the posts.

Enjoy :)