Monday, 27 January 2014

Crochet present birthday cards


Ive been making these for years but this is the first time ive crocheted them, normally theyre knitted. Crochet us so much quicker so i think i love these even more than the originals! Ive run out of people to give them too as theyve all already had one for a previous birthday!

 Now for sale in my etsy shop :) 

Friday, 24 January 2014

Multicoloured crochet taxidermy rhino

My latest bit of crochet taxidermy. This was a present for my sister's birthday but to be honest he nearly didnt make it in the post to Australia as i wanted to keep him for myself! 
If you want to make your own the pattern is for sale in my etsy shop

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Homemade bread

Yummy yummy homemade loaf :) just a plain white loaf, nothing fancy, simple is always best!

Monday, 20 January 2014

Date stamped wrapping paper



I thought id make some date stamped wrapping paper for Christmas this year but the idea would work for any celebration. I just stamped 25 Dec 2013 in star clusters all over some brown paper. It was so easy and looked pretty good, the gold was my favourite :)

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Strip fabric baby quilts

Some more baby blankets made from strips of different fabric and backed with super soft minky. Not sure if im going to sell them in my etsy shop or not, theyre not my usual cute fabrics so not sure they go with the rest of the stock... to be decided!

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Christmas jumper trio


My sister was back from Australia for Christmas so i made a trio of jumpers for her, lovely BM and i too wear! Arent they cute!! I had to be the bum unfortunately, my sister was the middle (she had to stick near us as her jumper was pretty boring on its own!!) and lovely BM was the head as hes the tallest by far. Everyone cracked up when they saw us :)

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Crochet and Knitted Cactii



These are the knitted and crocheted cactii made for my future mother in law in their gold leafed pots. Inspired by sewing barefoot's cactii. I'm going to be making more of these i feel!

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Celebration steak!

Lovely BM and i went to the amazing steak restaurant Hawksmoor Seven Dials to celebrate our engagement - check out the carnivore dream that lovely BM ordered!!

Friday, 10 January 2014

Crochet play food

These still make me laugh everything I look at them, especially that slice of bread! Crochet food just tickles me for some reason!
Anyway my cute niece has a little play kitchen and loads of food so I thought id add some more to the pile, but crocheted!
The bread, the carrot and the orange patterns are from pierrot yarns.
The egg pattern is from monstercrochet
The ice cream pattern is from bruised weasel

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Gold leaf terracotta pots

I made my future mother in law some little knitted cactii (pics coming soon) and they needed some gorgeous pots to go in. So i bought some mini terracotta pots from ebay and glammed them up with some rustic gold leaf. I love the effect :)

Monday, 6 January 2014

Jumper sleeve slippers

Another Christmas present make! These used to be jumper arms and now theyre slippers for my sister!! Arent they cosy looking :)



Saturday, 4 January 2014

Felt Pizza

This is one of the presents i made for my little niece Chloe for Christmas - a felt pizza making kit! She loved it as well :)

Friday, 3 January 2014

Happy 2014!

Happy 2014 everyone! A bit late i know, and ive not blogged for weeks, but with the holidays, family health problems, work stress for both me and lovely BM, i just couldnt find the time or the motivation to blog unfortunately :( But one huge ray of sunshine recently is that lovely BM and i got engaged (woohooo!!), a lovely end to a not always lovely 2013. Here's hoping 2014 continues in such a positive way :)