Needle Craft

Stripy Giraffe Crochet Toy

Stripy Giraffe Crochet Toy

I love this little chap, he’s fun to make and cute to boot.  I made three of these last year as gifts for babies. Becasue of this they are sewed together very securely but other than that I followed Emma Dents pattern.  The pattern is […]

Rust Coloured Autumn Jumper

Rust Coloured Autumn Jumper

 This was my second attempt at a jumper after knitting Owls by Kate Davis, her designs are gorgeous and I’m sure I’ll knit more in the future.  It’s knitted in the same way, from the top down on circular needles.  Why do I like top […]

Buttons & Trim Knitting Bag

Buttons & Trim Knitting Bag

I’ve always got something on the knitting needles, more often than not a few things so I wanted a nice big bag to keep them all in.  Everything used to make this bag was in my ‘stash’, really it was a good excuse to play […]

Happypotamus – Heidi Bears Hippo

Happypotamus – Heidi Bears Hippo

  Happypotamus was such a great project and Heidi Bears designs and patterns are just beautiful.  The instructions you get when you purchase the pattern are just brilliant, so detailed with written instructions and lots and lots of pictures to make it even clearer. I […]

How to recycle a jumper

How to recycle a jumper

Recycling Wool I was searching on-line for recycled yarns as in yarn made from recycled material.  I found Sirdars Simply  recycled DK and Aran but it seems to be discontinued and not many places have any of the nice colours left so I went back […]

Embroidered Napkins – Wild Flowers & Butterflies

Embroidered Napkins – Wild Flowers & Butterflies

I’ve always been very good at starting things and not finishing them for a VERY long time.  I’m sure I’ll share a few things on here which fit into this category, my worst I think is a quilt that I started when I was 14 […]

Pretty Pink Crochet Bear

Pretty Pink Crochet Bear

Heidi Bears patterns are quite simply brilliant!!  I started by making her Happypotamus pattern and now I’m hooked!  Her PDF patterns are nothing short of brilliant.  Every single element is explained clearly and illustrated with photo’s showing the construction from all angles as well as […]

Crochet Owl Key Ring

Crochet Owl Key Ring

These little chaps are so cute and make such lovely gifts.  They are fairly easy to make using basic crochet stitcthes and the FREE pattern by the ‘Yarn Artists’ is excellent and well illustrated. You need very few materials to make this crochet owl key […]