Monday, December 29, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Hi everyone! This is a bit of a nothing post: I just wanted to pop my head in to say that I hope everyone had a very merry christmas and that 2009 is safe, happy and full of plenty of crafting. I've been really busy with preparing gifts (even though I said that I probably wouldn't make any this year!), celebrating with loved ones and hitting the shops for post-christmas sales (no, not clothes shops, craft shops!).

I'll take some photos of everything and show them to you after I've gone and had a lie down :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Beautiful things from Norma W

I really do love all of these things from Norma W. And any would make fabulous Christmas presents.
I really wanted to share some photos of what I've been up to lately but the weather has been so rotten that good pictures have been hard to find. Next post I'll show you my latest projects!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


I completed my first commission!

They took so long to make because I had to figure out the pattern for the medium and small babushkas as I was crocheting them and I kept making mistakes. Also, I was halfway through making the large blue one when I found out that I had been using a crochet hook one size too small. These are the tags that went with them:

Sunday, December 7, 2008

hurrah for craft shopping!

The other day I visited Spotlight the other day and these are the goodies that I picked up:

Grey felt, calico and some gorgeous mushroom fabric,

two balls of Yarn Bee Down to Earth (55% acrylic and 45% cotton)

which I have already started knitting up into a new project,

(more when it is finished),

and some buttons.

Love love love craft shopping :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

enfant terrible

Gaaah! The cuteness! These are all for the littlies from enfant terrible.

No elves, but there's a shoemaker!

Okay, that was a little corney. But I really have been making shoes!

This pair is made from acrylic felt in grey and greyish blue, embroidery thread and pink ribbon.

And this pair is made from blue wool felt, white acrylic felt, embroidery thread and two red buttons.

My mum requested them for a colleague who had not had her baby at the time, but who is now about two months old! Thank the lord I made the larger size. The pattern I used was Heather Bailey's Bitty Booties. This is a great and easy to follow pattern, and I would recommend visiting Heather's blog. It's pretty. Also, if you want to learn how to make yo-yos, she has a great tutorial for you to follow.