21 May, 2012

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10 December, 2011

Nearly Christmas!

I've been so busy over the last few weeks that I've not had a chance to put anything up in here. To make up for that I'm gonna post all the most recent things that I've made :)

 My mum bought herself a Kobo for Christmas (from my dad) and asked me to make her a case to keep it in, in the style of a duvet set she likes - Union Jack duvet set

Then of course I had to follow suit and bought myself a Kindle (which is amazings!) so I made myself a Nyan pop tart cat cover

My baby roller skates have been selling like hot cakes over in my Etsy shop and these lovely brightly coloured ones are just one of the many custom requests

I've finally finished the Nyan cat scarf which I've been working on for about 6 days...so many orders such little time

On Tuesday 6th December we celebrated my housemates 30th birthday by going on a lovely shopping trip to Brighton. Because he complains about having a cold face when he shaves off his beard I made him this rather fetching crocheted beard

I've even had a little play with Photoshop and made myself a little custom listing picture for the Etsy shop, not bad for a photoshop'phobe

So ummmm...yeah I've been pretty busy and although I've had 10 days holiday from work I think I've been busier than what I thought I had. Oh well, best get on with getting myself ready for work tomorrow

06 November, 2011


During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.


1st - 30th November 2011 Moustache season now OPEN - register here
What is Movember?
Movember is the month formerly known as November, where men and women across the globe join together to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues.
In 2010, over 111,825 UK Mo Bros and Mo Sistas got on board, raising £11.7 million. There were some weird and wonderful moustaches grown throughout the month - check out your Mo photos
And this year, Moustache season is about real men growing real moustaches. And talking about real issues. Face grown, hand brushed, crafted with pride.
Register individually or as a team at http://www.movember.com

To celebrate and support Movember I've been making crocheted 'taches on sticks. If there is enough wants/needs I will post up the pattern so you can make your own...or I can make one for you for the tiny sum of £5.

Crocheted 'tache on a stick...for children, women who feel let down by nature or men or can't grow their own.
Comes in light brown, medium brown, dark brown or black

13 October, 2011

Pattern testers needed! Snuggly bear hat

I've finally managed to translate my scribbled notes on pieces of paper into a readable (I hope) pattern thats gonna be my first buyable pattern.

Here is the hat I'm looking for pattern testers for...

The pattern contains intructions to make a hat sized.... 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months and 12 months - 3 years

If you are interested in being a pattern tester please comment on the photo posted here on my Facebook page and the size you would like to make. 

10 October, 2011

Bags, hearts and boobs

I've been crocheting like a mad person over the last couple of days making things for a couple of upcoming craft fairs.

Things are made a million times easier by haing a lovely simple pattern to follow. Such as....
This fantastic pattern by Tangled Happy. The boutique bag is totally gawwwwjus and quick to make. So far I've made three to sell, and have at least 4 more colour combos to make.

I've also been working on making some Christmas tree decorations. I've made a few of these hearts using the pattern by heloisev
These are the ones I've done already. Again such a simple pattern and so so fast to make
I've also been making things to celebrate and support Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Like for example these pink ribbon mug cozies

I've made an album on my Facebook page where by everything in there has 20% off until 31st of October

Ummmm I thinks thats everything for now...I've made so much over the last few days, for the most up to date stuffs check out my Facebook page.... With a Cherry on Top

04 October, 2011

Piratey skulls

I've been working on so many things recently that I completly forgot to finish off my piratey baby booties. I finally managed to put the applique skull and cross bones onto them today and here they are all finished!

They will be available on my Etsy shop (Etsy) within the next week or so and will be in sizes, newborn, 3-6 months 6-9 and 12months.

Here is the pattern for the skull and crossbones applique...

Skull Applique - Free Pattern

You need
3mm crochet hook
White DK yarn
Black DK yarn
Yarn needle

What to do
Row 1: With smaller hook and A, ch 4; sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch; turn (3sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, inc, sc in next sc, inc; turn (5sc)
Rows 3 and 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn. (5sc)
Row 5: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 2 sc, dec (3sc)
Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.
The crossbones are just doubled up long straight stitches with french knots on each ends. Use the black yarn to stitch on the eyes to how you would like them

I've also been working on some Christmas things ready to do a craft fair at the end of November but more on that later!