Sneak peek – more knitting

I’ve been really busy with work recently, so not as much crafting as I would like. Anyway, I’m starting to knit a scarf for my son, my own pattern.

Two more last minute cowls

I made two more Last Minute Cowls this week, one for me (the grey one) and the other for a friend of my daughter’s. I particularly like the colour combination I used for the one for S’s friend, it’s the most contrasting combination I’ve used yet and the two colours reminded me of white chocolate…

Party Panda

This was meant to be a Christmas present but it was a last minute craft and disaster struck even more last minute because when I washed off the Sulky Solvy on Christmas Eve, the black embroidery floss ran! Luckily though, a trip around the washing machine with a colour catcher and a scoop of stain…

Christmas crafted gifts

I was crafting gifts right up to the last minute this Christmas Eve, finishing the blanket, a rainbow version of Wool and the Gang’s Good Times Blanket. I also ‘finished’ two embroideries as gifts that evening, I say ‘finished’ as one of them the colour ran 😱 when I washed off the Sulky Solvy so…

Sneak peek – almost there

(Early morning knitting in my pyjamas) I’m almost there with blanket 3, I’m knitting the last stripe and I should get it done in time to wrap up, Christmas Eve. I set myself a target at the beginning of the week of half a stripe a day (each stripe is around 40 rows, with 120…

Embroidered patchwork cushion

My final tutorial for 20 Embroidered Flowers is a patchwork cushion using two repeating patterns that you can find in the ebook; Camassia and Elderflower (I altered the elderflower pattern for this slightly, changing the suggested white to black). The cushion pad that I used for this 50cm x 30cm, each patchwork square (not including…

Dragon Hot Water Bottle Tutorial and Free Pattern

A hot water bottle cover I made for my dad years ago, is finally wearing thin, so he asked for a new one for Christmas. Whenever I think of crafts for my dad, I think of dragons, as he lives in Wales and well dragons breath fire – hot water bottles, kinda loosely connected. I…

Meet Me Under The Mistletoe

I couldn’t resist doing Dropcloth’s Christmas pattern (sorry, no link, Rebecca’s shop is currently closed as she’s on maternity leave). Yes, I used to work as a biologist and yes, I did just embroider mistletoe berries red 😳.