Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Cross stitch for Christmas


Christmas always seems to come too quickly so I'm very pleased to have a little bit of crafting under my belt already.

These two cute cards are again quick cross stitch kits by mouseloft, they come both as kits or kits with cards and the designs fit the windows perfectly.



I love doing these cross stitch kits - super quick and satisfying. I especially like doing the black outline at the end - it brings all the stitches to life :-)

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Oink!


Just finished stitching up this cute little pig cross stitch pattern (another fantastic design from mouseloft). Tomorrow I go back to work after a lovely craft filled Summer break so the posts on here will sadly have to slow back down again - awww!

Hope you've all had a fantastic Summer and been able to fit in plenty of crafty time :-)

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Yoda I am


It's time to even the sides of the force (stormtrooper here) with a very cute little Yoda. This is another great pattern from Star Wars crochet by Lucy Collin.


He is made up in quite a few pieces including and lovely little jacket with sleeves all carefully shaped so it fits him perfectly.


I especially love his little toes with claw details embroidered on.

Hopefully I'll be able to share more Star Wars crochet loveliness soon as I would so love to make all the characters!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Dinky Tardis


Just heard that a friend is in hospital so needed a little something to cheer him up fast! Thankfully I found this fabulous Tardis pattern by Nyss Parkes on Ravelry which worked up super quickly.

The detail is added with bits of white felt and black embriodery done in a hurry so slightly irregular but still looks good. A bit of black yarn sewn round the top shows where 'police box' should be written (no way I was going to be able to sew that in so small!)


I decided to stuff mine and crochet the bottom closed, by decreasing in the corners it also helped with keeping the Tardis a box shape.


A little crochet light added on top finished it up beautifully :-)

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Simple sewing?


Hooray! I made a dress :-)

It's only taken me about 4 years to sit down and have a go at it... thankfully made up in it's largest size it still fits Emily.

This lovely shift dress is one of the fantastic kits you can by from Clothkits. It has the pattern printed out onto the fabric so all you need to do is cut out the size you are making and get sewing. For this kit there is also a 2 part video tutorial up on Youtube which was really helpful, especially when I went quite badly wrong putting in the placket.


I love the colours and the design and doesn't it look fantastic on Emily!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Cooling down


Our super hot Summer weather has quickly become rainy and overcast... however that hasn't stopped my Emily from very much wanting me to make her this little cute crochet ice lolly.

Pattern is from the latest issue of Simply Crochet (#74) and is written by Susan Yeates. It worked up super quickly and was perfect for gratifying the demands of this little bossy girl.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The dark side of crochet


I'm really excited to be showing off this little stormtrooper made from the Star Wars Crochet kit that I've had sitting waiting for me to start for years. (Star Wars crochet by Lucy Collin)


Well now I've made a start and created this little guy I think I shall just have to keep going and see how many of these fantastic characters I can create.


The patterns are fantastic - detailed, clear, well thought out and easy to follow. I love all the detail that has gone into this little guy, especially his chubby cheeks!