Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Yarndale 2016

Hooray for another Yarndale!

Thea, myself and Jane headed into Skipton at the weekend for another dose of yarn goodness.

We found so many beautiful colours and so much inspiration.

From the wonderous crochet your own stuffed animal head...

To some of the fluffy creatures we get our yarn from.

The lovely Yarndale sheep were out on display again.

As well as lots of other hand crafted beauties.

We found my little Mareep who had just made a new friend :-)

And between spending hours hunting through the stalls we took a break to go on the Yarn walk.

We had such a wonderful time and enjoyed it all so much, thanks so much to the organisers for another fantastic yarn filled day.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Rainbow piggy

I needed a quick and fun project to make up for my Mum's Birthday... and as she loves pigs this little guy seemed like a good choice. The pattern is a free one from Lonemer's blog and it is sweet, simple and well written with nice clear photos.

I'm not quite sure why a pig in colours of the rainbow pleases me so much, but he does. I just hope my Mum likes him too!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Bootie catch up

I have a little bit of spare time finally and I'm having fun going through part finished projects and so many little tasks that I've been meaning to get around to. Today I went through my crochet business boxes (Pretty Crochet Things) that I had to leave while completing my recent training. I came across a number of booties part finished and have enjoyed making them up and adding buttons to finish them.
These speckled booties are so soft and pretty - love the Sirdar yarn I used for these.
These dark blue variegated yarn booties would be great for a boy or girl I think and are finished with a dark purple button.

This pair were made with a soft mystery yarn which worked up slightly larger than the DK yarn I would usually use so would probably fit a 6-9 month old.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Gotta catch them all!

Finished up some pokeballs to throw at the kids... love the simple pattern by Linda Potts (Wolfdreamer off the hook)

Monday, August 22, 2016

Meet Mareep the Pokemon sheep

We have been quite Pokemon crazy here at Tea Towers this Summer and have been playing the Pokemon Go game on Rich's phone, making our own cards and also getting excited about all the different creatures there are. So it made logical sense to me that when I saw the latest Yarndale collaborative project that my contribution would be Pokemon themed.

So say hello to 'Mareep' - my sheepy character that will be sent out to join the rest of the flock at this year's Yarndale (little woolly sheep project)

My Mareep has been made using the free crochet pattern up on Lucy of Attic24's blog with a few elements like the quiff and ear cones that I've come up with freehand. I hope someone at Yarndale gives him a loving new home!

Finally a proper photo of the Pokemon card I used for inspiration, I love the cute picture of Mareep on this card - he looks so sweet and fluffy.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

3DS gadget case

New gadget case just finished for my husband's newest toy - a Nintendo 3DS... I was very tempted to 'Totoro' it as the grey makes me think of the giant Totoro.

Now to go and get back to my knitting.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Back crafting :-)

It's been a long time since I've had time to do some craft... but this last week I've actually been able to do some and it has been wonderful!

These two circular purses I made from the photo tutorial found on handmadiya. They were quite a faff to make but it was lovely to be doing some hand sewing again and I love how they turned out. I'm calling them 'yo-yo purses' as that what they make me think of.

These purses were presents for two girls off to Australia for a year so I wrapped them up like parcels with pretty butterfly stamps cut from some tissue paper I had in my stash.

School has also just finished - as I've spent this year working as a TA in my children's primary I wanted to give all 35 children in my class a present... so I broke out the hama beads and made these initial key rings for each of them. I used the letter shapes from this flickr photo.