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!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Dancing Darcy Dog

Latest quick make from Simply Crochet magazine, my son Sam saw this come in with my magazine last week and was very excited so I quickly whipped it up for him.

It's so lovely to be on Summer break and be able to finally get through all these little projects I have tucked away!

Friday, August 10, 2018

New to the herd

After much stabbing with a felting needle I have managed to turn some unspun into two rainbow fleeced sheep, and I simply adore them :-)

Needle felting takes a surprisingly long time, I must have spent 20 hours stabbing bits of wool to create my sheep, however it becomes quite addictive and it is fantastic to sculpt with wool.

This little guy had even more yarn adding to him to make him extra cuddly and colourful.

My sheep crafting kit I bought from Yarndale last year and if you fancy a go too they have an online shop where you can get kits like this one designed for complete needle felting beginners.