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Crochet mug cosy

Crochet mug cosy

A homemade gift is always extra special. It’s the fact that you’ve gone to the trouble to make something for someone rather than just buying them something. This makes a really nice little stocking filler. It doesn’t use very much wool and works up very […]

STEAMER TRUNK COCKTAIL BAR

STEAMER TRUNK COCKTAIL BAR

This is the first ‘making’ post in a while, but as you can see it was a slightly bigger job than I normally take on. I absolutely love it though! It was totally worth all the effort (and some minor frustrations) along the way. A […]

NEW YORK DECOUPAGE PICTURE FRAME

NEW YORK DECOUPAGE PICTURE FRAME

I made this picture frame as a wedding present for two of my favourite people. A couple of years ago they came out to visit me in America-land we all went on a pretty awesome trip to NYC so I thought it would be nice […]

CROCHET T-BAR BOOTIES

CROCHET T-BAR BOOTIES

This is a pair of dinky little purple T-bar shoes which I made using a free pattern I picked up at my local craft store. I had some wool left over from another project so I thought that I may as well have a go […]

DIY MINI MARQUEE LIGHTS

DIY MINI MARQUEE LIGHTS

I’ve got a tiny obsession with marquee lights. I’ve also got a tiny house to move back to in the U.K at some stage so buying proper ones would seem foolish. And expensive. Have you seen the price of them?!? These cost me about $15 […]

CROCHET BEAR HOOD

CROCHET BEAR HOOD

I’d seen lots of versions of this cute little hood on places like Etsy and seeing as it didn’t look too complicated I thought that I’d have a go at working it out myself without a pattern. It’s basically rows of half-double crochet worked back […]

VINTAGE SCHOOL DESK

VINTAGE SCHOOL DESK

  This is a really cute little vintage school desk that we picked up at our local thrift store. I thought that it would be the perfect size for my niece.   I gave it a bit of a sand and a careful re-spray and […]

DIDDY CROCHET RATTLES

DIDDY CROCHET RATTLES

  These are a pair of tiny crochet rattles which I made for Christmas gifts. The pattern was very simple, starting from a magic ring. I used a plastic Easter egg filled with dried lentils for the actual rattle and then padded it a little […]

CROCHET SNOWFLAKE GARLAND

CROCHET SNOWFLAKE GARLAND

  I’m a fidgeter. I can’t help it. I like to have something to do with my hands and crochet fits the bill in the winter evenings. This is a little garland that I made for no other reason than to have something to do! […]

CROCHET ELEPHANT

CROCHET ELEPHANT

How cute is this little fella? It’s my youngest nieces first birthday so I have taken the opportunity to challenge my crochet skills and make this little guy. I (attempted) to follow a pattern that I found on a beautiful blog called allaboutami.com. I made […]