Category Crochet

Crochet cushion inspired by Pinterest

A few weeks ago I was looking through things I had pinned on Pinterest, and wanted to start you know…. actually doing something with some of them! This post I pinned because I loved the way the cushion is constructed, and how the colours go together: It is made out of regular granny squares, but […]

A belated post on bibs….

Way back in November I bought a teeny tiny portable sewing machine. The reason? I had found and bought some cute chick print fabric from Hart’s Fabric, and wanted to make some baby bibs for my friend Pat. We had had a little bib making session together with both my pregnant girlies before we moved […]

Embracing California living!

We’ve been really starting to settle in now. We drove out to Santa Cruz on Saturday and spent some time watching the surfing, and looking around the surfing museum. Obligatory Wayfarers on pose by the Ocean: But of course I couldn’t visit Santa Cruz without a visit to Hart Fabrics, so picked up a few […]

Pattern weights from DIY washers.

Since I bought my big cutting mat and rotary cutter, I have been using it more and more for cutting out fabric pattern pieces, as it’s so quick to do. Pins tend to distort the fabric, so when cutting out it can be less accurate. Often therefore, I grab random objects from around the room, […]

An Ode to my Perfect Jeans.

The elusive Perfect Pair of Jeans. So difficult to find, so personal and so precious. Once found, of course they should be bought in multiples of… 10 or so? These are just such a pair, well worn and well loved: I like them because they fit reasonably tightly around the waist, fitted enough to flatter, […]

Knitted Breast.

I love my family. We’re arranging a little family get together in a couple of months time, partially for my 30th birthday (eep!), and partially because we really like each other and don’t see each other enough! My cousin’s wife rang me about it the other day…..Only in my family would the conversation then go […]

Holiday: time for a new hobby.

Or maybe not a new hobby, but a new variation on an old one. The Lazy Crafter has been working away on trying to master Tunisian Crochet, and after seeing all her pins on the subject, and a challenge laid down on Facebook (which we all know is legally binding), I decided to try and […]