Monday, 31 December 2012

New yarn!

Tom bought me this lovely pack of new yarn for Christmas, and this is what I've started to make with it. 
I've been wanting to make a baby blanket and now I have lots of colours to make it with :) 
I absolutely love that red colour.. might have to buy more of it!

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Christmas make: Candles!

 I've wanted to make candles for a while now, and this Christmas I finally decided to buy myself a kit, from ebay.
It included 3 different colours/scents of wax, the wicks, wick holders and some sticky tabs to stick the wicks to the containers.
I then bought these little espresso cups in a charity shop, I think it was about £2 for the 4 and 2 saucers (which didn't match).

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Christmas make: Brian Griffin!

Photo: Kayleigh Gerrard also crocheted this Brian Griffin for Mattie x

Another Christmas make! It's good to be able to finally post these, but a shame I didn't take enough pictures.
I got this from a pattern I came across whilst using stumble upon and immediately thought he would be great for my brother. The pattern can be found here. I actually made a few tweaks as I went along, for example, for some parts of the pattern I worked in spiral stitch, instead of joining at the end of the row, however the way the shaping of the arms and feet was written I had to join as I went. I also missed off Brian's tag as I didn't have a yarn colour that would work at the time, and I didn't want to buy a whole new ball just for a little tag! The final picture is one my Mum took of Brian in his new home!

Friday, 28 December 2012

Christmas make: Cushion!

Various stages of me making a cushion for my Nan for Christmas. First I made 9 granny squares, then one large square for the back. I joined the front and back (the pattern was a little vague for this but I joined them by using double crochet) before finally adding the edging which I posted a while ago :)

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Christmas make: Slippers!

I made these slippers for my Mum this year. After seeing them on ravelry months ago I knew I had to try them. So I trekked out to WH Smith on one of my lunch breaks to pick up the magazine and I got to work. They took surprisingly little time, considering the time due to the chunky wool and fairly simple pattern. Once I'd got my head round the first slipper, the second took no time at all!
I'm really glad Mum likes them :)

Saturday, 22 December 2012


Today I spent the day with my Mum and we finally got a chance to do some crafting together!
I helped her make a snowflake!
We used this pattern from Attic24 I helped mum through hers whilst making this one
Then since getting home this afternoon I've made a teeny tiny snowflake using my 2mm hook and some embroidery cotton.

 Then I made a second one and they became earrings :)

What do you think?