I hope I’m not the only one who buys craft kits and then take a year (or five in this case!) to start on them. In 2012 I got one of Rosework’s embroidery patterns called “Firebird” and finally started working on it about a month ago. (Roseworks is a local — i.e. South African —… Continue reading Digging out my embroidery skills
Or, I decided I need to declutter the entire house I felt smothered. By things and by memories, but more by things. I’d made some big changes during the past few months, the biggest of which was starting a new job at a new company, started redecorating a bit and tried to forget about The… Continue reading The Great Declutter of 2018
This year I decided that, besides my “normal” type of goals, I am also going to choose a word for the year. I ended up choosing “creativity” as it encompasses so much for me. Creativity means feeding the soul, means hope, means looking at life and at the world in different ways. And we truly… Continue reading My Word of the Year – Creativity
In which time runs away from me, I start a new job, finish a few projects, and start some Christmas projects (can you believe it’s already that time of the year!). I’ve had no excuses for not keeping up with the blog other than not having enough time… In September I started a new job… Continue reading Catching Up, Finished Objects, and Christmas Crafting Begins!
Although crochet may look very difficult to do, it is actually very easy once it is broken down into the separate stitches. To give an example, a friend whom I taught how to crochet was making a crocheted blanket after her third short lesson and she already knew all the basic stitches. My grandmother, my… Continue reading How I Learned to Crochet
Zero the dog, Sparkles the unicorn, and other bits and pieces In my last post I spoke about the baby shower gift I had made for a friend. It contained a few toys, as well as two beanies. All the patterns I used were free (yay!) and I’ll link to each of them below. Zero… Continue reading Baby Shower Gifts – Crocheted and Knitted
Behold! The peacock shawl is finished!
At last I have some of the glove patterns ready for you! (These are free to download, I only ask that you link back here and not share them without attribution — thank you!) The patterns are easy enough for beginners, and are highly customisable when it comes to sizing, so you can use the… Continue reading Glove Patterns, an FO, WIPs, and Plans
Fingerless gloves — done! Wrist warmers — One pair done! Bunny hat — done! Other stuff — in progress! Now to find the time to write all the patterns down, post them, and write some proper blogposts for them. As you can see from my lack of posting, I’ve been a bit side-tracked. “What could… Continue reading Lots of Finished Objects – just no time for blogging
here are oodles of patterns — both free and paid — available, but I have decided to make one of my own as I was specifically asked for Marvel-themed gloves.