Train Crochet  – Flower Scarf

Train Crochet – Flower Scarf

One of my colleagues from my new job was leaving and the other colleagues on our team also knit and crochet. We decided that since she loves gardening we would make something to reflect this and something we could all contribute to. We chose a design and then each of us crocheted some of the flowers Continue reading

Train Knitting and Crochet for babies

Train Knitting and Crochet for babies

Well, I have been busy making baby accessories recently due to 4 of my friends expecting and thinking about maybe making  few things to sell. I have a lot of time on the train and can complete projects really quickly. These crochet booties and knitted hat all took only a couple of train Continue reading

Train Knitting – Pig toilet roll cover

Train Knitting – Pig toilet roll cover

I have had the yarn for this project for over a year now and couldn't quite pluck up the courage to make it. I needed the courage to attempt knitting in the round for the first time. Although I could have knitted it flat I liked the idea of it being seamless and I ahve wanted to master knitting in Continue reading

Train Crochet – Slippers

Train Crochet – Slippers

Another great train crochet project in my favourite green. Don't tell anyone that Mark stole these from me! I think he likes the sparkly buttons. Continue reading

Train Crochet – Oatmeal Bunny

Train Crochet – Oatmeal Bunny

Hi all I apologise for leaving it so long before updating my blog. As you may or may not already know I have recently started a new job commuting to London every day. For me this is fantastic news because it means I get 3 hours of crochet and knitting time every day. Unfortunately it doesn't Continue reading

Fabric Covered Buttons

Fabric Covered Buttons

There can't be anything as much fun as making your very own fabric covered buttonsand its a great way to use up those tiny scraps you can't bear to part with. I used the left over fabric from some recent dress making and started covering some buttons. I learned how to do this from Georgina's lovely Continue reading

Free Machining at Make

Free Machining at Make

I spent some of my birthday money on a great workshop which took place last week at the lovely venue Make. I loved that we got a goody bag to take home with everything we would need to amke more. I have ruched out to buy and embroidery foot for my sewing machine. Each picture only takes an hour Continue reading

Coach Crochet: Elephant Comfort Blanket

Coach Crochet: Elephant Comfort Blanket

I am always astounded by the generosity of the online craft community for sharing great patterns. This is one of my favourites and I loved making it on my way back from Leeds. It filled the 7 hour coach journey and made that time productive. I think it is a lovely gift for a new baby. I got the Continue reading

Recent Dress Making: Adjusting patterns

Recent Dress Making: Adjusting patterns

I have really enjoyed dress making as a new hobby and I decided to make another dress like the Elephant print dress I made a while back. The only problem was that despite following the pattern precisely I ended up with far too much room around my back and shoulders but I was worried about making the Continue reading

Coach Crochet: A cute giraffe

Coach Crochet: A cute giraffe

A few weeks ago I undertook a 7 hour coach journey to Leeds to visit family. I decided to take crochet rather than knitting with me so that I wouldn't upset fellow passengers. It's also easier to fix if you drop any stitches. I found this super cute giraffe pattern available for free Continue reading