Monday, 30 June 2014

Small Craft Alert: back in the land of blogging -hurrah^_^!!

Wowee! Well, it's been a good while since I posted anything, so I think it's high time I did!? Sheesh, just looking now and it's been almost two whole years -and what's my excuse, I hear you say?? Well, having limited internet for a large portion of that time and up and moving to Japan have a little something to do with it>_<!? So, after so long, it's hard to know where to begin... Hmm, how about with the one, the only, SOOTY?! 
In a sudden fit of nostalgia, I made this Sooty for my lil nephew, Taylor, for his birthday^_^!

I also crocheted a lot of slices of cake in these last few years, with my Grandma's strawberry adorned sponge cake getting the best reaction <3 <3 <3

I've also had a few 'puntastic' creations, including these 'holey cowls':

And possibly my finest tea cosy yet:

 A random pineapple request from a very lovely stranger!

I made ​​this rag rug entirely ​​from recycled clothes (including socks, stockings and tops) for my wonderful sister, Cat Rabbit! Most definitely inspired by the amazing Marjorie Bligh. = ^ _ ^ =

A slightly strange, but nonetheless very well received kitty-cat!

Camembert cheese, stuffed olives and grapes!

 A penguin motif I put on a scarf for my lil nephew, Taylor!

 A crocheted version of this lovely bunny print!

 I had my first go at cables:P!?

Which culminated in this rather charming vest:

Then I started this, my trickiest undertaking EVER!? Needless to say it's taking its sweet time...

I've done a few projects while still having this fairisle on the go, such as this warm Wintery snood (very much needed in Sapporo!!) 

And some cute little snowflake brooches:

Then there's this cute little number I made for my lovely friend Laura's baby girl, Claire:

And that about brings things up-to-date with my crocheted creations for now, until next time (and hopefully that's not in 2 years' time:P!?) 

Thursday, 5 July 2012

classy photo shoot of my products!?

Check out these super pro shots of my crocheted goods taken by my wonderful sister, aka Cat Rabbit:

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Easter treats - crocheted and real!?

I was busy crafting and baking over Easter, here's what I came up with!

Strawberry slippers!

Here are some slippers I crocheted for my pal Anna, which conveniently fold up to Strawberries!!

And here is the recipient wearing her fancy new footwear!?

Marjorie's birthday cake!

Here is a piece of cake I made almost entirely out of stockings for my hero, Marjorie Bligh! After reading Danielle Wood's beautiful book Housewife Superstar I thought it necessary that I crochet a slice of cake and send it to Marjorie for her birthday to show my esteem for her general amazingness!?

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

colourful crochet baby blanket!

Here's a nice blankie I made recently for a little person who we will meet at the end of March! Modelled here by my little nephew (and cousin to said new little person!) Taylor, aka Tails!?

Sunday, 4 March 2012

my knitting debut!

Lately I've been dabbling in a bit of knitting, and here is what I've conjured up:

A Rosey tea cosy for my aptly named friend Rosie!? 

Socks for my friend Yoko in Japan!
It turns out socks are really rather difficult, so I was quite please with how they turned out ;)

Sunday, 11 December 2011

not the sharpest tool in the shed...

Here are some for the boys to enjoy (that is, enjoy laughing at my unique tool designs - I hear that traditionally spanners don't come with handles, but how many times did you wish that they did, I mean really?! And all presented on this lovely, easy to reach belt!!) 

*Note: none of these tools actually work, but they do produce a rather satisfying rattley noise;)

vegie patch!

Here's some fruit and veg I've been harvesting from my crochet garden of late:

I grew quite attached to my broccoli -that was a real labour of love I tells you!

Christmas crochet!

Here are some festive fancies I've been making for Ruby's Room!