September 11, 2014

Birthday boy

My first boy and his hair was the biggest challenge. Over a few days, I tried a few different ways to get a good looking hairstyle and finally settled on this one. This is for a little boy’s birthday next week and his mum had requested a dirty blonde hair colour without the hairstyle being too shaggy and out of control. He is wearing a pair of khaki pants with brown knitted boots, a robot tshirt (what little boy doesn’t like robots?) and a knitted raglan cardigan.


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September 3, 2014

Bringing the Storm

This is Storm. Purely as her eyes made me think straight away of Halle Berry’s character from Xmen. She’s yet to be clothed as I’ve only just finished her hair this morning but I think she is coming across as a lovely looking doll.


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August 28, 2014

Learning something new.

After yet another hiatus, I’m back with something new. Our youngest (bubs in the pics) is now 17 months old and doesn’t like to sit still for a camera anymore. So I’ve found something that will. I have a new thing that I have learnt. Waldorf dolls. And thanks to our oldest daughter as I found them looking for a doll for her dancing.


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June 20, 2013

The Stocking Cap

Pink and brown are always gorgeous colours to go together, in my opinion anyway! This little hat makes a cute photo prop and was a very easy pattern to boot. It involves jogless stationary stripes and an icord to finish it off. A neat little pom pom can be used on the point or a tassel like I did.

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June 13, 2013

Day Owl..

I’m so very lucky that our new addition to the family has turned from a little night owl into a beautiful day owl. No more getting up through the night for numerous feeds and she’s not even 3 months old yet.
I ended up getting inspiration from a pattern off Ravelry (but of course). I didn’t follow a pattern as when I crochet, I tend to go off on my own little tangent and make it how I want it to look. I haven’t done any crochet for over a couple of years so it was nice to have a hook back in my hand.

With this little hat, I used Moda Vera Anesbury yarn with a 5.5mm hook. Only took a few hours through the day to get it all done and I love how it looks on.


June 7, 2013

5 Months later…

..and so much has happened! The most exciting being the birth of our beautiful daughter Willa. Having two girls is wonderful. Olivia just adores Willa and helps with everything. I’m quickly learning how to cope with 2 children instead of one and realizing that everything that you do takes twice the amount of time. This is also including any craft projects I may try and work on.
I happen to finish a pair of gorgeous little booties for Willa yesterday. You can find the pattern either through Ravelry or direct through the author’s etsy shop.

Info on what I’ve used:
Wool: Moda Vera Pure Wool 8 Ply
Colour: Hot Pink
Needles: 3.75mm

Don’t be surprised when more of these turn up. They are so warm and comfy on Willa’s feet that I will be making more in bigger sizes.


January 31, 2013

Techno beanie for me

I’m a bit sad regarding this project. It just doesn’t fit. But I did just finish it and it’s already found a new owner as my grandmother was eying it off as I was knitting it. It’s an easy enough pattern to follow. I’ve never used a smocking stitch before so once again I was learning something new and it wasn’t difficult at all. According to google there are a few ways to go about this stitch but the method of drawing through the yarn between stitches and knitting two together was very easy.

A close up of my smocking effort

A close up of my smocking effort

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January 28, 2013

Olivia’s Raglan Jumper

I started this at the beginning of the month because I wanted something that I hadn’t actually finished before. I still have my Winter Jumper that I’m only a quarter of the way through and I saw that this wouldn’t take me all year to do. So I bring you, Olivia’s Raglan Jumper.

Olivia's Raglan

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January 25, 2013

Poppy Update

Since it took me nearly half an hour to get two measly rows of ribbing done and then still yet to cast off all with a toddler who wasn’t impressed that I was knitting, the little hat is finished. It’s really the sweetest of little things.

Poppy Beanie

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Poppy Hat by Justine Turner

This is such a cute little pattern that takes no time at all to knit up. It’s very reminiscent of a 1920’s flapper hat and on a baby or toddler I think it would be gorgeous. On Ravelry I’ve seen plenty of adult sized pics of this pattern but I think its the kids hats that take the cake. If you would like to have a go at it, you can find it on Ravelry: Poppy Hat Pattern by Justine Turner

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